Sunday, December 6, 2009

History of Canada: When was Canada Founded

History of Canada is rich in British and French Culture. This article gives a brief description of when Canada was formed. Read on.
Canada is the land of immigrants. History of Canada reveals, the first inhabitants of Canada were aborigines. During the 16th century, many European explorers including the French and the British settled in Canada.

Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, named this country "Canada" in the year 1535. Canada is derived from Iroquois term "Kanata" which means "village".

Do you know part of Niagara Falls lies in Canada?

When was Canada Founded

Canada was founded in 1867 as a union of the British colonies. Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1982.

Canada is located on the continent of North America. This beautiful country nestles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. On the north, Canada has the Arctic Ocean and the United States on the south.

Are you aware of the fact Canada is the second-largest country in the world? Another interesting fact about Canada is, it has the world’s largest coastline. The three oceans of the world surround Canada - the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.

History of Canada - Historical Places to Visit

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Canada comprises of ten provinces and three territories. Some of the historical places in Canada worth visiting are Victoria (capital of British Columbia), Quebec City (capital of Quebec) and so on. The Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta have many natural parks and lakes where the visitors flock. If you are visiting Quebec anytime between January and April, remember to visit the Ice Hotel of Quebec.

Victoria, British Columbia, is rich in history of British culture and worth a visit. Quebec is the province where most French Canadians reside. French Canadians are also known as Acadians. French was declared the official language of Quebec in 1974. Montreal is the center of French Canadian culture. English and French are the official languages of Canada.

By Maya Pillai


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