38 - Brookside Campground, Cache Creek British Columbia

Thursday 8/15 was our last stop in Canada before crossing the border on Friday. Just a night stop so nothing much to say so figured another Interesting facts ...

Interesting facts about Canada

Canada is a country in North America with ten provinces and three territories which extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering over 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles).

By total area (including its waters), Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after Russia. By land area alone, Canada ranks fourth, due to having the world's largest area of fresh water lakes.

Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces receive their power and authority from the Constitution Act, 1867, whereas territorial governments have powers delegated to them by the Parliament of Canada.

The 2021 Canadian census reported a total population of 36,991,981, an increase of around 5.2 percent over the 2016 figure. 

Canada's population density, at 4.2 inhabitants per square kilometer (11/sq mi), is among the lowest in the world. About four-fifths (80%) of the population lives within 150 kilometers (93 mi) of the border with the contiguous United States.

English and French are Canada's official languages.

The border between Canada and the United States is officially known as the International Boundary. At 5,525 miles, including 1,538 miles between Canada and Alaska, it is the world's longest border between two nations.

Canadians have two national sports. In the winter, hockey is the official sport. In the summer, lacrosse is the official sport. Parliament passed this act in 1994. 

Canada holds the record for most lakes in the world. Totaling 879,800 lakes. Many of the lakes are undiscovered and unresearched. And they are constantly changing due to glaciers melting.

Poutine was invented in Quebec in the 1950s. Snack bars across Quebec claim to have invented the dish. It wasn’t until the 1990’s the rest of Canada adopted the potato, cheese curd, and gravy combination.

Canada has hosted 3 Olympics. Montreal, Quebec in 1976, Calgary, Alberta in 1988, and Vancouver, British Columbia in 2010. Montreal was the only summer Olympics Canada hosted.

Some Notable People from Canada:

Keanu Reeves

Ryan Reynolds

Jim Carrey

Michael J Fox

Shania Twain

Raymond Burr

John Candy

Dan Aykroyd

Alex Trebex

Tommy Chong

Michael Buble

Lorne Green ....... and many more

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