Canada’s most patriotic places:

>> Parliament Hill, Ottawa

>> The Battlefields Park, Quebec City

>> The Last Spike, Craigellachie, B.C.

>> Bluenose II, Lunenburg, N.S.

>> Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Terry Fox Run

>> The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg

>> Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

>> Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

>> Dawson City, Yukon:
Yukon Gold Panning Championships
Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race
Diamond Tooth Gerties

>> Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto


Think you know Canada
Try the quiz and test your knowledge of Canadian history
Answers at the bottom of the page.

Question 1

Historians J.L. Granatstein and Norman Hillmer have named William Lyon Mackenzie King as Canada’s greatest prime minister. How many years did he hold the office?>

Question 2

On July 1, 1867, which of today’s provinces was NOT part of Confederation?

Question 3

More than 900 Canadian soldiers were killed and 1,874 taken prisoner in Operation Jubilee on Aug. 19, 1942. Which French port was the Canadians’ objective?

Question 4

Which Quebec-born NHL goalie was the first to regularly wear a protective face mask?

Question 5

Which important Canadian painter was never part of the Group of Seven?

Question 6

Which Canadian bank note has a line from Roch Carrier’s story “The Sweater” printed on it?

Question 7

Which Canadian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Question 8

Which Canadian prime minister spun a pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II?

Question 9

Where did Terry Fox end his Marathon of Hope in 1980?

Question 10

In which year was Canada’s current flag, the Maple Leaf, officially adopted?

Question 11

Who coined the expression “the medium is the message”?

Question 12

How many times has Canada’s sole remaining Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, won the World Series?

Question 13

Financier and diplomat Donald Smith drove in the symbolic “last spike” to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway on Nov. 7, 1885. In which province?

Question 14

Which Canadian’s music was famously dubbed the “sweetest music this side of heaven”?

Question 15

Which prime minister said the Canada is “fundamentally a community of communities”?

Question 16

Nunavut came into being as a constitutional entity on April 1, 1999. What does “Nunavut” mean?

Question 17

Canada has less than one per cent of the world’s population. The country’s rivers, however, discharge what portion of the world’s renewable water supply?

Question 18

Who was the first woman elected to the House of Commons?

Question 19

Which medical discovery did Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best make?

Question 20

What was the Silver Dart?

Question 21

Where was Louis Riel hanged?

Question 22

In 1917, a collision between the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo caused an explosion. Where?

Question 23

Which of Canada’s governors general ate part of a raw seal heart to express solidarity with aboriginal culture?

Question 24

Who pioneered Canada’s system of universal health care?

Question 25

French president Charles de Gaulle proclaimed “Vive le Québec libre” from the balcony of Montreal’s city hall. In which year?


Answers :

   (1)   22
   (2)   Prince Edward Island
   (3)   Dieppe
   (4)   Jacques Plante
   (5)   Tom Thomson
   (6)   $5
   (7)   Lester Pearson
   (8)   Pierre Trudeau
   (9)   Thunder Bay, Ont.
  (10)   1965
  (11)   Marshall McLuhan
  (12)   two
  (13)   British Columbia
  (14)   Guy Lombardo
  (15)   Joe Clark
  (16)   our land”
  (17)   nine per cent
  (18)   Agnes Macphail
  (19)   insulin, for treatment of diabetes
  (20)   an aircraft that made Canada’s first controlled power flight
  (21)   Regina
  (22)   Halifax
  (23)   Michaelle Jean
  (24)   Tommy Douglas
  (25)   1967