Fast Facts


Capital: Ottawa

Population: Over 34 million

National Animal: Beaver

National Song: “O’Canada”

Languages: English and French

Religion: Roman Catholic and Protestant

Size: 3,988,244 square miles (10,369,434 square kilometers)

Flag: Canada’s flag is red. In the middle of the flag is a white square. There is a red maple leaf on this square. The maple tree is the national tree of Canada. Red and White are Canada’s national colors. This design became Canada’s flag in 1960. Thousands of designs were considered for the flag. The maple leaf was the final choice. People thought the maple leaf stood for all Canadians.

Crops: Wheat, Lumber and Canola oil

Currency: The unit of currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar. It takes 100 cents to equal one dollar. Canada also has one-and two- dollar coins. The amount of Canadian money it takes to make a U.S. dollar changes daily.

United Nations consistently lists Canada as one of the best places to live in the world.

Immigrants make up to 60% of Canada’s total population growth.

Internationally recognized credits, diplomas and degrees – more than 100,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities each year.
Canada ranks 7th among the most popular travel destinations in the world.