Canada: 40 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 3)

We already brought you parts one and two of our list of 40 things you didn’t know about Canada, and now we’re back with part three! Check out 10 more fascinating facts about our neighbor up North that you definitely (probably) didn’t know, and stay tuned for our fourth and final installment, coming soon!

Number Twenty: It Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Early On. Canada legalized same-sex marriage on July 20, 2005.

Number Nineteen: It Is the Most Educated Country in the World. It’s true! Canada has more than a 99 percent rate of literacy, and in fact, more than half of Canadians have a minimum of a college degree.

Number Eighteen: It Has a Lot of Lakes. Like, a lot. Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world.

Number Seventeen: It Has its Own Crater on Mars. The town of Gander, located in Newfoundland, is known for its work in aviation and space. Because of that, there is a crater on Mars named after Gander.

Number Sixteen: It’s Home to Poutine. You may have eaten a bastardized version of poutine in the United States, but you can only find the real deal up North. Poutine consists of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.

Number Fifteen: Winnie the Pooh Is Based on a Real Canadian Bear. In fact, Winnie the Pooh is based on a real bear from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnie the Pooh was written by A.A. Milne.

Number Fourteen: It Contains a Mecca for Dinosaur Lovers. Canada is home to Dinosaur Provincial Park, which is one of the world’s richest sites for fossils. More than 40 different species of dinosaur have been found in the country’s Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Number Thirteen: One Out of Every Five Canadians Aren’t Born There. Nearly seven million Canadians are born outside of Canada, which means about one fifth of Canadians aren’t actually born in Canada.

Number Twelve: It Has an Advanced Healthcare System. Rather than have pay-based health care, Canada uses a healthcare system that focuses on patients’ actual medical necessities.

Number Eleven: It Really Is the Maple Syrup Capital of the World. A whopping 77 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply is produced in Canada. Stay tuned for our fourth and final part of our list, coming soon!