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Canada is a vast country. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, and from its shared border with the United States to the magnetic North Pole. Most people know Canada for its rocky mountain lakes and peaks, or for its endless forests or wheat fields. Not as many people know that you can find rain forests and desert close to each other in the southwest part of the country, or fjords on the coast.

Most of Canada is extremely unpopulated--over 90% of Canadian citizens live within 100 miles of the US border. This southern strip contains most of the easily accessible urban adventures, while northern Canada offers limitless opportunities for experiencing wildlife, outdoor recreation, and solitude.

In the eastern part of Canada, the Saint Lawrence River flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence . The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the world's largest estuary , containing the island of Newfoundland. South of the Gulf, the northernmost tip of the Appalachian Mountains poke their heads out of the sea, forming the province of Nova Scotia. Between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick lies the Bay of Fundy-where the tides rise and fall up to five times as far as average ocean tides.


Little hills tumble far across the country, sweeping south of the great Hudson Bay. West of Ontario they smooth out into the broad, flat Canadian Prairie provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Finally, the tall and jagged Canadian Rockies, dotted with enormous glaciers, break the landscape. On the other side, BC nestles next to the sea with its own diverse ecosystems ranging from rainforest to fjord.
As one moves north towards the arctic, the vegetation changes from coniferous forest, to tundra, to the barrens of the far north. The "third coast" is ringed with a vast archipelago that contains some of the world's biggest islands.

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On the coasts, average highs are usually in the low 20s °C (70s °F). Inland, the average summer temperature ranges from 25 to 30 °C (75 to 85 °F). Canadian winters are legendary for their severity. The exceptions are on the coasts and particularly British Columbia, which enjoys a temperate climate with a mild, rainy winter.

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Getting to Canada is easy by car from the United States, or by plane from anywhere. The US highway system leads into Canada at thirteen points along the border. The busiest entry points are at Detroit, Windsor, and Niagara Falls. One can also enter Canada from the US by bus, train, or ferry. Many of the rules regarding necessary identification have recently changed. It is best to have a passport when visiting Canada, even when entering from the US by land. The Canadian dollar, or "loonie", is roughly on par with the US dollar these days. It's always best to check exchange rates before travelling.  

 
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