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Canada Day Special - 50 canada questions 

50 questions about Canada

1. What is the name of the largest lake situated entirely in Canada?

2. What is the name of Canada's tallest peak and where is it?

3. What is B.C.'s tallest peak?

4. Mount Garibaldi was named on July 4 1860 for the 19 th century Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi (who was born on July 4, 1807) by the British naval officer G.H. Richards as he surveyed Howe Sound. What did the Squamish Nation call the peak?

5. How many national parks does Canada have?

6. How many time zones does Canada have? What are they?

7. Which province is Canada's biggest coal producer?

8. Which province has the biggest multiple arch dam in Canada?

9. What year did the British North America Act create the Dominion of Canada?

10. What year was gold discovered in the Fraser Valley?

11. What is the oldest company in North America?

12. What year did Canada adopt its official red and white flag with the maple leaf?

13. This year marks the 250 th anniversary of publication of Canada's first newspaper. What was the name of that newspaper?

14. What year did Henry Hudson discover Hudson Bay?

15. How many provinces and territories does Canada have?

16. How many years in a row did the United Nations Human Development Program rate Canada the best country in the world in which to live?

17. What is the capital of Nunavut, Canada's newest province?

18. How many recipients of the Order of Canada live in the Sea to Sky corridor?

19. Who does the U.S. Congress say invented the telephone, ousting Alexander Graham Bell from his generally accepted place in history?

20. What was the name of the special spy training and communications facility in Ontario used by the Allies during World War II?

21. What is the motto on Canada's coat of arms?

22. In 1927 five Alberta women petitioned the government, asking the Supreme Court to rule on the meaning of what?

23. What was the first province to give women the right to vote in provincial elections and in what year?

24. How many Prime Ministers has Canada had?

25. Who was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the House of Commons? What year?

26. In the election of 1878 Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservative party won a majority, but Sir John A. himself was defeated in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario. In what city was he elected in a subsequent byelection?

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