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.
150k+ First Nation kids were removed from their homes, over a span of 100 years, in order to “get rid of the Indian problem in Canada”.
During WW2 German prisoners were so well treated in Canada that they didn’t want to leave the country when released. Thousands of them eventually stayed or came back to Canada with one saying that the time in Canadian prison was “the best thing that happened to me.”
During the 2010 Olympic Hockey Final, Air Canada had to delay a flight because the passengers refused to board until the game was over.