Home to Niagara Falls and one of the nicest people in the world, Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Check out these 10 interesting facts about Canada that will make you like it even more.
#1. Moose Accidents
The island of Newfoundland has the highest population of moose and sees about 500- 600 moose accidents annually according to a report by The Globe and Mail in 2015. It’s not just moose that die but sometimes the vehicle drivers die too. There is an average of one human death per year.
#2. The name
It was a misunderstanding that named Canada. When the French explorer, Jacques Cartier arrived to the new world, the locals there invited him to their ‘Kanata’ (village). The exploring party mistakenly thought that the name of the country was ‘Kanata’ or Canada.
#3. Winnie- the- Pooh
In 1915, a bear cub named Winniepeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved paying visits to Winniepeg (Winnie). It was his love for the cub that inspired his father A.A. Milne to write stories about Winnie- the-Pooh and Christopher.
#4. Dutch Princess
We know Canadians have big hearts and this was proved in 1943 when Ottawa designated a hospital room as international grounds so that a Dutch princess could be born a Dutch citizen which was a necessary condition for the princess to keep her title.