When some think of Canada, they may think of the cold, Olympic winning hockey teams and Tim Hortons. Little do they know, there is so much more than that!
Canada was founded on July 1, 1867, and was part of the British colonies. From there Canada has grown as a country and is now home to over 38 million people.
Here are 10 Facts About Canada, the Hockey loving, Tim Hortons drinking country.
1. Roughly 30% of Canada’s land area is covered by trees.
2. The Maple Leaf flag did not become the official flag of Canada until February 15, 1965 – almost 100 years after becoming a country.
3. In Banff National Park (located in Alberta), there are wildlife bridges over highways for the wildlife to cross the road safely.
4. Montréal is the largest French speaking city in the world, outside of France.
5. Canada produces 77% of the world’s Maple Syrup.
6. Foods that Canada considers to be theirs, include Peameal bacon, poutine, maple syrup and Timbits.
7. Canada holds two Olympic records: 1. The most gold medals won by a country in a winter Olympics and 2. The most gold medals won by a host country in a winter Olympics.
8. The Royal Canadian Mint created a coin that has a face value of $1 Million, the coin is made of 99.99% gold and weighs 220lbs.
9. Canadians eat 55% more Kraft Dinner than Americans do.
10. There are 47 National Parks located across all of Canada. There are no shortage of places to discover!
Canada is the home to many great places, people, athletes, entertainers, animals, and beautiful sights to see!