June 29, 2015 12:59 pm
Updated: June 30, 2015 3:45 pm

Notable Canadian numbers: From the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to the final frontier

On July 1, Canada marks its 148th birthday. Here are 10 other numbers that illustrate some notable Canadian facts.


On July 1, Canada marks its 148th birthday. Here are 10 other numbers that illustrate some notable Canadian facts.

4 – the number of Canadian provinces on the day of Confederation

Ottawa, Ontario; December 11,1948–Confederation — Newfoundland and Canadian Government delegation signing the agreement admitting Newfoundland to Confederation. Prime Minister Louis S. St.Laurent and Hon. A. J. Walsh shake hands following signing of agreement.(

National Archives of Canada

9 – Canadians who have travelled to space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield poses for a photo with a new polymer $5 bank note on the International Space Station as seen via video link in Ottawa on April 30, 2013.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

12 – Academy Awards given to National Film Board productions

17 – UNESCO world heritage sites (with 7 more listed as tentative)

A couple walk along a boardwalk on their way to Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne, N.L., on August 14, 2007. Gros Morne, with its glacier-carved fjords, waterfalls, sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs, is a hiker’s paradise that was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.


35 – Years “O Canada” has been the official national anthem (July 1, 1980)

57 – Canadian-born celebrities with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country superstar Shania Twain is one of 57 Canadians with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jeff Bottari / Getty Images

308 – Seats currently in the House of Commons

338 – Seats in the House of Commons after this year’s federal election

8,892 – Length (in kilometres) of the border between Canada and the United States (the world’s longest international boundary)

35,749,600 – Canada’s population as of April 2015

People bounce red and white beach balls during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Monday July, 1, 2013.


(Sources include: Canadian Space Agency; National Film Board website; UNESCO; Walkoffame.com; Statistics Canada; The Canadian Press)

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