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25 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Canada – Part 3

Here are 25 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Canada – Part 3. Click here for part 1 and part 2.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Canada

Canadian Forces Station Alert

1. Canada is home to the world’s northernmost settlement, Canadian Forces Station Alert, on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, which lies 817 km (508 mi) from the North Pole. – Source

2. Canada does not possess any weapons of mass destruction and has signed treaties repudiating possession of them. – Source

3. Canada hands out a 1-year free Cultural Access Pass to new citizens. It provides free access to over 1,000 museums and cultural centers across Canada. – Source

4. The characteristics of Canadian Aboriginal societies included permanent settlements, agriculture, complex societal hierarchies, and trading networks. Some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations. – Source

5. The first known attempt at European colonization of Canada began when Norsemen settled briefly at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland around 1000 A.D. No further European exploration occurred until 1497, when Italian seafarer John Cabot explored Canada’s Atlantic coast for England. – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Canada

Pamela Anderson

6. Pamela Anderson is Canada’s “Centennial Baby”, having been the first baby born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s official founding. – Source

7. By total area (including its waters), Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after Russia. By land area alone, however, Canada ranks fourth, the difference being due to its large proportion of lakes, which constitute 60% of all the lakes in the world. – Source

8. Canada has the longest coastline in the world, with a total length of 202,080 km (125,570 mi). Additionally, its border with the United States is the world’s longest land border, stretching 8,891 km (5,525 mi). – Source

9. Engineers in Canada receive an Iron Ring to remind them to have humility. It is in memory of a bridge that collapsed twice due to incorrect calculations involving iron. – Source

10. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on Japan before the United States did. – Source


11-15 Interesting Facts About Canada

Applicant for Enlistment

11. During WWII, Canada gave out ‘Applicant for Enlistment’ badges to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight. – Source

12. Ontario has an apology act, according to which, “apologies do not constitute an admission of fault.” – Source

13. Oral sex was illegal in Canada until it was legalized in 1969. – Source

14. Northwest Territories with an area of nearly twice the size of Texas was almost renamed “Bob” after politicians in the Northwest Territories asked residents to propose a new name. The campaign to name the territory Bob began as a prank, but thousands supported it. Politicians and aboriginal leaders were not amused – Source

15. Kraft Mac and Cheese (Kraft Dinner) has been called the de facto national dish of Canada as it is the most popular grocery item in the country. Canadians eat more of it per capita than any other country (55% more than Americans). – Source

16-20 Interesting Facts About Canada

Winnipeg Slurpee

16. Winnipeg, despite being one of the coldest cities in Canada, is the slurpee capital of the world. – Source

17. Canada has a free 24-hour phone number that people can call for any medical questions if they’re not sure they should see a doctor. – Source

18. Tap water in Canada is held to a higher health standard than bottled water. – Source

19. Hans Island is a disputed territory between Canada and Denmark. When the Danish visit, they leave a bottle of Schnapps for the Canadians. When the Canadians visit, they leave a bottle of Canadian Club for the Danish. – Source

20. During WWII, the Japanese bombed Saskatchewan, Canada. The only thing damaged was a fence. – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Canada

Whitehorse, Yukon

21. Whitehorse is the only city in Canada’s Yukon Territory. – Source

22. Each year Canada Post receives millions of letters addressed to “Santa Claus, The North Pole, H0H 0H0.” They reply to each one of them. – Source

23. The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada, 45 degree Celsius, is higher than any temperature ever recorded in either Brazil or Thailand. – Source

24. Prostitution isn’t and has never been illegal in Canada. – Source

25. Canada was invited to join the United States in the Articles of Confederation in 1777. – Source

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  • I call Bulls**t on #5. Irish monks visited Canada as early as the 6th century. Navagatio Sancti Brendani was regarded as fantasy until Tim Severin proved it’s plausibility in 1976 by recreating the voyage of St Brendan. Columbus read St Brendan’s report, which led to his belief that the Atlantic was navigable.

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