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81 Things to know about Canada



Want to know more about Canada? Since we are Canadians, we know a thing or two about our country and we thought we would share some interesting facts about Canada with you all.

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Canada interesting facts

Canada is located in the northern hemisphere and belongs to North America. It is located north of the United States.

Most people live within 200 km of the United States border. And most of the population lives in urban centers.

A large part of Canada is uninhabited with only 3.7 inhabitants per km². (For reference, the United States has approximately 35 inhabitants per km².)

Canadian geography

Facts Canada lakes

Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world combined

Canada is the second largest country in the world. (Russia is the largest)

Canada's area is 9.985 million km²

Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. We have no states.

There are 37.06 million people in Canada.

Canada has the longest coast of all other countries in the world. There are a total of 202,000 km. It is bordered by the oceans Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic

Canada has 20 percent of the world's fresh water.

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world together!

Two of the ten largest lakes in the world are located in Canada. Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake are both located in the Northwest Territories.

One tenth of the world's forests are in Canada.

Canada number one!

Interesting facts about the Canadian rinks

Canada has the longest highway in the world – Trans Canada Highway # 1 is 243,977 kilometers long

Canada has the longest coast in the world measured at 202,080 km (1,25566,691 miles) long.

Canada has the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy. This waters between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick moves 100 billion tons of tidal water twice a day.

Canada has the longest freshwater beach in the world – Wasaga Beach in Ontario.

Canada has the longest rink in the world (in Winnipeg) and the world's largest rink (Ottawa's Rideau Canal.)

Canada has the largest freshwater island in the world – Manitoulin Island in Ontario.

Canada is adjacent to the United States and is the longest unprotected border in the world.

Canada has the longest road in the world – Yonge Street, Ontario is 1,896 km long. It has its origins in Toronto and makes its way towards Lake Simcoe.

The village Alert in the Northwest Territories is that northernmost permanent settlement in the world. (My sister was stationed there in the 90s in the military!)

The oldest rocks of the earth can be found in The Canadian Shield. The 4.28 billion year old rock that was discovered in 2001 by geologists.

Canada is cold

Canada facts and information Lowest measured temperatures

Canada is cold, but it is not the coldest country in the world. The Antarctic, Russia and Greenland are colder.

The lowest recorded temperature in Canada was -63 ° C in Snag, Yukon Territories

The coldest temperatures Dave and I encountered were -43 ° C, somewhere in Hudson Bay, north of Manitoba.

Canadians keep warm with Tuques. (Or toques, as it's written in english) that's what we call a winter hat.

Canada has more polar bears than anywhere in the world. We have seen about 10 in real life.

Famous Canadians

Facts about the famous Canadian Drake

Drake is currently one of the most famous Canadians

Canada has many famous expats.

Unlike Australia and the UK, Canadians seem to keep it a secret except for a few patriotic Canadians like Drake, Mike Meyers and Ryan Reynolds.

But if you've ever wondered which other Canadians are famous in the entertainment world, here are some of our favorites.

Marvel has several famous Canadians – Evangeline Lily (Antsman and the Wasp), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Ellen Page (X-Men), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Rachel McAdams (Dr. Strange)

Music: Drake, Justin Beiber, Michael Buble, Shawn Mendes, Alanis Morisette, Avril Lavine, Sarah McLachlan, Rush, Neil Young and Celine Dion

Actor: Keanu Reeves, Ryan Gosling, Jason Priestley,

Actresses: Sandra Oh, Anna Paquin,

comedianSeth Rogan, Jim Carey, Mike Meyer, Lorne Michaels, Howie Mandel, Martin Short, Dan Akroyd

Worth knowing about Canadians

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Canada is the best-educated country in the world

In researching this article, I've found that Canadians are the best-educated country in the world. Who knew?

I am very proud of this fact. More than 50% of the population has post-secondary education.

In Canada, the literacy rate is 99%. Not bad, but there are many countries where the literacy rate is 100%. So we have room for improvement.

We talk funny

Worth knowing about Canada

We say things like "eh" and "tuque". We call our money "Loonies" and "Toonies" and we have a lot of strange slang. If you want to know more about how Canadians speak, read our article The Great Canadian Word

Or watch our video:

Oh, and yes, the Canadians really apologize. We really say, I am sorry or I am often sorry. If you visit Canada for a long time, you probably will go home and apologize.

Other Canadian statistics

oil reserves – Canada is third behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in oil reserves.

Three of the largest islands in the world are located in Canada – Baffin Island, Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island

Canada is one of the largest uranium producers ever in the world.

Uranium is used for nuclear energy.

  • Interesting fact: One kilogram uranium can produce as much energy as 1500 tons of coal

Canada information card

The population of Canada – 39 million

Capital – Ottawa

prime minister – Justin Trudeau

Biggest town – Toronto

Canada's official phone number – 1-800-O-Canada

Canada's national animal is the beaver

Canadian life expectancy – The average life expectancy is 81 years

Official languages – French and English

Canada has two official languages. The province of Quebec is Canada's most important French-speaking province, but New Brunswick also has a large Francophone population.

Interesting facts

Canada has the only walled city in North America – Speaking of Quebec, did you know that Quebec City is the only city in North America that is surrounded by a wall? Sure, there are walled cities around the world, but Quebec is North America's number one.

Cities in Canada Quebec Walled City

Canada uses British English That is, we spell things like color with a "u" color, and our theaters and ads are "spelled out" again – theater, meter

Canada is in the metric system But most people understand a lot about the imperial dimensional and weight system.

Canadian banknotes Have Brail on them for the blind. (I thought everyone has Braille for money, but few other countries have Braille for money.)

Canadian successes

Interesting facts about Canada Superman

superman – The Canadian Joe Shuster has created Superman together with Jerry Siegel. The Daily Planet is actually based on the Toronto Star and Metropolis was modeled after Toronto.

basketball was the Canadian Dr. James Naismith, who defined 13 rules of the game in 1891 while teaching at a local YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts

IMAX was invented in 1967 by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr. Three Canadian filmmakers.

insulin was discovered by Doctor Frederick Banting in 19921 at the University of Toronto. It was further developed by him, Charles Best, Bertram Collip and John Mcleod.

snowblower – It makes sense that the snowblower was invented by a Canadian. Arthur Sicard facilitated snow shoveling in 1927.

phone – While Alexander Graham Bell was not a Canadian, he spent most of his time between Brantford Ontario, Boston Massachusetts and Baddeck Nova Scotia. Much of his work was done in his workshop in Brantford and later in Baddeck.

Funny Canadian facts

Canadian Fun Facts Sour Toe Cocktail

The Sour Toe Cocktail in Dawson City

Canada seems to like strange names and a journey through the country will prove that it is true. Read our funny product name in Canada.

There is one on the east coast City called dildo and in the west there is a place called Smash head in Buffalo Jump.

Canada has a continuing dispute with Denmark. Since the 1930s we have been fighting for an island in the Arctic. The two countries are struggling with a bottle of Canadian rye whiskey or Danish brandy to claim.

In 2012 the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist when someone in Quebec stole 3,000 tons of maple syrup worth $ 18 million.

In Dawson City, Yukon There is a cocktail where people drink whiskey that contains a human toe. It's called Sour Toe Cocktail. We tried, it's not that bad!

In Newfoundland There is a tradition of kissing a dead cod, followed by a shot of rum known as Skreech

In Churchill Manitoba no one locks the doors to his house or car in the event of a polar bear attack.

It is illegal to kill a Sasquatch in British Columbia.

Interesting Facts Canada

Facts about Canadian symbols

The national animal of Canada is the beaver – It became the national symbol of Canada in 1975.

It seems a strange choice, but the beaver played a big role in building Canada. Canada was built on the fur trade and the beaver was in high demand for its fur.

In return for chasing them almost to extinction, we put them on our nickel as a thank you.

maple leaf – The maple leaf is clearly identified with Canada. It is specially to highlight on our Canadian flag. Our most popular hockey team is called Maple Leafs, the Maple Leaf is on our penny, and many Canadians have stitched the Maple Leaf onto their backpacks.

I'm sure more people are rebuilding this tradition these days.

to eat and drink

Canada does not have much of a food identity. I would say that one fact about Canadian food is the fact that we have a very multicultural palette.

One evening we will eat Italian, then we will order Thai or Korean and others will dine in Ethiopian or Indian. Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world and Toronto is often considered the most multicultural city in the world!

Basic facts about Canada drinks

But there are a few things that characterize Canadian food.

Canada's national drink is the Caesar – It's like Bloody Mary, but instead of tomato juice we use Clamato Juice (a mixture of clam juice and tomato juice)

Canadians eat more mac and cheese than anyone else in the world. But we call it Power Dinner.

Poutine is really one thing, And take it from us, it's the best hangover out there. Harvey & # 39; s (a burger chain that's delicious in Canada) serves great poutine and it's vegetarian!

Things to know about Canada laws

Facts about Canadian law

Many thanks to Pixabay for this great picture of Mona Tootoonchinia

Bad smell is forbidden in Canada – Anyone who insults a public place with an unpleasant smell can sit in prison for two years.

Comics that constitute a crime are illegal in Canada. Funny, because we have some connections to comics. Wolverine is Canadian and Superman was invented in Canada.

Prostitution is legal in Canadabut to buy the services of a prostitute is illegal. (now that's confusing)

It is illegal to wear A product developed under the Canadian Penal Code for personal protection against human attack.

cannabis is legal in Canada.

The drinking age in Canada is 19 years old in most provinces and 18 years old in Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba

Canadian National Parks

Banff National Park

The first national park in Canada was the Banff National Park, which was founded in 1885. Three years after the world's first national park was established in the United States (Yellowstone National Park)

Canada's national parks are huge and 30 national parks in the country are bigger than many countries!

Wood Buffalo National Park is the second largest national park in the world. It is located between Alberta and the Northwest Territories and was established to allow the Wood Bison a free roam.

And these are some of our favorite funny facts of the day.

I will update this post as soon as we learn more. If you have an interesting fact about Canada, we would like to hear it!

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