Canada Day quiz answers 

Trivial Pursuit


Lunnenburg, Nova Scotia

Avril Lavigne

He was lost on a fishing trip 1951, found 1962, and in both seasons the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.

Gordon Lightfoot (cover versions by Rheostatics, the Butthold Surfers, Neil Young, the Dandy Warhols, and Pearl jam)

The Pride of the American Flag, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, sank in 1975, taking 29 sailors down with it.

Jim Carrey, formerly of Newmarket, Ontario.

Elsinore Breweries BONUS: Hosehead "This movie was shot in 3B – three beers and it looks good, eh?

Nanook of the North

The mighty Beaver, Castoridae canadensis.

Polar bear

It’s a kermode bear, and it’s white.

Anne of Green Gables.

Life of Pi

Robertson Davies

Rheostatics <

The Cremation of Sam McGee

Tom Green

Bruce Cockburn

35 per cent, up from 30 per cent in 1998.


It’s Canada’s longest place name with 31 letters.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Thunder Bay, Ont. The run was called ‘The Marathon of Hope’

The West Edmonton Mall, still the world’s largest.

Wood Buffalo National Park

Banff National Park

The Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

4:30 p.m. There are six time zones in Canada

A human toe. It’s in the Sourtoe Cocktail

The Hudson’s Bay Company

Baffin Island

b) more than 50 per cent

d) 51 per cent

Mount Waddington, at 4,019 metres. Mount Fairweather (4,663 metres) straddles the B.C.-Alaska border.

Ellesmere Island

In what direction to the Great Plains of Canada tilt?

Drumheller, Alberta.

Politics & History

Kim Campbell

Sir John A. MacDonald

Four: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

34 years. Australia became a commonwealth of the British Empire in 1901. Canada became a self-governing empire in 1867.

Shawinigan, Quebec

Adrienne Clarkson

Newfoundland and Labrador. March 31, 1949.

24 Sussex Drive

A: Frederick Banting and John J. R. Macleod were given the prize for the discovery of insulin. Banting shared his prize with his assistant Charles Best.

During the FLQ crisis, with guns and tanks and soldiers patrolling Parliament Hill, the reporter asked the Prime Minister how far he would go to keep law and order in society, to which he got the famous reply. Two days later the War Measures Act was invoked.

PET was at a train station in Salmon Arm.

Lester B. Pearson

Louis Riel

Queen Victoria

Wee Willie who replaced Wiarton Willie when he died in hibernation during the winter of 1998-99.

Neither; both died in the battle.

Sports & Olympics

Trick question: Canada has two national sports – Hockey is the National Winter Sport and Lacrosse is the National Summer Sport.

Beijing, China will host the 2008 Games. Runners-up include Toronto and Paris, France.

At Calgary’s Olympic Park as a legacy from the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Eddie the Eagle Edwards, who still holds the British record in the sport –

Mike Weir, who won the Masters in April

100 metres

John Ryan

Snow. It was brought into New York by the truckloads when the cross-country ski trails melted.

Hammer throw

The Calgary Stampede

Squaw Valley, California

Jarome Iginla, who played for the Canadian hockey team at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

She was skiing on mismatched skis. Her left ski was not waxed for the conditions and it slowed her throughout the race. She won by 1.1 seconds.


Quebec held a provincial election after the COA vote and the COA didn’t want the results of the Olympic decision to influence sovereigntists in the provincial election. COA members voted 13 times, to cover every possible combination of results, including runoff votes and ties.

A Loonie

Lennox Lewis


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Swarmed!

    How Whistler and other global hotspots are dealing with the impacts of overtourism
    • Nov 5, 2017
  • A century in the mountains

    Backcountry camping with UBC's iconic Varsity Outdoor Club
    • Aug 27, 2017

Latest in Feature Story

  • The parent trap

    With an increase in young families, Whistler's childcare services struggle to keep pace
    • Mar 17, 2019
  • Reel Progress

    The push for gender parity in entertainment media
    • Mar 10, 2019
  • Need for speed

    The records keep falling at the world's fastest sliding track
    • Mar 1, 2019
  • More »

© 1994-2019 Pique Publishing Inc., Glacier Community Media

- Website powered by Foundation