Happy Birthday, Canada!!!
Today our beautiful country turns 144 years old!
In 1867 Canada gained independence from Great Britain.
Canada's last step in becoming completely independent was in 1982 when our then Prime Minister Trudeau brought home the Constitution. That made us officially independent. We no longer had to ask Great Britain to amend it for us.
So you can see how young we really are.
Our flag was adopted in February of 1965.
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canada has 10 provinces and three territories.
Canada covers a land area of 9,976,140 square kilometers. The second largest country in the world.
We only have a population of about 33 million, though, so we rely heavily upon immigration. So if any of you wish to immigrate, I'm sure you will be welcomed with open arms.
We have approx. 600,000 more sq. kilometers than the USA, yet their population is ten times what ours is.
We have only 3.3 people per square kilometer!
This vast country stretches from the warm Pacific Ocean...
...encompasses the Rocky Mountain Range, as well as several others...
...the Prairies are in the middle...
|Manitoba Legislature Building|
|Winnipeg is the Capitol of Manitoba|
(Manitoba is in the geographical center of Canada, but the text books refer to Ontario as being "Central Canada".)
|Legislative Building in Ottawa, Ontario, Capitol of Canada|
|Ontario, land of 10,000 lakes|
|The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Quebec|
...and finishes up at the Atlantic Ocean on our Eastern side.
I hope you have enjoyed just a few photos of and facts about our beautiful country.
Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian readers.
It was showering when I got up this morning, but the sky has cleared and I am expecting another gorgeous day! Yesterday was about 38 deg. C. (100 deg. F), today we are told it will only reach 25 deg. C (77 deg. F), we shall see!
WISHING YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART...PEACE IN YOUR SOUL..AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....ALWAYS...