Sun. Oct 1st, 2023

Canada is an economically advanced and wealthy country, beloved in the international community, but it is not perfect. In this article, you will discover nine weird, funny and embarrassing facts about Canada. We hope you have fun with this article!

  • Canada is too big for its population.
  • Canada is the second largest country after Russia – it is enormous. Canada is bigger than the European Union combined. But Canada’s population is only 38 million, which means it is sparsely populated, especially towards the North. Canada is sometimes classified as a “subcontinent”.
  • Very easy for a foreign power to invade
  • Because of its massive size, it would be easy for the United States or Russia to invade Canada. Although, we must point out that in the 1800s, the US tried to invade Canada and failed. But it would be a very different story this time around if the US wanted to invade.
  • Many foreigners think the capital city of Canada is Toronto.
  • The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. When many foreigners think of Canada, the first image that appears in their minds is Toronto. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and economic engine, but it is NOT the capital city of Canada. That honour belongs to Ottawa – this is where the federal government is located, embassies, etc.
  • Canada is too cold in the winter.
  • The cold is not embarrassing, but some people abroad think Canadians live in houses made of ice (igloos). But with that said, other than in the province of British Columbia, Canadian winters are frigid, especially with the wind chill. Canada’s capital city – Ottawa, is the second coldest capital city in the world.
  • Not enough major cities relative to Canada’s size
  • Canada’s biggest and most significant cities are Toronto, MontrealVancouverCalgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa. There is a substantial drop-off after these cities.
  • Western Canada does not care about French.
  • On paper, the official languages of Canada are both English and French, but most French speakers live in Eastern Canada.
  • No seat at the UN Security Council.
  • The UN Security Council has five permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and ten non-permanent members. Canada is a rich and powerful country in the international community, but it has never held a seat on the UN’s security council. To date, Canada has been denied a seat at the UN’s prestigious “Security Council” 2 times.
  • Milk is sold in plastic bags (as well as boxes).
  • You can find Carton box milk as well, but the majority of milk comes in plastic bags. I have been to many countries and have yet to see this anywhere else.
  • No official flag for a very long time
  • Canada officially got its flag in 1965, over 100 years after becoming independent. I don’t know about you, but this is weird!

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