Canada truly is an amazing country with something for everyone. With its vast rivers, waterfalls, mountains and valleys, to its abundance of forests, fields, lakes and coast lines, it’s no surprise that Canada was named the second most beautiful country in the world.
As we are about Celebrate Canada’s 152 birthday, we are reminded of how lucky were are to live in such an incredible place. But how well do you know your country?
Here are 6 Fun Fact About Canada, that you might not know:
1. Second Largest Country
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Canada is complete with 10 Provinces, and 3 Territories. Covering 9.98 million square km and extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and north bound to the Arctic Ocean. Canada has the largest coast line of any country in the world measuring at 243,977 km long, and is home to the longest highway in the world the Trans Canada Highway, which measures in at 7,604 km long. The highest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.
Canada is home to approximately 37.06 million people, with 81% of these people residing in cities. The average life expectancy in Canada is 81 years old, which is the 6th highest in the world.
3. Bodies of Water
Canada is known for having the highest number of lakes out of any other country, making up 60% of the worlds lakes. With the largest lake is Lake Superior with a total surface area of 82, 103 square km. Approximately 9% of Canada is covered by fresh water. The highest waterfall in Canada is Della Falls which is located in British Columbia.
Half of Canada is covered by forest, making up one tenth of the world’s forests.
Hockey and Lacrosse are Canada’s national sports. However the baseball glove is a Canadian invention, which was invented in 1883. Other awesome Canadian inventions include, basketball, insulin, the telephone, Trival Pursuit, the electric cooking range, Imax, and of course the snowmobile.
Canada has a large variety of wildlife, with approximately 200 different species of mammals. There’s an estimated 2.5 million caribou in Canada. 50% of the World’s polar bear population lives in Nunavuk. Churchill, Manitoba sees the largest polar bear migration annually.
These are just few of the fun facts that makes Canada truly unique, and a great place to live. Make sure you get out this Canada Day, show your Canadian Pride and take in many of the cultural events that are around for your enjoyment!
Happy Birthday Canada!