Travel the world and you’ll find that most people credit Canada for things like the bloody Caesar, insulin and poutine. Yes, they’re all as Canadian as the maple leaf. But hold on, my friends (both foreign and domestic), there is much, much more to Canada. There are lots of things about this country that you might not know. Things that could help you win a trivia contest. Things that are really cool. Here are 20 of our favourites.
Our Tap Water Rocks
The Kenora Thistles: Stanley Cup Champions
Santa Claus is a Canadian
Other countries may claim Santa as their own, but Santa is officially Canadian. Proof came at a citizenship ceremony just before Christmas back in 2010. As reported in the National Post, the immigration minister at the time, Jason Kenney, put the issue to bed for once and for all.
“We wish Mr. Claus all the best in his Christmas Eve duties again this year,” Mr. Kenney said. “And rest assured, as a Canadian citizen living in Canada’s North, he can re-enter Canada freely once his trip around the world is complete.”
So there, Alaska.