Canada has seven vegetation zones including tundra, west coast forest, cordilleran vegetation, boreal and taiga forest, grassland, mixed forest and deciduous forest. Vegetation regions are characterized by similar plant life as determined by climate and other factors, such as geology, soil composition and erosion. The boreal forest region is the largest in Canada, followed by the Arctic tundra region.Know More
The boreal forest extends from the edge of the Arctic zone south towards deciduous forests and from the interior of Alaska east to Newfoundland and Labrador. This region consists of coniferous and deciduous trees, such as spruce, aspen, balsam poplar, balsam fir, maple and pine.
The Arctic tundra zone is mostly treeless due to cold temperatures and frozen ground. Short, woody shrubs cover most of this area, along with tundra grasses. Wildlife uses these shrubs for cover to hide from predators and to keep warm.
The cordillera region features diverse vegetation, such as a coastal rain forest, alpine tundra, savannah forest and flat grassland. The cordillera is subdivided into 14 sub regions of various fauna. The grassland zone features mostly perennial herbaceous plants including tall prairie grasses. The amount of vegetation increases eastward from the Rocky Mountains, where there is more precipitation, and southward, where the temperature increases.Learn more about Canada
Canada does have its own do-not-call registry, the National Do Not Call List. Registration can occur online at the National Do Not Call List website or by calling 1-866-580-DNCL from the number that is to be registered.Full Answer >
Due to the northern location of Canada, its climate is colder than other North American and South American countries. There are four distinct weather seasons in most parts of the country.Full Answer >
Canada became a country on July 1, 1867. The British North America Act joined the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the Dominion of Canada. With this act, the dominion remained a British colony but was self-governing. Canada became increasingly autonomous over the next century.Full Answer >
Canada Day, celebrated every year on July 1, is a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867. The act united three colonies into a single country within the British Empire, and named that country Canada.Full Answer >