Things You Probably Don’t Know About Canada
Did you know Canada is the second-largest country in the world by area? The largest freshwater island in the Bay of Fundy, and its population is 15 million! Canada is also home to more motor vehicles than any other country, with 35.7 million motor vehicles registered in the country as of 2019. Here are some other things you may not know about Canada, including the length of its longest street, the number of motor vehicles registered in the country, and the average number of registered motor vehicles per capita.
Canada’s longest street is 1,896 km (1,178 mi) long
Yonge Street, located in Toronto, Ontario, is a famous landmark in the country. This street extends north from the shores of Lake Ontario and goes through central and northern Ontario, including the towns of Brampton and Barrie. Yonge was previously considered the world’s longest street. It was a major thoroughfare in its day, stretching over 1,800 km (1,178 mi). The street was repeated in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest street in the world, but it is not as long as one might think. The highway was not even that long. The province’s longest street is a 118-mile-long highway.
Canada’s second-largest country by total area
Canada is the world’s second-largest country by land area, covering more than 10 million square kilometers (3.9 million square miles). Located on the North American continent, Canada is bordered by the United States to the east and northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its land area is second only to the United States in size. The country is home to more than two million lakes and inland waterways.
Its largest freshwater island in the Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a freshwater bay located in the Atlantic Ocean, between the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and extending into the state of Maine. The bay is considered one of the seven wonders of North America. The Bay of Fundy boasts some incredible natural features, including the highest tides in the world, which rise 40-50 feet twice a day, 365 days a year. The ocean floor is exposed when the tides fall, exposing 50-foot rock formations.
It has a desert
You may have heard of the Okanagan Desert, semi-arid shrubland found in the southern Okanagan Valley, centered on the city of Osoyoos. Did you know that Canada has a desert? This shrubland is the only one of its kind in the country.