Canada is a North American country bordered by the contiguous United States to the south and Alaska to the north-west. Ottawa is the capital city. Covering a total area of 3,854,085 square miles, Canada is the second-largest country in the world.
Capital of the province of Alberta, Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River. It is home to the largest shopping and entertainment centre, the West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton is a cultural center and hosts many art and music festivals and cultural events all the year round. This has earned the city its nickname "The Festival City".
Known for its attractions such as the Granville Island, Robson Street, and Stanley Park, the city of Vancouver is located on west coast of Canada. It is a beautiful and vibrant city surrounded by water from three sides. With an estimated population of two million, Vancouver is the third-largest city in Canada.
Home to over 2,615,060 people, Toronto is the most-populous city in Canada. The city boasts of having the tallest freestanding structure in the world, the CN Tower; it measures at a height of 553.33 meters. Toronto is an educational center with a number of colleges, universities, and other professional institutes. University of Toronto, York University, and Ryerson University are some of the premier schools of higher education in the city.
The second-largest city in Canada, Montreal is an important commercial, financial, and industrial center. The city also serves as an important center for aerospace, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, film and world affairs. It is well known for hosting a number of festivals such as the "Montreal Jazz Festival" and Montrael Canadian Grand Prix.