Canadian Landscape

Canada’s majestic landscape is quite diverse – fjords and channels along the Pacific coast, snow and ice in the Arctic and northern Rocky Mountains, Boreal forests throughout most of the country, flat prairies in the southwest, and the Canadian Shield which runs through the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador.

A large portion of Canada is still wilderness. There are more lakes in Canada than anywhere else in the world (561). Almost 9% of Canada’s landmass is covered with freshwater.

The most densely populated areas of Canada are located in the St. Lawrence plain (the provinces of Ontario and Quebec) close to the Great Lakes. Toronto is the largest city in Canada with a population of 4.3 million.

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