Canada is a country of incredible physical beauty. It possesses rich and diverse cultural heritage. Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. 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, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and rugged hills. Canada's safe, clean, cosmopolitan cities sit adjacent to spectacular mountains, oceans and lakes. Almost 25% of the world's fresh water is in Canada. Canadians enjoy 4 distinct climatic seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the USA border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35° C and higher, while winters can get as low as -25° C. Spring and fall seasons have more moderate temperatures. World-class theater, music, restaurants, cultural and sporting events (including cricket) can be enjoyed here year-round. Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. Internationally, it is estimated that some 800 million people speak English and 250 million speak French.
Canada was ranked for nine consecutive years by the United Nations to be among the top 3 countries in the world in which to live and study out of 174 countries. Also, the Human Development Index survey consistently ranked Canada number one for a variety of reasons including its excellent education systems, high quality health care, low incidence of crime and clean environment