Canada is the second-largest country in the world in terms of land area – second only to Russia. It features vast swathes of uninterrupted landscapes, with tundra in the north and grassy prairies to the south. Canada also has more lakes than any country in the world; The Great Lakes, featuring some of the largest, are located here, and so is a portion of the Rocky Mountains.
Its cities reflect a heritage of waves of immigration, from Europe to Asia, making for a multicultural landscape in its contemporary urban centers, but it has a population that’s only a tenth that of the United States. Wilderness is most certainly king here.
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador; these are the four provinces that comprise Canada’s eastern Atlantic Provinces region. This is home to English, Irish, Scottish, and French influence; the latter settled a colony called Acadia in the early 17th century.
Newfoundland and Labrador are sparsely populated areas with rugged scenery, while Nova Scotia juts out into the Atlantic, boasting beaches and charming, colorful towns hugging the shoreline.
Halifax, Nova Scotia’s (and the region’s) largest city, sits in a natural harbor and was the historic entry point for European immigrants to Canada.
New Brunswick, where you’ll find the beautiful city of Fredericton with its pretty historic district, is Canada’s only officially bilingual province, speaking both English and French, where people live nestled along the St John River Valley. Prince Edward Island is Canada’s only island province; it features farmland, sandy beaches, and dunes.