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Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories (all of which have their own page linked below). Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometres, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border in the world.
The land that is now Canada was inhabited for millennia by various groups of Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled, along the region's Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament.
Since the end of the last glacial period, Canada has consisted of eight distinct forest regions, including extensive boreal forest on the Canadian Shield. Canada has more lakes than any other country, containing much of the world's fresh water. There are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains. Canada is geologically active, having many earthquakes and potentially active volcanoes, notably Mount Meager, Mount Garibaldi, Mount Cayley, and the Mount Edziza volcanic complex. The volcanic eruption of the Tseax Cone in 1775 was among Canada's worst natural disasters, killing 2,000 Nisga'a people and destroying their village in the Nass River valley of northern British Columbia. The eruption produced a 22.5-kilometre (14.0 mi) lava flow, and, according to Nisga'a legend, blocked the flow of the Nass River.
Canada's population density, at 3.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.5 /sq mi), is among the lowest in the world. The most densely populated part of the country is the Quebec City ? Windsor Corridor, situated in Southern Quebec and Southern Ontario along the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River.
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Canada: Country Guide (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Sighs alternate with gawps at the white-dipped mountains, mist-cloaked seascapes and epic northern roadways. And with more festivals than you can swing a moose at, you ll even forget it 's cold.
Canada: Vast Land of Longing
A legendary land stretching between the oceans, a nature lover's paradise of unspoiled landscapes and cultural diversity - Canada is a dream destination, from the glaciers of the north, the vertiginous peaks of the Rockies in the west, and the endless fields of grain and gleaming metropolises in between.
Celebrate the great north country of Canada?a land of tremendous richness of multicultural traditions, of wildlife, of topography?and enjoy all it has to offer. It has mountains loftier than any peak in the Alps and a wildlife show that rivals East Africa?s.
Unforgettable Canada: 100 Destinations
This beautifully photographed and engagingly written guide offers 100 of Canada's most remarkable destinations, spread across every province and territory. Some represent dream excursions to the far reaches of the land, while others are easily accessible from major centers.
Capital City: Ottawa.
Largest City: Toronto.
Language: English and Fench (official but Chipewyan, Cree, Gwich?in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, Slavey ((North & South) all recognised).
Currency: Dollar (Canadian)
Canada Event Photography
Use a professional photographer to enhance your next event in any major city in Canada including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Get quality images of your people and facilities for your web site, newsletter, annual report, as a memory for event attendees or to promote your next corporate event.
Canadian Freelance Union
Independent media workers are under direct and sustained attack by media owners in this country. Over the past three decades, self-employed communications professionals have seen their real income plummet a whopping 66%.
Canadian Photographers Network
This site was started in 2001 because I thought there was a complete lack of online resources available for professional Canadian photographers. I was inspired by U.S. groups like Editorial Photographers and their willingness to openly share information and resources for the betterment of their industry.
News Photographers Association of Canada
NPAC celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism. Through a variety of efforts, the association challenges its members to better themselves and to continually raise the bar of industry standards.
Professional Photographers of Canada
This organization was formed to establish a strong national identity for all those involved in the photographic industry.
The Canadian Association of Proffessional Image Creators
CAPIC was founded in 1978 as a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and recently, digital artists, working in the communications industry. Starting as a single group in Toronto, CAPIC has grown to six chapters, spanning the country from Halifax to Vancouver, with a membership of over 1030.
The Canadian Nature Photographer
The Canadian Nature Photographer is a resource for nature lovers, photographers and artists and includes: articles, tutorials, galleries, videos, workshops, featured artists & photographers. New articles are posted weekly.
Forums for all camera enthusiasts
Canada Photo Safaris
Canada Photo Safaris is North America's premier wildlife viewing, photography and filmmaking safari company.
Gallery - National Gallery of Canada
Occasionally has photographic exhibitions.
Online Gallery - Canada photos
Picture of the Canadian Flag in front of the Parliament Building See what Canada has to offer in one of the largest free to view Canadian photo selections. Pictures of Canada from every Canadian Province through the seasons.
Online Gallery - Pictures and Photos of Canada
Our photos take you from the Atlantic Provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia via Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan to Alberta and the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, further to the canadian Arctic of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Visual Arts Section provides creation, production and dissemination support in the fields of architecture, crafts, photography and the visual arts, as well as for the acquisition of works by Canadian artists
Canadian International Digital Photography Award (CIDPA)
Welcome to Canadian International Digital Photography Award (CIDPA) - the homepage of the Photography World Contests.
Magazine - Outdoor Photography
Outdoor Photography Canada is published 4 times per year for the photographer with a passion for outdoor adventure. Photographers of every level will enjoy all the Landscapes, Wildlife, and Nature that Canada and its wilderness has to offer.
Magazine - Photolife
Established in 1976, Photo Life magazine is Canada?s leading source for photography including technical knowledge and tips, industry news and events, international travel photography editorials, as well as interviews and profiles of major Canadian and international photographers. Photo Life is published six times per annum and is distributed to subscribers, newsstands, and participating photo retailers.
Your source for Canadian Photography
Scotia Bank Contact Photography Festival
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at more than 200 venues.
Stock Photographs of Canada
Stock photographs of Canada at Dreamstime.
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