English Language Courses in Canada!
Canada is stereotyped for its vast expanses, rural wilderness
and natural beauty. The contrast between its indigenous, British
and French traditions combined with the permanent influx of migrants
have helped shape a diverse, multicultural society which has finally
defined its identity and cannot anymore be confused with its neighbor
to the South: the United States.
Splendid Rocky Mountains which house Canada's major national park
cum favorite skiing resort Banff flatten into the countries
heartlands - the Prairies with their fields of wheat and sunflowers.
The thundering vistas of the Niagara falls are largely familiar,
so is the beauty of the shore off Vancouver. The tides in Bay
of Fundy are the mightiest in the world with a tidal range of
16 m (53 ft).
Obviously, most outdoor activities can be enjoyed to any extreme
and hiking, skiing, heli skiing, fishing and hunting are favorite
pastimes of locals and tourists alike.
Canada cities are fabulous as well. UNESCO has elected Toronto
to be the world's most diverse city with 40% of its population born
overseas, Calgary is fueled by its wild outpost mythology and Vancouver,
with a surprisingly mild climate, bridges, bays and ocean views,
successfully passes itself off as Canada's San Francisco.
For a long time Canada was self conscious about its (lack of) culture.
Today, this feeling of inferiority is a thing of the past. The cultural
traditions of Canada's indigenous population esp. of the Inuit
are being preserved and contemporary artists boosted.
Great writers like Margaret Atwood or Michael Ondaatje and musicians
like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen or Neil Young have become famous
world wide and helped establishing a unique cultural identity. Royal
Canadian Mounted Police is another emblem of national pride and
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