Monday, 8 May 2017

What does mean "multicultural country"?

Hello everyone!

As you may have heard Canada is called today a multicultural city, but have you ever wondered why is it like that?  
The Government of Canada during the 1970s and 1980s officially adopted a policy of multiculturalism. Canadians have used the term "multiculturalism" to describe many different religious traditions and cultural influences that make up Canadian culture. Since the 19th century country has experienced different waves of immigration. But the most of population has British or French origins. Today there are many supporters of multiculturalism who believe that the immigrants help society grow culturally, economically and politically.

Canadian country consist of 10 provinces in which Quebec is the largest one. Each province has a different system of local government which may include counties, municipal districts, regional districts or regional county municipalities. But I want to focus especially on one Canada's province, which is Quebec.
The name of this province comes from the Algonquin word kebéc which means "where the river narrows". This regions was a French colony in 1608, that is why today it has two official official languages - English and French. Quebec is also the only one Canadian's province in which cities are divided into arrondissements - this name means boroughs and it is typical only in the capital of France, in Paris. The capital of the province is Quebec City and not Montreal as most of people think.
Quebec has an advanced, market-based and open economy and it has one of the highest growth rate of gross domestic product in Canada. What is also interesting, the most of people work there in the field of science and technology. Leading industries are: aerospace, information technologies and software and multimedia. 

However, the most interesting facts for each traveler are those which concern places worth to see or the main events. So starting with the events, the main one is the Quebec Winter Carnival which takes place every year in February. During this festival there are many attractions like the night-time and daytime parades led by mascot which is called "Bonhomme Carnaval", a masquerade ball with up to 400 participants, which takes place at the huge ballroom of the Château Frontenac, outdoor sports events and the International and Student artist snow sculpture contest on the Plains of Abraham - the main setting of the carnival. 
The Plains of Abraham is the site of the 1759 battle between General Wolfe and Montcalm. This is where Quebec’s biggest holiday – St. Jean Baptiste Day gets celebrated every year. It’s also a 103 hectare park used by tourists and locals alike on a year round basis. It’s got a great skating rink in winter.

Visiting Quebec you have to see the Château Frontenac, which is the world's most photographed hotel. 

Quebec City is home to a Chocolate Museum but there are also other museums worth visiting include Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec – an art museum, Musée de la Civilisation, La Citadelle de Québec – North America’s largest British fortress and Musée de l’Amérique Francaise – Canada’s oldest museum.

There are just some information about Quebec and Canada in general but the rest is to discover so don't waste your time and flight to Canada! :) 

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