1) Did you know what Niagara Falls was once
temporarily dammed up to stop flowing? In June, 1969,
under the United States-Canadian agreements, the U.S.
army shut off the falls by damning the Niagara River
Channel about a kilometer upstream in an effort to
prevent the creation of navigational hazards from
falling rocks. The only other time Niagara Falls has
stopped flowing was back in March, 1848 due to an ice
jam in the upper river.
2) Of the 5 Great Lakes, located on the boarder
between Canada and the United States, which is the
Answer: Lake Superior. It has a
maximum depth of 405 m. The next deepest Great Lake
is Lake Michigan with a depth of 281 m.
3) In Canada, 22.7% of households
regularly use a compost heap, compost container, or
composting service. Does yours?
4) Which is Canada's largest
a) Baffin Island b)
Newfoundland c) Vancouver Island
Answer: Baffin Island
5) Did you know the world's longest
street is located in Canada. Toronto's Yonge Street
runs 1,900 kilometers/1,190 miles from the shores of
Lake Ontario past Lake Superior.
6) Did you know that the city rated
as having the most sunshine hours in Canada is
Estevan Saskatchewan. It has an average of 2,537
hours of sunshine per year. (I wonder if they all
have amazing sun-tans there?)
7) Canadian law states that all
packaging must be done in both French and English.
8) Which would you say is the most
popular pet among Canadians? Cats or Dogs?
Answer: turns out the answer is Cats
9) The biggest Canadian lake trout
ever caught was a 102-pounder caught in Lake
Athabasca, Saskatchewan on August, 1961. Authorities
estimated that the fish was at least 80 years old.
(that's a lot of sushi !)
10) The world's tallest
freestanding structure is the CN tower in Toronto
Canada. At 553.3 meters (1,815 ft or 185 stories) it is
also the world's tallest lightning rode. It gets
struck as often as 30 times a year.
11) Did you know that the lowest
temperature ever recorded in Canada in occurred on
February 3, 1947. Snag River, Yukon recorded a
chilling -63 degrees Celsius. The hottest temperature
ever recorded in Canada was a sweltering +46 degrees
Celsius in Gleichen, Alberta.
12) Canada, geographically, is the
world's second-largest country (almost 10 million km2).
Surpassed only by the Russian Federation (with about 17 million km2).
13) Canada's highest waterfall is Della Falls (one of the ten highest falls in the world)
in British Columbia. It drops 440 m (1,444 feet), about 8 times the
height of Niagara Falls.
14) Did you know that Winnie the
Pooh was named for the Canadian city Winnipeg,
15) Guess What? Molson Brewery is the oldest
brewery in North America. Although John Molson purchased the brewery
in January 1785 he did not start brewing until
Source: Bridges, Boats,
Breweries & Buildings
16) Also, did you know that this is
the end of my trivia section? (another useless tidbit