Canada is a North American country which extends from the USA in the south to the Arctic Polar Circle in the north. Among its major cities are the gigantic Toronto; Vancouver, the cinematic center of the west coast; Montreal and Quebec City, who speak french; and the capital, Ottawa. Canada's vast wilderness regions include Banff National Park, filled with lakes in the Rocky Mountains. It is also home to Niagara Falls, a famous set of huge waterfalls.

Major Cities


Montreal was, for quite a while, the financial center of Canada before ceding the post to Toronto around 1960. The state is known for its dominance of the French language, being in the province of Quebec. As much as everyone can speak English, French is the main language in the region. Montreal attracts many tourists looking for skiing and a city with a refined culture.


Vancouver is located very close to Seattle, just up the west coast of the United States. Known for a very good quality of life and for being an expensive city to live in, Vancouver attracts many tourists looking to experience famous movie scenes. With the largest port in Canada and the fourth largest in the world, many cruise and cargo ships pass through the city every day. The city is a destination for many exchange students from around the world because it has a more pleasant climate than most Canadian capitals, and because it is so close to the United States.


Toronto is Canada's largest city with a population of 6.5 million inhabitants. Also known for its sports teams, Toronto has a team in each of the major american leagues. The city has modern architecture and a vibrant energy for those who enjoy a bustling city.


Quebec City lies on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the Canadian province of Quebec, where most of the population speaks French. Founded in 1608, it has a fortified colonial center, which includes the Vieux-Québec district and the Royal Palace, with stone buildings and narrow streets. In this area is the immense Château Frontenac Hotel and the imposing Citadelle de Quebec. The cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain district are lined with bistros and stores.