As we celebrate Canada's 149th birthday, we'd like to share 5 fun facts you may not know about Canada:
Do you know what year the name “Canada” first began appearing on maps? It’s 1547.
86 per cent of Canadians believe they live in the best country in the world.
To celebrate Canada’s big 100, residents of Nanaimo, B.C., transformed bathtubs into motorboats and raced 58 kilometres across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. The bathtub races are now an annual event.
You’re more likely to fête Canada’s birthday if you’re among the seven million citizens whose mother tongue isn’t French or English. (There are 200 other languages to choose from.)
If you’re keen to celebrate your homeland’s holiday but you’re one of our 2.8-million-strong diaspora, pick up some poutine at the Rocky Mountain Tavern in Seoul, Korea, a fluffy Beaver Tail in Saudi Arabia or a box of Timbits from one of the 19 Tim Hortons in the United Arab Emirates.
Have a safe and fun Canada Day long weekend and we look forward to speaking or seeing you soon.
To all of our customers, partners and friends in the United States, we wish you a very happy July 4th long weekend too!