As some of my readers have gathered ~ I’m Canadian. And if some of you have followed my blog for a while you know that when I go on a trip, I like to put on lots of distance.
In a past blog I mentioned about a young German couple we helped in the parking lot. During the “passing the time” conversation, the topic turned to what to do, where to visit etc. And eventually distances. When this couple mentioned about 100km was a great distance to them, my response was “400km is a good start”. They were stunned. Then I realized – as a Canadian distance really isn’t a really big deal to me. 2 hours 200+km to go for coffee?!? Sure let’s go.
So in that vein, here are some facts about Canada:
Area: 9.985 million km2 making us the worlds second largest country by total area.
Founded: July 1, 1867
Population: 35.16 million
Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau
Anthem: Oh. Canada
Divisions: 10 provinces and three territories
Official Languages: English, French