10 Unusual and Not So Unusual Facts About Canada

 

 

 

Here are 10 unusual and  not so unusual facts about Canada

 

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  1. Canada has an U.F.O landing pad! It was built in St. Paul Alberta in 1967 for Canada’s Centennial. Paul Hellyer (The National Defense Minister at the time) flew in by helicoptor and officially opened it!

  2. Vancouver Island, Canada has an annual bathtub race! The event started in 1967 and is now raced on the Nanaimo Marine Festival and there is even a Bathtub parade!

  3. 247 people get in automotive accidents with a moose in Canada!

  4. In Canada, you can send mail to the government for FREE!

  5. Macaroni and Cheese is one of the most prepackaged foods bought at a grocery store in Canada.

  6. The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, was once the world’s largest shopping mall. It now ranks fifth, but it still contains the world’s largest indoor amusement park

  7. Matt Groening’s ( the Simpson’s creator) father – Homer – was a Mennonite from Main Center, Saskatchewan Canada.

  8. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada is known as “Little Chicago”, has tunnels underground River Street that is believed to have been used by gangsters for rum-running during Prohibition.

  9. Toronto Ontario, Canada’s Pearson Airport is the busiest in Canada and the fourth busiest in North America.

  10. The Trans-Canada Highway between Victoria, BC and St. John’s, NF is the world’s longest national highway with a length of 7,821 km / 4,860 miles.


 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Victoria Ess
    July 18, 2014 / 12:58 pm
    Cool facts! I didn't know about the landing pad -- I'd love to see it!
  2. Shirley OFlynn
    July 26, 2014 / 9:15 pm
    Interesting facts! Thanks for sharing

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