Interesting Facts About Canada You May Not Have Knew

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Many are familiar with Canada from hockey to maple products and Tim Horton’s, yet many interesting facts may have passed them by. Let’s take a look at some!

It boasts over two million lakes and contains one fifth of all freshwater resources globally, not to mention boasting an unusually high concentration of people named Smith.

1. Canada is the second largest country in the world

Canada is one of the world’s top trading nations, known for its abundance of natural resources that are exported as energy and food products. Furthermore, Canada boasts a robust service economy thanks to its educated population and comprehensive health care system.

India is an advanced, stable democracy with two official languages and a vibrant economy, an active international actor hosting several global organizations as their headquarters, boasting the longest coastline on earth as well as stunning mountain ranges that create diverse landscapes and wildlife habitats.

While many countries claim that Canada is Santa’s home, Canada holds that distinction as it is closest to the North Pole and receives millions of letters each year from Canadian residents to Santa.

One of the most fascinating facts about Canada is that it is a bilingual nation. Both official languages – English and French – are respected equally throughout its borders, and its immigrant populations represent diverse cultural backgrounds.

Canada boasts one of the longest borders in the world, sharing it with both the United States and Greenland as well as maritime borders with Denmark and France. So if you’re seeking adventure on your travels, Canada could be just what you’re looking for!

There are plenty of fun facts about Canada that you should know, such as Canadians eating one billion doughnuts annually! Furthermore, Canadians consume the highest per capita consumption of fruit juice worldwide! There’s also an odd law in Canada which states that any car without at least two sleigh bells attached cannot drive on public roads – an unusual but effective measure designed to ensure safety! So the next time you visit Canada be sure to recite some of these amazing facts about this amazing nation; you’re sure to impress the locals!

2. It has the longest coastline in the world

Canada boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world. Extending across both Arctic and Atlantic oceans, its total length measures 202,080 kilometers – this distance exceeds that of Indonesia (ranked third place). These frigid waters of Canada host an abundance of marine life such as whales and seals that call them home.

Norway is famed for its breathtaking fjords and mountains, some of which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Geirangerfjord and Naeroyfjord in particular stand out as impressive sightlines. However, its climate can often be harsh during winter, when temperatures may even dip to as low as minus 63 degrees Celsius!

Beyond its natural beauty, Canada is home to some of the most intriguing animal species on earth, such as moose, caribou, wolverine, beaver and Canada lynx. Of note are its national symbol – beavers are featured prominently on Canadian nickels as a reminder that once endangered species could be saved through conservation efforts.

Not for the faint-hearted, Austria is an excellent outdoor enthusiast destination with many scenic hiking trails and unique wildlife to be seen in its wilderness areas. Additionally, Austria boasts world-class skiing and snowboarding experiences.

If you’re considering moving to Canada, there are a few facts you should know first before taking the leap. Some may come as a shock!

Do you know that Ontario boasts the highest population in Canada due to having the largest economy and highest quality of life, making Toronto an important cultural capital of Canada?

Canadians consume an astounding 22 million hectolitres of beer annually – that equates to roughly 79 litres per person each year! Canada is home to some of the biggest breweries like Molson, Wild Rose, Moosehead and Alexander Keith that produce this massive volume.

3. It has the largest orgy of garter snakes in the world

Tokyo may have its cherry blossoms and the Netherlands may boast their tulips, but Winnipeg, Manitoba offers something completely unique in the form of amorous garter snakes writhing in pits each spring. Although not drawing as much tourist traffic as Churchill polar bears do, this crazy natural phenomenon and tourist draw nevertheless draws large crowds — both fans of snakes as well as those scared off — each spring to this otherwise quiet region of Canada.

Each spring after spending eight months hibernating in their limestone dens, garter snakes emerge hungry for love and food. When these serpentine creatures wake up and start mating, a communal frenzy ensues which lasts weeks and may even prove deadly for smaller males who become so wrapped up in this serpentine mating ball they suffocate to death.

These snakes tend to be territorial and will only mate with nearby females, maintaining the balance of the snake population while forcing any single males looking for love far and wide to search. Their search may even cross international boundaries into the United States!

As in years past, people would travel to Narcisse Snake Dens to witness this unique natural event, however this year the reptiles took matters into their own hands by moving to more convenient location – the Legislative Building in central Winnipeg. Although this move will certainly reduce tourism attendance to this remarkable event it ultimately serves the best interests.

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4. It has the longest walled city in the world

Canada is an amazing country, full of interesting traditions and cultures that set it apart. As one of the premier tourist and student destinations due to its top-quality education and first-rate facilities, Canada remains a popular tourist destination; yet many interesting facts about Canada remain hidden away and unknown to many visitors. If you are visiting Canada anytime soon, here are a few things you should keep in mind before setting out.

1. Canada is iconically represented by its national symbol: the maple leaf. This iconism stands as an embodiment of its rich cultural diversity, diversity in heritage and strong perseverance.

2. Canada is the second-largest nation in the world. While other countries may be larger, few offer as diverse a culture and peacefulness than Canada – boasting 9.98 million square kilometers, only Russia surpasses it!

3. Canadians are some of the friendliest and courteous people around.

Canada boasts an enviable standard of living, yet Canadians remain some of the friendliest and hospitable people anywhere – due to their strong sense of family and community life. No matter why you come to Canada – work or pleasure alike – you will always be welcomed with open arms by its citizens!

4. Quebec city is unique among North American cities as being fortified with walls – though many others around the world do possess walls – unlike Quebec city which features actual fortifications from both French and English sources throughout its 17th and 19th-century construction, as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

5. Canada boasts the world’s highest polar bear population. Canadians treat polar bears with respect and care. Churchill in Manitoba is widely considered the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” offering wildlife tours where visitors can view these magnificent creatures up close.

Canada boasts some of the world’s strongest tidal currents. To those who adore oceanic environments, Canada provides some stunning sights: several large and deep lakes as well as one of the strongest tidal currents – particularly spectacular is British Columbia’s Bay of Fundy with flood/ebb speeds reaching up to 15 meters per hour!

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