From the staff at Access Winnipeg, Happy Canada Day!

The occasion marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867.

Capital: Ottawa
Largest City: Toronto
Official Languages: English and French
Area: 9,984,670 sq km
2009 Estimate Population: 33,699,000

Image Happy Canada Day! Originally uploaded by Ian Muttoo