Hello, people! The week is almost over with so let the fun begin!
As most of you know, I live in Canada, the province of Alberta. I’ve been here for almost fifteen years now. I’ve come to love this country and consider it my adopted home country. I’m originally from the US. I find the people very warm, friendly and adaptable.
So for today, for all my non-Canadian friends, I am going to list some little-known facts about Canada. Just in case you want to come visit, you will be informed…maybe not well informed, but informed none the less. 😉
- Thirty-one percent of Canada is taken up with forests. Now for me that’s one of the best reasons to love this country!
- Caribou (reindeer) live in Canada
- Macaroni and cheese is the number one purchased packaged grocery item!
- St Louis du Ha! Ha! is the name of a real Canadian town and is the only town name in the world that includes two exclamation points.
- Canada is the best G20 country in which to be a woman.
- Seventy-seven percent of the world’s Maple syrup is made in Quebec
- 15,500 of the world’s 25,000 polar bears live in Canada
- 130-km north of Winnipeg is the Narcisse Snake Dens conversation area, where each spring, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes slither out from their dens for a few weeks from mid-April to early May. Fortunately, there are viewing platforms set up so you can watch them from afar.
- There are million-dollar highway overpasses in Banff National Park which were built just for animals and have been used by grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolverine and lynx. We love our wildlife and try to make it safe for them and people.
- Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National park is bigger than Switzerland and it was created in 1922 to protect world’s largest herd of roaming Wood Bison, and the park is also home to the last known nesting site of whooping cranes.
There you have it folks. Some interesting facts about Canada. Hope you enjoyed it!