Welcoming & Beautiful Environment
Canada is a country of immigrants and has both a tradition and policy of encouraging
multicultural diversity. Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented
in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated
with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, informal clubs and associations
representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International
student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.
All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres,
art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches
for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities.
Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. There are currently 39
national parks and national park reserves in Canada, located in every province and
territory. Each province and territory has also designated areas as provincial parks,
wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves. There are over 2000 of these designated
areas across the country.*
Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments
in the world. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to
experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the
majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple
sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque
coastline of the Atlantic provinces.