Jul 1, 2024

OH CANADA! | Facts About Our Great Country

John Cabot was the first explorer to reach Canada in 1497. 

The average life expectancy for Canadians is 81 years, 8th highest in the world.

Canada is the most educated country in the world. Over half of the citizens have a college degree.

Studies show, Canadians are the second happiest people in the world.

Canada has the most doughnut shops per capita, in the world.

Around 30% of Canada's total land is occupied by forest.

Canada has six time zones.

The quality of tap water in Canada is often higher than bottled water quality.

Canada's national parks are larger than some countries.

In size, Canada is the second largest country in the world (Russia is the largest.)

Canadians eat more macaroni and cheese than any other population on the planet.

The telephone was invented in Canada.

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the lakes in the world, combined.

The population of Canada is approx. the same as the population of the State of California, each approx. 39 million. 

75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border.

Canada is the least densely populated, with Canada's north uninhabited due to extreme cold temperatures.

Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world, second only to Paris.

Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world.

Basketball was invented in Canada in 1891 by James Naismith.