25 Awesome Facts about Canada   #infographic #Canada #Travel #Facts

25 Awesome Facts about Canada #infographic

These are a few fun facts about Canada. Canada is a big country with the longest coastline. It is also one of the countries with the highest literacy rate. Find out more interesting facts about Canada in our infographics.

Learning English with Michelle: 144 Things Canada Has Given the World

On Canada's birthday, 144 things Canadians have given to the world apart from Canadians.

James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..

James Doohan "Scotty" on Star Trek joined Royal Canadian Artillery in served during World War II

Vimy Ridge Memorial, France.  A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

The Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

The Highway of Heroes - Canada is the only country in the world that repatriates all their fallen soldiers to the same location (Trenton Air Base, Ontario). Since 2002 supporters of Canadian Troops have been lining the route on the overpasses of the highway; flying a flag, saluting and showing support as the procession of vehicles passes on their way to the official coroner's office for the Troops located in Toronto. In 2007 the Macdonald-Carter Highway 401 became the Highway of Heroes.

The stretch of highway 401 running from Trenton Ontario in remembrance of Canada's fallen soldiers. The soldiers are taken from Canada Forces Base (Trenton) to their final resting place.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A), Canadian Air Force by David F. Brown

Royal Canadian Air Force McDonnell-Douglas Hornet in "Century of Canadian Flight" livery

Lorne Greene served in Canadian Air Force in WW2 1942-45

Lorne Greene -- During World War II Greene served as a Flying Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.  The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.

Today marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Thanks going out to all World War II soldiers whether you were in Normandy or not!

RCMP...Royal Mounted Police..They tend to use the Morgan breed, they are very smart, strong, powerful and have great stamina and are quite affectionate as well as fearless!!

RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police tend to use the Morgan breed. The horses are smart, strong, powerful, have great stamina and are quite affectionate.