O, Canada! Our 10 remarkable facts about Canada is a wonderful list of some wacky and interesting tidbits about good ol’ Canada. Did you know that way back in 1,000 A.D; a group of Vikings landed on the coast of Canada? Yup, and now you can head to this country, where they consume the most fruit juice and have the largest number of donut shops in the world. You can also find 630 species of birds here; it is absolutely beautiful! You will have to bundle up though, because up here in the North it gets mighty cold! Keep reading for more fun facts.

10 Many Famous Folks Have Come From Canada

via US Magazine
via US Magazine

Justin Bieber, James Cameron, and Michael Buble are just some of the famous Canucks.

9 Big and Mighty

via World Nomads
via World Nomads

Believe it or not, Canada is the second-biggest country on the planet. .

8 Brrr!

via Canadian Living
via Canadian Living

It really is freezing; Ottawa (Canada’s capital) is the 2nd-coldest capital city worldwide.

7 Fancy a Swim?

via Top Travel Destinations
via Top Travel Destinations

The longest coastline in the world is in Canada and is almost 152,000 miles long. .

6 What Time is it?

via Visit Canada
via Visit Canada

Good luck finding out, because Canada’s territories are sectioned into 6 time zones.

5 Immigration Nation

via Ottawa Citizen
via Ottawa Citizen

Almost 50% of the Canadian population was not born in Canada.

4 City Slickers

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About 80% of the Canadian population lives in the city.

3 Welcome to the Loony Bin

via Wikipedia
via Wikipedia

The loonie is what the Canadian dollar is commonly referred to.

2 Go, Team!

via laxmagazine
via laxmagazine

Along with hockey, lacrosse is a national sport in Canada.

1 Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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The baseball mitt was a Canadian invention, dating back to 1883.

+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

Canadians sure are smart; even though the official languages are English and French, 99% of the Canadian population is literate. And did you know that their iconic maple leaf national flag was a replacement for the Union Jack in 1965? And if you love playing Trivial Pursuit, thank Canada!

Show Me the Proof

  1. wikipedia.org
  2. thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  3. ocol-clo.gc.ca