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flag-of-canadaCanada is the second largest country in the world by area (land & water combined). It is a beautiful country, with many contrasting land regions, vast maritime terrains, many thousands of islands, the longest coastline in the world, and more lakes/inland waters than any other country on the planet. Significant landforms include the Great Lakes; Great Plains; Rocky Mountains; Appalachian Mountains; Arctic Archipelago; Lake Winnipeg; Great Slave Lake; Great Bear Lake; Colombia, Fraser, Mackenzie and Yukon Rivers; Hudson Bay, Canadian Shield, Canadian Cordillera and dozens of volcanoes along the Pacific Ring of Fire. In 1885, Banff National Park became Canada’s first designated national park. Since that time, the country has gone onto to protect and preserve spectacular and representative areas in each of the nations 13 provinces and territories. There are currently 37 national parks and 8 national park reserves, covering around 3% of the countries total land area.
Capital city: Ottawa Highest Point: Mount Logan (19,551ft / 5959m) Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 3,511,022 sq. mi (9,093,507 sq. km) Water Area: 344,079 sq. mi (891,163 sq. km) Total Area: 3,855,102 sq. mi (9,984,670 sq. km) Coastline: 125,567 miles (202,080 km) Bordering countries (1) United States

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is situated on the US and Canadian border, separating New York State from the province of Ontario. It consists of three distinct...

Lake Louise

Part of Banff National Park in Alberta, Lake Louise is one of the worlds most photographed glacial lakes. With its turquoise blue waters and...

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain was named as such due to its castle-like/fortress appearance. Situated in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, with a peak of...

Banff National Park

Established in 1885, Banff is Canada's oldest national park. It is located amid the Canadian Rockies, in the Province of Alberta, to the West...

Mount Assiniboine

Mount Assiniboine, at 11,870ft (3618m), is the tallest mountain in the southern region of the Canadian Rockies. The mountains distinctive pyramidal shape has led...

Perce Rock

Perce Rock, in Quebec, Canada, is one of the world’s largest arches over water. An island of limestone in the Gulf of St. Lawrence,...

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