21 Facts about Canada Geography and Culture
Canada is a fantastic place for a family adventure. Thinking about visiting Canada with the kids?
21 facts about Canada Geography and Culture: Size Matters
1 – Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world.
2 – Home to some of the LONGEST things – the longest coastline, the longest street, and the longest name of a place (Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake)
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3 – Santa has his own postal code “OHO OHO, North Pole, Canada” and Mrs. Claus responds to each one. Santa is officially a Canadian citizen.
4 – They have interesting choices in politicians, too! Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, once worked as a nightclub bouncer and snow boarding instructor.
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5 – Canada is the world’s most educated country. More than 1/2 of Canadian’s have a college degree and the country has a 99% literacy rate.
6 – Semantics can be fun! The term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined in a Canadian news journal. The familiar phrase ‘trick or treat’ was first used in Canada.
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7 – Positive reinforcement – Canadian police departments give out “We caught you doing something good” tickets to people doing something positive.
8 – Helping others – When planes were diverted during 9/11, Canada fed and housed more than 33,000 passengers.
9 – Support for breast cancer families. Breast cancer patients get their homes cleaned FREE so they can focus on their health.
10 – Praises positive intent! Canada gave buttons for people to wear who tried to enlist to fight in WW2 but weren’t accepted. This let everyone know they were willing.
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11 – Safe neighbor – Between the US and Canada is the longest international border in the world and it is NOT patrolled by military.
12 – Peaceful country – Canada has NO weapons of mass destruction.
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13 – I thought Canada would be too cold for insects. Not so! Canada has more than 55,000 types!
14 – Too cold for rats? Alberta has been Norwegian rat free since 1967.
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15 – Foodies! Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other country and has more donut shops per capita than any other country in the world.
16 – Eat healthy! No hormones for the cows so there are no hormones in any milk products like cheese and yogurt.
Here are 20 facts about Canada Geography and Culture: Cool Facts
17 – Interesting geography! Canada has more lakes than ALL the other lakes in the world combined.
18 – Canada is oil rich! After Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, Canada has the third largest oil reserves.
19 – Olympic medals! Canada holds the record for the MOST gold medals every won at the winter Olympia.
Here are 20 facts about Canada Geography and Culture: Open Minded
20 – Inclusive – Paper money is marked in braille.
21 – Really open minded. A strip club in Ontario is used as a church on Sundays.