June 30, 2020
Canada Day Edition: 20 Interesting Facts About Canada

As you gear up to celebrate your Canada Day holiday, we just wanted to share some interesting facts with you! Happy Canada Day.

  1. Canada only got its own flag 100 years after it became a country
  2. The Royal Canadian Mint once made a gigantic loonie made of 99.9% gold that was worth $1 million
  3. Twenty percent of the world’s freshwater is in Canada, and it has more lakes than any other country in the world
  4. Canada’s official sport is not Hockey, its Lacrosse
  5. Hudson’s Bay has less gravity than the rest of the planet
  6. Canada’s lowest recorded temperature is as cold as Mars
  7. Canada has the only walled city in North America
  8. Canada has an ongoing dispute with Denmark. Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an island in the Arctic since the 1930s
  9. In 2012 the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist was national news when someone stole 3000 tons of maple syrup in Quebec valued at $18 million dollars.
  10. In Churchill, Manitoba, nobody locks their doors to their house or cars in case of a polar bear attack
  11. Basketball was invented in Canada
  12. One in five Canadians were born outside of Canada
  13. Hawaiian pizza was invented in Ontario, Canada.
  14. Santa Claus lives in Canada – his address is Santa Claus, North Pole H0H 0H0. Better yet, if you write him a letter from anywhere in the country, he will respond
  15. Winnie the Pooh is from Winnipeg
  16. Canada has twice been invaded by the USA, first in 1775 and again in 1812
  17. The name “Canada” comes from the word “Kanata” used by the Iroquois, a native American tribe who lived in Quebec in the 16th century
  18. The first Tim Hortons opened in 1964 in Hamilton, Ont
  19. Canada is home to the oldest brewery in North America, Molson, which was established in 1786
  20. Canadian Sir Fredrick Banting developed insulin