7 Fun Facts About Canada You Probably Didn't Know

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Canada is home to the longest street in the world.

Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario and runs for almost 2,000 km all the way to the Minnesota border.


Canada has national parks that are bigger than many countries.

For example, Wood Buffalo National Park in Albert is bigger than Denmark and Switzerland (just over 44,000 square kilometres).


The world’s northernmost settlement is in Canada.

Alert, Nunavut is at the top of Ellesmere Island and is only 817 kilometres from the North Pole.


The lowest recorded temperature ever in Canada was as cold as Mars.

On February 3, 1947, a temperature of – 63 degrees Celcius or -81.4 Fahrenheit was recorded in a small village in the Yukon called Snag.


Canada could so easily be the 51st state in America.

One of the 13 articles in the US Articles of Confederation states that if Canada wants to be admitted into the United States it will automatically be accepted.


Canada has more surface area covered by lakes than any other country in the world.

Canada’s Great Lakes alone contain 18% of the world’s fresh lake water.


License plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped liked polar bears.


The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada–pineapple on pizza!


There is a strip club in Ontario that doubles as a church on Sundays.

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