The central portion of the country, in its southern areas, is primarily boreal forest (the provinces of Ontario and Quebec).
This forest region extends across the entire country from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains through to the Atlantic coast, and is dominated by coniferous trees.
Its land area totals 3,851,809 square miles (9,976,185 square kilometers).
Across the northernmost portion of the country from east to west lies a region dominated by tundra and finally at its most northern reach, an arctic eco-zone (in northern Ontario and Quebec and in the territories of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon).
The People The vast majority of Canadians claim European ancestry.
Four in nine Canadians claim some British ancestry and a little less than one in three have some French ancestry.
Because they don't form as cohesive a group as French-speaking Canadians, only very general observations can be made about English-speaking Canadians; they are generally thought of (and consider themselves) more reserved, less aggressive and less excitable than their neighbors to the south.
Most Canadians identify themselves very strongly with their province.