Friday, July 1, 2011

O Canada!

Happy Canada Day!






Today, Canada is 144 years old.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament.
Canada's land mass is 9,970,610 km2 (the world's second largest country).
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Hockey and lacrosse are Canada's national sports.
Canada has two official languages: English and French.
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario.
The population of Canada is 34,030,589.
With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.

Hope you have a great weekend! I'm in Brooks visiting with family and today we are having a big BBQ and hopefully going to see the fireworks. Next weekend, the Calgary Stampede starts so I am going to get downtown bright and early to see the parade and catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, who are currently on a Canadian tour and will be in Calgary. Stampede goes on for 10 days and is this huge fair and rodeo, with chuckwagon races and bull riding. I'm not really too big into it, and by the end of the 10 days I am just wanting it to be over, but the parade is fun and there are pancake breakfasts all over the city every morning. Can't go wrong!

photos:
wikipedia
Travelpod

3 comments:

Hollie said...

how exciting that you get to see William and Kate!!

LatteLisa said...

Happy Canada Day!

Please blow a kiss to Will & Kate from me ;-)

Marie said...

Happy Canada Day!:D

Thanks for the facts!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com