Trivia, Trivia and More Trivia
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and it’s time to find out how much you and your family know about Canada. We are asking lots of random questions, some are familiar and some are strange. See how many you get right. The questions are in random order, just as we thought them up. No searching on Google for the answers, well ……because that’s cheating. So let’s get started and see how smart a Canuck you are.
Q1. Where did Poutine originate?
Q2. What are the three main ingredients of Poutine?
A. French Fries, Cheese Curds and Light Brown Gravy
Q3. How many official languages are there in Canada?
Q4. How Many Provinces are there in Canada?
Q5. How many National Parks are in Canada?
Q6. What city is the capital of Canada?
Q7. What is the largest city in Canada?
Q8. What is Harrington Lake?
A. The official vacation residence of the Prime Minister
Q9. Who is the current Prime Minister of Canada?
A. Justin Trudeau
Q10. Name the Three Canadian Territories
A. Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut
Q.11. What is the Capital of Nanavut?
Q.12. What is the capital of the Northwest Territories?
Q.13. What is the capital of the Yukon?
Q14. What Is the capital of Ontario?
Q15. What is the capital of Quebec?
A. Quebec City
Q16. What is the capital of Newfoundland?
A. St. John’s
Q17. What is the capital of P.E.I?
Q18. How many cities are there in P.E.I?
A. Two, Charlottetown and Summerside
Q19. What is the capital of New Brunswick?
Q20. What is the capital of Nova Scotia?
Q21. What is the capital of Manitoba?
Q22. What is the capital of Saskatchewan?
Q23. What is the capital of Alberta?
Q24. What is the capital of B.C.?
Q25. Point Pelee is the most southern part of Canada, in which province is it located?
Q26. What fruit is Point Pelee known for?
Q27. Point Pelee is on the same latitude as which U.S. State?
Q28. Point Pelee is on the migration route for which butterfly?
Q29. How many visitors are there annually to Point Pelee National Park?
Q30. How many Monarch butterflies land on Point Pelee every day?
Q31. Approximately how many different species of birds are there on Point Pelee?
Q32. How many visitors are there to Point Pelee National Park each year?
Q33. Which Province/Territory has the largest LAND area?
Q34. Which Province/Territory has the smallest land and sea area?
A. Prince Edward Island
Q35. Which Province has the largest fresh water area?
Q36. What year was the Halifax explosion
Q37. Which country won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Q38. What year did Calgary host the Winter Olympics?
Q39. How many points did Wayne Gretzky score in his NHL career?
Q40. Is the CN Tower the tallest free standing structure?
A. It used to be but not the Burj Dubai is now the tallest structure
Q41. Which are the two most multicultural cities in Canada?
A. Vancouver and Toronto
Q42. Whose face is on the Canadian $100 bill
A. Robert Borden
Q43. Which is the largest walled city north of Mexico?
A. Quebec City
Q44. How many oceans surround Canada?
A. 3 (Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic)
Q45. Which is the only official bi-lingual province?
A. New Brunswick (Quebec is considered the only all-french province)
Q46. Approximately how many tall ships will be sailing in regattas across Canada in 2017?
Q47. Is Canada the first or second largest country in the world?
Q48. Approximately how many lakes are there in Canada?
Q49. Which is the most popular sport in Canada?
A. ice hockey
Q50. What was the nationality of the person who invented basketball
Q51. What year did Montreal host the Olympics?
Q52. How many kms of coastline are there in Canada?
A. 202,080 kilometres
Q53. Name 4 resources in Canada
A. Zinc, nickel, lead and gold
Q54. Where did the name ‘Canada’ originate?
A. The name Canada comes from the word ‘kanata’ which means ‘settlement’ or ‘village’ in the language of the indigenous St Lawrence Iroquoians.
Q55. What is Canada’s official national sport?
Q56. What year did Canada get total independence from the United Kingdom?
A. 1982 (Constitution Act)
Q57 Which is the highest mountain in Canada?
A. Mount Logan
Q58. Which is the largest lake in Canada?
A. Lake Superior
Q59. What is the nickname of the $2.00 Canadian coin?
Q60. What is the official bird of Ontario?
A. The common loon
Q61. What year was the loon named the official bird of Ontario?
Q62. How many seats in the House of Commons must a party have to be the official opposition?
Q63. Which political party is in power in 2017?
A. The Liberal Party
Q64. Which is the official opposition party in 2017?
A. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Q65. Who is the Governor General of Canada in 2017?
A. David Johnston
Q66. What is the official bird of B.C.?
A. Stellar jay
Q67. What is the official bird of Alberta?
A. Great horned owl
Q68 What is the offical bird of Quebec?
A. Snowy owl
Q69. What is the name of the Quebec flag?
Q70. What is the nickname for the city of Hamilton
A. The Hammer
Q71. What does the Canadian motto, A Mari Usque ad Mare, mean?
A. “From sea to sea.”
Q72. When did Canada introduce the Canadian maple leaf flag?
Q73. What year was the east coast of Canada settled by the Vikings?
A. A.D. 1000
Q74 Which part of Canada became the last Canadian Province?
Q75. Which year did Newfoundland become a province?
Q76. Which year did Canada become a country?
Q77. What was the original name of Ottawa?
Q78. What is the population density of Canada in square miles?
A. 8.6 people per square mile
Q79. Canada is the _____ sparsely populated country in the world?
A. 9th most sparsely populated
Q80. What Canadian company invented the “snowmobile”
Q81. The Moosehead Brewery in St. John, NB. turns out how many bottles of beer per minute?
Q82. Which shopping mall has the largest indoor amusement park
A. West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta
Q83. Where is the world’s strongest current found?
A. Nakwakto Rapids at Slingsby Channel, British Columbia
Q84. What is the speed has been measured in this current?
A. 18.4 miles per hour
Q85. Which province has 50% of the world’s supply of bitumen?
Q86. Which lake on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the world’s largest lake within a lake?
A. Lake Manitou
Q87. Which city in Canada has the largest population?
Q88. Which is the female pop singer from Quebec best known around the world?
A. Celine Dion
Q89. How many children does Celine Dion have?
A. 3 boys
Q90. Name the two Canadian Actors with the first name of “Ryan”?
A91. Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds
Q92 Which province was the pop singer Avril Lavigne raised?
Q93. Which city did the bands Bare Naked Ladies and Blue Rodeo start?
Q94. The singer Bryan Adams is also known for?
Q95. The singer Michael Buble married a girl from which country?
Q96. What is her name?
A. Luisana Lopilato
Q97. Where is the amusement park, Canada’s Wonderland?
Q98. what is the nickname of Sudbury, Ontario
A. Nickel City
Q99. Where is the “Pottahawk Pissup” held each year in the summertime?
A. Turkey Point, Ontario
Q100. On Friday the 13th of any month, what group of people gather in Port Dover, Ontario?
Q101. What is the name of the airport on Toronto Island?
A. Billy Bishop
Q102. What is the name of the market in downtown Ottawa?
Q103. What is the name of the market in downtown Toronto?
A. St. Lawrence Market
Q104. What is the name of Canada’s professional baseball team?
A. Toronto Blue Jays
Q105. What is the official flower of Ontario?
Q106. What year was this flower adopted as the official flower of Ontario?
Q107. Is a Trillium flower edible?
Q108. Is it illegal to pick a trillium?
A. Yes, but only on property owned by conservation authorities
Q109. Which is the oldest city in eastern Canada?
A. St. John’s (1583)
Q110. Which Canadian singer has the most disliked video in the world
A. Justin Biebers “Baby” has approximately 5 million ‘dislikes’
Q111. What is the highest full circle external walk on a building?
A. The Edgewalk of the CN Tower in Toronto
Q113. Oldest baseball field in the world?
A. Labatt Park in London, Ontario opened in 1877
Q114. Largest mall parking lot in the world?
A. West Edmonton Mall, it holds 20,000 cars
Q115. Longest ice skating trail in the world?
A. Lake Windermere, B.C.
Q116. Largest man-made leaning tower in the world is located in which Canadian city?
Q117. Largest snow maze in the world?
A. Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Q118. Largest dome igloo in the world?
A. Grand Falls, New Brunswick
Q119. Who are the only father and son to become Prime Ministers of Canada?
A. Pierre Elliott Trudeau and his son Justin Trudeau
Q120. What year did NDP leader Jack Layton die?
Q121. What year did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford die?
Q122. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of Canada?
A. Kim Campbell
Q123. What year was Kim Campbell born?
Q124. Which province did Kim Campbell represent?
Q125. What province is Algonquin Park located?
Q126. Are motor boats allowed in Algonquin Park?
Q127. Are Canada’s national parks free in 2017?
Q128. What is the name of the 3 aboriginal peoples of Canada
A. First Nations, Metis and Inuit
Q129. Metis make up what percentage of Aboriginal Canadians?
Q130. What percentage of Aboringal Canadians are over the age of 65?
Q131. How many aboriginal people were in Canada in 2011?
A. 1.4 million
Q132. Which province has the largest number of aboriginal people?
Q133. How many bands are there in the First Nations?
Q134. What percentage of First Nations people live on reserves?
Q135. Which city has the highest population of Metis?
Q136. How many Inuit live in Nunavut?
A. Approximately 27,070
Q137. What is the name of the mountain in Vancouver
A. Grouse Mountain
Q138. Where is the Château Frontenac hotel located?
A. Quebec City
Q139. What was the largest industry in Hamilton that has since declined?
Q140. What is the name of the children’s hospital in Toronto?
A. Sick Kids
Q141. What is Screetch?
A. The national drink of Newfoundland with a rum base
Q142. What is the nickname of Newfoundland?
A. The Rock
Q143. How many wineries were registered in Canada in 2011?
Q144, Approximately how many wineries are there in Canada now?
Q145. How many operating beer breweries were in Canada in 2014?
Q146. What is the customary tipping range in Canadian restaurants?
Q147. What is the name of Canada’s Government funded national broadcaster
Q148. What is the name of Canada’s oldest university?
A. Université Laval
Q149. In 2017 where does the oldest living person live?
A. North Bay
Q150. How old is Canada’s oldest living person?