#100 – THE FACTS OF IT ALL
I love you.
You’ve been my home all my life and I just want you to know that you seriously rock.
There are so many things about you that make you special. Things that stand out.
And I am so excited to travel coast to coast – and as far north as I can possibly go.
I’ve been doing some research for my upcoming trip and I’ve learned a few interesting things about our upcoming date:
- You are the second largest country in the world which means I’m going to be putting some serious kilometres on my van.
- Your territory is almost as large as Europe and just a bit bigger than the USA.
- Your population is just over 10 percent of the population of the USA – which would explain the HUGE vast tracks of empty land.
- Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 300 kilometres of the Canada/U.S border. Me, included.
- You have the longest coastline of any country in the world. I was born on the coastline…and I live on the coastline. Go figure.
- You have 10 provinces and 3 territories – and I’m going to be exploring every single one except Nunavut on this trip – unfortunately, I just can’t afford it. It’s too bad…but I suspect you and I will be meeting soon enough.
- You have 6 timezones!
- Almost half your population was born in other countries – which makes you incredibly awesome and multicultural with all sorts of tasty foods. My mom being one of them.
- You have diamond mines and the world’s largest wheat fields, not to mention youare the largest producer of uranium…and don’t forget about all that crazy timber we have. Oh, yeah…
- You have the highest number of donut shops per capita than any other country. Crazy, that.
- You hold many secrets – one of them being an underground laboratory called SNOLAB that studies dark matter physics. COOL.
Seriously though…you are such an amazing country and I am so looking forward to hanging out with you, you gorgeous creature.