Canada Religion

Canada Religion

Religious freedom prevails. According to figures from 2011, two-thirds of Canadians counted as Christians. The group that had grown the most since the 2001 census was the one that said it had absolutely no religion, from 16.5 percent to just under 24 percent. The Catholics were still the most. Nearly two in five residents belonged […]

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Canada

Canada is a monarchy in North America and an autonomous part of the Commonwealth of Nations. The country includes the northern half of North America, with the exception of Alaska and Greenland. Canada has an area of ​​9,984,671 square miles and is the second largest country in the world; only Russia is bigger. The country […]

Movies in Canada

Movies in Canada

There have been films made in Canada since 1898. The first longer feature film was Evangeline (1914) directed by William Cavanaugh and Edward P. Sullivan after Longfellow’s poem. After World War I, production came under the shadow of Hollywood, but the first Canadian sound film, The Viking (1931) directed by Varick Frissel and George Melford, […]

Dance in Canada

Dance in Canada

Although Canada as a ballet nation is not very old, the country today has a number of international class companies. The classical ballet tradition is closely associated with the British, and a number of British dancers have made their mark on Canadian ballet, not least Betty Oliphant through her basic work as head of the […]

Theater in Canada

Theater in Canada

Throughout the colonial era there is a trace of theater activities in Canada, but the emergence of a separate national theater mainly occurred in the 20th century. Indigenous theatrical activities in connection with Native American rituals and narrative traditions probably date back to pre-colonial times, especially with the Nootka and Kwakiutl tribes on the west coast […]

Music in Canada

Music in Canada

Folk music After the colonization, the music of the Inuit and Indians continued to live relatively unaffected by the colonial power, see Inuit (music). Folk music also includes a number of traditions related to the various immigrant groups. The French-Canadian and British-Canadian dominates, but also a number of other groups of different ethnic origins (with […]

Arts in Canada

Art in Canada

The art of French Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries was associated with the Catholic Church. Particularly typical were church decorations and religious wood sculptures. In English Canada, motifs from nature were popular, e.g. mountains and waterfalls. Gradually, heroic battle motifs and portraits of generals and Native American chiefs became common. Two artists that […]

Niagara Falls

Geography of Canada

Canada has many of the same landscape features and a similar geological structure as the United States. Distinctive for Canada are the vast plains with bedrock in the east and north, which continue in the vast Arctic archipelago all the way to the north with several of the world’s largest islands. With the coast to […]

Literature of Canada

Literature of Canada

Canada’s literature falls into two main groups, one French and one English. The country’s prehistory as several separate colonies is longer than its history as a unified nation after the formal formation of the federal state of Dominion of Canada in 1867, but for most of the colonial era there is more talk of literature […]