Student Exchange Canada
Two Worlds United foreign exchange students will discover Canada's spectacular scenery, limitless recreational activities, friendly people, safe towns, and the exciting cities of Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver
Canada is bounded by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. Beyond the urban areas, narrow roads that are unblemished by billboards or strip malls wind through rolling farmlands, endless woods, Celtic seascapes, and snowcapped mountains.
In the harsh northlands of forest, tundra, and arctic ice are unnamed islands, forsaken rivers, and the sound of the wind. This contrasts sharply with Toronto's sophisticated crowds and culture, Québec's joie de vivre, and the lost-in-time ambience of the Maritimes, where you'll sooner hear a fiddle tune than a siren.
More than 730,000 square kilometers (282,000 square miles) of natural wilderness areas are preserved in federal and provincial parks, well-served by roads, airfields, trails, and campgrounds. Summer resorts and top-rated skiing areas are plentiful. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, bordering the Northwest Territories, is larger than Switzerland.
Wildlife far outnumbers people—at less than 30 million, Canada has one of the world's lowest population densities.
Canadian cities are known for their cleanliness, the result of frequent garbage pickup. Downtown areas are vibrant and interesting, with efficient transportation systems, preserved historical districts, and inner-city residential neighborhoods.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the battling British and French built Canada's foundation. Today both French and English are official languages.