Did you know that...
- Canada became a country on July 1, 1867
- Canada has a population of about 34.4 million
- 19 percent of Canada's population is made up of immigrants, only Australia surpasses this
- Canada has 10 provinces and three territories
- Canada's capital city is Ottawa
- Canada has two official languages: French and English
- The first Prime Minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald
- Canada's current Prime Minister is Stephen Harper
- Life expectancy in Canada is 80.7 years
- Canada's official sport is Lacrosse
- The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63 degrees Celsius (that's -81 degrees Fahrenheit!) at Snag, Yukon, on February 3, 1947. This was without wind-chill!
Cool Canadian Inventions:
- Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell (1874)
- Basketball - James Naismith (1892)
- Five-pin bowling - Thomas E. Ryan (1909)
- Insulin (as diabetes treatment) - 1921
- Snowblower - Arthur Sicard (1927)
- Electron Microscope - Late 1930s
- Snowmobile - Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1937)
- Antigravity suit - Wilbur R. Franks (1940)
- Canadarm (robotic arm on the International Space Station) - 1981
- And many more...