Yes, but I appreciate its size, but I'm saying that actually, even though it's biiger, the time by flight compared to by train (which they suggested) was less than the time it would have taken for Hogwarts. And the last bit, it's like saying that England spans an entire ocean as there's also Islands we own elsewhere....
Canada is a LOT bigger than Britain. I took the train from Winnipeg (close to the geographic center of the continent) to Vancouver BC - it took 3 days. We got to go through a tunnel in the mountains too.
The three biggest countries by surface area:
# Russia: 17,075,200 km2 (6,591,027 mi2)
# Canada: 9,984,670 km2 (3,854,082 mi2) population 2006 census was 31,612,895
# United States: 9,631,418 km2 (3,717,727 mi2)
# UK: 245,000 km2. (50,351 mi2) population 2001 census was 49,138,831
So you can see that the population of Canada is a LOT more spread out. Although not evenly. Most people live within 100 miles of the US/Canada boarder. So think of it as a really wide narrow band of population. From Victoria to Newfoundland is 8,000 land kilometers (5,000 mi), although Newfoundland is a pretty long way off the coast - its actually closer to London than to Ottawa and has its own special 1/2 hour off time zone. The distance from London to the Orkney Islands is 848 km (air miles). And they are fairly close to opposite ends of the UK.