The Canadian Facts – Canada Day

On July 1, 1867 Canada joined the British North American colonies and formed the Dominion of Canada. The British North America Act of 1867, was celebrated in Toronto with the ringing of the bells at St James Catedral, with entertainment and fireworks afterwards.

The British North America Act 1867 (now Constitution Act), united 3 colonies into a single country called Canada. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982 as more and more referred to the day as Canada’s birthday creating what we now know as Canada Day.

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Canadian Wildlife

There are many types of wildlife that inhabit Canada that can be grouped into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, and insects.

Popular Mammals

American bison
Arctic hare
black bear
little brown bat
Canada lynx
reindeer (caribou)
grizzly bears
gray wolf
red fox
meadow mice
mountain lion
mule deer
polar bear
prairie dog
white tailed deer

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Popular Canadian Birds

black-capped chickadee
blue jay
Canada goose
downy woodpecker
great blue heron
great horned owl
purple martin
sharp-shinned hawk
whooping crane.

There are approximately 55,000 species of insects, and 11,000 species of mites and spiders. Now that’s a lot of bugs!

According to environment Canada there are approximately 17,000 identified species of trees, flowers, herbs, ferns and mosses. Did you know that each province has its own flower, making up the Flowers of Canada

Canadian Trees

black spruce
white spruce
balsam fir
jack pine,
white birch
balsam poplar

Canada Day

On Canada, we celebrate the occasion many different ways. Although we haven’t decide how we will be celebrating, we do know that it will involve a BBQ, a visit to a park, with the evening ending with fireworks.

No matter where you are in Canada, there is plenty of fun to be had, with these Coast to Coast Events in Canada

Just in case you didn’t know all there is to know about Canada, here are some Canadian Fun Facts.

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

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