Canadian Trivia


For the reluctant or unmotivated reader, it doesn't matter what they are reading as long as they are reading.  One of the best ways to help is to find out what they are interested in, and source out ways to feed their interest with magazines, websites, newspapers and even trivia.

In celebration of our wonderful country, we have found some trivia questions that could be used for this very reason or just to gain Canadian knowledge in a fun way!



What is the origin of the name “Canada”?   Canada is a name derived from the Huron-Iroquois Kanata meaning, a village or settlement

 Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?  Sir John A. MacDonald

 What animal is on the Canadian quarter?  The Caribou

 How many oceans touch Canada?  Three – Atlantic, Pacific and the Arctic

How many countries border Canada?  One – United States of America

 What is the capital city of Canada?  Ottawa

 How many provinces are in Canada?  Ten – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland

How many territories are in Canada?  Three – Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

What is the Canadian $1 coin called?  Loonie - The loon is a Canadian bird pictured on the coin

True or False?  Basketball was created by a Canadian?  True

Who were the first people to live in Canada?  The Aboriginals or First Nations peoples were the first inhabitants of Canada

What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament?  The House of Commons

What is the leader of Canada called?  The Prime Minister

What leaf is on the Canadian flag?  The Maple Leaf
What is Canada’s national anthem?  Oh Canada

How many national languages does Canada have and what are they?  Two - English & French

Target Age
6-12 , 12-18
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