Canada consists of vast, untouched landscapes, a unique and tolerant blend of cultures and multifaceted history. Canada celebrates it’s British and French history while creating our very own distinct culture, which is warm and inviting. From the iconic peaks of the Rocky Mountains to world famous wineries of the Okanagan, from placid mountain lakes to turbulent ocean surf, from some of the most remote regions on earth to cities teaming with action and culture, Canada defines diversity. Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017.
- Canada officially got its own national flag on February 15, 1965 — almost 100 years after it became a country (in 1867).
- Canada’s official languages may be French and English, but our geese have their own language: scientists believe that Canada geese have as many as 13 different calls for everything from greetings and warnings to happiness.
- Forget the Loch Ness Monster: Canada has its own mysterious lake creature, Ogopogo, who reportedly lives in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia.
- 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada and Canada has more lakes than all other countries in the world combined, while 31% of Canada is taken up by forests.