Relocating from Austria to Canada - some facts

Moving from Austria to Canada can be an experience of a lifetime. This diverse country in Northern America offers excellent living conditions as well as fun leisure pursuits. If you are considering to move abroad, and Canada is on your short list, here are some facts about it: Relocating from Austria to Canada - some facts

Canada is big

Canada being the second largest country covers an area of over 9.9 billion square kilometres with a varied landscape of urban and rural areas. It has 35 million residents, and most of them live within 100 km of the Canada-US border. Canada is stretching from the United States in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. The country has vibrant cities including the multicultural Toronto; predominantly French-speaking are Montréal and Québec City; Vancouver and Halifax on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, respectively as well as Ottawa, which is the capital city. Canada is crossed by the Rocky Mountains and home to vast swaths of protected wilderness.

Outdoors life in Canada

The landscape of Canada is quite diverse, there exist huge parks, hiking trails, mountains, forests and lakes throughout the country. This versatile landscape provides the opportunity to be involved in a range of outdoor activities – both on land and water. Sailing, water rafting, rock climbing and camping are a few of the popular outdoor activities in Canada.

Popular natural scenes

The Rocky Mountains are a popular natural scene and can be found in British Columbia, as well as the sprawling Great Lakes of Ontario attract many visitors. Furthermore there are world-famous Niagara Falls, which are located between the Canadian-American border between the province of Ontario and the State of New York and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. 

Famous products and inventions from Canada

Maple syrup is a very popular product made in Canada, providing more than three-quarters of the global supply. In addition, the country is famous for having more lakes than any other country in the world serving as a popular filming location and for cold weather sports. Famous inventions by citizens of Canada include insulin treatments for diabetes and standard time as well as the invention of the foghorn, the electron microscope, the pacemaker, the alkaline battery, garbage bags, the paint roller, plexi glass, peanut butter, the pager, the Java programming language, and the Blackberry mobile phone, but also the good old telephone, canola oil, the snowmobile, snow blowers, poutine, walkie-talkies, the games of basketball and ice hockey.

Properties in Canada

Prices for properties in all major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal are well above the world average, however, other locations are in keeping with international average standard.