Dear reader … I am Canadian and being a Canadian, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my country Canada. I will do this by serving up one at a time tid-bits of information and factoids that you might or might not have known about ‘us’. Enjoy … eh?!
Fact: Canada is a huge country with a varied geography and a wide variety of climates. The general area: 9.9 million sq. km. (3.8 million sq. mi.); not quite as big as the largest country in the world. The middle part is mostly flat expanses with rocky mountains in the west and lowlands in the southeast and wild rocky coastlines on the far eastern side. There is ocean water on three sides of us and our climates are just as varied as our landscapes; from temperate to arctic with hot parts too. No, it is not all one big snowy white-out and no, we are not just like Americans, our southern neighbors.