Canada is known for the production of maple syrup, for having more lakes than any other country, as a popular filming location and for cold weather sports. Famous inventions by Canadians include insulin treatments for diabetes and standard time.Continue Reading
Other famous Canadian inventions include the games of basketball and ice hockey, sonar, the telephone, canola oil, the snowmobile, snowblowers, poutine, walkie-talkies, the foghorn, the electron microscope, the pacemaker, the alkaline battery, garbage bags, the paint roller, plexiglass, peanut butter, the pager, the Java programming language, and the Blackberry.
The Tim Horton's donut and coffee chain has also become popular outside of Canada, with over 800 locations in the United States as of 2014.Learn more about Canada
The country of Canada is divided into five functional regions: the Atlantic Provinces, Central Canada, the Prairie Provinces, the West Coast and the Northern Territories. The National Capital of Canada, located in Ottawa, is also designated as a region, though it is not a separate government entity. Each of the Canadian regions consists of several smaller provinces and territories, as well.Full Answer >
There are no "states" in Canada; rather, the country's administrative divisions are referred to as "provinces." As of 2015, Canada is politically divided into 10 provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Quebec and Nova Scotia.Full Answer >
Due to the northern location of Canada, its climate is colder than other North American and South American countries. There are four distinct weather seasons in most parts of the country.Full Answer >
Advantages of living in Canada include the country’s strong jobs market and affordable health care, while potential disadvantages are the cold winter weather and high cost of living. The income tax rate, which varies between 15 to 30 percent as of 2015, is also higher than some other countries.Full Answer >