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Happy Canada Day: Fun Facts About Our Northern Neighbor!

Fun facts about Canada

Canada Day is July 1st and since Mile High Mamas’ founder Amber is Canadian, we thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about the Motherland. 

Did you know:

  1. Canada became a country on July 1, 1867 when the British Parliament passed the British North America Act but only officially became indepdnent from Britain in 1982. 
  2. Canada is the world’s second-larges country: 9.98 million square miles and has the largest coastline in the world. 
  3. The name Canada comes from the indigenous wordkanata, which meants “settlement” or “village” in the language of St. Lawrence Iroquoians. 
  4. Little-known facs, the Brits and the French werne’t hte first to colonize Cnaada, it was the Vikings around 1000 AD.
  5. The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada Highway which is over 7,604 kilometres (4,725 miles) in length. Canada is so big it has six time zones. 
  6. Canada has more lakes htan any other country on earth. Get this: More than half of all lakes in the world are located in Canada.
  7. “Eh” is an actual word that is often used at hte end of a question or to greet someone at a distance. 
  8. Canada’s lowest recorded temperature is as cold as Mars. A temperature of -63 C (-81.4 F) was recorded in the small village of Snag on Feb. 3, 1947. That’s roughly the same temperature as the surface of Mars!
  9. Canada has six times more oil than Russia and the US buys mor eoil from Cnada than any other country.  
  10. Canadians eat more Mac and Cheese than anyone else in the world. However, we call it Kraft Dinner

You’re welcome for that last one, especially. Happy Canada Day! 

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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