Think you know Canada? We searched far and wide for these fun facts ahead of our country’s birthday. Enjoy, and Happy Canada Day!
Did you know… that Canadians eat more macaroni and cheese than any other country in the world? That’s a lot of KD!
Did you know… that Canada didn’t get its own national flag until 1965 (nearly 100 years after it became a country)?
Did you know… that the highest tides in the world are in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick?
Did you know… that Canada’s coastline is the longest in the world, at 202,080 kilometres?
Did you know… that Quebec City is the only walled city in North America north of Mexico?
Did you know… that Saskatchewan does not use Daylight Savings Time?
Did you know… that Baffin Island, Canada’s largest island, is more than double the size of England? It’s also only slightly smaller than France.
Did you know… that Canada’s highest mountain is Mount Logan, in the Yukon. Its height is 5,959m.
Did you know… that Canada set a new world record for most gold medals won by a country in a Winter Olympics, with 14 (2010 Vancouver Games)?
Did you know… that P.E.I. is home to the now-world-famous Malpeque oysters? About 10 million are harvested annually!
Did you know… that Mount Thor, in Nunavut, represents the world’s steepest, tallest cliff?
Did you know… that the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C (-81F) at Snag, Yukon, in 1947?
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