Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids


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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.