#1 They Say Sorry The Most
Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt.
#2 Most Educated Populated
At least 56% of the total population have earned some sort of degree for their education after high-school. That’s 6% more than Japan at second place.
#3 More Lakes Than The Rest Of The World Combined
There are 3 million lakes in Canada if you include small lakes. That’s more lakes than what the rest of the world has combined.
#4 Winnie The Pooh’s Origin
A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg, or Winnie for short. His love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.
#5 Largest Population of Bears
Of 25 000 Polar Bears, about 15 000 live in the northern parts of Canada. It’s also home to large populations of Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, and Kermode Bears.
#6 ‘Canada’ Was The Wrong Name
Canada was named through a misunderstanding. When Jaques Cartier, a French explorer, came to the new world, he met with local Natives who invited them to their ‘kanata’ (the word for ‘village’). The party mistakenly thought the name of the country was “Kanata” or Canada.
#7 Home To The World’s Smallest Jail
Ontario is believed to be home to the world’s smallest jail, which measures only 24.3 sq metres.
#8 Desert You Can Walk Through
Canada’s only desert in British Columbia is only 15 miles long and is the only desert in the world with a long boardwalk for visitors to walk on.