What comes to mind when you think of Canada? Hockey? Tim HortonsMaple syrup? While all of these things are undeniably Canadian, they only scratch the surface of what makes this country great.

We’ve put together a list of 19 things that Canada is famous for around the world. From natural wonders and historic landmarks to popular Canadian exports.

What is Canada famous for?

Maple syrup

Maple syrup is a sweet, sticky syrup that is made from the sap of maple trees. It is a traditional food in Canada and is often used as a topping on pancakes or waffles. Maple syrup is also used in many Canadian recipes, such as maple-glazed ham or maple cookies.

Canada is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup, and the country’s maple trees produce more than 60% of the world’s supply. There are many small towns in Canada that are famous for their maple syrup, including Saint John’s in Newfoundland, Lanark County in Ontario, and Châteauguay in Quebec.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons is a Canadian coffee chain that was founded in 1964. It is the largest chain of coffee shops in Canada, and it has more than 4,000 locations worldwide. Tim Hortons is most popular in Canada, but it also has a large following in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The company is named after its founder, Tim Horton, who was a professional hockey player before he started the chain. Horton was killed in a car accident in 1974, but his wife and son continued to operate the business. Tim Hortons is known for its coffee and doughnuts, but it also offers a variety of other items on its menu, such as sandwiches, wraps, soup, and salad.

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are a mountain range in western Canada that is famous for its stunning landscapes. The mountains are located in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and they stretch for more than 1,000 kilometers.

The Canadian Rockies are home to many glaciers, lakes, and rivers, and they offer a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing. The mountains are also popular with photographers and artists, who have captured their beauty in paintings and photographs over the years.

Ice hockey

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Canada, and the country has a long and successful history in the sport. The National Hockey League (NHL) is the top professional league in North America, and many of the best players in the world come from Canada. Canadian teams have won the Stanley Cup (the top prize in North American hockey) 24 times, more than any other country.

Marijuana legalization

On October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana became legal in Canada. This has made Canada the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize recreational cannabis.

Adults over the age of 18 (19 in some provinces) can possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, grow up to 4 plants per household (not per person), and buy cannabis products from licensed retailers.

Skiing and snowboarding

Canadian ski resorts are some of the best in the world. They offer a wide variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, and the scenery is stunning. Some of the most popular ski resorts in Canada are Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Sunshine Village in Alberta, and Mont-Tremblant in Quebec.

Poutine

Poutine is a popular Canadian dish that consists of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy. It originated in the province of Quebec, but it can now be found across the country. Poutine is often served as a side dish or a snack, but it can also be a meal unto itself.

Canadians love poutine so much that there is even a National Poutine Day, which is celebrated on April 6th.

The term “poutine” is also used in Canadian English to describe a situation that is messy or confusing.

Indigenous peoples

The Indigenous peoples of Canada are the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people who are original inhabitants of the land that is now Canada. These peoples have their own unique cultures, languages, and histories, and they play an important role in Canadian society.

According to the 2016 census, more than 1.7 million people in Canada identify as Indigenous. That’s about 5% of the country’s population.

The term “Indigenous” is used to describe the original inhabitants of a place, and it includes people who are descended from those original inhabitants. In Canada, the term “Indigenous” is often used to describe the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Wildlife

Canada is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, bears, and beavers. Wildlife can be found in all parts of the country, and there are many national parks and protected areas where you can see animals in their natural habitats.

Some of the most popular places to see wildlife in Canada are Banff National Park in Alberta, Jasper National Park in Alberta, and Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario.

Politeness

Politeness is another important aspect of Canadian culture. Canadians are often known for being polite and respectful, and they usually try to avoid conflict. This politeness can be seen in the way that Canadians speak to each other, in the way they queue up for things, and in the way they treat others.

Multiculturalism

Canada is often called a “melting pot” or a “mosaic” because of the country’s culturally diverse population. According to the 2016 census, more than 22% of Canadians are foreign-born, and over 200 different ethnic origins are represented in the country.

Canadian culture has been shaped by the many different cultures that have settled in the country, such as Indigenous, French, British, Irish, Italian, Chinese, East Indian, and Ukrainian. As a result of this multiculturalism, Canada is home to a wide variety of food, art, music, and festivals.

Northern lights

Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. The country has a total land area of 9.98 million square kilometers, and it is divided into ten provinces and three territories.

The territories are Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

The provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Canada is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, bears, and beavers. Wildlife can be found in all parts of the country, and there are many national parks and protected areas where you can see animals in their natural habitats.

Some of the most popular places to see wildlife in Canada are Banff National Park in Alberta, Jasper National Park in Alberta, and Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario.

National Parks

Canada is home to an abundance of beautiful national parks, which are perfect for hiking, camping, and wildlife spotting. Some of the most popular national parks in Canada are Banff National Park in Alberta, Jasper National Park in Alberta, and Yoho National Park in British Columbia.

Craft beer

Canada is also home to a thriving craft beer scene. There are many small breweries across the country that produce unique and interesting beers, and the industry is growing rapidly.

According to the Canadian Craft Brewers Association, there are more than 800 craft breweries in Canada, and they employ over 15,000 people.

The term “craft beer” refers to beer that is made by a small, independent brewery.

Second largest country

Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. The country has a total land area of 9.98 million square kilometers, and it is divided into ten provinces and three territories.

The territories are Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

The provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Diverse weather

Canada also has diverse weather, with regions that experience all four seasons. The country is home to both cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers.

This diversity in weather can be a challenge for Canadians, but it also creates a wide range of opportunities for outdoor activities. Canadians love to ski, snowboard, camp, and hike in the winter, and they enjoy swimming, fishing, and canoeing in the summer.

Canadian flag

The world-famous Canadian flag is a red and white flag that has been in use since 1965. The flag is based on the British Union Jack, and it features the shield of the Royal Arms of Canada in the center.

The flag is often flown at sporting events, parades, and other patriotic occasions. It is also used as a symbol of Canadian identity and culture.

Niagara Falls

Niagra Falls is a waterfall located on the Niagara River, which is between the U.S. state of New York and Ontario, Canada. The falls are approximately 53 meters high and about 305 meters wide, and they are a popular tourist destination.

Niagra Falls is also a major source of hydroelectric power, and it has been used to generate electricity since the late 1800s. The falls are illuminated at night, and they are a beautiful sight to see.