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Interesting & Fun Canada Facts for Kids (2024 Updated!)

Canada! The land of very friendly people who say “eh” a lot. Filled with beautiful lakes, mountains, forests, vibrant cities, and snowy winters, Canada is one of the most visited places in the world. 

Fun Canada Facts for Kids

Let us look at some cool facts about Canada for kids who are smart like you!

Fun Canada Facts for Kids

1. Canadians And Them Going Wild For Hockey

Winter is a big deal here and has an official national winter sport. Hockey! There are a lot of youth, high school, and professional hockey leagues, and around 2 million Canadians play organized hockey every year. 

Hockey ground

The kids here basically grow up playing pond hockey outdoors on frozen lakes and makeshift backyard rinks!

2. Polar Bears that Roam the Arctic Region

Do you find polar bears cute? I do! If you want to watch them from afar, Canada is the perfect place for you to visit. Why? They have about 60% of the 25,000 polar bears worldwide live in Canada’s far northern areas. 

Polar Bears

They have thick fur and padded paws to survive the extremely cold temperature of the region. The best places to spot these white, snowy polar bears are Churchill, Manitoba, and remote northern towns. 

3. Canada Has The Longest Coastline On Earth

Canada’s coastline stretches over 151,600 miles long. That is a ton of pretty beaches and shorelines! The coastal trails can be explored by wandering for years and finding coves hidden along the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific coasts

Grab your little shovel and bucket to build some epic sandcastles!

4. Where Does The Maple Syrup On Your Pancakes Come From?

Maple tree garden

Canada produces over 180 gallons of sweet maple syrup from maple tree forests every year. That is over 75% of the whole world’s maple syrup supply! What?! The Quebec province in Canada alone makes 72% of the world’s maple syrup. So, the maple syrup that you might have poured over your pancakes could be from Canada!

5. The Niagra Falls And The US-Canada Border

Niagra Falls

Over 6 million cubic feet of water rush down over Niagara Falls every minute! The Niagra Falls divides the Canada – US border between Ontario and New York. When such a huge amount of water falls at such a fast pace, you’ll see rainbows in the mist. Moreover, if you visit the falls’ national park, you can go on fun boat rides!

6. The Tallest Freestanding Structure In The Western Hemisphere – Toronto

Beautiful mountains in Canada

At 1815 feet in height, the CN Tower in Toronto was once the tallest tower in the world. Even though many other towers surpassed it, the height is still pretty impressive. Are you afraid of heights? If not, you can stand on top of the see-through glass floor 116 stories up. But make sure to take your parents with you!

7. Canadians And Their Love For Mac And Cheese!


Canadians consume more mac and cheese per person. As in, they eat more creamy, gooey Kraft mac and Cheese meals per capita than other countries. Poutine fries go first, and on top, they add gravy and cheese curds. Canadians are obsessed with cheese!

8. The Enormous Nickel Monument In Ontario!

Have you ever seen a 13 ft by 16 ft coin? Well, head to Ontario to see this giant nickel! You might have to tilt your head back a bit to see the top of this huge five-cent piece. If you ask me, this is a perfect spot for a silly pic!

9. Fan Of “Winnie The Pooh”? 

The “Winnie the Pooh” character was inspired by a Canadian bear. A black bear cub from Winnipeg ended up in a London zoo. This little cub named Winnipeg (Or Winnie for short) became the real-life inspiration behind A.A.

Winnie The Pooh

Milne’s famous children’s book character “Winnie the Pooh.” The whole story is about the sweet, honey-obsessed nature of that cute Canadian bear. 

10. Basketball Was Invented By A Canadian

While basketball was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts, a Canadian professor there named James Naismith actually invented basketball back in 1891.  Naismith came up with the first version of basketball. He was teaching physical education and creating history in the field of sports. 

Today, a lot of kids shoot hoops in schools, thanks to the Canadian professor in the US! 


What is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada?

The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was 45°C (113°F) on July 5, 1937, in Midale and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. Summers can get quite hot in the prairie provinces!

Does Canada have deserts?

Yes, parts of British Columbia are considered deserts, like the Okanagan Desert and the Similkameen Desert regions. These areas receive little rainfall and have hot, dry summers and cooler winters.

What’s the smallest province or territory in Canada?

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, made up of only 2,185 square miles. In terms of territories, Yukon is the smallest at 186,272 square miles.

How many time zones does Canada have?

Canada has 6 official time zones. From east to west, they are Newfoundland Time, Atlantic Time, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time, and Pacific Time, plus Daylight Savings Time in the summer. So, setting up meeting times can get confusing!


Doesn’t these facts make sense why do a lot of people visit Canada every year? People from across the world come here to find beauty in nature and experience a snowy Christmas. Canada is one of the major student destinations in the world today.  A lot of people come here to get higher education here. 

Take a trip to this beautiful country and ask your parents to take a ton of pictures!