Snow, hockey, and polite people who say
That’s Canada in a nutshell, according to popular culture. But this easily stereotyped country
One in five Canadians is an immigrant, the highest ratio among G8 countries. It boasts two national languages and dozens of unofficial tongues. These languages are heard in aboriginal pockets of the northern territories and in the nooks and crannies of Toronto, where a resident is as likely to be foreign born as to be born in Canada.
There are nearly four million square miles (about 10 million square kilometers) of Canada to explore, from the temperate rain forest of British Columbia to southern Ontario's “golden horseshoe”—one of the most densely populated regions in North America.
July 1 is Canada
Here, in celebration of Canada Day, is a collection of photos from lesser known pockets of the nation, highlighting Canada in all its diversity, disparity, tension, and exuberance.
Natasha Daly is a Toronto native, now based in Washington, DC. She works at National Geographic. Follow her on Twitter.