Living In Canada
In Canada, there are four different seasons: spring, summer, autumn (fall), and winter. In the winter, the days are shorter and colder. In the summer, the days are longer and warmer. Overall, the climate varies dramatically across Canada. Many factors influence climate, such as distance from large bodies of water, latitude, elevation, and prevailing winds.
Some regions, particularly the southern coastal regions, have relatively mild climates. Temperatures might range from -10° to 5° Celsius in the winter and 10°C to 30°C in the summer. In these coastal regions, there is more rain than snow during the winter. Some parts of Canada, such as the West Coast, are quite humid. Other parts, like the Prairies, are very dry.
- New Year's Day - Jan. 1
- Good Friday - varies every year
- Easter Monday - varies every year
- Victoria Day - the Monday preceding May 25
- Canada Day - Jul. 1 (observed on Jul. 2 if Jul. 1 falls on a Sunday)
- Labour Day - first Monday of Sept.
- Thanksgiving Day - second Monday of Oct.
- Remembrance Day - Nov. 11
- Christmas Day - Dec. 25
- Boxing Day - Dec. 26
- Full name : Canada
- Population : 34,107,000 (2010 estimates)
- Capital : Ottawa
- Largest city : Toronto
- Area : 9.98 million sq km
- Major languages : English & French
- Major religion : Christianity
- Life expectancy : 78 years (men), 82 years (women)
- Monetary unit : 1 CAN dollar = 100 cents
- Main exports : gold, nickel, uranium, diamonds, lead, wheat, grains, Pulp and paper sector, oil and gas, Computers, Pharmaceutical and automobile Manufacturing
- GNI per capita : CAN $43,640 (World Bank, 2008)
- Internet domain : .ca
- International dialing code : +1