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An in-depth advisor to Canada for travelers comprises particular seems at it is parks, towns and favourite sights, besides the superior locations to sightsee, store and remain within the nation. unique.

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The first permanent French and English settlements were begun in the early 1600s. French fur-trading settlements were established in eastern Canada, and Samuel de Champlain lead the way to the establishment of the city of Québec on the St. Lawrence River in 1608. Champlain had the ear of Cardinal Richelieu, chief adviser to Louis XIII in France, and that support also eventually led to the establishment of Montréal in 1642, as well as more explorations into the interior. The colony of New France struck alliances with its trading partners, the Algonquin and the Huron.

The boreal forests in the north are covered with snow for more than half the year. Precipitation is generally light, except along the Labrador coast. Calgary, Alberta The winds can howl in Calgary in January, but they can also bring in a thawing Chinook wind from the west. The rainy season is from May to September, with an average of two to three inches of precipitation each month. Month Average High (°F) Average Low (°F) January 28 9 February 31 12 March 39 20 April 51 30 May 61 39 Page 14 Month Average High (°F) Average Low (°F) June 68 47 July 72 51 August 71 49 September 63 41 October 54 31 November 37 18 December 29 11 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton cools down mightily from November through March, although temperate periods are common in the winter.

56, or a somewhat chilling reading of -4 Celsius. Page 19 Chapter 3 Getting Around Canada Canada is the world's second-largest country, but it ranks only 28th in population size. 9 million square miles, a population density of about seven persons per square mile. Connecting the disparate parts of the huge country, stretching 3,400 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific, has always been difficult. Much of the upper two-thirds of the nation is wilderness, mountain ranges, the inland sea of Hudson Bay, and lakes.

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