The Canadian ice hockey team were so dominant that they did not participate in the knock-out tournament of the 1930 World Championships. They were put straight into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent. Canada won 6-1 in the final to claim the gold.
There was a paramilitary socialist group in Canada in the 1960s that wanted to overthrow their provincial government with an armed revolution. The only peace time use of Canada’s War Measures Act was to stop them. The group was in contact with the KGB, and the top members were exiled to Cuba.
David Duchovny is permanently banned from a Vancouver strip club for insulting the city’s weather while filming The X-Files.
The Canadian government will pay you to plant trees for a summer. It became so popular that work visas became available for foreign workers simply to plant trees.
For 30 years Paul Shuen was one of Canada’s most respected obstetricians and gynecologists. His license to practise in Ontario was revoked after it was discovered that, since deliveries paid more on weekends, he was drugging his patients without their knowledge to induce labor on Saturday.
There is a mountain in British Columbia, Canada called Tolkien Peak. The nearby mountains are also named Mount Aragorn, Mount Gandalf, and Mount Shadowfax. They were named so in 1972 by those making the first ascents of the mountains, who read the books whilst waiting out stormy weather.
The world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island is in Canada. It doesn’t have a name.
Polar bear jail (also known as Polar Bear Holding Facility) is a special building in Churchill, Manitoba where polar bears that are considered troublesome or dangerous are isolated before they can be relocated… Before establishing the facility, polar bears who were considered dangerous used to be shot. The premise is that extended captivity would create a sense of danger for the bears so that they will be reluctant to approach the town.
There is a Canadian TV anchor who translates all the English news into Inuktitut live on air. Igalaaq is the only Inuktitut supper hour TV program in the whole country where unilingual Inuktitut speakers have this one chance, for 30 minutes, to see someone speaking their language.
Over 10% of Canada’s population are descended from impoverished British children that were sent to work on Canadian farms between 1869 and 1939.
You weigh less if you visit certain areas of Canada, namely the Hudson Bay Area and parts of Quebec, because there’s less gravity there than other parts of the world.
Canada once minted a $1 million dollar coin, which was promptly stolen and never found.