As the global pandemic lingers one, I continue to be mostly stuck at home with little new to write about. At such times, for lack of a better idea, I like to turn to trivia. This is one of those times. The topic for this week’s trivia shall be our friendly neighbor to the north – Canada!
- What is the origin of the word Canada and what does it mean?
- What are the $1 and $2 coins called?
- Who is the head of state of Canada?
- Which province is Anne of Green Gables from?
- What is Canada’s latest territory, added in 1999?
- Which is the only Great Lake not partially in Canada?
- What rank is Canada in terms of geographic size?
- If it were midnight in Toronto, what time would it be in Newfoundland?
- What part of Canada currently has license plates in the shape of a polar bear?
- Which three oceans border Canada?
- What are the national languages of Canada?
- What is the oldest walled city of Canada?
- What are the two national sports of Canada?
- What is the largest shopping center in North America?
- Where is the world’s largest skating rink?
- Where is the oldest casino in Canada?
- The word “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “Kanata,” meaning village or settlement. (source: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/origins-canadas-geographical-names/origin-names-canada-and-its-provinces-and-territories/9224
- The $1 coin is a Looney (because it features a loon on the back) and the Toonie (because it is worth $2).
- Queen Elizabeth II.
- Prince Edward Island.
- Lake Michigan.
- 1:30 AM.
- Northwest Territories. (Note: Nunavut used to, but went to the standard 6” x 12” shape).
- Pacific, Atlantic, and Artic
- English and French.
- Quebec City.
- Hockey and Lacrosse.
- West Edmonton Mall.
- The Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa.
- Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City Yukon.