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The world has been fascinated with the Great White North for hundreds of years, but there are still so many interesting facts about Canada that most people don’t know! 

We are happy to be calling Canada home since 2009, and in this article, we will cover some of the most interesting and fun facts about Canada today. Hopefully, you find it as fascinating as we did when researching it!

100+ Interesting Facts About Canada That You Must Know

1.Canada is the world’s second largest country

Located in North America Canada is the second-largest country in the world by area. It covers an area of 9.98 million square kilometres and extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean!

This makes Canada the 2nd largest country in the world after Russia and ahead of China and the United States (this doesn’t include water).

2. Although one of the largest countries, it has the lowest population density

Canada has the fourth lowest population density on earth with 3.7 people per square km, as much of the land is uninhabited.

Canada fun facts (Victoria)
Canada Fun Facts

3. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy

Yes, you read that correctly! We have Queen Elizabeth II as our head of state. She lives in the United Kingdom but she serves as our monarch and she symbolizes what Canada stands for – peace, order, and good government.

The provinces are run by their own provincial governments while the territories are ruled by federally appointed officials.

4. Canada is a bilingual country

In Canada, we have two official languages – English and French. While the majority of us speak English or French as our primary language, it is important to know that more than 17% of Canadians are bilingual!

5. Indigenous peoples have continuously inhabited Canada

Canada’s indigenous people are also known as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. Together they represent an incredible cultural community that has been present since the beginning of time!

If you visit Canada, it is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the indigenous people and their history. 

6. The most spoken aboriginal language is Cree

Cree is the most spoken aboriginal language in Canada, followed by Inuktitut and Ojibway.

7. Kanata to Canada

The name “Canada” is believed to have been derived from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In the 16th century, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; pointing at the site of the present-day City of Québec.

8. Canada has 10 provinces and three territories

There are 10 provinces and 3 territories in the Canadian Federation. Regionally, the country is grouped into Western Canada, Central Canada, Atlantic Canada, and Northern Canada.

Interesting Facts About Canada: Provinces and territories
Interesting Facts About Canada: Provinces and territories

Each province and territory has its own flair and unique attractions for visitors to see!

9. Canadian Province vs Canadian Territory

The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces receive their power and authority from the Constitution Act, 1867, whereas territorial governments have powers delegated to them by the Parliament of Canada.

10. Largest and smallest provinces and territories

Quebec is the country’s largest province (land area), and Prince Edward Island is the smallest.

Among the territories, Nunavut is the largest and it actually takes up one-fifth of Canada’s total land area.

11. The capital city is Ottawa, and not Toronto

So many people think that Toronto is the capital city of Canada, but it is not. Ottawa is located on the Ontario-Quebec border and is the country’s fourth-largest city. Ottawa gained its status as a capital in 1867, after being named as Canada’s capital by Queen Victoria.

Fun facts about Canada (Ottawa)
Fun facts about Canada (Ottawa)

Ottawa was first established as a village by Philemon Wright who built a cabin there on the banks of the Ottawa River, back in 1800!

12. Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st

Canada Day, also known as Dominion Day, is celebrated every July 1st. It is a national holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 by Queen Victoria on July 1st, 1982. 

13. Canada has been inhabited for over 14,000 years!

Humans have lived in the area that is now Canada for more than 14 000 years according to archaeological evidence. In fact, it’s believed that humans came from Siberia and arrived in North America across a land bridge called Beringia which existed during the Ice Age when sea levels were lower.

14. Italians were the first Europeans to arrive in Canada to colonize

Under letters from King Henry VII of England, the Italian John Cabot became the first European to have landed in Canada after the Viking Age. Records indicate that this happened in the 15th century.

Then in the 15th century, French explorers Pierre de Monts and Samuel de Champlain arrived in Acadia (present-day Nova Scotia).

French were the first to colonize Canada in the 16th century, and it took us over 400 years from European exploration to become an independent nation.

15. Canada has both French and English ancestry

Canada has high levels of both British (English) and French descent, which is one of the most common combinations in Canada along with Scottish, Irish, German, East European/Jewish heritage, or a combination of any of these.

Change of guards in Ottawa - Canada interesting facts
Change of guards in Ottawa – Canada interesting facts

16. Canada has the largest French speaking population outside of France

Canada also has more bilingual citizens than any other country in the world, with over 17% of Canadians speaking both English and French.

17. New Brunswick is the only province in Canada that is constitutionally bilingual

The only officially bilingual province in Canada is New Brunswick. In fact, 80% of the people living in New Brunswick speak either English or French as a first language and 10% speak both languages!

18. There are more than 80 different aboriginal languages in Canada

Canada is a multicultural country with people from all over the world coming to make a new life here. There are more than 200 indigenous dialects throughout Canada, of which there are 80 different First Nations languages – 52 of which have their own writing system!

19. Canada has one of the highest immigration rates in the world

Canada has one of the highest immigration rates in the world. With immigrants accounting for 22% of Canada’s total population, it is clear that multiculturalism plays an important role in our society!

Moving to canada immigration rates
Interesting facts about Canada Immigration Rate

20. Canada is a young nation

Through the Canada Act, also called the Constitution Act of 1982, Canada’s constitution was approved by the British Parliament, making Canada wholly independent.

Prior to that, on July 1, 1867, with the British North America Act, the Dominion of Canada was officially established as a self-governing entity within the British Empire.

21. Canada’s flag is known as the Maple Leaf

Canada’s flag is called the Maple Leaf. The red and white were inspired by the flag of France, which many people in Canada believed they would see in upcoming battles because of their alliance with France during the Seven Years’ War!

Canadian Flag also called the Maple Leaf
Canadian Flag also called the Maple Leaf
Girl in Canada
Interesting facts about Canada

22. The national anthem of Canada is “O Canada”

The official national anthem of Canada, “O Canada,” was first written in 1880 by Théodore Géricault who composed the music, and Robert Stanley Weir who wrote the lyrics. It wasn’t until the World Wars that Canadians made it our national anthem.

Then in 1967, this song became the official national anthem of Canada, with French and English versions being equally recognized.

23. The first Prime Minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald

Canada’s first Prime Minister was Sir John A. Macdonald and he was also the one who coined the phrase “A Land of Maple Trees.” 

24. Canada’s first female politician was elected in 1921

Agnes Macphail, a member of the Progressive Party from Ontario, Canada became the first female Member of Parliament in Canada. She advocated for women, children, farmers, and veterans during her time in office.

25. Canada has never had a female Prime Minister!

Not only does Canada not have a female Prime Minister, but there has only ever been one woman elected as leader of a major political party in Parliamentary history. That was Kim Campbell for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

26. Canada has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world!

According to World Oil Magazine, Canada has 1.7 trillion barrels of proven oil reserves which is the third highest after Saudi Arabia (12.5 trillion) and Venezuela (1.0 trillion). However, many sources say that the reality of Canada’s reserves is larger than both of these countries.

27. Canada has its own currency

Canada’s official currency is the Canadian dollar. It is represented by “c”$ and divided into 100 cents.

There are many different coins that you can use as Canadian currency, including a 25 cent coin, a 5 cent coin, a 1 cent coin, and a loonie which is worth $1.

The loonie was introduced to the Canadian currency system in 1987 and replaced the one-dollar bill at a rate of $1000 for every $1.00.

So currently we have six coins in regular circulation, 5¢ (nickel), 10¢ (dime), 25¢ (quarter), 50¢ (loonie), $1 (toonie), and a $2 coin, called the toonie.

28. Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries

The Great White North may seem like a rugged place to live, but Canada actually ranks 10th out of 170 countries in terms of per capita gross domestic product.

29. The National Sport of Canada is Lacrosse

Many people believe that the national sport of Canada is hockey, but it is actually lacrosse. It was first played by Aboriginal communities in what is now Ontario and Québec.

Today, lacrosse continues to be a game that Canadian children learn how to play at an early age.

30. Canada’s national animal is the beaver

Canada’s national animal is the beaver. This hard-working rodent can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes at a time!

31. Canada has 5 oceans that surround it

That’s right! You heard us – Canada has five oceans surrounding it, including the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.

32. Canada is home to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is actually the collective name for three separate waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls which are all found on the border of Canada and the United States.

Niagara Falls and boat full of people on the river in mist major Canadian American landmark
Niagara Falls in Canada Interesting Facts

The best side to see the falls is from the Canadian side. You can visit both sides very easily (as long as you have a US tourist visa) because you can walk from one border to the other.

33. North America’s tallest free-standing structure is in Canada

The CN Tower located in Toronto is North America’s tallest freestanding structure at 553 meters. It was once the world’s tallest freestanding structure until 2009 when it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa, a skyscraper in Dubai.

CN Tower Toronto
CN Tower Toronto

34. Old Quebec is still walled off and is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Old Quebec is known as Vieux-Quebec (Old Quebec) and was founded by the French in 1608. It has an old city wall that still surrounds parts of it, making it one of the oldest fortified walled cities north of Mexico!

Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named as such in 1985.

35. Canada has the largest skating rink in the world

Canada’s largest skating rink is the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, Ontario which spans 202 km (126 miles) and is the only skateable canal.

There’s a sign at one end of this particular canal that tells you how far you’ve come and how far you still have to go until reaching your destination!

36. Canada has the longest natural skating rink in the world

According to Guinness World Records, the longest skating rink in the world is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It has a total length of 14 km (8.7 miles).

37. Quebec’s Château Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world 

The Château Frontenac in Quebec City is the world’s most photographed hotel in the world!

Quebec City skyline over the river with blue sky and cloud and the most photographed hotel
Quebec City skyline over the river with blue sky and cloud and the most photographed hotel

Every room in this historic hotel has a view of the St. Lawrence River and looks out over Quebec City so there are plenty of photo opportunities.

38. The Rocky Mountains are in Canada

Nope, the Rocky Mountains aren’t just found in America! They’re also found right here in Canada. The Canadian Rockies mountain range stretches from northwest British Columbia to southwest Alberta and is a popular tourist attraction as well as a place where many people live, as it provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking.

39. Canada has the most lakes in the world

If it’s fresh water, Canada probably has a ton of it! This is because Canada has the most lakes than any other country in the world.

Minnewanka Lake
Minnewanka-Lake-Most-beautiful-lakes-in-Canada

With over 2,000,000 lakes (including 30 with islands bigger than 100 square kilometres), Canada contains approximately 20% of the world’s global supply of fresh surface water. That is more than all other countries combined!

Read: Most beautiful lakes in Canada

40. Canada has the longest coastline of any country

Canada’s border length totals 202 776 kilometers which makes our coastline longer than that of any other country!

41. The sunniest city in Canada

Calgary, Alberta tops the sunniest places in Canada and receives a respectable 2405 hours and 333 days of sunshine a year.

Interesting facts about Canada - sunniest city in Canada is Calgary
Calgary Alberta

42. The coldest ever recorded temperature in Canada is -63°C

Canada holds the record for the coldest ever recorded temperature. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63°C (-81°F) back on January 23, 1885, at Snag, Yukon Territory.

43. Canada has a huge amount of land in the North

Canada has a lot of land north of its border. In fact, over 39% of Canada is made up of three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

So these makeup for about 39% of our country’s entire landmass!

44. There are around 1,000 shipwrecks in the waters of Canada

There are over 1,000 shipwrecks in Canadian waters according to official records.

Due to our extremely cold water temperatures, high winds and waves, and heavy sea ice coverage, many ships have sunk without a trace which has since become prime locations for scuba divers to explore!

45. Canada has more land covered with ice than anywhere else

If you include both land and sea ice, Canada has 196,235 cubic kilometres of the world’s total.

46. Canada has the most fresh water in the world!

Canada has about 7% of the world’s population, but thanks to our abundant freshwater, we also have one-third of its renewable freshwater.

We even produce more than enough for all our needs and what we export equals about 10% of the total amount of water used by humans globally.

47. Canada is home to Jurassic Park…kind of

One of the most famous dinosaur fossil findings in history happened in Alberta, Canada when paleontologists stumbled upon the remains of a nodosaur.

Royal Tyrrell Museum – Drumheller – Interesting facts about Canada

Located in Drumheller (in Alberta) is the Royal Tyrrell Museum, where you can learn about dinosaurs. And guess what, the largest dino is also found here in Drumheller.

48. Canada has the longest freshwater beach in the world: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Wasaga Beach stretches for 14 kilometres and is home to over 100 motels and hundreds of cottages along its shores. It was named after the indigenous word for “mouth of the river”.  

49. Canada has almost no active volcanoes

Canada has not had an eruption from a volcano for over 10,000 years. There is one volcano that has been classified as “inactive”, the Mt Meager massif.

50. It takes a long time to drive from one side of Canada to the other!

On average, it takes approximately 21 hours of driving to travel from the east coast of Canada to Vancouver. The Trans-Canada Highway is 8,030 kilometres long and covers all provinces except for Prince Edward Island and Nunavut.

51. Canada has the longest street in the world

Yonge Street (Highway 11) is said to be the longest street in the world according to Guiness Book of World Records. According to it, the street is 1896 km or 1178 miles long. However, in reality Yonge Street is only 54 km or 34.1 miles.

It starts at Toronto and passes through major cities like Vaugham, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Barrie.

52. Canada has one of the highest literacy rates in the world!

Canada is known for fostering education, and in this country, 99% of people 15 years or older can read. As well, 97% of us can conduct a conversation in English or French.

53. Canada has over 200 universities

Canada has over 200 universities and colleges offering education in both English and French. It is estimated that there are more than two million students attending these schools, which makes it one of the most educated communities in the world!

54. Canada is home to one of the world’s largest shopping malls

Canada’s biggest shopping mall is the West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton Alberta.

Inside West Edmonton Mall
Inside West Edmonton Mall

The West Edmonton Mall has over 800 stores and more than 100 restaurants. It also has a place to take ice skating lessons, a hotel, a waterpark, an amusement park, and much more.

55. Canada has a national treasure that many people have never heard of

Canada actually has a very long and deep underwater cave called Nahanni National Park Reserve which is located in the Northwest Territories. In fact, it’s so long that you would need to drive from one end to the other for nine days!

56. The Trans-Canada Highway is an incredible feat of engineering!

The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world at 12 800 kilometres or 8000 miles. It stretches from Victoria (British Columbia) all the way to St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador).

To build this road, it’s estimated that over 11 800 bridges were built including 31 major bridges and 21 mountain passes.

57. Canada has a really low crime rate!

Canada’s crime rate is currently the lowest in over 40 years according to a Statistics Canada report. In fact, in 2013, Canada had a violent crime severity index of 75.1 which places us much lower than the United States (which stands at 161).

58. Canada is one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world

As a nation, Canadians are made up of many different ethnicities and cultures with nearly 49% of people having at least one parent who was born outside Canada!

59. Canada invented the pager

The pager was invented by a Toronto-based wireless communications pioneer named Alfred J. Gross. He is also often credited as the inventor of the walkie-talkie as well.

60. The pacemaker is a Canadian invention

The first subcutaneous pacemaker was built by John Hopps, based on observations made by two Toronto-based cardiac surgeons, Wilfred Bigelow and John Callaghan.

61. Insulin was discovered in Canada

Insulin was discovered in 1921 by Toronto doctor Frederick Banting and further developed at the University of Toronto by Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, and Bertram Collip.

62. The Telephone Was Invented in Canada

Although not a Canadian, Alexander Graham Bell did invent the telephone while working in Brantford in Ontario.

63. Canada is a big producer of hockey players!

According to a USA Today study on birth countries of NHL players, Canada was first with 369 on the team rosters followed by the United States with 263.

64. The first football game in North America happened in Canada

In 1874, two school teams from Montreal traveled to Cambridge, NY to play the first game of football in North America.

65. Canada was the first country to make hockey an Olympic sport

The International Ice Hockey Federation was formed after Willard “Big Bill” Kennedy of the Big-4 Leagues in Montreal put together an international exhibition series called the “Championship of the World” between Canada and several other national teams.

66. Canada has had more than one Olympic champion on a team more than any other country

At least one Canadian has been on every Olympic gold medal-winning team more than any other country.

67. The highest tides in the world are in Maritime Canada

The Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick boasts the highest tides in the world – they can rise up to 16 metres!

68. Canada has 38 National Parks

Canada has 38 National Parks, 10 National Park Reserves, and one National Urban Park, covering an area of approximately 328,198 km2 (126,718 sq mi).

There are also about 172 national historic sites administered by Parks Canada and four marine conservation areas.

69. Canada’s first national park

In 1880 Canada established its first national park, Banff National Park. Their motto is “Through these gates pass the greatest mountains and the most stupendous waterfall on Earth.”

Moraine Lake Banff National Park
Moraine Lake Banff National Park

Banff National Park is a place that Canadians are very proud of!

70. Canada’s largest national park

Canada’s largest national park is Wood Buffalo National Park which spans an area of 44,807.05 km2 (17,300 sq mi). It is also the world’s second-largest national park. 

The first and the largest Canadian national parks are located in Alberta!

71. Mount Logan is the most massive mountain in Canada…and all of North America!

Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan (19,551 ft/5,959 m), is the most massive mountain in Canada and all of North America. 

Mount Logan is located in the Saint Elias Mountains on the border of Alberta and British Columbia.

72. Canada has been invaded twice by Americans — both in 1775 and 1812

During the Revolutionary War (1775), American soldiers invaded Canada when the United States was in conflict with “Great Britain” over taxation issues. This invasion lasted about six months before retreating to their original territory.

The second time, in 1812, was when Americans tried invading again in order to win more land and trade by starting a war against Great Britain. This invasion was not as successful and also turned into a retreat.

73. Canada also has the longest international border in the world

Canada’s border with the United States is the longest in the world. The boundary line in total is 8891 miles (14,980 km).

74. Canada has an average life expectancy higher than America

Canada’s life expectancy is highest among OECD countries (82 years for women, 78 for men). Other states have an average life expectancy of 80 years for women, and 76 years for men.

75. Most Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border

According to Statistics Canada, 66% of Canadians live within 100 miles (161 km) of the US border. About 2/3 of Canadians live within 200 miles (322 km) of the US border.

76. There are a lot of famous Canadians living in the USA

Donald Sutherland, Gordon Pinsent, Pamela Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Alex Trebek, and The Barenaked Ladies are just a few of the famous Canadians living in the US.

77. Canada has a different Thanksgiving to the United States

Thanksgiving occurs on the second Monday in October in Canada. However, it is celebrated celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November by Americans.

Canadian Thanksgiving commemorates explorer Martin Frobisher’s 1578 successful crossing of the Northwest Passage to victories during the World Wars.

78. There are 6 time zones in Canada

Canada has six standard time zones and two additional “half” zones covering vast expanses of land and water making up the Eastern and Pacific Time Zones.

From west to east these time zones are Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic, and Newfoundland.

79. Experience midnight summer and northern lights in Canada

One of the coolest things about Canada is that it experiences midnight summer. The sun rises and sets on the same date in most of Canada, but not all! In places like Saskatchewan, Alberta, and southern Labrador they experience “noon” sunlight for 24 hours during summer!

Dancing Northern lights  Aurora borealis  in summer over the northern horizon of Lake Laberge Yukon Territory  Canada at early dawn
Dancing Northern lights Aurora borealis in summer over the northern horizon of Lake Laberge Yukon Territory Canada at early dawn

You can also chase northern lights in Canada, in places like Grasslands National Park which is the darkest Dark Sky Preserve in the country, or at Jasper National Park and Elk Island National Park. 

80. Canada’s climate is extremely diverse

Canada experiences a wide range of climates. In the summer, temperatures can go up to 30°C in the southern part of Ontario and Quebec.

In winter, temperatures can fall to -40°C in northern parts of Canada, such as in Nunavut. Harsh weather conditions are not unusual in Canada.

81. The four seasons vary throughout Canada

Canada has a range of climate zones from the cold arctic climate in Nunavut to the tropical climate in British Columbia. There is a saying that there are only two seasons: winter and construction.

82. There was a war in Canada called the “Beaver Wars”

In the seventeenth century, because of the high demand for beaver pelt hats in Europe, the Hudson Bay Company began trading with Canada’s First Nations people.

The resulting war (due to scare resources – beaver and fur) was the so called “Beaver Wars” and it lasted until the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 – which recognised the British claim to the Hudson Bay territory.  

83. Canada has more polar bears than any other country in the world!

With approximately 16,000 polar bears living in Canada, that is almost 1/3 of all polar bears worldwide! They are found primarily on ice floes and shorelines.

Polar bear in Churchill
Polar bear in Churchill

84. Canada has an estimated 26,000 grizzly bears

Also known as brown bears, grizzly bears are found all across Canada including in the Northern US. 

85. There are no native snakes in Canada

Although there are no native snakes, there are two venomous vipers that are found in Canada. That is the Massasauga Rattlesnake which lives in the southernmost region of Ontario, and Prairie rattlesnake found in southern B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The Black widow spider also exists on a small portion of Southern Vancouver Island.

There are no native snakes in Canada as the climate does not suit them or they would be introduced to North America by people bringing plants from overseas.

86. Canada has many different music genres

Canada has many different genres of music including pop, rock, hip hop, country, and classical. Many notable artists come from Canada including Drake, Alanis Morrissette, Neil Young, and Celine Dion.

87. Live sports are huge in Canada

There are many professional sports teams in Canada such as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, and Montreal Canadiens. Hockey is the most popular sport in Canada with 1.65 million participants according to a 2013 survey by Statistic Canada.

88. Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other nation

As a nation, Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country in the world! In fact, there is one doughnut shop for every 2,000 people in Canada! 

89. Canada has lots of unique sandwiches

Canada has many unique sandwiches, including the peameal bacon sandwich, burger bun, goat roti, etc. The most expensive sandwich in Canada is sold at Le Roi du Smoked Meat Delicatessen.

Our butter tart, and Nanaimo bar are also popular.

90. Healthy Canadian Children’s Snacks

Did you know that Canada has some of the healthiest children’s snacks in the world? They are ranked number one in the world for their nutritional value! 

91. Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a man from Ontario, not by the Hawaiians

The Hawaiian pizza was created in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a Greek restaurateur from Ontario. He was the first person to add pineapple to the traditional Canadian pizza and for this reason, some people call it “Canadian Pizza”.

92. Canada consumes more mac and cheese than any other country in the world

In fact, Canadians eat more than 17 million boxes of Kraft Dinner a year. 

93. Canadians love their bacon!

According to a 2013 survey by Statistic Canada, Canadians consume 12.5 kilograms of bacon per person a year and that number is continuing to increase every year!

94. Canadian history and maple syrup

Originally, maple syrup production was used by native Americans in Canada for medicinal purposes. The first European settlers to North America were introduced to this sweet treat when they found natives eating it. Maple syrup is still a delicacy enjoyed all over the world today!

Maple Syrup

Quebec manufactures more than 77% of the world’s maple syrup.

Location in Ontario is the Maple Syrup Museum, where you can learn about it!

95. Canada was built on Ice Cream and Hockey!

Did you know that ice cream was originally consumed by First Nations peoples? Modern day ice cream became popular around 1860 during the “Stampede Trail” gold rush.

Hockey quickly became Canada’s National sport primarily because it was a great way to keep kids from participating in the more deadly sports such as lacrosse.

96. Canadians love ice hockey

Although not a national sport, Canadians love ice hockey. The game was invented by the First Nations people of Canada and was brought to Europe by English soldiers who visited in the mid nineteenth century. 

Ice hockey was played in the earliest Olympics in France in 1924.

97. Many popular superheroes were created in Canada

Did you know that Superman was created by Canadian Joe Shuster? The Web-Slinger, Spiderman was also created in Canada by Stan Lee.

Wolverine was also conceived in Canada.

98. Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a bear from Canada.

A Winnipeg, Manitoba black bear cub which was used as a mascot by the Fort William Trappers was named Winnie. 

99. The Canadians are famous for their contribution to Hollywood movies

Some of the more successful Canadian actors include Ryan Gosling, Alan Rickman, and Donald Sutherland. 

100. Canadians really do apologize a lot

In fact, according to a 2013 Macleans article, Canadians apologize more than any other nation in the world.

Canadians are welcoming, nice, and very respectful of other’s emotions and feelings. We always felt at home here!

101. Ranked as #4 on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011 list of countries

So, did you know that Canada was ranked as the fourth best country to travel in? A big thanks go out to all of our friendly people and beautiful nature!

Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with its breathtaking scenery and vast natural resources. 

We hope you have enjoyed learning some fun facts about Canada and that these insights were helpful in planning your next vacation even more enjoyable.

If you’re looking for a travel destination with the perfect mix of urban excitement and natural beauty, then a trip to Canada might be just what you need!

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