10 Interesting facts about visiting Canada

For people interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Canada, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 34 million people in Canada and it has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world, mostly settling in urban areas such as Vancouver and Toronto.
  • 2. About 80% of the population lives 150 kilometres (93 miles) of the US border.  Farther north has winters a bit too long and cold for most, or just too remote.
  • 3. Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area, smaller than Russia but larger than both the US and China.  Provinces include Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 4. There are over 40 national parks and reserves throughout Canada, plenty of options for different types of outdoor activities.
  • 5. It contains ~32,000 lakes (over 3 sq km) and almost 9% of Canada’s total area is covered by freshwater.
  • 6. The two official languages are Canadian English and Canadian French, others in include aboriginal languages of Cree, Inuktitut and Ojibway as well as immigrant languages of Cantonese, Italian, German, Punjabi and Spanish.
  • 7. Quebec is the only province where French is the prominent language, others have a stronger mix of English and other languages.
  • 8. Has the longest street in the world, Yonge Street from Lake Ontario through Ontario to the Minnesota border, ~2,000 kilometres.
  • 9. Canada is home to many different types of cuisine, with maple syrup everywhere, Poutine as a common fast food dish typically made with french fries and topped with brown gravy and cheese curds as well as various regional dishes.  Some of these include Caribou stew, Saskatoon berry jam, Boiled Fiddleheads, Bakeapple pie, Dulse chips, Flipper pie, Smoked Salmon, Cedar Plank Salmon, Fish and Brewis, Smoked Goldeneye, Venison, Moose, Elk, Caribou, wild fowl and other fish recipes from the 1000’s of lakes across the country.
  • 10. There are over 630 First Nations communities in Canada speaking more than 50 languages.

Have your own networks with others in Canada

If you regularly share content or work with people in Canada, here’s a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your language, including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your various files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Canada, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

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