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50 Things That Prove Canada Is a Unique Country

50 Things That Prove Canada Is a Unique Country


What country holds annual bathtub races and
has a prepared landing pod for UFOs? Also, it has a place where there are so many snakes
that they look like spaghetti on your plate! Still no idea, eh? Ok, I’ll give you a huuuuge
hint: this country produces more than 70% of all maple syrup in the world! Yep, you
nailed it: this awesome country is Canada, and here are 50 cool facts about this place! – Canadians are famous for saying sorry all
the time, even when the other person is clearly in the wrong. In fact, they apologize so much
that an “Apology Act” was passed in 2009. It allows saying sorry in court without being
afraid that it’ll sound like admitting your guilt. – Approximately 90% of Canada’s land area
is uninhabited. Even though it’s bigger than the US, it has only 11% of America’s
population! – At 4,860 miles (7,820 km), the Trans-Canada
Highway is almost the longest national highway in the world, beat only by Australia’s Highway
1. – Also, when you travel along the Trans-Canada
Highway and reach Quebec province, pay attention, and you may see the most cheerful town in
the world: “Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!” Yep, just like that, with two “ha’s” and two exclamation
marks! The town even has a Guinness World Record for “most exclamation marks in a town
name.” – It’s illegal for polar bears in Canada to
break into houses and steal food. So, if you see one rummaging around in your fridge – call
the cops! You can laugh all you want, but there’s even a Polar Bear Jail in Churchill,
Manitoba. Bear-troublemakers stay there until they get relocated. – Canada received its own flag in 1965, almost
100 years after it became a separate country in 1867! – People in Nanaimo, British Columbia, are
fans of a very exciting kind of sport. Since 1967, they’ve been organizing and participating
in bathtub racing! These unusual competitions take place every year and involve bathtub
boats and a lot of fun! – Several of the most popular superheroes,
such as Wolverine and Superman, were created by Canadians! Thank you so much, guys! – The most dramatic weather change happened
in Canada on January 10, 1962. The temperature in Pincher Creek, one of the windiest places
in the country, jumped from -2.2 to 71.6 degrees F (-19 to 22 degrees C) within a couple of
hours! – Canadians LOVE hockey. As they say, these
people breath, eat, and live hockey. But despite their passion for the game, Canada’s national
sport is lacrosse! – One area in the Hudson Bay region has less
gravity than any other region on the planet. So, if you want to jump higher and weigh less,
that’s the place to be! – One crater on Mars was named Gander, after
a town in the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada, to honor its space research efforts. – How about this one: Santa Claus is Canadian.
That’s what Canada’s Immigration Minister announced in 2012. So, maybe that’s why his
famous outfit is made up of mostly 2 colors – red and white, which are the national colors
of Canada. – Even though the Stanley Cup, which is the
National Hockey League trophy, has its own bodyguard, hockey champions still manage to
put all kinds of things in it. I mean, they drink chocolate milk from the poor thing! – In 1930, Canada’s hockey team did so well
that they were put straight through to the final game. They didn’t even have to take
part in knockout rounds, and in the end, they won the gold! – Canada’s territory occupies a whopping 3,855
million sq. miles (10,000 sq. km), which makes it the second largest country in the world
after Russia. For comparison, Canada is bigger than the whole European Union and 15 times
larger than France, the biggest European country! – Ottawa, the capital of Canada, isn’t the
largest city in the country. With a population of about 1 million people, it comes second
to Toronto, the capital of the Ontario province. Almost 3 million people live in that city. – Canada is officially the most educated country
in the world, with 56% of its population having some kind of post-high-school education degree. – In St. Paul, Alberta, they’ve built the
first landing pad for UFOs. Well, I guess you can never be too prepared. The platform
weighs more than 130 tons (118 tonnes) and contains a time capsule which has to be opened
in 2067. – In a 2018 Happiness Report, Canada was ranked
#7. I mean, even despite all that cold? – The number of Canadian lakes is mind-blowing.
The country has more than 3 million lakes, which is more than the rest of the world combined! – Besides, all these lakes contain 20% of
all the fresh water on Earth! – Okanagan Lake is supposedly the home of
Ogopogo, a mythical creature similar to the one that’s said to dwell in Loch Ness, Scotland. – Forests cover more than 40% of Canada’s
land territory. But New Brunswick province is especially “foresty” – trees cover 85%
of its territory! Walking in the forest without a compass doesn’t sound like fun anymore. – Canada has the world’s longest coastline.
If you decided to walk along the Canadian coast without stops, it would take you more
than 4.5 years. No wonder, since you’ll have to cover about 151,000 miles (243,000 km)! – In Quebec, they produce 77% of all the maple
syrup in the world. And Canadians do love this sweet pancake topping. On the other hand,
who doesn’t? By the way, rumor has it that somewhere in
Canada, there’s a strategic maple syrup reserve! – About 10% of Canadians are either vegetarians
or vegans. That means 2.3 million vegetarians and 850,000 vegans. Most of these people are
under 35. – The national animal of Canada is the beaver.
By the way, it’s Canada’s largest and the world’s second largest rodent! – The capital city of Canada, Ottawa, is at
the top of the list of the world’s coldest capitals. – Canada is home to the biggest number of
polar bears in the world. See for yourself: out of approximately 25,000 left on the planet,
15,000 live in the arctic regions of the country. – Canada straddles not one or two but 6 time
zones! They are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone,
Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone. Hey –Time out!… – The lowest ever recorded temperature in
Canada was -81.4 degrees F (-63 degrees C)! Brrr. – Tap water in Canada is as good as bottled
water. What’s more, some people are sure that it even tastes better. – While driving in northwest Canada, be prepared
to see license plates shaped like a polar bear! – By the way, there are so many bears in Canada
that in some areas drivers leave their cars unlocked! Why? – you ask. It’s done to make
sure that people have a chance to escape from the bears by hiding inside a car. – The largest mall in the US is the Mall of
America. But did you know that its owners are Canadians? Wait, what?! – If you’re a fan of narwhals, go to Canada!
There you can buy a coin with this “unicorn” whale. On the other hand, be ready to part
with $300 since the coin is made of gold! – Or, if you want to play big, you can buy
a Canadian $1-million coin. No kidding! This largest coin on the market is made of 220
pounds (100 kg) of 99% pure gold. But hurry up! There are only 5 such coins in the world,
and only 1 is for sale! – Ever heard the word “loony”? Yeah, well,
in Canada, this is, in fact, a form of currency! Loonie, and Toonie as well. The loonie is
a $1-dollar gold-colored coin, and the toonie is, as you might guess, s $2-dollar one. – Canadians love their famous interjection
“eh.” What’s more, it’s listed in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a real, valid word! – The first British Columbians used fish instead
of candles! Oolichan, aka candlefish, is so fatty that when you dry it and string on a
wick, it’ll burn brightly. – In Canadian McDonald’s, you can buy the
McLobster, sold exclusively in this region. – If your biggest fear is snakes, never ever
visit the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba. There are more snakes in that place than in
any other part of the world. Thousands of red-sided garter snakes are concentrated in
that relatively small area. – In Saskatchewan, you don’t wear a hoodie,
you put on a “bunny hug”! True. – Every spring, the coast of Newfoundland
and Labrador witnesses a stunning iceberg parade, when massive chunks of ice break off
glaciers and make their way through “Iceberg Valley.” Entrepreneurs “harvest” these mini
icebergs to use them in the production of alcoholic drinks and skin care products. – Wood Buffalo National Park, created in 1922
to protect the largest herd of roaming Wood Bison in the world, is larger than Switzerland. – One of the most popular dishes in Canada
is poutine. Crispy fries covered with cheese curds and rich gravy – hey, what’s not to
like? – Canadians eat more macaroni and cheese than
any other nation in the world. You didn’t see that coming, did you? By the way, the
Canadians have been crazy about this dish ever since 1845. – Canadians are some of the friendliest people
in the world. You probably can’t find a rude Canadian even if you try really hard! – Lots of Canadians speak French as their
first language. And Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world!
After Paris, of course. Pretty cool, eh? Say, Have you heard any other
curious facts about Canada? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something
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100 comments on “50 Things That Prove Canada Is a Unique Country

  1. Actually, Ottawa is the sixth largest city. Montrรฉal is second, Vancouver (3rd), Calgary (4th) and Edmonton (5th)….

  2. Forgot to mention our summers are very hot itโ€™s not always cold and snowing(here in Toronto we can get up to 40 Celsius., we donโ€™t live in igloos only a very very very very small percent use them still seasonally while there trekking and hunting or traveling and they are native Canadians aboriginals.

  3. Poplar bears? Stealing from fridges? I'm from Canada and BORN here and people don't talk about that when was
    That a law? Are you lieing? POLAR BEAR JAIL!? WHAT!

  4. I'm not a Canadian but I m an Indian like if you are an Indian but why I m watching this video because to learn about Canada ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  5. Yeah Iโ€™m Canadian and Iโ€™ve never seen a snake in my life except at the zoo hereโ€ฆ What about you have you seen a snake in Canada?

  6. I kid in my class is dad is a hockey player well was a hockey player and a drink from the Stanley Cup! They had cereal!

  7. Although most of your viewers may be Americans, I'm glad you added metric measurements to your statistics. When is the USA going to adopt the world standard of measurement?

  8. Canada is not a place for you if you are a civilized person -20 years' experience. One has to have an evil spirit to work with Canadian

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  10. #50 [Lot of Canadian speak french as their first language], in Quebec state for sure, I guess the Ontario border also, but I highly doubt for the rest of Canada.

  11. (5:15) Acutally China Is…. A normal person can create A lot of stuff like a translator While Canadian normal people created NOTHING

  12. Hey! Americans! Reply the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan! (Don't embarrass yourself by saying Saskatoon.) Canadians, I'm sorry, I just HAD to do it.

  13. In Victoria my father lost his wallet with 1000 dollars and his id and stuff we left it near a cart the guy tucked it in his pocket and when we came back he said โ€œhereโ€™s your wallet sirโ€ nothing was missing Canada is the best place to lose something in

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