How Well Do You Know Canada?
What day is Canada Day celebrated on every year?
- Essentially a birthday celebration for the country, Canada Day remembers the Constitution Act of 1867, when the three original colonies were unified into one country— Canada.
Who were the first Europeans to colonize Canada?
- Around 1000 AD, a famous Norse Viking called Leif Erikson reached the shores of Eastern Canada and explored from the Arctic to the province of New Brunswick, almost five hundred years prior to Christopher Columbus.
What is the linguistic origin of the word Canada?
- The country's name comes from a word in the St. Lawrence Iroquois language, "kanata", which means "settlement" or "village".
What is the national summer sport of Canada?
- Canada actually has two national sports, lacrosse as the summer sport and hockey as the winter one.
What do you call a one-dollar coin in Canadian currency?
- The Canadian $1 coin is affectionately called a "Loonie", referring to the loon emblazoned on one of its sides, with Queen Elizabeth II on the other. It also rhymes with the "Toonie", which is what Canadians call their $2 coin.
Approximately how many ice rinks exist in Canada?
- It's no secret that Canadians love to play hockey and lace up their ice skates, which is why so many ice rinks are scattered throughout the country!
Canada has some interesting cuisine choices. Which of the following are often consumed by Canadians?
- Among other staples like Nanaimo bars and caesars, Canadian treats include fries and gravy (poutine), ketchup-flavored chips, and fried dough with sweet toppings, misleadingly called beavertails.
Plenty of people live in Canada, including a famous fictional figure with a Canadian postal address. Who is it?
- Because the North Pole is geographically part of Canada, Santa Claus has a Canadian postcode that children can send letters to and even receive a reply: Santa Claus, North Pole, HOH OHO.
Canada produces the world's highest quantity of which product?
- There's a good reason for the Canadian stereotype of loving maple syrup— the country is responsible for the most maple syrup produced anywhere in the world, with Quebec contributing a whopping 70%.
What is one of the most famous criminal enterprises in Canadian history, occurring between 2011 and 2012?
- Though it might sound like a hoax, this heist was the most valuable one in Canadian history, with over 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup purloined and valued at over 18 million CAD.