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Fun facts about Canada that all Students should know

Canada is a beautiful and friendly country but if you are interested in studying in Canada, you will enjoy these fun facts about it. Let’s jump straight in!

Leisure Time

  • The Bay of Fundy, not far from us, has the highest tides in the world. Those interested in surfing will be delighted to know the waves can reach heights of more than thirteen metres high!
  • We love our national holidays! They include Groundhog Day (just like the movie), Islander Day, Family Day (our personal favourite) and National Tartan Day so pack your kilt.
  • We are well known for our ice hockey and have more than 2,800 hockey rinks, however, it’s our second most-practised sport for over 15-year-olds. The first is golf!

Nature Facts

  • The Narcisse Snake Dens conservation area is home to thousands of snakes. They frequently pile on to of each other, making them impossible to count.
  • Churchill, Manitoba is a small town, with only 1,000 people calling it home. During Autumn, the population doubles… with bears! 1,000 bears gather waiting for the bay to freeze each year, so make sure to say thank you to the police deployed to shoo the bears should you go and visit!
  • While mapping the Earth’s gravity fields in the 1960s, scientists discovered that in our Hudson Bay area a person weighing 150lbs feels 1/10 ounce less pressure. Well, that’s a weight off our shoulders!
  • We have one desert in the nation. Located in British Columbia, it is the world’s only desert with a boardwalk for visitors.

 

Everything else

  • If you fancy a walk down the street, it could be longer than you think! Yonge Street in Ontario runs from Lake Ontario north through Ontario and all the way to the Minnesota border. This is a staggering 2,000km!
  • Speaking of large things, our Rogers Centre in Toronto (formerly the SkyDome) houses the largest Sony screen in the world – a whopping 10 m x 33.6 m.
  • In 1915, a bear cub named Winnipeg was transferred from Canada to London Zoo. Christopher Robin Milne adored the bear and called him Winnie. Such was their friendship, that his father (A.A. Milne) was inspired to write Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • We also house what was formerly the world’s largest coin. Named “The Big Nickel” and located in Sudbury, Ontario, the coin is a reproduction of a 1951 nickel and has a diameter of 9m.

Come Visit Us

Canada is a nation of wonders both big and small, and we are proud of all of them. We are also proud of our educational facilities and what we can offer to those looking to study English in Canada. If you study with us, we also give you an education in Canadian culture; perfect for those who want to live here, or just want to make the most of their time in Canada.

If you want more information about studying in Canada please get in touch with our team.

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