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The country experiences a wide variety of weather, from cool continental climate evidenced by
hot summers and harsh, freezing winters to more moderate climate where the summers are cooler
and the winters less severe. The geographical features range from massive rain forests,
to boundless prairie land, to rugged mountain ranges amid an array of lakes and rivers
interspersed with rural farm communities and metropolitan cities and towns.
Chief agricultural products include wheat, vegetables, floriculture, livestock and fish. Its many
mining activities include crude petroleum, coal and gold. Its exports range from lumber and
wheat to communication equipment. Its imports include motor vehicle parts and nonferrous
The majestic scenery, cosmopolitan cities and opportunities for experiencing the great
outdoors have made tourism a successful industry in Canada. Visitors will find Celsius and
metric measurements. Driving is on the right side of the road. The fluctuating Canadian dollar equals about 68 US cents.