Every country has some facts about which probably even the locals are unaware. Canada is famous for being great at hockey, having cold winters, and maple syrup. The majestic mountain ranges and sparkling lakes have much more to offer.
Six amazing facts about Canada are:
1. Longest Coastline in the world
The mainland Canadian coast, along with Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island is surrounded by three oceans- the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific which makes it the largest coastline in the world.
2. First UNESCO World Heritage site in North America
The Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site reminds us of the city’s rich military past when Québec played an important role in its defense from Britishers. It was built more than 300 years ago being the only fortified city in Canada.
3. Highest tides in the world
At Bay of Funday in New Brunswick, you can experience the highest tides in the world. It has a tidal range of up to 38 ft. (12 meters) that flows in and out twice a day.
4. 5th largest crude oil producer in the world
Yes, that’s true! Canada is the 5th largest producer in the world for crude oil, also known as black gold. Canada has more than 176 billion barrels of crude oil.
5. Temperature in Canada is similar to Mars
Snag in the Yukon set the record for the lowest temperature at -62.8°C (-81.4°F) in 1947. Which along with the Frosty air from Siberia created a temperature, nearly the same as on the surface of Mars. Shocking!? It indeed is!
6. Less Gravity
You must have heard about the Hudson Bay region which was mysterious for decades. The positioning of rocks is due to less gravity in that region as compared to other parts of the world. Fortunately or unfortunately, you can’t fly there.