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Canada is officially a bilingual country. There are however, a multitude of other nationalities here – people from Europe, China, Africa, India and many more countries.
Our country was founded and formed first by First Nations (aboriginals). Aboriginal cultures and values form a strong, vital part of our diverse culture. It evolved from a group of European colonies into a bilingual, multicultural federation that obtained sovereignty from its last colonial possessor, the United Kingdom. The first groups of European settlers were sent from France in the 17th century, but the collection of territories and colonies now comprising of Canada came to be ruled by the British. Full independence was attained in the 20th century.
Tourism and Attractions
Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Falls is far more than a natural phenomenon. It is a world-class destination with something for everyone. The city offers thriving night life, one-of-a-kind sightseeing, and adventure for all ages. The Niagara Falls has several family activities like the Maid of the Mist tour and Marineland. Other attractions include the Butterfly Conservatory, Skylon Tower and Imax Theater.
Ottawa, our nations capital has many experiences to offer. In addition to visiting the Parliamentary Buildings, the Ottawa Region lies within minutes of golfing, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor adventures and wilderness activities. Ottawa is home to 12 national museums devoted to Canadian art, nature, science and technology, aviation, war civilization and more. Other interests include the Royal Canadian Mint and Byward Market, which is constantly buzzing with people visiting the many restaurants and shops.
Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial cities in the world. It is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49 per cent of the population was born outside of Canada.
Things to do and see in Toronto include visiting the CN Tower, Toronto’s tallest and most defining landmark, The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Toronto Zoo.
- Government of Canada: www.canada.gc.ca
- Visa requirements: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
- Tourism Ontario: www.ontariotravel.net/
- Government of Ontario: http://www.ontario.ca
- Explore Waterloo Region: www.explorewaterlooregion.com
- Region of Waterloo: www.region.waterloo.on.ca
- City of Waterloo: www.city.waterloo.on.ca