Canada is huge! Located in North America, our country extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. The United States borders Canada to the south, and the Arctic Ocean is our boundary to the north. Canada is celebrated for its spectacular wilderness and wildlife.
A multicultural nation, Canadians are world-famous for being friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our cities, such as Toronto, are vibrant and full of interesting landmarks and attractions.
Canada at a Glance
- Second-largest country (by area) in the world
- Home to 10 provinces and 3 territories
- Population of 32 million
- Capital city is Ottawa
- Ninth-largest economy in the world
- Official languages are English and French
- +1 is the telephone calling code
Toronto is a great home base for exploring Ontario, Canada and the United States. Excellent transportation connections make it possible to spend the weekend visiting incredible Niagara Falls, skiing at a winter resort, or camping in the Algonquin Park wilderness. It’s also easy to visit Montreal and Ottawa, or travel to New York City or Chicago in the United States.