Ask a group of Canadians to name at least one thing that is Canadian, and nature will certainly be mentioned. In a country that spans from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, consists of thirteen provinces and two territories, speaks two official national languages, and is considered to be one of the most multicultural countries in the world, it is almost impossible to find something that unites everyone. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that natural resources such as plants, animals, rocks, and the woods tend to represent Canada.

The best-known group of Canadian painters, the iconic Group of Seven, was enamoured with the rugged outdoors of Northern Ontario.

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