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So you’re Canadian eh?

2906 SJ Canada Day Quiz

What year did Alberta become a province?

Who was the first person to represent St. Albert as a member of parliament

Who is St. Albert’s present member of parliament?

How many seats are there in the House of Commons?

What does the word Inuit mean?

Whose photo is featured on the Canadian $5 bill?

Who sang Bud the Spud?

Name a member of the Group of Seven artists.

When did the red and white maple leaf flag fly for the first time in Canada?

Who was the first prime minister from Alberta?

Who was the second prime minister from Alberta?

Why were the St. Albert Mounted Rifles formed?

Who burned the White House?

Who copied the word Kanata from Iroquoian guides?

What is the population of Canada?

What was July 1 called before it became Canada Day?

Who was Canada’s first prime minister?

When were the Mounties established?

Where was the last spike driven in the Canadian Pacific Railway on Nov. 7, 1885?

Who said “fuddle duddle?”

When did women get the vote in Canada?

Who was the first female member of Parliament?

What battle took place April 9-12, 1917?

How many Canadian soldiers have died since 2002 in Afghanistan?

What is the patriotically inspired name of Ontario Hwy. 401?

What language/dialect do the Métis speak?

When was slavery abolished in Canada?

During the War of 1812, this Canadian heroine made a dangerous 30-km journey on foot to warn the British of a planned American attack.

Who coined the phrase Dominion from Sea to Sea?

What woman rode on the cowcatcher on the first C.P.R. train near the Kicking Horse River?

What did Terry Fox call his cross-country run to raise money for cancer research?

What Canadian was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957?

Snoopy didn’t shoot down the Red Baron but these First World War ace pilots from Edmonton did.

Who invented the telephone?

What is the name of the robotic arm used in outer space?

Who is Canada’s current Governor-General?

Who is Alberta’s current Lieutenant-Governor?

Which former Alberta Lt.-Gov. has a provincial park named in her honour?

What is the highest honour available to Canadians and is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery?

For whom was the Province of Alberta named?

What is the tallest mountain in Canada?

The Canadian oath of citizenship begins with a pledge of allegiance to whom?

Which Canadian director won Academy Awards for Titanic and Avatar?

These two women share the record for earning the most Olympic medals won by a Canadian of either gender.

Name two symbols of Canada.

Alberta is home to five of the 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Canada. Name one of the five sites.

When did Medicare come into being across Canada?

The Cirque du Soleil got its start in this Canadian city in the early 1980s.

This man was Canada’s first astronaut.

When was O Canada first sung?


Alberta joined Confederation in 1905.

Frank Oliver was elected in 1900 as the first representative to parliament from Alberta. He was elected for Edmonton (including St. Albert) in 1904, 1908 and 1911 and for Edmonton West in 1914.

Brent Rathgeber is the MP for Edmonton-St. Albert.

Presently there are 308 seats in the House of Commons. That number will rise in the next election to 338, with Alberta gaining six new seats.

Inuit means “the people” in the Inuktitut language.

Wilfred Laurier, Canada’s first francophone prime minister.

Stompin’ Tom Connors (Feb. 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013).

The Group of Seven artists were: Tom Thompson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, Frank Johnston, Franklin Carmichael and A.Y. Young.

The maple leaf flag was officially flown for the first time on Parliament Hill Feb. 15, 1965.

Joe Clark served as Canada’s 16th prime minister from June 4, 1979 until March 3, 1980.

Stephen Harper was sworn in as Canada’s 22nd prime minister Feb. 6, 2006.

The St. Albert Mounted Rifles were formed in 1885 in response to the Riel Rebellion.

British troops led by Maj.-Gen. Robert Toss burned the American White House Aug. 24, 1814 in retaliation for the American attack on York, Ont., in June 1812.

Jacques Cartier. By the 1550s the name of Canada began appearing on maps.

As of July 1, 2012, Statistics Canada estimated Canada’s population at 34,880,500.

Dominion Day.

Sir John A. Macdonald.

The North West Mounted Police was established in 1873.

Craigellachie, B.C.

Feb. 16, 1971. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said that he said this word in Parliament rather than the more commonly known swear word that had been reportedly uttered by him.

In 1917 Canadian nurses in battle were given the right to vote and the privilege was granted to all women federally in 1918.

In 1921 Agnes Macphail became the first women member of Parliament.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, where more than 10,000 Canadian soldiers were wounded and 3,598 of the Canadian Corps were killed capturing this ridge in France.

157 members of the Canadian military died in Afghanistan.

Ontario Hwy. 401 is also known as the Highway of Heroes. It is the highway along which deceased Canadian soldiers are carried from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Toronto.


Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe led a movement to abolish slavery in 1793 in Upper Canada, which became the first province in the empire to move toward abolition.

In 1813 Laura Secord, a mother of five children, made the journey. Her bravery contributed to victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams.

Sir Leonard Tilley, an elected official and Father of Confederation from New Brunswick, suggested the term Dominion of Canada. He was inspired by Psalm 72 in the Bible which refers to “dominion from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.”

Lady Agnes Macdonald, wife of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald.

The Marathon of Hope.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Lester Bowles Pearson for his work to create the first UN police force to resolve the 1956 Suez Crisis.

The Red Baron was shot down April 21, 1918. Roy Brown was credited with shooting down the Baron, who was chasing Wilfred Reid “Wop” May.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone while at his summer house in Canada.


David Johnston.

Col. (Ret’d) Donald S. Ethall.

Lois Hole.

The Victoria Cross.

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Lake Louise is also named in her honour.

Mount Logan, at an altitude of 5,959 meters is the highest in Canada. It is the second highest in North America, after Mount McKinley.

The Oath of Citizenship is as follows: I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada Her Heirs and Successors and that I will faithfully observe the law of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.

James Francis Cameron.

Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen have each earned six medals in Olympic competition.

The beaver and the maple leaf.

UNESCO World Heritage sites include: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canadian Rocky Mountain parks; Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park and Wood-Buffalo National Park.

The Medical Care Act was passed in 1966.

Montreal. The show was conceived as a synthesis of circus acts and street entertainment and got a financial boost from a Canadian Council of the Arts grant.

Dr. Marc Garneau, who went into space in October 1984.

In 1880 the song that became Canada’s national anthem was commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec ThĂ©odore Robitaille for a St. Jean Baptiste Day event. The composer was Calixa LavallĂ©e and the French version of the patriotic poem was written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The first English version was written in 1906 by Robert Stanley Weir.

Susan Jones: Susan Jones has been a freelance writer for the St. Albert Gazette since 2009, following a 20-year career at the St. Albert Gazette. Susan writes about homes, gardens, community events and people.