Friday, February 20, 2009

Culture of Canada

Historically, the culture of Canada is influenced by British, French, and Aboriginal cultures and traditions. It has also been influenced heavily by American culture because of its proximity and migration between the two countries. Indeed the majority of English speaking immigrants to Canada were Americans. American media and entertainment are popular in English Canada. Moreover, Canadian culture has also been greatly influenced by immigration from all over the world.

The official national sports in Canada are hockey in the winter and lacrosse in the summer. Hockey is a national pastime and the most popular spectator sport in the country. Other popular spectator sports include curling and football. Golf, baseball, skiing, soccer, volleyball, and basketball are widely played at youth and amateur levels.

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