Explore a wealth of captivating information about the great nation of Canada with Facts About Canada. Let’s dive into a treasure trove of knowledge about its diverse landscapes, rich history, vibrant culture, and fascinating trivia.
From breathtaking natural wonders to bustling cities rich in cultural heritage like Toronto and Montreal, Canada is a land of immense beauty and charm.
Whether you’re a proud Canadian looking to deepen your knowledge or an international enthusiast eager to learn, enjoy learning all about Canada. If you wish to learn more fascinating facts, be sure to check out our facts about space, facts about Rosa Parks, and our facts about butterflies.
Fun Facts About Canada
- Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area, measuring 9.98 square kilometers (~3.9 million square miles)
- Canada has two official languages, English and French.
- Hudson Bay in Canada has less gravity than the rest of the earth.
- Peanut butter was invented in Montreal in 1884.
- Canada is the United States largest oil import source.
- Canada is the world’s largest consumer of donuts, with 1 billion donuts eaten annually.
- Though Canada is the second largest country, it also has the most surface area covered by lakes in the world (9%).
- Canada’s national capital is Ottawa.
- Canada is the largest producer of uranium in the world.
- For a time, the largest big screen TV was located at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
- Canada Day is held on July 1st every year in celebration of becoming its own country.
- Canada has three deserts – one true desert (the Artic tundra) and three pseudo-deserts (The Okanagan/Osoyoos desert, Carcross desert, and Great Saskatchewan Sand Hills)
- Canada has the longest coastline than any other country in the world, measuring 202,080 kilometers (~125,567 miles)
- The east coast of Canada was first settled by Vikings around 1000 A.D.
- The Canadian Shield is home to the oldest rocks on earth.
- Canada receives the most travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.
- Quebec is the only city on the North American continent north of Mexico that is surrounded by walls.
- Ginger ale was invented in Ontario, Canada in 1907.
- Canada has the longest street than any other country in the world, with Yonge Street in Ontario measuring 2,000 kilometers (~1243 miles)
- California rolls were invented in Vancouver, Canada in 1971.
- Canada is considered the most educated country in the world, with more than 50% of its population having a post-secondary education.
- Canada granted Quebec its own legal and religious rights in 1774.
- Canada is home to approximately 180 different species of tree.
- There are 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.
- Canada shares the longest international border in the world, with the Canadian/US border measuring 5,525 miles.
- Some of the world’s largest wheat fields are located in Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Canada has been invaded by the United States four times.
- Canada’s national animal is a beaver.
- The countries most visited by Canadians are the United States, Mexico, and Cuba.
- Canada did not get its own flag until 1965, almost 100 years after becoming a country.
- Chewing gum was invented in Toronto in the 1860s.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was as cold as Mars, with Snag, Yukon measuring -62.8 degrees Celsius (-81.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on February 3, 1947.
- Canada did not obtain the right to amend its own constitution until 1982.
- Canadians have the sixth highest life expectancy in the world, with an average life expectancy of 81.16 years.
- Canada is home to 10% of the world’s forest, which cover half of the country.
- Canada has had 28 Nobel Prize laureates.
- While Canada is the second largest country in the world, only 0.5% of the world’s population lives there.
- Canada’s national drink is the alcoholic drink called the Ceasar, which is made with Clamato Juice.
- Residents of Churchill, Manitoba do not lock the doors to their house or vehicles in case of polar bear attack.
- Montreal is the 2nd largest French speaking city in the world.
- Canada’s people have a literacy rate of 99%.
- Alberta, Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world.
- Canada’s lakes and rivers compose about 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.
- Canada is bigger than the entire European Union.
- Canada has more than 2,800 hockey rinks.
- Hawaiian pizza was invented by a man from Ontario, Canada.
- Toronto is Canada’s most populous metropolitan area, with over 6 million people.
- Canadians use both the metric and imperial systems of weight and measurement.
- Estevan, Saskatchewan is the sunniest place in Canada.
- Canada has 37 national parks and 10 national park reserves.
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