Canada Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to welcome one of our favourite holidays with these 15 cool facts about Canada!
- We’re Green!
Roughly 30% of Canada’s total land mass is occupied by forests. You can count on us for great landscape shots!
- ‘Eh’ for Awesome
Contrary to popular belief, ‘eh’ is not placed just anywhere in a sentence. It’s at the end used as a confirmation, agreement or question.
- Canadian Flag
The Maple Leaf wasn’t always featured on our flag. There have been approximately 13 different flag designs since 1497 before the Maple Leaf. Our flag became official on February 15, 1965, almost 100 years after it became a country in 1867.
- We’re cold, and then we’re hot. Hollywood hot.
Canada is home of some of the hottest Hollywood stars.
- Spare some change?
The Canadian Royal Mint created a coin with the face value of $1 Million. The coin itself is made of 99.99% gold and weighs over 220 lbs.
Canada has its own version of the Loch Ness monster located in the depths of Okanagan Lake.
- Home of the Wolverine
The grouchy yet lovable comic book icon is from Alberta, Canada.
- We have overpasses made for wildlife
In Banff National Park in Alberta, highways are designed to create the perfect marriage between passing vehicles and overpasses for the wildlife including grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolverine and lynx.
- Polar Bear Swim
In Vancouver, British Columbia residents take a plunge in to freezing water in English Bay. This tradition takes place on New Year’s day at 2:30pm.
- Parlez-vous Français?
After Paris, Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the world.
- Canada is the Most Educated Country in the World
It has over 99% literacy rate and over half of Canadians have college degrees.
- Lakes, lakes and more lakes!
Canada has the most lakes than any other country.
- We love our maple syrup
Canada produces 77% of the world’s maple syrup.
- Polar Bears
60% of the world’s polar bear population of approximately 25,000 live in Canada.
Lastly… our health care!
Canadians have a heath care system predicated on a patient’s medical need as opposed to the ability to pay.
I don’t know about you, but I feel even more proud to be Canadian now! #CooltoBeCanadian #IamCanadian
Facts courtesy of lifebuzz.com