Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It is bordered by the United States of America both to the south and to the west (Alaska). By area, Canada is the second largest country in the world. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

Canada is the second largest country in the world in land area, after Russia. It has the longest border with water (coastline) of any country in the world. It is next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans.

It is made up of ten provinces and three territories, and has six time zones. It extends from the west coast, across the prairies and central Canada, to the Atlantic provinces. In the north there are three territories, stretching between Alaska and Greenland. Four of the five Great Lakes (Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) are shared between Canada and the United States (Lake Michigan is in the USA), and they make up 16% of the Earth's fresh water.

By Ana Herrera, Paula Mendaro, Cristina Díaz and Lucía San Miguel.


Canada is a multicultural country with many influences from different places. The main traditions of this country are:

-The winter carnival:

In winter it takes place in the Canadian city of Québec a carnival full of parades, music, dancing, ice sculptures and a large snow slide.

-The Winterlude:
 It is a festival that takes place in Ottawa to celebrate the winter and the snow.

-The Caravan:
It takes place in Toronto, it’s a party where all the cultures share their manifestations, in a celebration with dancing and ethnic foods.

-The festival ''Jazz of Montreal'': 
This festival is one of the most important festival of jazz music in the world. There are many concerts and important figures playing outdoors.

-The Stampede of Calgary:
It is celebrated in the city of Calgary, where rodeos and cars races are made. It is a tribute to the culture of the Old West. This show of 10 days, attracts many spectators and the best cowboys continent.

-Christmas traditions:
In the Canadian Christmas it is traditional to eat during the holidays a sweet called "Taffy Pull".
Christmas is also known for its Christmas carols.
It’s  also tradition to put a red ornament on the tree.