These weird things about Canada will surprise you. As a large country with many natural beauties and diverse cultures, Canada is an excellent destination for you to explore.
1. Santa Claus is Canadian
Surprise? Believe it or not, here are the most interesting facts about Canada (for me). The Canadian government has declared him a citizen and has also confirmed his address as North Pole H0H0H0. Start writing your letters. And rest assured that Santa will answer in any language!
2. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Crazy
We all love some macaroni cheese. But Canadians are crazy about it! You might believe that Canada consumes more Mac ‘n Cheese than any other country. They have consumed 1.7 million boxes weekly, which is 50% more than US consumers.
3. Canada Has The Best Education
Canada beat Japan to become the country with the best education globally. In particular, Canada has become a top destination for international students because Canada’s tuition fees are not too expensive. Universities are primarily public instead of private.
4. You Can Find Snakes Everywhere
You didn’t read it wrong. Winnipeg, Canada, has thousands of snakes everywhere. If you are a snake lover, then this is the place not to be missed!
5. Canada Invaded by Polar Bears
Canada has 15,500 of the 25,000 polar bears in the world! This is an overwhelming number. And if you’re in Churchill, you’re not allowed to lock your car doors. This special law was put in place to give people a place to escape when encountering a giant polar bear.
6. Country that loves donuts
Did you know that Canada has more donut shops than anywhere else? You can find this cake just about anywhere. What a paradise for sweets lovers!
7. Pineapple on Pizza?!
One of the most confusing pizza toppings was created by a Canadian! This pizza creation comes from Sam Panopoulos, who lives in London, Ontario. He was the first to do this masterpiece at his restaurant in 1962.
8. Canada or Kanata?
This is the story of how Canada got its name. When French explorer Jacques Cartier met locals in the New World, they invited him to their Kanata, which means village. However, Cartier thought they were referring to the country, so he labeled the country like Canada.
9. Maple Syrups are Canada’s treasures
The perfect topping for pancakes, authentic maple syrup was created in Canada. 80% of the world’s maple syrup is actually made in Canada, and 91% is made exclusively in Quebec.
10. The Netherlands Loves Them
In 1945, Ottawa kept a Dutch princess and her children safe during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. So to say thank you, the Dutch sent Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs as a way to thank you, and since then, the Dutch have sent tulips every year hence the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa in May.
Since then, the peace and friendliness of the two countries have been started and maintained until now!
Here is a list of weird things about Canada. Do you know any other strange facts? Please leave a comment below.