Wednesday, April 14th 2021, 12:05 pm - We're Number 1! In honour of Canada being voted the best country in the world, here are six reasons we love this country.
Canada is a beautiful, diverse country. From weather extremes to towering mountains, to the flatlands on the Prairies, our country is home to countless spectacular views.
Earlier this week, Canada took the first spot in the 2021 Best Countries Report, beating Japan and Germany, which took the second and third spots.
Quality of life is just one of the reasons Canada was voted the best country in the world, one example of the many things that make this country worth celebrating.
We couldn't possibly count all the reasons we love Canada, but here are a few of them.
1. CANADA IS HOME TO BIG CATS
A lot of animals call Canada home, including the lynx, bobcat, and cougar three incredible creatures that can be found across the country.
2. CANADA LOVES WONDERFULLY WACKY MONUMENTS
Larger-than-life monuments can be found in several Canadian communities. We took a poll in 2018 asking viewers to chime in with their favourites, and some of the most popular included:
The world's largest axe in Nackawic, New Brunswick
The big fiddle in Sydney, Nova Scotia
The Inukshuk in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
3. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF LAKES
Canada is home to hundreds of thousands of lakes, and more than 31,000 lakes larger than three square kilometres, the Atlas of Canada says. And 561 of our lakes have surface areas larger than 561 square kilometres -- the four Great Lakes among them. According to the Atlas, about 9 per cent of Canada's surface is covered in freshwater.
Muskoka Lake in Bracebridge, Ontario. Photo courtesy: Robert Morrow.