Geographically, Canada is the second-largest country in the world, behind only Russia. While its territory is huge, the vast majority of it is very scarcely populated due to its proximity to the arctic circle. In fact, more than 90% of Canadians live within 150 miles of the border with the United States! Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and its scarce population has helped to keep some of its most beautiful places uncorrupted. From gorgeous cities like Montreal and Toronto to stunning mountain getaways like Banff, Canada could keep any nature lover content for a lifetime.