Happy Canada Day! Canada Day is celebrated on July 1, commemorating the joining of Canada’s three original provinces into one nation in 1867 including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Canada province (now known as Quebec and Ontario).
We celebrate the great north with travel fun facts about the great country of Canada. Did you know the iconic leaf flag commemorates the 100th birthday of Canada?
Canada just happens to be the second-largest country in the world and the capital of Canada, Ottawa, is the second coldest capital in the world after with the first being Moscow. Canada is so large it has six time zones and has the longest highway in the world, the Trans-Canada Highway, which is over 4,700 miles (7,600 kilometers) long.
Though Canada can be cold, you can find a variety of nature settings including sand dunes in Athabasca Provincial Park located in Saskatchewan that is nearly 30 meters high. Canada is the proud owner of 10 percent of the world’s forests with nearly half the country consisting of forests.
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) July 1, 2020
The longest freshwater beach in the world can be found at the Wasaga beach of Canada with three of the biggest islands in the world including Vancouver, Baffin, and Ellesmere. The Canadian one-dollar coin is called a loonie and Canada produces 15 million loonies per day.
Canada is known for its rich history surrounding sports with hockey and lacrosse being the official national sports, the baseball glove was also invented in Canada in 1883. Canada hosted three Olympic Games including Montreal (1976), Calgary (1988), and Vancouver (2010).
Canada hosts a variety of cultural festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and Celebration of Light. One of Canada’s biggest events is the Canadian National Exhibition that hosts 1.3 million people from all around the world including international vendors and all sorts of amazing food.