We think Canada is one of the best places to live in the world, and as Canada Day 2022 approaches on Friday July 1, and we get ready to celebrate our Great White North, we thought it would be really fun to share some interesting facts you may or may not know about our wonderful country:
- Canada has way more lakes than you think - the country has more surface area covered with lakes than any other country in the world and it’s home to the highest proportion of freshwater in the world too!
- Canada has the world’s longest coastline, measuring 243,042 km. If one were to walk the entire length of the Canadian coastline at a pace of 12 miles per day, it would take 30 years!
- Canada has an abundance of trees and boasts nearly 30% of the world’s boreal forest – that's 552 million hectares!
- Canada is the world's leading producer and exporter of maple products, accounting for 75 per cent of the global market, with Quebec being by far the largest producer of syrup in North America.
- “Eh” is a real word! This famous Canadian saying actually appears in the Oxford English Dictionary!
- Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a Canadian black bear that author A. A. Milne’s son (Christopher Robin Milne) saw at London zoo. The bear was named Winnie after Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Canada can be as cold as Mars - On Monday, February 3, 1947, a temperature of -63℃ (-81.4℉) was recorded in the small village of Snag, Yukon. That’s the same as the average temperature on the surface of Mars!
- Canada has the longest international border, at 8891 km, with the only land neighbour being the United States
- Quebec is the only walled city in North America. Built in the 17th century, it is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site today.
- Over 20% of Canada’s population is born in a foreign country. Canada is internationally recognized as a multicultural nation and the most diverse country among G8 nations!
We think all these wonderful things and more make our country such a special place to live. If you’re looking for special, and Canadian, locally-grown fresh flowers, visit us here to place an order for pickup or delivery. Happy Canada Day everyone!