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Canada is a nation that is known for its scenic beauty, diverse culture, and friendly people. But have you ever wondered how old Canada is as a country?

In 2023, Canada is 156. Its age is counted since confederation in 1867, when it officially became a country. That said, the land known as Canada has a rich and fascinating history that dates back several millennia. From the Indigenous peoples who first settled on this land to the European colonists who later arrived, Canada's complex and diverse past has shaped the nation we know today.

Fun Facts about Canada

  • Canada is the second-largest country in the world by land area, covering over 9.9 million square kilometers.

  • The Canadian flag, also known as the Maple Leaf, was officially adopted on February 15, 1965.

  • Canada is the world's largest producer of maple syrup, producing around 71% of the world's supply.

  • The Canadian Rockies are some of the oldest mountains in the world, estimated to be between 75 and 100 million years old.

  • The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, is the country's most visited museum, attracting over 1.2 million visitors annually.

  • The Canadian dollar, also known as the loonie, was first introduced in 1987 to replace the one-dollar bill.

  • Canada is home to the longest coastline in the world, stretching over 202,080 kilometers.

  • Hockey is the national sport of Canada and is considered an integral part of the country's identity.

  • Canada has two official languages: English and French.

  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, adopted in 1982, guarantees fundamental rights and freedoms to all Canadians.*

Happy Canada Day!

*By Fresh Tracks Canada | Published Mar 3, 2023

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