Canada is the second-largest nation in the world, but many outsiders are still confused about it.
There are many interesting facts about Canada that many people are unaware of, such as the fact that Canadians enjoy hockey and maple syrup.
A list of amazing facts about Canada was created by Bright Side.
We’ve done our homework on all the different aspects of this nation, from entertainment to basic safety.
1. Canada has a UFO landing site.
The first UFO landing site in history took place in the small town of St. Paul in the Canadian province of Alberta.Aliens are supposed to be able to land on this enormous platform.It was constructed in the 1960s, the early years of space research, and includes a time capsule that will be opened in the year 2060.However, it has a deeper meaning than that: rather than representing the Canadians’ actual expectation that aliens won’t ever arrive in their country, this monument represents their welcoming attitude toward anyone.
2. People are polite.
It’s common to believe that Canadians are extremely polite, as this belief comes from the fact that Canadians apologize a lot. And it’s true — in fact, in the province of Ontario, the government passed an “Apology Act” that states if a person says “sorry” in court, it does not necessarily mean an admission of guilt, it’s just manners.
3. Canada has one of the world’s largest immigration rates.
Being an outsider in Canada is not unusual.
Statistics show that more than 20% of Canadians were born outside of the country.
There is always a potential for you to migrate there if you ever decide to do so, even if immigration to the country is not a simple process.
4. Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world.
An amazing 73% of Canadians aged 25 to 34 have completed some type of post-secondary education in 2019, setting a new record for the country.
Experts have given the education there high marks and ranked it among the best.
5. Canada holds bathtub racing competitions.
Since the 1960s, there has been an annual bathtub racing competition that takes place in July.
Due to its popularity, it is a significant event that even has its own merchandise.
Anyone who can drive in their bathtub for roughly 37 miles (60 kilometers) and meets the age criteria is eligible to compete in the event.
Over 100 participants take part in the sport each year.
6. Police give out “positive tickets” for doing something good.
To motivate young people6. Police give out “positive tickets” for doing something good. to behave well, certain police departments in Canada have started presenting children with positive fines.
One police officer took the initiative after working for a while, and that is how the concept was born.
He considered empowering youth and allowing them to be responsible and receptive.
7. Canada has relatively low crime rates.
Canada is generally considered to be a safe country to live in and visit. Moreover, its capital, Ottawa, has one of the lowest crimes rates in the country.
8. The weather is not as cold as you think.
You may be used to thinking that Canada is a really cold country with never-ending snow, but it’s not really true. While in the northern parts the weather reaches extremely low temperatures, and summer lasts only 2 months, most Canadians do not live there. In Vancouver, one of the biggest cities, it does not even snow that often, but it’s very rainy.
9. Canada has its own versions of the Loch Ness Monster.
Ogopogo is a lake monster that supposedly lives in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. The legend behind it comes from the First Nations folklore. While, of course, no such creature exists in real life, it is used as a symbol to promote the province in various media ads.
Among other mythical creatures that are said to exist in Canada’s waters, they have Igopogo, Manipogo, the Turtle Lake Monster, and many others! They all come from Canadian folklore.
10. Canada is home to 62% of the world’s lakes.
That’s right — Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. While lakes play an important part in the environment, they are also simply just a beautiful sight to see. And the country isn’t short on beautiful views.
Bonus: Canadian passports glow under ultraviolet light!
One fascinating thing about the Canadian passport is that every page in it lights up under ultraviolet light and makes it look absolutely gorgeous. Under ultraviolet light, you can also see hidden things there, like the fireworks in the picture above!
What factors would be important to you if you were to choose a country to relocate to? Have you ever been to Canada?