by Mariana Morales
Canada Day is just around the corner which means Canadians will be celebrating in many ways such as spending time with families, barbeques, and just a fun time in the summer.
Throughout the week, you might have seen or even participated in showing Canadian pride with shirts, hats, bumper stickers, and flags.
Here are some fun facts about Canada you may not have known about!
- July 1, 1867 actually marks the day when Canada officially became The Dominion of Canada. The provinces Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick became a nation with a federal government with first Prime Minister John A. MacDonald. Essentially, Canada officially became an independent country in 1882.
- Canada’s highest point is Yukon’s Mount Logan.
- In 1965, the national flag of Canada was adopted to replace the Union Flag which represented Great Britain. February 15 marks National Flag of Canada Day, which celebrates this although it is not a public holiday.
- Canada’s national anthem “O Canada” is the only multilingual anthem in the world. It was originally written in French and translated to English in 1906.
- Canada contains 9% of the world’s renewable water supply.
- The Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Brunswick, turns out 1,642 bottles of beer per minute.
- Canadians eat macaroni and cheese more than any other nation.
- Canada and the United States share the world’s longest border, which is also the world’s only unprotected border.
- Of all the polar bears in the world, 50 per cent of them live in Nunavut!
Canada is the second largest country in the world and offers amazing tourist attractions including Toronto, and Niagara Falls.
Be proud to be Canadian and Happy Canada Day!
Check out some fabulous Canada Day websites here!
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