Canada Day is just around the corner, get ready to celebrate! July 1st 1867 was the effective date when three separate colonies (the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick) united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad. And not only by them. In fact, Canada is famous around the world for various things, so we give thanks for all this amazing country offered us and is known for.
This is definitely something Canada is famous for, producing around 80 per cent of the world’s maple syrup. Quebec is by far the largest producer thanks to its abundance of maple trees. The tree sap is collected and reduced to produce the syrup, in a process that was first discovered by Canada’s indigenous peoples and has been refined over the centuries. The natural sweetener can be found all over Canada and worldwide. Add it to your pancakes, and be ready for a delicious treat.
Incredible outdoor wonders
Canada is famous for its natural beauty. Canada also has more lakes than all other countries in the world combined. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are some of the most photographed places on earth. Canada is famous for protecting its natural places with 40 national parks across the country and countless more provincial parks. Some of the most visited and popular national parks in the country are Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Thousand Island National Park.
Canada gave this amazing actor to the world. An international superstar, he made us laugh, he made us cry, and… he was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
This is huge in Canada. It is Canada’s official national winter sport and the country is regarded as the birthplace of ice hockey, with the first game believed to have been played in Montreal in the 1870s.
The most famous waterfalls in the world are also located in Canada. Niagara Falls are on the Niagara River and during peak hours more than 6m cubic feet of water go over the crest of the falls every single minute. This amazing location is now often dubbed the ‘8th wonder of the world’ and visiting should be on the bucket list of everyone in the world.
The CN Tower
- This stunning tower – which was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world – rises a dizzying 553.3 meters (1,815.3 feet) above Toronto, and is the highlight of this city’s already impressive skyline. It welcomes more than two million visitors each year, who are ferried up to the lofty heights of its observation decks by an elevator that can travel at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour (22 kph).
The distance shouldn’t keep you from enjoying all the stories your folks have to tell you. Don’t forget to call your loved ones in Canada on this special day!