You are here: CAPS-I > Living In Canada > Culture & Recreation


Culture & Recreation


Search CAPS-I Member Schools



Canadians are internationally recognized for their peaceful, cooperative and generous nature.  Canada is a very diverse culture and therefore Canadians are typically very accepting of the many attributes that make each person unique. A wide variety of ethnic foods and activities can be found in most cities and communities across Canada.  Throughout the year there are also many different festivities and celebrations held to honour and recognize the different cultures and traditions of Canadian people.


Canadians enjoy very active lifestyles and frequently participate in both indoor and outdoor activities year round. Some of the more popular activities include soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, rock climbing, dance, hiking, camping, cycling, skiing/snowboarding and water sports.

The significant presence of rivers, lakes and oceans in many parts of the country, make water sports such as fishing, water skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and sailing very common as well. Canada is also home to world-class mountain resorts such as Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia and Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta.