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Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids

1000 Awesome Facts

by Aaron Kylie

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In this patriotic celebration of Canada's superlatives, complete with 300 color photographs, kids are presented with thousands of unique facts, figures and feats that make the country unique.

Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids offers a truly different look at the country and features facts and figures for each province and territory within its borders.

  • A trio of Canadians lay claim to the invention of the plastic garbage bag. The three, one from Winnipeg, another working in Lindsay, Ontario and a third from Toronto, came up with variations of the polyethylene bags in the 1950s.
  • Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce invented the world's most popular sailboat: the Laser, a race-worthy vessel that could be carried on top of a car.
  • Niagara Falls have moved back 11 kilometers in 12,500 years and are the world's fastest moving.
  • At 243,000 kilometers in length, Canada's coastline is the longest in the world. To walk it would take 33 years.
  • Canada's Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world.
  • The United States and Canada share the longest undefended border, measuring 8,890 kilometers long.
  • Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada's largest national park, and among the biggest in the world.
  • The Hudson's Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America's oldest continuously operating company.

 

Contributor Notes

Canadian Geographic magazine is the official publication of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in Ottawa. Aaron Kylie is the Editor of Canadian Geographic.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Editorial Review

A great gift for the young trivia lover, and even better, it is all about Canada. Includes tons of photographs on categories including geography, science, and history. Kids can look up their hometown or favourite sports hero. This book can be read and shared by ages nine through adult.

— Calgary Herald