Jul 01 2020

12:00am - 12:00pm

Canada Day

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday, celebrating the anniversary of July 1, 1867 - the effective date of the Constitution Act, which united three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire - called Canada! Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed.

Please note, the College will be closed for Canada Day.

Some interesting facts about Canada:

  • Canada has the longest coastline in the world with 202,080km/125.567miles

  • Three Canadian islands are among the top ten biggest islands in the world. They are: Baffin Islands (more than double the size of Great Britain), Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island (both are roughly the size of England).

  • Canada has more than 31,700 big lakes that are over 300ha. big. In fact more than half of all the lakes in the world are located in Canada!

  • There are more than 2,800 hockey rinks in Canada. However, almost twice as many kids under 14 years play soccer than hockey. Ice-Hockey is still the second most practised sport in Canada for all over 15 years of age. Ice hockey comes after golf, but before soccer!

  • The Trans-Canada highway is said to be the longest national highway in the world.

  • Half of Canada's landmass contains forest. Timber is among the main exports of the country.

  • The highest mountain in Canada is with 19,551ft or 5,959m the Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory at the border with Alaska.