Learn some interesting information about Canada while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that’s perfect for kids!
Read about the climate in Canada, the languages spoken, its major cities, natural resources, coastline, border and much more.
In 2012 the population of Canada was around 35 million.
The capital city of Canada is Ottawa.
Major cities include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.
The 2 main languages spoken in Canada are English and French.
Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area (Russia is the largest).
Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Canada features the longest coastline in the world, stretching 202080 kilometres (125570 miles).
Canada shares the longest land border in the world with the United States, totaling 8891 kilometres (5525 miles).
The name Canada comes from the word ‘kanata’ which means ‘settlement’ or ‘village’ in the language of the indigenous St Lawrence Iroquoians.
Canada has over 30000 lakes.
Winters can be very cold in Canada with temperatures dropping below −40 °C (−40 °F) in some parts of the country.
Canada is rich in resources such as zinc, nickel, lead and gold.
The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey.
Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, Vancouver the 2010 Winter Olympics and Montreal the 1976 Summer Olympics.
The maple leaf is a Canadian symbol and features prominently on the national flag.
For more information, check out maps of Canada or take a closer look at the Canadian flag.