At 9 984 670 sq km and comprised of 6 time zones, Canada is huge!Canada has been invaded by the USA twice.
Canada is also home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, a distance of almost 2000 kilometres.
While we’re talking ‘longest’, here’s another record: Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202 080 km.
A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (or Winnie for short) and his love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh. The Canadian motto, A Mari Usque ad Mare, means “From sea to sea.”
Toronto’s Rogers Centre (formerly known as the SkyDome) is home to the largest Sony big screen in the world, measuring 10 m x 33.6 m.
The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, at Research In Motion’s Waterloo offices.
The Big Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario is the world’s largest coin. It is a huge reproduction of a 1951 Canadian nickel and measures 9 meters in diameter.
Canada has twice been invaded by the USA, first in 1775 and then 1812.
Actor Leslie Nielsen is Canadian and his brother Erik was theDeputy Prime Minister of Canada for two years, from 1984 to 1986.