A Brief History
Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined to form the semi-autonomous federal Dominion of Canada, which began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada. Fairmont.com commissioned 10 hand-drawn GIFs in the style of Canadian Pacific’s vintage travel posters, each of which represents a fun fact about Canada.
10. Apology Act
9. Polar Bears
7. Mac and Cheese
5. Sunshine Village
4. Maple Syrup
3. Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded in Canada
2. World’s First UFO Landing Pad
1. Whisky War
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For more information, please see…
Lennox, Doug. Now You Know Canada: 150 Years of Fascinating Facts. Dundurn, 2017.
The featured image in this article, a map by Ssolbergj of Canada, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.