• Canada is the second largest country by total area on the planet- 9.98 million square miles.
  • 60% of all the lakes on earth are located in Canada.
  • 9% of the country is actually fresh water.
  • About half of Canada's landmass is covered by forest with about 180 tree species.
  • The largest lake in Canada is the Great Bear Lake, spreading over 31,153 km².
  • The Literacy Rate is 99%, so almost all Canadians can read and write.
  • The word Canada is derived from an indigenous word; KANATA which means Settlement/Village.