Canada is a name derived from the Huron - Iroquois kanata meaning, a village or settlement
Canada Facts and Trivia
The Canadian flag was established in 1965, only 37 years ago The Dominion of Canada was formed July 1, 1867
Calixa Lavallée composed the music in 1880 The first lyrics that were composed for the song were written in French by Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier in 1880 The choice of "O Canada" for the national anthem did not occur until 1980
Jasper National Park Canada is the second largest country in the world, with 9,971,000 square kilometres of land ( after Russia which has a total area of 17,075,000 square kilometres )
With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.
The Trans - Canada highway is the longest highway in the world. It is 8,000km . long .
Canada's coastline is the longest in the world (244,000 km. long) and it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Arctic ocean to the south
The world's smallest jail is believed to be in Rodney, Ontario, Canada. It is only 24.3 square meters (about 270 square feet).
According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world.
Vancouver Canada is tied with Zurich Switzerland for the highest quality of life of any city in the world.
Canada has the world's highest tertiary education enrolment
Canada has the ninth biggest economy of the world
The CN Tower was built by the Canadian National Railway and stands 181 stories high (553.33 meters tall)
<ul><li>The entire Rogers Centre development is 51.4 dunam </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Centre facility's capacity ranges from 5,000 to 60,000 for sports events, concerts, family shows, trade shows and conventions </li></ul><ul><li>A unique feature of the Rogers Centre is its Videoboard, one of the world's largest, measuring 33.528m wide by 10.058m high </li></ul>The world’s first fully retractable roof
The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883.
Niagara Falls is the largest waterfall in the world by volume
but its vertical drop is just one-eighth that of Canada's highest waterfall: Della Falls, B.C., which is 440 metres high
Contrary to popular opinion, Canada does not own the North Pole. In fact, the North Pole is not owned by any country. It is believed, however, that Santa Claus is from Canada.
Edmonton has the second greatest temperature variation in the world + 40 - 40
West Edmonton Mall is the world's largest entertainment and shopping centre, featuring over 800 stores and services, over 100 eating establishments, plus nine world class attractions, including: <ul><li>GALAXYLAND amusement park, world’s largest indoor amusement park </li></ul><ul><li>ICE PALACE, second home of the Edmonton Oilers hockey club </li></ul><ul><li>WORLD WATERPARK, world’s largest indoor wave pool </li></ul>
Canada is the home of many great inventions, including...
What famous comic was created by a Canadian, Joe Shuster, who was born in Toronto in 1914?