Colossal Canada

Colossal Canada

100 Epic Facts and Feats

Book - 2015
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Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., c2015
ISBN: 9781443128209
Branch Call Number: J 971.002 MAC
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wishinsky, Frieda

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SPL_Childrens Jul 16, 2015

In so many ways, as this book explains in both pictures and words, our country truly is “colossal”!
How? Here are just a few examples …. Our country has more coastline than any other nation in the world – in fact, Canada’s coastline is more than six times the distance around the Earth’s equator. Canada has about three million lakes – more than the rest of the world combined. The 7,821-kilometre-long Trans-Canada Highway, stretching from St. John’s in Newfoundland to Victoria on the Pacific coast, is the longest national highway on the planet. The world’s tallest teepee (which towers more than twenty stories high) and the world’s tallest totem pole are both located in Canada. The Confederation Bridge is the world’s longest bridge over water that freezes in the winter; New Brunswick’s Hartland Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the world; the world’s largest beaver dam is located in Canada (it can be seen from space!)… and the list of longest and largest goes on.
Canada is also a land of colossal achievements and feats. The completion of the CPR line across the entire nation in 1885, the discovery of insulin by a Canadian researcher, the launching of the world’s first national communications satellite (in 1972) and Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope are only a few of the many unforgettable moments in the history of this relatively young nation.
Readers will be amazed to learn that more than one septillion snowflakes fall on Canada in an average year, that Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta has yielded more than 500 dinosaur skeletons, that you can see more snakes at the snake pits near Narcisse (Manitoba) than anywhere else in the world, and that there really IS a place called “Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump”!
On Canada Day and any other time of the year, readers can wow family and friends with their colossal knowledge of Canada after reading this fun, engaging and informative book.

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