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11 Amazing Canada Facts for Kids 2022 [Must Read]

From its beautiful landscapes to its multicultural people, Canada has a lot to offer. It is one of the greatest countries in the world due to its singular blend of natural beauty and strange history. 

Around 38 million people live in the ten provinces and three territories that make up the nation (2021). Immigration to Canada is very common. According to reports, the country’s population is growing fastest among industrialized nations (G-7). The USA, Mexico, and Cuba are the top tourist destinations for Canadians.

Canada Facts for Kids

Canada Geographical Facts

  • Canada, the largest nation in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest country on Earth, has a single border with the United States of America.
  • The world’s longest coastline, which is 202,080 kilometers (125,567 miles), is located in Canada.
Canada Coastline
  • The ten most significant islands in the world include three Canadian islands. They are Victoria Island, Ellesmere Island, and the Baffin Islands, which are larger than Great Britain (both are roughly the size of England).
  • The most significant tides in the world can be found in eastern Canada’s Bay of Fundi. There, the waves are higher than 13 meters/42 feet.
  • More than 3 million lakes and 31,700 large lakes with an extent greater than 300 hectares can be found nationwide. Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake are two of the largest lakes in the world.
  • The McKenzie River in Canada’s Northwest is the country’s longest river which spans 2,635 miles or 4,241 kilometers. Mount Logan, the tallest mountain in Canada, has a height of 5,959 m/ 19,551 ft. At the boundary with Alaska and the USA in the Yukon Territory is Mount Logan.
  • The Rocky Mountain region’s Jasper Nationalpark covers a variety of flora types.
  • Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolis, with over 6 million population. With over 4 million people, Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the second-largest metropolis in the world, with a French-speaking majority, behind Paris, France.
  • The second-most populous city in Canada is Montreal. Nine out of ten Canadians reside in the area closest to the US-Canada border, up to 160 kilometers (99 miles) away.

Interesting facts about Canada for kids:

Canada is the largest producer of Maple Syrup in the world.

Our list of unexpected things about Canada has one well-known Canadian condiment at the top. Canada has so much of it that there’s a solid reason maple syrup has become a cliché in Canada. In actuality, Quebec alone is in charge of 70% of the world’s maple syrup. While Japan and South Korea have modest production capacities, and the United States is the second-largest producer.

Maple Syrup

Superman is of Canadian origin.

Although Superman is regarded as the most significant American hero, he hails from the Great White North. In the 1930s, when both were still in high school, Canadian comic book artist Joe Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel created the iconic DC Comics character. Ultimately, the two exchanged their comic strip for USD 130 with Detective Comics Inc. (later known as DC Comics). Superman was released as a comic book on April 18, 1938, and became number one in action comics, and a title even published today.

Superman

Santa Claus Lives in Canada!!! 

Popular in Western Christian culture is the figure of Santa Claus. Greek, British, and Dutch cultures have impacted the current Santa Claus or “Saint Nick.” Canada, on the other hand, is intimately associated with Santa because it borders the North Pole. More than a million letters are sent to Santa Claus each Christmas. In reality, Santa will send you a letter in any language if you compose one and ship it to the North Pole, H0H oHo, Canada.

Santa Claus

The word “Eh’s” originated in Canada.

‘Eh’: This well-known Canadian quip has its entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. An exclamation that “represents a sound uttered in speech, particularly one used to express surprise or elicit agreement” is what the term refers to.

Canada has an amalgamation of various cultures.

Canada is known for being multicultural, which isn’t merely a result of effective marketing. Nearly 7 million Canadians, according to Statistics Canada, were born abroad (for comparison, as of 2018, 37.06 million people were living in Canada). Canada is now the G8 nation with the broadest range of cultures! The provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta are home to most foreign-born people in Canada.

Canada has Polar Bear shaped license plates.

Inuit people live in the Nunavut region in northern Canada, which was only established in 1999. In the Northern States of Nunavut, the license plate for vehicles, motorcycles, and snowmobiles is shaped like a polar bear.

Canada has the lowest gravity in the entire globe!

Hudson Bay, which was found in 1610 by English explorer Henry Hudson, is Canada’s largest bay. Eastern Canada’s Hudson Bay is always frozen between around mid-December and mid-June. An average person in the Hudson Bay region weighs a tenth of an ounce less than they would elsewhere. 

Mountains in Canada

It began with the last ice age, which ended more than 11,000 years ago. The Laurentide Ice Sheet, a massive glacier, covered much of Canada at the time. Since ice is so heavy, the Earth beneath it slowly rebounded when it started to melt about 21,000 years ago. The Hudson Bay region has less mass than it should have since it is still distorted today. 

If you step foot in this region of Canada, you will weigh a tiny bit less because there is less mass and, therefore, less gravity. The Barnes Ice Cap, located in the center of the Canadian island of Baffin, is all that’s left of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Unfortunately, it might not last much longer because of global warming.

Canada has 99 percent literacy rate.

Canada is home to 38 million people. Nearly 82% of Canadians reside in urban areas. A newborn’s life expectancy is roughly 83 years. In Canada, there are 26 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. Almost all Canadians can read and write because of the country’s 99 percent literacy rate.

Books

Canada is the topmost educated nation in the world, and its citizens reflect this awareness of the value of a good education. The most significant percentage of adults with college degrees among developed countries is in Canada, where over 56% have one. Japan, with a little over 50% of its population educated, is the second most educated nation in the world, followed by Israel, with 49.9%.

Canada is rich in various resources.

Canada is the world’s largest producer of uranium. Nuclear power facilities use uranium to generate electricity. The largest uranium mine in the world is situated in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, at Cigar Lake. Canada is the biggest energy supplier to the United States, including oil and gas.

Canadian City Landscape

Canada holds the third-largest oil reserve in the world, behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The nation in North America ranks as the seventh-largest oil producer.

After China, Brazil, and the USA, Canada is the fourth-largest hydroelectric power producer in the world.

Forests cover Canada’s land mass to around half, and the third-most wooded country in the world is Canada. Canada is home to 180 different species of trees. One of the nation’s principal exports is timber. 

Ice Hockey is the favorite sport of Canadian people.

In Canada, there are around 2,800 ice rinks for hockey. Soccer is played by about twice as many children under the age of 14 as hockey. In Canada, ice hockey is still the second most popular sport among adults over 15. Soccer comes before ice hockey but after golf!

Longest Highway

Some estimates say the Trans-Canada Highway is the world’s longest national highway. The route runs west-east across the nation for 4,860 miles (7,821 km) from Victoria (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) to St. John’s, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines (Newfoundland, Newfoundland, and Labrador).

Leaside Bridge, Canada

Conclusion

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