Happy Canada Day!

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!)

Winter Morning in Baie-St-Paul (Quebec, Canada) by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Canada’s the second largest country on earth. Only Russia is larger.

Niagara by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.

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.

Canadian Flag by Buffalo Games. 1000 pieces.

Although Canada may be huge, it’s not so populated. There’s about 9 people per square mile on average.

Beautiful Lake Louise by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, which was Canada’s First National Park.

Diesel 4040 by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

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.

Vancouver Canucks by Wincraft Sports. 150 pieces.

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.

Old Montreal by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.

After NYC, Montreal has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America.

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