Canada is a beautiful country full of diverse people, food, climates and landscapes.
If you love the great outdoors you will love Canada — from snowboarding and off-road biking in the mountain ranges to surfing along the coastline and rafting down the rivers. There’s also stunning scenery, charming towns and unique wildlife from coast to coast. Canada shares a land border with the USA and a maritime border with Greenland.
Being so large, Canada crosses over 5 different time zones from UTC-3 in St Johns to the East to UTC-8 in Vancouver in the West.
Canada is a culturally diverse country that prides itself on equality, respect and tolerance. They are socially conscious and have strong conventions of social etiquette.
- Canadians don’t like being seen as an extension of the USA, so try not to blend them into one country when talking to locals.
- It’s best to avoid using the word ‘eskimo’ as it may be offensive to some. The preferred term to describe native people is ‘First Nations’.
- If you are visiting someone’s home be sure to take your shoes off.
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