7 Astonishing Facts About Canada
Canada is a fascinating country with the biggest global exporter of some uncommon food products.
Some of its places are filled with snakes in May; and a few people live in the country, compared to the rest of the world.
Here are some of the more surprising facts about Canada.
1. Manitoba has Biggest Snake Territory
Although Australia is known as the snake capital of the world, Manitoba has the world’s largest number of snakes. During May, nearly 70,000 snakes were seen in the Prairie province and the most popular breed is the red-sided garter snake.
2. Food Production
71% of the world’s maple syrup is produced in Canada. It’s equally fascinating is that 91% of maple syrup is produced in Quebec alone. It produces 80% of global green lentil with 95% produced in Saskatchewan.
3. Polar Bear Capital
Churchill situated in northern Manitoba is the polar bear capital of the world. From the world’s 25,000 polar bear nearly 15,500 of the bears are native to Churchill, due to its access to frozen Hudson Bay, as they live here in winter. It’s also the only place all over the world having a polar bear prison, and sometimes the population of the bear is more than people.
4. National Parks are Bigger than Countries
It has parks like Wood Buffalo National Park which is located in both north-eastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the country’s largest national park spread at 44,807 square kilometers. It was created as a home for bison, and it’s larger than some countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland.
5. Prepared for Aliens
Canada is known as the first country in the world to develop a landing pad for UFOs. It’s located in St. Paul, Alberta and was opened in 1967. It was even inaugurated by Canada’s Minister of National Defence at that time. This platform weighs just over 130 tons, and the concrete structure contains a time capsule, to be opened in 2067.
6. Longest Non-military Border in the World
It has the world’s longest non-military border between Canada and the US which is spread across 8,891 kilometers and the border between Canada and Alaska is 2,475 kilometers alone.
7. Largest Coastline of the World
Canada also has the credit of having the largest coastline in the world which stretches 202,080 kilometers long. It has the largest water area too in the world. You would take you nearly 4.5 years to walk around Canada, without any break for sleeping, eating, or any type of rest.
These are some of the most amazing things about Canada you might not be aware of! If you plan to visit this country do not forget to visit and know about as many of these as you can to make the best of your trip.