Canada is known for the production of maple syrup, for having more lakes than any other country, as a popular filming location and for cold weather sports. Famous inventions by Canadians include insulin treatments for diabetes and standard time.Know More
Other famous Canadian inventions include the games of basketball and ice hockey, sonar, the telephone, canola oil, the snowmobile, snowblowers, poutine, walkie-talkies, the foghorn, the electron microscope, the pacemaker, the alkaline battery, garbage bags, the paint roller, plexiglass, peanut butter, the pager, the Java programming language, and the Blackberry.
The Tim Horton's donut and coffee chain has also become popular outside of Canada, with over 800 locations in the United States as of 2014.Learn More
Canada does not have a president. The executive branch of the Canadian government consists of the Crown, who is represented by the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.Full Answer >
Due to the northern location of Canada, its climate is colder than other North American and South American countries. There are four distinct weather seasons in most parts of the country.Full Answer >
The capital city of Canada is Ottawa, which is located in the province of Ontario. Ottawa is Canada's fourth largest city with a population exceeding more than 900,000 residents. This city was selected by Queen Victoria as the capital in mid-19th century.Full Answer >
Canada became a country on July 1, 1867. The British North America Act joined the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the Dominion of Canada. With this act, the dominion remained a British colony but was self-governing. Canada became increasingly autonomous over the next century.Full Answer >