Canada''' is the northernmost country of [[ North America]] and is composed of ten provinces and three territories. English and French are the two official languages of the country , English being spoken by 2/ 3 of the population is the majority language in most provinces while French is the main official language in the province of Quebec but widely spoken in New Brunswick and some areas of Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba. Inuktitut is the main language in Nunavut and has official status there but English is widely spoken. So for the convenience of the common hitchhiker these provinces and territories are discussed in detail along with their capitals in the following pages.
The vast majority of the population lives in harmony within their vast country, this has been enabled by the size of the country which allowed people to live using their own belief, languages or religion without necesserily being bothered by anybody else in a ' Live and let live' motto. Therefore, hate crime are absent and major '' difference'' clash more rare but especially existing during some specific peak situation usually caused by an intern political tumult. It might be useful for a traveller to know if there is an important referendum or political crisis going on, deciding on the future of the country as your accent might 'tag' you to one or another of the country 's nation and therefore become a ball and chain. For example, it might not always be of good help to be White in some First Nation reserves, sounding French in some parts of the country or English in others during a National Referendum or Election time. As many people might think you are from the other part of the country when aboarding them and be less keen to help.
Canada is a wide country where many visitors do not really realise its scale prior to their arrival and neither realise the various extreme temperature that can suddenly happen and hit at different season. Certain nothern rural regions in each provinces are inhabited by a scarce or even absent permanent population. It might not always be bright to adventure yourself into some wild or less inhabited part of the country without the proper equipement nor having registered yourself to some local authorities prior to do such journey. As a simple reminder, the density of population is about 3,2 habitants/km² and about 75% of that population lives in the south by the border with the USA. It is common and normal in some part of the country to drive few hundreds km without any living soul in the area. Noneless to say, even if the country has some similitude with its southern and only neighbour, the [[United States]], the cultural and life approach of the population is quite unique.
The best and cheapest way is to contact people in the area you are is to find the nearest phone booth, there are usually plenty within in a city and usually at every petrol station, shops or restaurant. Unlike many countries, they are always in good condition and reliable so always make sure to have a few 'quarter' available.
Mobile phone are not widely spread within the country and the networks are expensive, unreliable, primitive and only cover certain urban areas. A mobile phone user usually pay to make call and to receive call, he will also usually have no signal when he reaches the nearest mountains or hills.
<table border=" 1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"><tr><td>''' <table border="0" cellpadding="3"> <tr><td>[[Newfoundland and Labrador]]<td>[[St. John's]] <tr><td>[[Nova Scotia]]<td>[[Halifax]] <tr><td>[[New Brunswick]]<td>[[Fredericton]] <tr><td>[[Quebec ]]<td>[[Quebec city]],<td>[[Montreal ]] <tr><td>[[Ontario]]<td>[[Toronto]],<td>[[Ottawa]] <tr><td>[[Manitoba]]<td>[[Winnipeg]] <tr><td>[[Saskatchewan]]<td>[[Regina]]<td>[[Saskatoon]] <tr><td>[[Alberta]]<td>[[Edmonton]]<td>[[Calgary]] <tr><td>[[British Columbia]]<td>[[Victoria (Canada)|Victoria]]<td>[[Vancouver]] <tr><td>[[Yukon]]<td>[[Whitehorse]] <tr><td>[[Northwest Territories]]<td>[[Yellowknife]] <tr><td>[[Nunavut]]<td>[[Iqaluit]]
Category : America]] [[Category:Canada| * ]]