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Guide to Understanding Canadian Culture

Anybody visiting Canada for the first time would probably want to familiarize themselves with Canadian culture and society which is said to be one of the most progressive and multicultural in the Western world. With influences ranging from European, including British and French, to American, Canadian culture shares affinities not only with those but is also shaped by the culture of the indigenous people residing in the country as well as the immigrants from all over the world who have made it their home. As such, it is a true melting pot of cultures, customs, languages, and arts. With truly progressive values promoted by government policies as well, such as publicly funded health care, better taxation system, efforts to eradicate poverty, gun control, legalisation of same-sex marriage, promotion of cultural and ethnic diversity, etc., it is one of the most progressive and liberal Western developed countries.

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Canadian Weather

Canada's weather depends upon the current season prevailing in the country as well as on the area of the country in question. It is a huge country and the weather in the Eastern parts of the country can often be completely different from that in the Western parts. The difference is also attributable to the fact that Canada is a country with two Coasts, six time zones, and a terrain that ranges from pleasant beaches to snow capped mountains, glaciers, and arctic tundra. This necessarily means that the weather is going to be different in different places in Canada at different points of time in the progression of seasons. But as a rule tourists should visit Canada either when the weather is pleasant for such activities as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc., or when winter has arrived in the country but it’s not harshly cold yet and winter sports or adventurous activities can still be enjoyed.

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