Bordering the United States to the north, most know the friendly country of Canada for outdated stereotypes (no, Canadians don’t all live in igloos!). But how well do you know this large and diverse country? You may be surprised about some of these interesting facts about Canada! Login below to claim your spot on our leaderboard and then take the test to see how you do!
20 Questions: Interesting Facts About Canada
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How many countries share a border with Canada?
The Trans-Canada Highway stretches across Canada from coast to coast. One of the longest routes of its type in the world, how many kilometers does the main route span?
Canada was in a long-standing friendly war with Denmark since the 1980s contesting ownership over an uninhabited island in the Arctic (it was resolved in 2022). The dispute included the periodic exchange of switching the country’s flag on the flagpole, a note, and what following item?
The beaver is Canada’s National Animal and is the figurehead on the Canadian 5 cent coin (nickel). They are found throughout Canada and live in streams, rivers, ponds, and shorelines of large lakes, constructing dams made out of branches, stones, and mud. However, most people do not know that the beaver is actually part of what animal family?
Canada is home to 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the world’s very first with the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation! It is an 11th century Viking settlement. Which province has it?
The Canadian motto, carried on its coat of arms, is A Mari Usque ad Mare. What does it mean?
Which of the following sports was NOT invented in Canada?
What is Canada’s National Drink? (Hint: It was invented in Calgary back in 1969.)
Although English is the predominant language used, how many official languages does Canada have?
Canada has more lakes than any other country on Earth and more than half of all the lakes in the world are located within its borders! How much of the world’s freshwater is found in Canada?
Canada is comprised of 10 provinces and how many territories?
Upon the time of European explorations in the 15th century, Canada was already occupied by native peoples. The Iroquois were farmers and hunters in the Great Lakes region and Canada comes from the Iroquoian word Kanata which means ___________.
Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British Parliament passed the British North America Act. Yet, Canada only got its own flag in what year?
Which significant figure is legally Canadian (with a passport and everything)?
This city is one of the oldest cities in Canada and is also the only remaining walled city in North America north of Mexico.
True or False? Canada is home to the highest population of polar bears in the world.
True or False? Lake Louise is the most popular tourist attraction in Canada.
True or False? Nova Scotia is the most developed and densely populated province in Canada.
True or False? Canadians call the one-dollar coin the loonie and the two-dollar coin is called the toonie.
True or False? Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country.