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The Vikings were the first Europeans to arrive in Canada in 1000 AD.
Canada has the world’s longest coastline — 243,000 kilometres.
Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Canada.
Mounties are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They are called mounties because in the past they rode on horses. They are a symbol of Canada and easy to recognise because they wear cowboy hats and a bright red uniform called Red Serge.
The maple tree
Maple trees grow all over Canada and there is a maple leaf in the middle of the Canadian flag. Canadians make maple syrup with the sap or juice from maple trees. Maple syrup is delicious on pancakes, waffles, doughnuts or ice cream. Canada produces 80% of the world’s maple syrup.
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