Two Worlds United Programs in Canada for High School students
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.
Canada claims a quarter of the world's fresh water. Lakes,
waterfowl, picturesque coves, and islands are a big part of the
Canadian picture. So are battalions of mosquitoes and black
Two Worlds United students will discover Canada's spectacular scenery, limitless recreational
activities, friendly people, safe towns, and the exciting cities
of Toronto, Montréal,
Lying north of the United States along the world's longest
unpatrolled border, Canada stretches to the Arctic. The rugged,
enormous country—second largest in the world after the former
Soviet Union—encompasses an astounding variety of climates,
vegetation, people, and physical features.
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. students can
leave the city and explore the wilderness, coasts, rural
villages, and lake districts.
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
Canada does have violent crime. But high-quality,
inexpensive education, universal health care, and a decent
welfare system have resulted in a stable, safe society.
Government support for the arts and a thirst for high-quality
Canadian culture has helped produce a dynamic theater, literary,
and music scene. A culturally sensitive national broadcasting
network reaches the hinterlands. An influx of immigrants from
all over the world creates a United Nations atmosphere in large
cities, where ethnic groups are encouraged to maintain their
culture while integrating.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the battling British and French
built Canada's foundation. Today both French and English are official
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