Oh, Canada: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know

Celebrate Canada Day this year by learning something about this great nation! We’ve got so much to be proud of, eh? Here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know about the land of the free and the home of the brave*:

1. The first known use of the word ‘canuck’ to describe a Canadian was in 1835.

2. Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia.

3. In Saskatchewan, a “hoodie” is called a “bunnyhug.”

4. Nunavut’s license plates were once shaped like polar bears.

5. Newfoundland didn’t become a province until 1949.

6. Canada has 11 sub species of geese.

7. 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer.

8. After Paris, Montreal is the largest French speaking city in the world.

9. We produce 77% of the world’s maple syrup.

10. Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other country.

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*sources: o.canada.com, factslides.com, hikebiketravel.com, lifebuzz.com