Canada is the most Northern sovereign country in North America and shares a long boarder with the United States. Until 1763, Canada was colonized by French and British colonists, but France decided to hand its territories over to the British Empire. That explains why most Canadians speak English, although there are still areas with French-speaking majority, as for example in Quebec. The maple became somehow the national plant and symbol for Canadians, so that it can be also found on the national flag of Canada - a symbol representing Canada at the first glance.
Take a look at Canada and its 20 million inhabitants, so that you get a better idea how the life is in the countryside or in cities like the capital city Ottawa or Vancouver!