Exchange Student Program
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.