8 interesting facts about the Canadian landscape

June 3, 2022

Canada is known for its vast and beautiful landscape. Did you know these eight facts?

1. Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 243,977 kilometres.

2. Wasaga Beach in Ontario is the longest fresh water beach in the world. It is 14 kilometres along the shore of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.

3. The highest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia.

4. Canada is home to three of the world’s biggest outdoor skating rinks: the Rideau Canal in Ottawa is probably the most famous, but it’s no longer the longest at 7.8 kilometres. Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a 9.3-kilometre rink along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, but it’s only two to three metres wide. More recently, the Lake Windermere Whiteway in B.C. can claim the longest skating path in the world at 30 kilometres.

5. From cold to hot, Canada has its own semi-arid desert landscape, in Osoyoos, B.C.

6. The highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, in the Yukon. It is 5,959 metres high and is the second-highest peak in North America.

7. Canada has a lot of trees, with about 40 per cent of the country covered with forests; indeed, 10 per cent of the world’s forest cover is in Canada.

8. Canada is home to 42 national parks, comprising 2.5 per cent of Canada’s total area.


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