Canada Day Trivia, How Would You Score? Plus, Fireworks Safety Tips [Updated]

It’s just not Canada Day without some Canadian trivia and fireworks, and has you covered on both accounts. With Canada Day fast approaching, we wanted to help you get ready!

  1. Canada is a bilingual country, yet there is only one officially bilingual province. Name it.
  2. What year was the "loonie" introduced?
  3. What year was the "toonie" introduced?
  4. How many times zones are there across Canada?
  5. Which province is the country’s largest producer of maple syrup?
  6. What year did Newfoundland’s name officially change to include Labrador?
  7. Name the two national sports of Canada.
  8. True or false: Canadian forests account for nine per cent of all forest coverage worldwide.
  9. The world’s first UFO landing pad is in this province. (Build it and they will come?) Name the province. Bonus points if you know the town's name too!
  10. How many Olympics has Canada hosted?


Fireworks Safety Tips

Remember to follow these firework safety tips to avoid injury or property damage this Canada Day:

  • Only adults should buy, handle or set-off fireworks.
  • Buy fireworks from a reliable source (and no, the guy selling them from the back of his van on the street corner doesn’t count).
  • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging. Pay attention to the cautions and warnings too.
  • Set up outdoors, in a clear, open space. Light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface, and make sure the fireworks are well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
  • Light fireworks at arm’s length, standing back and keeping your face away.
  • Keep spectators a safe distance away from the area where the fireworks are being set off.
  • Store unused fireworks in a closed box, away from the firework being lit.
  • Do not smoke around the fireworks. If you’re impaired (alcohol or drugs) do not handle fireworks.
  • Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by, bucket of sand and a working fire extinguisher.
  • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks.
  • For duds, wait 30 minutes and then soak them in a bucket of water.
  • Wear protective glasses and gloves, and never lean over the fireworks. Keep your hair and clothes away from the firework, or the fire source being used to light the firework.
  • If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.