History It is a federal parliamentary monarchy of America, located at the northern end of North America. It extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and north to the Arctic Ocean, sharing a border with the United States of America to the south and northwest Alaska territory. It is the second largest country in the world and also the northern most. It occupies nearly half of North America. Canada has ten provinces and 3 territories, and is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
Weather The average temperature in winter and summer varies by location. Winters can be harsh in many regions, particularly in interior provinces and the prairies, where it experiences a continental climate, with average daily temperatures of -15 ° C but can drop below -40 ° C .
The building of the Parliament of Canada: in Ottawa.
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires in the historic Basse-Ville de Quebec: Québec's population is predominantly francophone, with a minority of English speaking population.
Catedral de San Miguel in Toronto.
Languages The two official languages of Canada are English and French. Official bilingualism is defined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Official Languages Act and Official Language Rules, which are applied by the Commissioner of Official Languages. English and French have equal status in federal courts, in parliament and in all federal institutions. Some provinces have no official languages as such, but in addition to English, using French as a language of instruction in the courts and other government services.
Culture Historically, Canadian culture has been influenced by the traditions and customs of cultures, English, French and indigenous.Apart from the indigenous Canadian culture has been greatly influenced by immigrants from around the world, which is why most people view Canada as a nation multicultural. However, the country's culture also has many features American culture, due in large part to its proximity and the high rate of migration between the two countries. Totems are a representative of Canadian aboriginal peoples worldwide.
Food In Canada, each region has its own dishes and specialties. For example, in Quebec the Tourtière, a meat pie and pea soup or French Poutine, which are chips and salsa and cheese. Chicken, smoked meats are typical of Montreal, we can not fail to mention the famous sandwich Boeuf Fume, done in black or rye bread with pickles, mustard and smoked beef.