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Think you know Canada? Test your Canadian knowledge with 65 Canada Trivia Questions covering General Knowledge, History, Sports, Provinces, Capitals, Famous Canadians, Geography, Icons and more!

O, Canada! We love you! From your Rocky Mountains and beautiful lakes to your indigenous cultures, native wildlife and natural wonders; and let’s not forget that delicious maple syrup, a cult-like love for ice hockey and never-ending politeness!

But how much do you know about Canada?! Whether you are looking to test the Canadian knowledge of your guests at your Canada Day celebration; or just want to show your friends how much you know about the Great White North – these Canadian Trivia Questions are just what you need.

And with essentially three separate quizzes about Canada – one on Canada General Knowledge (covering a bit of everything from nature and natural wonders, provinces to capitals, famous Canadians, sports and more); along with a quick 10-question quiz round on Canadian History and 15 question quiz round specifically on Canadian Geography – we’re sure there are questions and answers for any occasion! Go on – show off your Canada spirit with pride!

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Canada Quiz Questions (General Knowledge, Famous Canadians, Sports & More!)

1. Speaking in its favour, Jacques Viger, the first mayor of Montreal said, “the king of our forest; (what was) the symbol of the Canadian people.”?

2. Which is the only officially French-speaking province in Canada?

3. Which trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after the Governor-General of Canada, who donated it as an award to Canada’s top-ranking amateur ice hockey club?

4. Which awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music?

5. Which song was composed by Calixa Lavallée and the lyrics were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier?

6. Billboard named which singer the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number-one songs on the radio format for a female artist?

Banff Mountains, tops covered in snow, slopes covered in fir trees

7. Which famous Canadian-American was a “Centennial Baby”, having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s official founding via the Constitution Act, 1867?

8. Which Booker Prize recipient wrote the novel The English Patient, adapted as a film of the same name that won the Academy Award for Best Picture?

9. Toronto has the longest street in the world. Name it.

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10. True or False: English and Spanish are the two official languages of Canada.

11. Canada celebrates their independence (Canada Day) on which date of the year?

12. In Canada, the one-dollar coin is called the ‘loonie’. What is the two-dollar coin called?

CN Tower surrounded by skyscrapers lit up at night

13. Which is the most spoken indigenous language in Canada?

14. What is the national animal of Canada?

15. What was invented by a Toronto-based wireless communications pioneer named Alfred J. Gross?

16. What was discovered in 1921 by Toronto doctor Frederick Banting and further developed at the University of Toronto by Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, and Bertram Collip?

17. What divisive dish was created in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a Greek restaurateur from Ontario?

18. The name of which mining town on the border of the Canadian province of Manitoba comes from the lead character in a 1905 paperback novel, The Sunless City by J. E. Preston Muddock?

Green Canadian 20 dollar bills

19. Which Canadian city has been associated with the nickname ‘Hollywood North’ since the late 1970s, due to its role as a production centre for both domestic and international film projects?

20. Which two Canadian provinces gave their name to breeds of dogs?

21. Which animal features on the logo of the Canadian brand, Roots Canada which sells apparel, leather bags, small leather goods, footwear, active athletic wear, and home furnishings?

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22. Ralph the Dog is the mascot of which Canadian Football League team?

23. The first Commonwealth Games were held in which Canadian city in 1930?

24. Who was the first Canadian to go to space?
A. Chris Hadfield.
B. Steve MacLean.
C. Michael McKay.
D. Marc Garneau.

Coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador

25. Who was the first Canadian to win a Nobel Prize?

26. Which famous Canadian former professional ice hockey player is nicknamed “the Great One”?

27. Name the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America after Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley).

28. Name this Canadian board game in which winning is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions.

29. Which tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, from 1975 until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa?

30. In what year did Canada host the Winter Olympics?

Moose in the snow with trees either side

31. Which city in Canada hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1976?

32. How many Canadian teams play in the North American National Hockey League (NHL)?

32. What are the 2 National Sports of Canada?

33. How many time zones does Canada have?

34. What is the first line of Canadas National Anthem?

35. Canadian flags are some of the most recognizable in the world, what two colors are they?

36. What iconic Canadian product is locally referred to as ‘liquid gold’?

Ontario Island surrounded by the lake

37. What is the only year Canada’s men’s national soccer team played in the FIFA World Cup? 

38. What percentage of Canadians live below latitude 49 (often thought of as the border between Canada and the US)?

39. Approximately 16,000 polar bears are living in Canada (two-thirds of the world’s population) – but which Canadian town is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World?

40. Name Canadas northernmost military installation.

41. What natural landmark sits on the border between Canada and the USA?

42. The “World’s largest outdoor rodeo” can be seen at which Western festival held in July each year?

43. Canada is known for its moose population, but what is a male moose called?

 

Canadian History Trivia Questions

Ontario Street Scene

1. Which prime minister of Canada coined the phrase “A Land of Maple Trees?”

2. An important figure in Canadian history, which French colonist created the first accurate coastal map during his explorations, and founded various colonial settlements?

3. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda is a book by which Canadian humanitarian, author, retired senator and Canadian Forces lieutenant-general?

4. Name the light infantry unit, raised in Lower Canada (the present-day Province of Quebec) in 1812, that fought in the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States.

5. Which battle began on 13 September 1759, and was fought on a plateau by the British Army and Royal Navy against the French Army, just outside the walls of Quebec City on land that was originally owned by the Algonquin people?

Aquamarine Emerald Lake in Canda with fir trees along the shore, a red canoe paddling on the lake and rocky mountains in the background

6. Which famous Canadian historian and author designed the flag of Canada?

7. What was the name of a period of intense socio-political and socio-cultural change in the Canadian province of Quebec that started after the election of 1960?

8. Which honorific title was first given by the 1st Lord Dorchester, the Governor of Quebec and Governor-General of the Canadas, to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution?

9. In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese laborers were brought to Canada for what purpose?

10. Who is the first and only female prime minister of Canada?

 

Canadian Geography Trivia Questions

Niagara Falls

1. Which is the highest waterfall in Canada at 440 metres high (1,444 feet)?

2. Which was the first national park established in Canada?

3. Which Italian navigator and explorer became the first European known to have landed in Canada after the Viking Age?

4. Canada has three oceans surrounding it: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and what other Ocean?

5.  The highest tides in the world can be found in which location in Canada?

6. People at which locations in Canada can view the shining northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, on an average of 200 nights per year?

Man standing on a rock in front of Moraine Lake with the Canadian Rockies in the background

7. The smallest province in terms of land area and population, which island has several nicknames: “Garden of the Gulf”, “Birthplace of Confederation” and “Cradle of Confederation”?

8. Which freshwater beach located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada is the longest freshwater beach in the world?

9. Which famous river was the setting for the Canadian television drama series Seaway?

10. The only Great Lake not to border the state of Michigan, the name of which in the Huron language literally means “great lake”?

11. How many provinces does Canada have?
A. 9.
B. 10.
C. 11.
D. 12

Legs of two men ice ice hockey sticks fighting for a puck, next to the legs of an umpire

12. Which territory in Canada is governed by Inuits?

13. If Canada is the second largest country in the world (by area), what is the largest?

14. What is the capital of British Columbia?

15. Canada has 3 international borders: The United States in North America is the only land border but there are two maritime borders. Name one of them.

Red camping tin mug with Canada logo of maple leaf, mountains and a moose

 

Canada Trivia Questions and Answers (General Knowledge, Famous Canadians, Sports & More!)

1. Speaking in its favour, Jacques Viger, the first mayor of Montreal said, “the king of our forest; (what was) the symbol of the Canadian people.”?
The maple leaf

2. Which is the only officially French-speaking province in Canada?
Quebec

3. Which trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after the Governor-General of Canada, who donated it as an award to Canada’s top-ranking amateur ice hockey club?
The Stanley Cup (named after Lord Stanley of Preston)

4. Which awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music?
The Juno Awards.

5. Which song was composed by Calixa Lavallée and the lyrics were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier?
O ‘Canada, the national anthem of Canada.

6. Billboard named which singer the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” for having the most number-one songs on the radio format for a female artist?
Céline Dion

Maple leaf being held up in the forest

7. Which famous Canadian-American was a “Centennial Baby”, having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s official founding via the Constitution Act, 1867?
Pamela Anderson.

8. Which Booker Prize recipient wrote the novel The English Patient, adapted as a film of the same name that won the Academy Award for Best Picture?
Michael Ondaatje

9. Toronto has the longest street in the world. Name it.
Yonge Street.

10. True or False: The official bilingual languages of Canada are English and Spanish.
False. It’s English and French.

11. Canada celebrates their independence (Canada Day) on which date of the year?
1st July. 

12. In Canada, the one-dollar coin is called the ‘loonie’. What is the two-dollar coin called?
‘Toonie’.

Newfoundland Canada

13. Which is the most spoken aboriginal language in Canada?
Cree.

14. What is the national animal of Canada?
The beaver.

15. What was invented by a Toronto-based wireless communications pioneer named Alfred J. Gross?
The pager

16. What was discovered in 1921 by Toronto doctor Frederick Banting and further developed at the University of Toronto by Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, and Bertram Collip?
Insulin.

17. What divisive dish created in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a Greek restaurateur from Ontario?
The Hawaiian pizza

18. The name of which mining town on the border of the Canadian province of Manitoba comes from the lead character in a 1905 paperback novel, The Sunless City by J. E. Preston Muddock?
Flin Flon

Canadian flag flying in front of a church spire

19. Which Canadian city has been associated with the nickname ‘Hollywood North’ since the late 1970s, due to its role as a production centre for both domestic and international film projects?
Vancouver

20. Which two Canadian provinces gave their name to breeds of dogs?
Newfoundland and Labrador

21. Which animal features on the logo of the Canadian brand, Roots Canada which sells apparel, leather bags, small leather goods, footwear, active athletic wear, and home furnishings?
A Beaver.

22. Ralph the Dog is the mascot of which Canadian Football League team?
The Calgary Stampeders

23. The first Commonwealth Games were held in which Canadian city in 1930?
Hamilton.

24. Who was the first Canadian to go to space?
A. Chris Hadfield.
B. Steve MacLean.
C. Michael McKay.
D. Marc Garneau.

Newfoundland Dog standing with front paws on a treestump in a thin forrest at autumn

25. Who was the first Canadian to win a Nobel Prize?
Frederick Banting

26. Which famous Canadian former professional ice hockey player is nicknamed ‘”the Great One”?
Wayne Gretzky

27. Name the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America after Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley).
Mount Logan

28. Name this Canadian board game in which winning is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions.
Trivial Pursuit

29. Which tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, from 1975 until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa?
The CN Tower

30. In what year did Canada host the Winter Olympics?
1988

Mother polar bear with two cubs on the snow

31. Which city in Canada hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1976?
Montreal

32. How many Canadian teams play in the North American National Hockey League (NHL)?
7

32. What are the 2 National Sports of Canada?
Ice Hockey and Lacrosse

33. How many time zones does Canada have?
6

34. What is the first line of Canadas National Anthem?
O Canada! Our home and native land.

35. Canadian flags are some of the most recognizable in the world, what two colors are they?
Red and White

36. What iconic Canadian product is locally referred to as ‘liquid gold’?
Maple Syrup

View of Toronto skyline from across the water

37. What is the only year Canada’s men’s national soccer team played in the FIFA World Cup?
1986

38. What percentage of Canadians live below latitude 49 (often thought of as the border between Canada and the US)?
72%

39. There are approximately 16,000 polar bears living in Canada (two-thirds of the world’s population) – but which Canadian town is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World?
Churchill, Manitoba 

40. Name Canadas northernmost military installation.
Alert (on Ellesmere Island, Nunavat)

41. What natural landmark sits on the border between Canada and the USA?
Niagara Falls

42. The “World’s largest outdoor rodeo” can be seen at which Western festival held in July each year?
Calgary Stampede

43. Canada is known for its moose population, but what is a male moose called?
A bull

 

Canada History Quiz Questions with Answers

Toronto sign lit up in multiple colors in front of the city skyline

1. Which prime minister of Canada coined the phrase “A Land of Maple Trees?”
Sir John A. Macdonald.

2. An important figure in Canadian history, which French colonist created the first accurate coastal map during his explorations, and founded various colonial settlements?
Samuel de Champlain

3. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda is a book by which Canadian humanitarian, author, retired senator and Canadian Forces lieutenant-general?
Roméo Dallaire

4. Name the light infantry unit, raised in Lower Canada (the present-day Province of Quebec) in 1812, that fought in the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States.
The Canadian Voltigeurs.

5. Which battle began on 13 September 1759, and was fought on a plateau by the British Army and Royal Navy against the French Army, just outside the walls of Quebec City on land that was originally owned by the Algonquin people?
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec

Toronto Maple Leafs jersey

6. Which famous Canadian historian and author designed the flag of Canada?
Colonel George Stanley

7. What was the name of a period of intense socio-political and socio-cultural change in the Canadian province of Quebec that started after the election of 1960?
The Quiet Revolution

8. Which honorific title was first given by the 1st Lord Dorchester, the Governor of Quebec and Governor-General of the Canadas, to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution?
United Empire Loyalists (or simply Loyalists)

9. In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese laborers were brought to Canada for what purpose?
To help build the Canadian Pacific Railway.

10. Who is the first and only female prime minister of Canada?
Kim Campbell

 

Canada Geography Quiz Questions with Answers

Toronto Skyline at Sunset

1. Which is the highest waterfall in Canada at 440 metres high (1,444 feet)?
Della Falls

2. Which was the first national park established in Canada?
Banff National Park

3. Which Italian navigator and explorer became the first European known to have landed in Canada after the Viking Age?
John Cabot

4. Three oceans border Canada: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and what other Ocean?
Arctic Ocean

5.  The highest tides in the world can be found in which location in Canada?
The Bay of Fundy at Burntcoat Head in Nova Scotia.

6. People at which locations in Canada can view the shining northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, on an average of 200 nights per year?
The Northwest Territories.

Two Red canoes floating on a mountain lake

7. The smallest province in terms of land area and population, which island has several nicknames: “Garden of the Gulf”, “Birthplace of Confederation” and “Cradle of Confederation”?
Prince Edward Island

8. Which freshwater beach located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada is the longest freshwater beach in the world?
Wasaga Beach.

9. Which famous river was the setting for the Canadian television drama series Seaway?
The St. Lawrence River.

10. The only Great Lake not to border the state of Michigan, the name of which in the Huron language literally means “great lake”?
Lake Ontario.

11. How many provinces does Canada have?
A. 9.
B. 10.
C. 11.
D. 12

Inuit Man ice fishing

12. Which territory in Canada is governed by Inuits?
Nunavut.

13. If Canada is the second largest country in the world (by area), what is the largest?
Russia

14. What is the capital of British Columbia?
Victoria

15. Canada has 3 international borders: The United States in North America is the only land border but there are two maritime borders. Name one of them.
French overseas territories of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, or the Danish autonomous territory of Greenland.

 

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