Craigslist For Canadian Shopping.

Posted by Wilf Staton in Canadian Shopping on 22-09-2009

If you want to go Canadian shopping look no further than Craigslist Canada. Without a doubt Craigslist Canada offers the biggest choice for online shopping in Canada for either used or new products over the complete spectrum. It provides you with all the information you need especially for Canadian shopping or you can even use it for pre information if you plan to visit.

If you’ve never been to Canada, you should definitely plan to visit sometime in your life. Canada is a place of wide open spaces and sophisticated cities where also tranquility and excitement meet to form an unforgettable vacation experience. It’s absolutely beautiful and the endless mountain and country views will take your breath away.

If planning a trip, look into Craigslist Canada to find the best details on local Canadian shopping from actual residents. Craigslist Canada has its own discussion forum to talk about shopping, and here you will learn where the best Canadian shopping is, what time the stores open, and you can even get an idea on how much you could expect to spend at a certain store. Not only will you find information related to specific stores in the area, but craigslist Canada also provides information on collectibles and antiques.

Craigslist was originally introduced for San Francisco in the USA, it has grew into over 450 cities nationwide as well as some international cities. It started in 1995 and today it is the eighth most popular website.

You will find that virtually every major city in Canada has it own craigslist so it makes it even easier to target the areas you wish to shop or visit. In the craigslist Canadian shopping  discussion forums, you will see discussions for example on a popular home décor store named Ikea. Ikea carries contemporary furniture and accessories, but it is known to be a bit more expensive than your typical home décor shops. Canadian residents discuss their local Ikea store and talk about sales and specials you otherwise would not know about. Additionally, you can get advice and opinions on the latest home furnishings and styles you may be considering for your own home.

Many other stores that are widely discussed among users on the craigslist Canada classified sites. Additionally, there are discussions on where to find quality diamonds in the cities in Canada. There are several jewelry stores In addition to diamonds, residents discuss where to find souvenir jewelry, such as that made only at local stores found in Canada.

To find out more about where to find bargains in Canada, visit one of the craigslist Canada classified sites today and find your shopping channel Canada. They are easily found using Google. They are free to use and you can engage in several helpful conversations about Canada and the particular city Craigslist classified site you visit. You can find where to go to do some Canadian shopping, what to do, and even discuss where the best places to stay are. Not only is it free, but you will find these sites very easy to use. Planning a Canadian shopping trip? Then it has never been easier!

Facts about Canada

Posted by Wilf Staton in Facts about Canada on 10-02-2009

Canada is located on the continent of North America and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The Arctic Ocean lies to the north and the United States is south. It is north of the 49th parallel of latitude which was chosen as a border from the Great Lakes to the west coast. Here are some interesting facts about Canada.

Canada is the second-largest country in the world (Russia being the largest). It has ten provinces and three territories. (capital cities are in brackets).

Alberta (Edmonton)
British Columbia (Victoria)
Manitoba (Winnipeg)
New Brunswick (Fredericton)
Newfoundland and Labrador(St. John’s)
Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)
Nova Scotia (Halifax)
Nunavut (Iqaluit)
Ontario (Toronto)
Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)
Quebec (Quebec City)
Saskatchewan (Regina)
Yukon Territory (Whitehorse)

Here are some statistical facts about Canada.

  • The population as at the 2006 census was over 32 million.
  • capital city of Canada – Ottawa (Ontario)
  • You can find who the current prime minister is by going to here.
  • You can also find who the Governor General of Canada here.
  • emblem of Canada – maple leaf
  • The flag of Canada – red and white with a red maple leaf
  • Canada’s birthday is on the first of July.
  • animal – the beaver
  • motto – “From sea to sea”
  • national anthem – “O Canada”
  • RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) – the national police force
  • Canada has six time zones
  • Most of the people live in the southern part of Canada.
  • About 77 percent of Canadians live in cities and towns.
  • The largest cities are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.(2006 population)
  • Toronto – 5.3 million; Montreal – 3.6 million; Vancouver – 2.1 million
  • The two main languages are English and French.
  • French is spoken by about 6 million people.
  • Ethnic groups include British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, North American Indian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%
  • Canada is the home of over a million Aboriginal people. Three Aboriginal groups : North American Indian, Metis and Inuit. Eastern Canada : the Maliseet, Algonquin, Iroquois, Micmac, Huron and Ojibwa, The Plains : Blackfoot, Cree and Assiniboine. Pacific Coast : Kwakiutl, Bella Coola, and Haida Northern regions : Dene, Tsimshian and Slavey peoples, TheArctic region : the Inuit
  • Canada has the world’s longest coastline.
  • There are oceans on three sides – Pacific ( west), Atlantic ( east), Arctic (north).
  • Nearly one-fourth of all the fresh water in the world is in Canada.
  • Glaciers shaped the land and created many lakes (about 2 million lakes).
  • The Mackenzie River ( in the N.W.T. ) is the longest river in Canada.
  • Ships sail inland on the St. Lawrence River (from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes).
  • Forests cover almost half of Canada.
  • Canada has one-tenth of the world’s forests.
  • Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory is Canada’s tallest peak at 5,959 metres.

GEOGRAPHY

  • Canada has six main geographical regions: Appalachian Highland, Canadian Shield, Arctic, Lowlands, Interior Plains, Cordillera

HISTORY

  • The first people were the Aboriginal people.
  • Explorers and settlers from Western Europe arrived in the 1500s.
  • Canada was named by the French explorer Jacques Cartier (1535).
  • The name “Canada” comes from the Huron and Iroquois word “Kanata” meaning “village”.
  • Canada became a country on July 1st, 1867.
  • The first provinces were Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • The first prime minister was Sir John A. Macdonald.

RESOURCES

  • Forests, plants, animals and fish are some of  Canada’s renewable resources. Renewable resources can be replaced by nature. Minerals, metal, natural gas, and oil are some of Canada’s nonrenewable resources. They cannot be replaced by nature.
  • Hydro-electric power is sold to the United States.
  • There are many different types of farms in Canada: grain farms, vegetable farms, fruit orchards, livestock and dairy farms
  • There are 42 national parks in Canada. Parks were created to protect the forests, plants and wildlife. Canada has laws to protect the wild animals and plants that are endangered. Hunting, mining and logging are not allowed in parks.
  • The largest park in Canada is Wood Buffalo National Park, in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. It is home of the world’s largest bison herd and the only nesting site of the endangered whooping crane.
  • The oldest National Park is Banff in Alberta. It was created in 1885 as Rocky Mountain Park.

EXPORTS

  • Motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum

TRANSPORTATION

  • The main highway system (completed in 1962) is called the Trans-Canada Highway. It goes from St. John’s NFLD to Victoria, B.C. The highway is 7 604 kilometres long and it is the longest national highway in the world.
  • The Dempster Highway in the Yukon territory is the northernmost highway.
  • The major ports are Vancouver, Churchill, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and St. John’s.
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway allows ocean-going ships to sail inland. The Seaway has twenty-six locks and five canals.
  • The two main freight railway systems are the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railway. VIA railway provides passenger service.  Workers began to build the national railroad in 1872. The Canadian Pacific Railway was finished in 1885 and upon completion many settlers were able to travel west.
  • In 1937 Bombardier invented the first snowmobile.

GOVERNMENT

  • Canada has a democratic system of government
  • The Parliament of Canada sits in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Parliament consists of House of Commons (elected) and Senate (appointed)

SPORTS

  • Hockey is the national sport of Canada.
  • Canadians also swim, ski, golf, curl, ride horses, play baseball, football, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse.
  • The native people of Canada invented the game of lacrosse.

Many more facts about Canada can be found using Google.