Canada is the second largest country on earth, comprising of a third of the world’s fresh water and has approximately 2 million lakes! Over half of the country is covered by forest; has the world's largest coastline and has ice hocky as its national sport! These are just some of the interesting but less well known facts about Canada.
Despite its size, the population is only 32 million (2005) with the majority living in three of its cities:
The Rockies are a broad mountain range stretching from Canada in to the States. The mountains are known for their beautiful scenery with mountains, trees and big game. People visit the Rockies for the outstanding nature in the area and for recreational activities like hiking, camping, skiing, golf and mountain biking.
Due to the natural resources available and the sheer size of the Rockies, the recreational activities are not only broad in range but are also the best places to do these activities. The Rockies are renowned for unbelievable amounts of snow creating fantastic conditions for skiing and snowboarding. But due to the very different seasons the summer activities are emerging as world beaters as well. The mountain biking and hiking possibilities are absolutely endless with thousands of trails and huge mountain bike parks available in certain resorts.
The weather in the Rockies is extremely unpredictable and can change rapidly. As a general rule the seasons are very different with ridiculous amounts of snow dumping all over the shop in the winter with sunshine and mild temperatures in the summer.
The mountains are rich in environmental treasures with conservation and protection of the area key within the range. This ensures that the area is as breathtaking in the future as it is today.
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