Canada is a unique country with many amazing things

Canada is a unique country with many amazing things

People underestimate Canada, thinking it has lots of polar bears, constant cold and a special love of maple trees. Canada is a place you want to move to once you’ve lived here for a couple of weeks and understand the local life.

Surprising facts about Canada

1. Canada is the first country in the world to build a landing strip for UFOs. It is located in the town of Sein Pole and was built in 1967 to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the country. It weighs more than 130 tons and is made of concrete. There is a capsule that will be opened in 2067, when the site celebrates its centennial.

2. most of Canada’s population has a college degree. After studying data from citizens across the planet between the ages of 25 and 64, OECD experts concluded that Canada is the most educated country in the world. About 56% of Canada’s population has a college degree or has taken a post-secondary course of study.

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Surprising facts about Canada

3. there is a place in the country where there is a lower level of gravity. There are several such areas, but the most interesting is the Hudson Bay region. Here scientists discovered low gravity back in the 60s of last century, but this state will not last more than 5 thousand years . In low gravity along the Hudson Bay water never rises above a certain level.

4. Canadians love the maple leaf . The maple leaf is believed to be native to Canada, and became a national symbol in 1965, when the flag appeared. Many people wonder why the maple leaf is red in color, historians are sure that this shade is much loved in Great Britain. The love of maple is instilled in Canadians from an early age, often even local food products have the shape of the leaf of this tree.

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Surprising facts about Canada

5. Canadians love hockey, but it has never been the country’s national sport. Hockey is a sport enjoyed by locals, and lacrosse is considered the national sport in Canada. Theoretically, lacrosse is much like hockey, but the puck is replaced by a rubber ball and the ice is a regular field of grass.

6. The people of Canada are polite. Scandals and disputes are rarely heard in the country because the locals are very polite. For example if someone parks his car on the sidewalk they will just put a piece of paper on his car and ask not to park there. Strangely enough, the request is sure to be taken into account. All the aggression here is absorbed by the local geese. These birds are too aggressive and often attack people.

7. In 2007, the Bank of Canada issued the biggest gold coin ever made. It weighs 100 kilograms and is called the Golden Maple Leaf. On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England, and on the reverse are maple leaves. The value of the coin is $1 million, a total of several such coins have been issued.

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Surprising facts about Canada

8. The city of Rodney is home to the world’s smallest prison called West Elgin. The area of the prison is less than 25 m2, it was built in 1890. It can hold two people at a time, just like on the island of Sarka. The local prison is just two cells with no kitchen and canteen, the prisoners have to order their food through a delivery service.

9. Canadians love unusual license plates. Just like U.S. residents Canadians love unusual license plates. In addition to a variety of symbols, locals can choose different shapes of plates themselves. For example, you can see license plates on the roads in the shape of a polar bear or maple leaves, national symbols of the country.

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Fun facts about Canada

10. The city of Saint-Louis-du-Ha is located in Canada! The funniest little town was formed in the middle of the century before last, and it has two exclamation points in its name. Today it is home to just over a thousand people. Locals tell us that their town comes from the French language, where the phrase “ha-ha” translates as “dead end.” In any case, foreigners think it is the “funniest” town.

11. Canada has a working penitentiary for polar bears. Located in the town of Churchill, the prison takes bears that have decided to get close to people, such as apartment buildings. There are 28 cells on the grounds, and each bear that comes here is confined for one month. In prison, bears are only given water and snow so that they realize their mistake.

12 There are a lot of lakes in Canada. Scientists officially announced that Canada has more than 60% of all lakes in the world. Lakes play an important role in the nature of the country by keeping the climate at the same level. Even if some lakes disappear, others appear. But now scientists are sounding the alarm, because the melting of glaciers is causing big changes in the local climate.

13. Canadians love to apologize and have even passed a law to do so. Canadians are too polite, which sometimes prevents them, for example, in court proceedings. Officially, Canada has an “Apology Act,” which stipulates that people have no right to accuse each other with apologies. True, it only applies on the grounds of the courthouse.

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Fun facts about Canada

14. In Canada, they sell milk in regular cartons. In the eastern part of the country, all milk is sold in ordinary bags, which foreigners cannot get used to. The bags are usually huge and measure several liters. For the first time such bags appeared in the 60s of last century, when the whole country was changing to the new metric system. Businessmen did not want to change their equipment for more expensive analogues, where plastic or cardboard would be used for packing. Now milk in bags is more of a tribute to history.

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15. Santa Claus, according to the official authorities of the country, is a Canadian. In 2008 the Minister of Culture Jason Kenney said before Christmas that Santa can come back anytime because he is a Canadian citizen. Locals assure that Santa’s red and white costume proves he belongs to Canada.

Canada – an amazing country where the local population is distinguished by politeness and a great sense of humor. But most importantly, the country is not always cold, because it’s huge.

50 interesting facts about Canada

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2. Canada has the longest coastline in the world.

3. 31% of Canada’s territory is covered by forests.

4. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

5. Canada has 1,453 airports.

6. In 1967 the first UFO landing site in the world was built in St Paul, Alberta.

7. In the city of Sudbury (province of Ontario) at a depth of 2 km underground is the deepest laboratory – SNOLAB.

8. Canada is home to 2.4 million reindeer.

9. On average there are 247 accidents per year caused by moose.

10. The longest dam in the world, 850 m long, built by beavers was found in Canada.

11. Tens of thousands of snakes (garter snakes) can be seen near Winnipeg during the mating season.

12. Canada is home to 15,500 polar bears.

Food and drink:

13. It is illegal to transport alcohol between provinces without a permit.

14. Canada produces 1.5% of all food in the world, but consumes only 0.6%.

15. 77% of the world’s maple syrup production comes from the province of Quebec.

16. Canada has the highest per capita number of doughnut stores in the world.

17. 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer.

18. Macaroni and cheese is the most popular packaged product in Canada.

19. Such commonly used English words as “Colour”, “Behaviour” and “Work” are spelled according to the rules of British grammar, not American grammar: Colour, Behaviour, Labour.

20. The longest geographic name in Canada: Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake, which in Cree language means: “Where they fish for trout with a fishing rod.”

21. The official motto of Canada is “A Mari usque ad Mare” – “From sea to sea”.

22. Looney and Tooney are commonly referred to as $1 and $2 coins, respectively.

23. 9.5 million Canadians (34.9 million people in total) speak French.

24. Canada has the only settlement in the world with two exclamation points in its name: Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! (Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!). The “Ha! Ha!” part of the name comes from an ancient French word for an unexpected obstacle or end of the road.

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25. In Saskatchewan, a popular hooded sweatshirt is called a “bunnyhug” (“bunny hug”).

26. In 1835, the term “canuck” was coined for the first time by the people of Canada.

27. Cynenose is the name given to the inhabitants of the province of Nova Scotia, in part in honor of the famous fishing and racing schooner Bluenose.

28. Over 42% of Canadians are Catholic and 23% are Protestant.

29. The longest beard in the world is owned by Canadian Sarwan Singh from Surrey, British Columbia province – 2 m 37 cm.

30. Canadian Aaron Casey set the world record, balancing with 17 spoons on his face.

31. 42% of Canada’s population has a college degree.

32. Only 8 countries in the world have less domestic corruption than Canada.

33. According to the national telephone directory, the most common last name in Canada is “Lee” (Li).

34. The average age of a Canadian is 40.6 years old.

35. 1/5 of all Canadians were born outside the country.

36. And this is a real fact, not a rumour: Americans sometimes impersonate Canadians on overseas trips.

37. Canada, of the G20 countries, is the best defender of women’s rights.

World fame and fortune:

38. The most commercially successful Canadian film is a youth comedy about a first sexual experience, called Porky’s . On a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $105 million.

39. 2/3 of all cesium produced in the world is mined in a single mine located in the province of Manitoba.

40. Basketball was invented in Canada.

41. Canada also invented IMAX theaters, electric wheelchairs, and the popular Trivial Pursuit quiz.

What you can and cannot do in Canada:

42. Envelopes with letters addressed to the government can be sent for free.

43. Between 35% and 50% of the music played on radio in Canada must be by Canadian artists.

44. You can send a letter in any language to the North Pole and get a reply from Santa Claus. His address is North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada.

45. It is illegal in Canada to distribute comic books that depict the commission of crimes.

And some more miscellaneous facts:

46. 80.5% of homes in Canada are connected to the Internet.

47. License plates for cars in Nanavut and the Northwest Territories are in the shape of a polar bear.

48. The maple leaf on the Canadian flag has 11 teeth.

49. Canada became an independent country in 1982.

And for dessert : If you’ve ever dreamed of floating on the ocean in a tub instead of a boat… then come to Nanaimo – they have an annual tub race there.

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If anyone is as curious as I am

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Canada has only one religion, hockey, which is not mentioned in this post.

Canadians also have weird heads.

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Are they? I always thought that in the U.S.

The game was invented in 1891 at the Christian Youth Association training center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

Queen: Elizabeth II

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1453 airports? State?

>North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada.

Hmm. And not a word about hockey =)))

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Had the good fortune to be in Toronto! Unbelievable experience!

37. Canada, of the G20 countries, is the best defender of women’s rights.

Um… That’s the quota for women in firms, isn’t it?

24. Canada is the only settlement in the world with two exclamation points in its name: Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! (Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!). The “Ha! Ha!” part of the name comes from an ancient French word for an unexpected obstacle or end of the road.

It sounds like trolling.

4. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

43 point as in belarus).

Canada is also where the TV series X-Files was filmed.

And a shitload of Benderites fled to Canada after WWII. They have the largest diaspora of Ukrainians/people with Ukrainian roots outside of the CIS.

About corruption in Canada is a myth. According to the World Bank blacklist 2013 Canada is in first place by the number of companies involved in corruption (mostly bribery of foreign governments) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/18/world-bank-corrupt-c

About government corruption google: Sponsorgate Also, the Mayors of Montreal and Laval are under investigation.

On the domestic level, however, there is little corruption, because the salaries of small officials, police officers, doctors, etc. are large.

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As Poroshenko said: Canada was founded by Ukrainian migrants

Beaver Dam on the maps:

That feeling when you live near Winnipeg))

The Associated Press reports on the discovery of the deepest underground science laboratory in the world in the U.S.

And can’t you dig up such facts about Russia, and make people proud? Because it’s good where we’re not.

“Founded by Ukrainian colonists. “)

I think it’s ok, we’ll take Alaska and Canada, let’s go for it.

0.004 of the earth’s population eat 0.6 meals.

Fact 51: Ukrainians created it the way it is now. And they are the most important part of Canada.

P.s. From recent statements by proto-Ukrainians :)

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1. Vancouver was built in 1886, and owes its name to the British discoverer and explorer Captain George Vancouver, who spent only one day in the area in 1792.The population of Vancouver consists of almost non-natives. Vancouver’s second name is “neighborhood city.” It is so called because it is divided into neighbourhoods based on the ethnicity of the residents.

2. Vancouver is the largest film production center in all of Canada. And the third largest in North America after Los Angeles and New York. The X-Files, Jump Street, the L-Word, Deadpool, and more were filmed here.

3. Greenpeace originated in Vancouver. The international non-governmental environmental organization is named after a fishing boat that sailed from Vancouver to Alaska in 1971 to stop nuclear testing.

4. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.

5. Vancouver has the highest crime rate of any city in Canada.

6.In 2019, Vancouver enacted a law banning plastic straws as well as polystyrene food bags.

7. It rains often here, causing Vancouver to be nicknamed the “wet city.”

8. Among Vancouver’s twin cities is Sochi.

9. The popular California roll was invented in Vancouver.Japanese chef Hidekazu Tojo moved to Canada and noticed that customers were skeptical of raw fish and seaweed dishes. So he came up with the idea of making rolls “inside out,” with the rice on the outside and the filling on the inside. It went against the traditions of Japanese cuisine, but the customers and especially the guests from Los Angeles liked it. That’s how the name “California” came about.

10. Vancouver’s waterfront and coastal causeway, the Seawall, is not just a 9-kilometre walkway in Stanley Park. It extends 28 kilometers from the Convention Centre to the Kitsilano beaches! The Seawall is divided into a pedestrian section and a bike lane. Construction began in 1917 and is being updated/updated to this day. Vancouver’s Seawall is currently the longest continuous promenade in the world.

Famous people of Vancouver

Ryan Reynolds – born October 23, 1976, birthplace Vancouver, Canada.

Hayden Christensen – born April 19, 1981, place of birth – city of Vancouver, Canada.

Grimes – Canadian singer, producer and artist, civil wife of billionaire inventor Ilon Musk

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A ship, signifying the importance of Vancouver as a seaport, on the crown, the traditional heraldic emblem of the city. Shield: The dogwood flowers in the center are the symbol of the province. The main decoration is the totem pole of the kwakiutl, a symbol of local heritage, topped with wavy ribbons of blue and silver (for the waters surrounding the city). A lumberjack and a fisherman, representing the traditional industries of the area. Motto: By sea, land and air we prosper; the word “air” was added to the existing motto to recognize the growing importance of aviation to Vancouver’s development.

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