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January 2015

Five Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Canada

Published: Monday 05 January 2015

1. In Nova Scotia, it's illegal to water your lawn when it's raining

There's no available clarification for why exactly this is illegal, but one can take an educated guess... Still, there are a surprising number of Canadian laws that are worth looking into if you're considering emigrating to Canada. For instance, did you know that it is illegal to swear in French in Montreal? And that any debt higher than 25 cents cannot be paid in pennies? The list goes on!

2. The Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world

Officially known as the International Boundary, the border is 5,525 miles long.

3. Canadians harvest icebergs for vodka

Every spring, massive islands of ice break off glaciers in Greenland and pass through an "Iceberg Alley". Entrepreneurs take it upon themselves to harvest these icebergs to create unique products including vodka, beer, and skincare products.

4. There is a UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alta

Built in 1967, Canada's most unique Centennial project was building the world's first UFO landing pad. It's not had any visitors yet. That we know of.

5. Animals can use the highways safely

Banff National Park built under and over passes so that animals can cross highways safely. These passes have been used by grizzly bears, deer and moose. Canada is an incredible place full of nature, beauty and maple syrup. If you're thinking about emigrating to Canada, then be sure to keep up-to-date with our informative and fun articles.