QUICK FACTS ABOUT CANADA
  • Independence from Britain: July 1, 1867
  • Official Name: Canada
  • Motto: "From Sea to Sea"
  • Anthem: "O Canada"
  • Type of Government: Federal parliamentary/constitutional monarchy
  • Prime minister: Justin Trudeau
  • Capital City: Ottawa
  • Largest city: Toronto
  • Population: 38,526,760 (as of 2022)
  • Official Languages: English & French
  • Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product): $2.221 trillion
  • Total Area: 9,984,670 km2
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Rockies, St. Elias, and Laurentian
  • Major Rivers: Mackenzie River, Yukon River, Columbia River
  • National animal: The Beaver
  • Most Popular Sport: Ice Hockey
  • Canada’s official colours: Red & White
  • Arboreal Emblem: The maple tree

  • Featured Facts & Articles

    Toronto

    Facts About Toronto

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

    Canadian Flag

    Facts About The Canadian Flag

    Our friends abroad have always asked us about the history of Canada’s national flag, why is the Canadian flag red and white and a host of other questions.

    Canada

    Fun Canadian Facts

    Canada is a huge country, made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Canada is home to a remarkably diverse population, attracting people from all over the world.

    Ottawa

    Facts About Ottawa

    Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is home to 1 million people. It is the 6th largest city in Canada by population.

    Famous Quotes

    Lester B. Pearson

    Born on April 23, 1897, in Toronto's Newtonbrook neighbourhood... Lester Bowles Pearson was the 11th Prime Minister of Canada. He is one of the most popular and well known Prime Ministers in Canada's history.

    Sir John A. Macdonald

    Sir John Alexander Macdonald is one of the Fathers of Confederation and is Canada's first Prime Minister. Sir John was born in 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    Wilfred Laurier

    Sir Wilfrid Laurier is an important Canadian politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, holding the post from 1896 to 1911.