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15 Trivia questions for Canada Day

So its Canada Day tomorrow. We are looking forward to the day here in Banff where we will get off to a pancake breakfast. I am getting the day off from About Canada in order to chill on the streets and take in the scenes.

    In the meantime we have a Canada Day trivia quiz for you

  1. In what Year did Canada Celebrate our 100th?
  2. Colour television was introduced to Canada on Canada Day, in what year?
  3. In what year did “O Canada” become our national anthem?
  4. What is the International Calling Code for Canada?
  5. What is the population of Canada?
  6. What are Canada’s 2 National Sports (Winter & Summer)?
  7. What is Canada’s National Icon?
  8. What is Canada’s Motto?
  9. How many times zones does Canada have?
  10. Name the 3 oceans that border Canada.
  11. What is the longest river in Canada?
  12. What is the tallest peak in Canada?
  13. Who is the Governor General of Canada?
  14. What is Canada’s deepest Lake?
  15. Name the provincial / Territory flower for each of our 10 provinces and 3 territories
    Answers to quiz

  1. Canada celebrated it’s Centennial in 1967
  2. Colour television was introduced to Canada on Canada Day in 1967
  3. “O Canada” became Canada’s national anthem in 1980
  4. The international calling code for Canada is 011
  5. The population of Canada is currently 34 million
  6. Hockey is Canada’s national winter sport and Lacrosse is Canada’s national summer sport
  7. The Beaver is Canada’s national icon
  8. Canada’s national motto is From Sea to Sea
  9. Canada has 6 times zones, they are: Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone.
  10. The 3 Oceans that border Canada are the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
  11. The Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada
  12. Mount Logan located in the Yukon Territory is Canada’s tallest peak at 5,959 metres.
  13. Michaëlle Jean is the Governor General of Canada
  14. Great Slave Lake is Canada’s deepest lake
  15. Canada’s Provinicial and Territory Flowers:
    • Alberta – Wild Rose
    • Saskatchewan – Red Lily
    • Manitoba – Crocus
    • Ontario – White Trillium
    • Quebec – Blue Flag Iris
    • New Brunswick – Purple Violet
    • Nova Scotia – Mayflower
    • Newfoundland – Pitcher Plant
    • Prince Edward Island – Lady’s Slipper
    • Northwest Territories – Mountain Avens
    • Nunavut – Purple Saxifrage
    • Yukon – Fireweed

Other fun and interesting facts about Canada

  • Canada is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup
  • Canada and Germany are the world’s largest producers of ice wines
  • Canada has 3 million lakes
  • According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world (land mass) with 9,971,000 square kilometers of area (the largest is Russia)
  • The Baseball Glove was invented in Canada in 1883
  • Canada has the longest coastline in the world, with 243,000 kms of shore
  • The Trans Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world
  • Five pin bowling was invented in Toronto by T.E. Ryan in 1909
  • Basketball is unique in that it was invented by a one person and that was Canadian James Naismith in 1891
  • A poet from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Charles Fenerty, was the first person to use wood fibers to make paper

If we sold flowers this would be a good place to say so but we don’t so I’ll just say Happy Canada Day!

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