Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day 2010

In recognition of Canada Day, the Tour Guys have assembled some fun/quirky/interesting facts about Canada:

  • During the vote to re-name the eastern part of the Northwest Territories (now known as Nunavut), the name “Bob” came in 3rd place
  • Flin Flon Manitoba’s claim to fame was in 2000 when they were named the “Marijuana Growing Capital of Canada”
  • Who else but a Canadian would have invented fish sticks? In 1929 marine scientist Archibald Huntsman invented “Ice Fillets,” the first frozen food
  • The character of James Bond is based on William Stephenson, a real-life spy from Winnipeg
  • 80% of Canadians are currently happy with their hair
  • Ontario’s first license plates were made of leather
  • Cheech and Chong formed their comedy act in Vancouver (a.k.a. Vansterdam)
  • It is illegal to kill a Sasquatch in British Columbia
  • In Canada, it’s illegal for margarine to be the same colour as butter
  • There are more donut shops per capita in Canada than in any other country (thanks Timmy!)
  • There are no skunks in Newfoundland, and no rats in Alberta (except in their legislature)
  • The USA has invaded Canada twice—in 1775 and 1812—both times to no avail. They stopped trying after we burnt down their White House.
  • Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics, which took place this year in Vancouver!

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