150 Interesting Facts About Canada

Oh Canada…You Are So Weird. 150 Interesting Facts About Canada

The Weirdest Factoids About Canada

The Poutine, Wrong Names, the Wonderbra, Alien landing pads, pot-smoking Prime Ministers…Canada has a weird edge. Fred-E-Scene has compiled the most interesting and bizarre facts about Canada to help us celebrate our 150th birthday. How many facts have you heard before?

Make sure to watch out for our special coverage of Fredericton Canada 150 celebrations!!!

  1. Canada only got its own flag 100 years after it became a country – on February 15, 1965.
  2. Part of Canada is on Mars… Kind of. A crater on the planet was named after the town of Gander, NFL in honour of its efforts in space research.
  3. The famous Canadian interjection “eh” is actually listed in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a valid word.
  4. The Royal Canadian Mint once made a gigantic loonie made of 99.9% gold that was worth $1 million.
  5. You can write a letter in any language and send it to the North Pole, H0H oHo, Canada and you will receive a letter back from Santa.
  6. Daylight savings time does not occur in Saskatchewan.
  7. There are 522 airports with paved runways, 931 airports with unpaved runways.
  8. The West Edmonton Mall, once the largest in the world is now the fifth largest indoor shopping mall.
  9. Quebec manufactures more than 77% of the world’s maple syrup.
  10. Canada shares the largest demilitarized border in the world with the United States (unless Trump has anything to do about it).
  11. Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the first second-generation leader of Canada (his father was Pierre Trudeau), the second youngest in Canadian history (he’s 43), and he’s participated in several charity boxing matches. He also starred in a made-for-TV movie. In 2007 he starred in the CBC’s The Great War as Talbot Papineau, a lawyer and heroic soldier who fought for Canada in World War II. (In the clip, he’s the guy with the mustache…and the dog.) Oh yeah…he is an admitted Pot Smoker.
  12. PM Lester Pearson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957 for his role in helping the U.N. resolve the crisis revolving around ownership of the Suez Canal. Egypt peacefully prevailed over the U.K. thanks to Pearson’s negotiating, but some in Canada criticized the actions because his actions were seen as a betrayal to the U.K., with whom Canada is traditionally and politically tied.
  13. The first prime minister of Canada was John A. Macdonald. He established relations with the States in 1864…the Confederate States. He allowed Canada to be a refuge for Confederates who wanted to keep their slaves and flee. In fact, the reason why he established Canada as a confederation is in sympathies with the Confederate States of America.
  14. The townspeople of Nanaimo, BC race their bathtubs as part of an annual aquatic tradition.
  15. Some of the world’s most popular superheroes were conceived by Canadian minds, including Superman and Wolverine.
  16. Twenty percent of the world’s fresh water is in Canada, and it has more lakes than any other country.
  17. The most common last name in Canada is “Li”.
  18. The third official language of Canada is “goose” – just kidding. But Canadian geese do have as many as 13 different animal calls that are distinctly their own.
  19. If you visit Dawson City, Yukon, you can join the “Sourtoe Cocktail Club” — all you have to do is finish a drink (of anything!) with a real human toe in the bottom. The club’s motto says, “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow—but the lips have gotta touch the toe.”
  20. Ogopogo is a mythical monster similar to the Loch Ness Monster that supposedly lives in Lake Okanagan, BC.
  21. As much as Canadians love hockey, it’s actually not the national sport – lacrosse, a First Nations game, is.
  22. The Westboro Baptist Church and its members are banned from entering Canada.
  23. Canada’s post office receives millions of letters addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole” each year. They respond to each one as Mrs. Claus. It’s an employee-led volunteering initiative. 🙂
  24. Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by an Ontario man, not by the Hawaiians.
  25. At the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, you can run on the sea bed in a “Not Since Moses” run, but you have to make it across before the 100 billion tons of water rush back!
  26. Just 130-km north of Winnipeg is the Narcisse Snake Dens conversation area, where each spring, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes slither out from their dens for a few weeks from mid-April to early May. Fortunately there are viewing platforms set up so you can watch them from afar. It’s the garter snake capital of the world.
  27. Canada is at the forefront in the international search for new forces and forms of matter thanks to SNOLAB. Designed for the study of neutrino and dark matter physics, it’s the deepest clean laboratory in the world dedicated to this type of work. The lab, which was once the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, was built in a mine to avoid interference from environmental and solar radioactivity.
  28. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was in Snag, YT at -63 degrees C.
  29. Canada is home to 15,500 of the world’s 25,000 polar bears. If seeing polar bears is on your bucket list, fly to Churchill in Manitoba. People in Churchill leave their car doors unlocked in case their neighbours need to make a quick escape from polar bears. There’s also a prison for polar bears who break into people’s homes for food. At certain times of year, the town has more polar bears than people.
  30. No cows in Canada are given artificial hormones for milk production. Which means no dairy products, like milk, cheese, or yogurt, produced in Canada contain hormones either!
  31. The intersection of Portage and Main Street in Winnipeg has been called the windiest place in Canada.
  32. Some of the world’s largest wheat fields are found in Saskatchewan.
  33. Canada is home to 15 million cattle, 9 million of which live on the Prairies.
  34. For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be “extraterritorial” (international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen. (A Dutch requirement for her to keep her princess title.) And every year the Netherlands sends Canada thousands of tulips to show their gratitude…which inspired Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival that is held in May, it showcases millions of beautiful tulips in bloom.
  35. Kraft Dinner (“KD”) is the top-selling grocery item in the country. Canadians consume 55% more of it than Americans do.
  36. The quality of their tap water is often better than bottled water.
  37. They have a $300 collector’s gold coin that has a narwhal on it and a special quarter with a GLOW-IN-THE DARK DINOSAUR on it….they also created a coin with the face value of $1 Million. The coin itself is made of 99.99% gold and weighs over 220 lbs.
  38. Canada is the most educated country in the world.
  39. It has an “Apology Act. The Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies inadmissible in court. This is a result of Canada’s frequent use of the word “sorry”, so it means that any apologies are merely an expression of sympathy or regret, rather than an admission of guilt or fault. Only in Canada, eh?
  40. In the 1930 World Cup, Canada’s hockey team was so badass they didn’t even have to play knockout rounds and were placed directly in the final game. They then went on to win gold.
  41. A part of the country actually has less gravity than the rest of Earth.
  42. During the holiday seasons, it has a volunteer service that gives free rides to those too drunk or too tired to drive.The program is called “Operation Red Nose” (“Opération Nez Rouge”) and the drivers are called sleigh deer.
  43. George Street in Newfoundland has more bars and pubs per square feet than on any street in North America.
  44. Canada does not allow pre-employment or randomized employee drug tests.
  45. An Ontario man invented Hawaiian pizza.
  46. Road trips were never the same after 1854, when Nova Scotia inventor Samuel McKeen created a device that measured distance with every revolution of a carriage wheel. Though to be fair, everyone from Vitruvius to Ben Franklin was also working on this one.
  47. Underneath the city of Toronto, is a system of pedestrian walkways called PATH connecting 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, 20 parking garages, 5 subway stations and a railway station. With 30 km of walkways, it is the largest underground shopping complex according to the Guinness World Records. It’s a welcomed relief from the heat of summer and the biting cold of winter.
  48. Montreal pharmacist Marcellus Gilmore Edson envisioned his nutty ointment-like product, patented in 1884, as a food option for people who couldn’t chew. Or for, you know, everyone. – See more at:
  49. There’s a law in Montreal that keeps skyscrapers within reason. No building is allowed to be taller than the cross on top of Mount Royal (232.5 m above sea level) which overlooks the city.
  50. 80% of the world’s maple syrup is made in Canada and 91% of that is made in the province of Quebec alone. We also have a maple syrup reserve which made international headlines when thieves broke in and stole $18 million worth of the breakfast staple. The sticky caper is apparently getting turned into a movie too!
  51. Alberta, Canada, is the only region in the entire world free of Norwegian rats.
  52. In 1993, Kim Campbell became the first woman to be prime minister of Canada…and she served for the third-shortest period of time, just 123 days. Her term was so brief she never moved into the official PM residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa because her predecessor Brian Mulroney took so long to move out.
  53. We’ve taken a lot of jabs from the U.S. for our Monopoly-coloured Canadian currency, but what most don’t realize is the green ink used for American money was invented at McGill University in Montreal, in 1857, by Thomas Sterry Hunt.
  54. We Have the World’s Safest Highways (for Animals). There are million-dollar highway overpasses in Banff National Park which have been used by grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolverine and lynx. By 2014, there will be 38 wildlife underpasses and six overpasses from Banff National Park’s east entrance to the border of Yoho National Park. Ontario built its first bridge for animals over Hwy 69, south of Sudbury, in 2012.
  55. We harvest icebergs in Labrador and Newfoundland. Every spring, massive islands of ice broken off of glaciers in Greenland parade through ‘Iceberg Alley’, past the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland. Entrepreneurs are harvesting chunks of these cool marvels for some pretty unique products, including wine, vodka, beer, and even skincare products.
  56. In 1947, a group of kids protested after the price of chocolate bars were raised from 5 cents to 8 cents.
  57. The Citizenship and Immigration Minister declared that Santa Claus is Canadian.
  58. Speaking of Santa, there are over 2.5 million Caribou (reindeers) in Canada.
  59. It has an island called “Dildo.”
  60. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving much earlier than its American neighbors. Canadians give thanks the second Monday in October. Although the first version of Thanksgiving was celebrated first in Canada in 1578 in Newfoundland as opposed to the Americans in 1621. Canada actually has this holiday changed several times until 1957, when Parliament finalized the day and month.
  61. Roughly 30% of Canada’s total landmass is occupied by forest. Makes for great photo ops.
  62. Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world. In fact, if you were to walk around the country (without sleeping, eating, or resting), it would take roughly four and a half years.
  63. The term “trick or treat” was first used in Alberta.
  64. Canadian McDonald’s exclusively sell the McLobster.
  65. Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in Quebec is the only place in the world to have not one, but two exclamation marks in the name. In the 17th century, “ha ha” was the word for unexpected obstacles, and in the case of this town, the obstacle was Lake Témiscouata.
  66. The population is roughly 36 million. It’s the second largest country in the world, but only 0.5% of the world’s population reside in Canada.
  67. Queen Elizabeth II is Canada’s official Head of State.
  68. Canada only officially became an independent country in 1982.
  69. A Toronto dentist named Dr. J.W. Elliot first conceived the idea of a snowplow to clean up train tracks. The snowmobile and snowblower were also born in Canada. But the Zamboni ice resurfacer? California, man.
  70. Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics and it was done on home turf at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics with 14 gold medals! Overall we won 26 medals in those games. It was a great time to be in Vancouver.
  71. Leave it to a Canadian to invent one of the most popular push-up bras ever. Montreal’s Canadian Lady Corset Company first licensed the trademark “Wonder-bra” in 1939, and then renamed the company Wonderbra in 1961.
  72. The Royal Canadian Mint, in addition to making coins for Canada, also produces currency for other countries. In total 89 other countries get their coins from Canada. Its longest continuous contract for producing foreign coins is with Barbados – more than 30 years.
  73. You can thank Kiefer Sutherland’s grandpa for bringing the country universal health care.
  74. Basketball was actually invented by a Canadian.
  75. Canada is the largest exporter of green lentils in the world, accounting for over 80% of global exports. with 95% of it coming from Saskatchewan.
  76. Stanley Park in Vancouver is 1001 acres—making it 10% bigger than New York City’s Central Park. A 9 km path, known as the Stanley Park Seawall, runs the perimeter of the park and welcomes runners, cyclists and walkers alike.
  77. Canada also made many contributions to the world, some of which may be surprising. Like Sandford Fleming introducing the concept of standard time, the idea of using insulin as a treatment for diabetes, to the creation of IMAX movies. Not bad!
  78. Canada tops the list as the best G20 country to be a woman. Hurrah!
  79. Many of Canada’s national parks are bigger than countries. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta is larger than Denmark and Switzerland.
  80. There are more donut shops per capita in Canada than any other country in the world. But who’s saying that’s a bad thing?
  81. Most of the World’s Caesium is in a Lake in Manitoba. The best-known use of this element is in Caesium-based atomic clocks – which are so accurate they would only be off by 2 seconds over a 65 million year lifespan. It’s also used as a lubricant for large drilling projects. The world’s richest deposit of caesium (roughly two-thirds of it) is at Bernic Lake, Manitoba.
  82. The Canada/USA border is the longest international border in the world. It lacks military defense. It creates some interesting divides, especially in places like Derby Line and Stanstead, where the public library straddles the two countries.
  83. We built a UFO Landing Pad in St. Paul, Alta. One of Canada’s most unique Centennial projects in 1967 was the building of the world’s first UFO Landing Pad in St. Paul, Alberta. The town provided the land, and local businesses provided building supplies and labour for the raised cement pad. Making things even stranger? Paul Hellyer, then Minister of National Defense, flew in (by helicopter, not spaceship) to officially open it.
  84. The University of Victoria offers a course called the “Science of Batman.”
  85. In Saskatchewan, a hoodie is called a “bunnyhug.”
  86. Half of Canada’s provinces (which account for more than 85% of the population) are governed by women.
  87. A town in British Columbia has the postal code “V4G 1N4.” (Vagina)
  88. In 2006, an annual essay contest for young Canadians about how they would serve the country if elected prime minister became a reality show on The Next Great Prime Minister. Hosted by Canadian game show host Alex Trebek, contestants aged 18 to 25 answered questions about leadership, politics, and world events. The judging panel, which determined which young Canadian received $50,000 and an internship: Kim Campbell, Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, and John Turner, all former Canadian prime ministers themselves.
  89. Studies find Canadians to be the second-happiest people in the world. And they’re only getting happier.
  90. There’s an area in the Hudson Bay region has less gravity than the rest of the planet.
  91. Up to 30% of Canada is covered in trees and thick forest.
  92. Prostitution laws are hazy in Canada – the purchase of sexual services are criminalized, but the selling of sexual services are allowed under certain conditions (if that makes any sense at all…)
  93. Canada has been invaded twice by Americans – both in 1775 and 1812
  94. Step aside strange place names of the world. Canada is home to Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik – a lake in northeastern Manitoba. It’s name is Cree for “where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks.”
  95. You can drive straight across the country on the Trans-Canada highway (also known as Highway 1) which runs across 5 time zones and 10 provinces from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, NF. But what about the islands? There are three ferry routes that are a part of the highway as well. You know you’re on the highway by the white-on-green maple leaf route markers.
  96. The Hudson’s Bay Company is the oldest chartered trading company in the world still in operation and has become a symbol of Canada. Founded in 1670, the company began working in the fur trade industry. Since then it has grown to encompass a variety of retail goods from liquor to canned salmon to coffee and tea. Today the company is owned by an American, but continues to be a prominent retailer in Canada.
  97. The Great One, himself, is afraid of flying.
  98. When people come to Canada, everyone tells them to try poutine. In Quebec, poutine is slang for “a mess” which is certainly what you get when French fries and cheese curds are all drowned in a healthy portion of gravy. With its rise in popularity, poutine, and it’s gourmet version, is available now available everywhere from fast food to high end restaurants. The only thing they have in common is the high calorie count, but each bite is so worth it.
  99. The largest Sony big screen TV can be found in Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
  100. The Stanley Cup has its own bodyguard, but that doesn’t mean Canadian hockey champions haven’t put all kinds of different foods and drinks in it (everything from chocolate milk to popcorn and cereal!).
  101. Newfoundland is nicknamed “The Rock.’
  102. Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province is only 225 kilometers long and 56 kilometers wide.
  103. British Columbian pioneers made use of the oolichan, also called candlefish, at nighttime. The small fish is so fatty that it can be dried, strung on a wick and burned like a candle!
  104. Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois youth who were pointing out a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying to identify the small area which is present day Quebec City, but Cartier used the similar-sounding word “Canada” to refer to the whole area. Oops!
  105. Canada consumes more mac and cheese than any other country in the world.
  106. Old Quebec is still walled off and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  107. Anyone from Canada can order a portrait of The Queen and have it shipped to them for free.
  108. Canadians are one of the worlds’ most undecided people. Their religious and linguistic preferences are as spread and colourful as a peacocks’ tail. Almost 39% of the population are Roman Catholics, 29% Protestants, 3% are Muslims, 2% Christian Orthodox, 1.5% Hindu, 1% Buddhist and 1% Jewish (the rest are non-religious).
  109. Target Canada was so poorly planned that Canadian consumers would continue to cross the border and shop at Target stores in the United States.
  110. Alberta has 50% of the world’s supply of bitumen.
  111. The Canadian motto, A Mari Usque ad Mare, means “From sea to sea.”
  112. The average life expectancy at birth for a Canadian is 81.16 years, the eighth highest in the world. The United States ranks 46th, at 78.14 years.
  113. Semi-professional baseball team, the Guelph Maple Leafs, beat the Ku Klux Klan in an exciting but strange final.
  114. Comics are almost always following a certain trope that includes some kind of criminal terrorizing the people of a certain place (or threatening to destroy the whole world) and a superhero coming to save the day. The weird thing here is that these kinds of comics are forbidden in Canada, as is any kind of literature that is depicting actions of criminality. This most probably includes almost 99% of your comic collection and 100% of comics worth reading. Fortunately, though the law is still on the books, it hasn’t been enforced since 1966.
  115. Nunavut has the lowest graduation rate in Canada and a student from Qikiqtarjuaq became the first high schooler to graduate in four years in 2016.
  116. In 1642, a group of religious mystics from France were inspired by a vision to build a missionary city in the Canadian wilderness. Led by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and an Ursuline nun name Jeanne Mance, they founded Montreal.
  117. The east coast of Canada was settled by Vikings around the year A.D. 1000. Archaeological evidence of a settlement has been found at L’anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.
  118. The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario.
  119. There’s a law in Canada that forces radio stations to keep the rate of Canadian vs Rest of the World music at 40-60. So did you just listen to a song by the Beatles and then one from Rammstein? Be prepared to get hit by some Justin Bieber, followed by strange Inuit recordings soon, as the producer needs to keep that ratio intact.
  120. Canada is known as the home of large animals like the moose and grizzly bear, but it is also home to about 55,000 species of insects and about 11,000 species of mites and spiders.
  121. Canada was so nice to their POW’s during World War 2 that almost 20% of them requested to stay after the war.
  122. “O Canada,” originally named “Chant national,” was written by Adolphe-Basile Routhier (French lyrics) and Calixa Lavallée (music) and first performed in Quebec City in 1880. The song was approved by the Parliament of Canada in 1967 as the unofficial national anthem and adopted officially on July 1, 1980.
  123. Charles Fenerty, a poet from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the first person to use wood fibers to make paper. He started experimenting in 1839 and produced paper from wood pulp in 1841.
  124. Manitou Lake on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the world’s largest lake within a lake (41.1 square miles).
  125. Cryptozoologists claim that Canada is the home of several cryptids, including Sasquatch, a giant sloth-like creature known as the beaver-eater, a cannibalistic wildman named Windigo, and a number of lake monsters, such as Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia.
  126. The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, was once the world’s largest shopping mall. It now ranks fifth, but it still contains the world’s largest indoor amusement park.
  127. North America’s earliest undisputed evidence of human activity, 20,000-year-old stone tools and animal bones have been found in caves on the Bluefish River in northern Yukon.
  128. Many famous authors have come from Canada, including Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Alice Munro (Lives of Girls and Women).
  129. An invasion of Canada that would have likely handed control of the Niagara peninsula to the USA was thwarted when one woman overheard the plans, walked 20 miles through wilderness, and warned a British Lieutenant. The invading Americans were ambushed and promptly surrendered.
  130. The Jay Treaty, signed in 1794, provides that American Indians may travel freely across the Canadian-US border. Native Indians born in Canada are entitled to freely enter the United States for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration.
  131. It took Quebec until 2006 to pay off its debt from hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  132. Newfoundland was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans. Ironically, it was the last area to become a province, in 1949.
  133. Alert, in Nunavut territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world.
  134. The Mounted Police were formed in 1873, with nine officers. In 1920, the Mounted Police merged with the Dominion Police to become the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an organization that now has more than 28,000 members.[
  135. In 1962, Pincher Creek, Alberta experienced the fastest, biggest temperature change ever recorded in Canada as a result of a Chinook (a warm, dry wind that comes off the Rocky Mountains). The temperature rose from -19C to 22C in just one hour!
  136. Between 1984 and 2008, it was illegal to sell pop in cans in PEI. All carbonated drinks had to be purchased in refillable glass bottles. PEI was the only place in North America to have a “can ban.”
  137. The official phone number for Canada is 1-800-O-Canada.
  138. Canada spans 9 984 670 sq km and comprises 6 time zones.
  139. Canada is home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, a distance of almost 2,000 km.
  140. The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, at Research In Motion’s Waterloo offices.
  141. Actor Leslie Nielsen is Canadian. His brother, Erik, was the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada for two years, from 1984 to 1986.
  142. Sandy Gardiner, a journalist with the Ottawa Journal in the 60s, coined the term ‘Beatlemania’ while he was writing a story about the Beatles.
  143. The world’s strongest current is found in the Nakwakto Rapids at Slingsby Channel, British Columbia. The current has been measured at speeds up to 18.4 miles per hour.
  144. The natives of eastern Canada tell several stories of a mythical giant named Glooscap, who carved out many of the region’s natural features to help him overcome his evil twin brothers. It is believed that these Glooscap stories might be the origin of many of the Paul Bunyan legends.
  145. Montreal is home to many beautiful churches and is often called The City of Saints or City of a Hundred Bell Towers.
  146. The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year using 400 tons of ice and 12 000 tons of snow. Every summer it melts away, only to be rebuilt the following winter.
  147. Canada has made a significant contribution to rock and roll, beginning with “Sh-Boom” by the Crew-Cuts in 1954. Other famous Canadian rock-and-rollers include Paul Anka, Neil Young, the Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf, Avril Lavigne, Rush, Bryan Adams, and Barenaked Ladies.
  148. The worst way to defrost a football field from the grounds crew of the Calgary Stampeders was to set it ablaze–they still went on with the game.
  149. At the 1998 winter Olympics, snowboarder Ross Rebagliati almost lost his gold medal when he tested positive for marijuana.
  150. A black bear cub from Canada named Winnipeg (or “Winnie,” for short) was one of the most popular attractions at the London Zoo after it was donated to the zoo in 1915. Winnie became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.

Bonus

  1. If you failed to follow Ontario’s unique interpretation of the law in the Kawarthas back at the beginning of the last century, you most probably ended up in a Canadian cell waiting for the kind people of the Great White North to forgive you for this ignorance of yours. If all this happened in Coboconk, you were extra unlucky as there stands one of the world’s smallest jails, with two cells and a warden’s office fitting in 26m2. The jail was built in 1884 and after it stayed empty for over 50 years, it was turned into a museum.
  2. Canada’s only desert in British Columbia is only 15 miles long and is the only desert in the world with a long boardwalk for visitors to walk on.

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