July 1st is Canada Day! Seems like July is the month of patriotism for our neighbors to the north, too! And who knew: their national motto rings a familiar bell, because it’s A mari usque ad mare, which translates to “from sea to sea.”
So learn some facts about Canada as you browse these great Canadian puzzles, eh? (I’ll let you in on a secret: even though they’re our neighbors, I didn’t have a clue about any of these facts until this post!)
Canada’s the second largest country on earth. Only Russia is larger.
The border between Canada and the US is the world’s longest border between nations. Including the border between Canada and Alaska, the entire thing stretches 5,525 miles.
Although Canada may be huge, it’s not so populated. There’s about 9 people per square mile on average.
Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, which was Canada’s First National Park.
The beaver that decorates the front of this vintage train is actually the national symbol of Canada because of the fur trade. The beaver is depicted on Canada’s 5-cent piece.
Although it seems as if Canada is known for it’s ice hockey (it being the most prevalent sport) the actual official sport of Canada is lacrosse. However, ice hockey has quite the history in Canada: modern ice hockey’s first set of rules were published in the Montreal Gazette in 1877.
After NYC, Montreal has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America.