Canada is the largest country with nice people an fine things to enjoy. Known for invention of telephone by Graham Bell, great masters of hockey and ice hockey, great beer which is one of the Canada’s favourite exports, French fries and many other tons of products used around the world today were made in Canada. Here are the list of 13 world known products that are made in Canada.
1. The World’s French Fries Come from New Brunswick
New Brunswick boost of the most expensive French fries. Remember the McCain Foods makes one-third of all the frozen French fries produced in the world, and many come from a $65-million state-of-the art potato processing plant that’s in Florenceville-Bristol. The small town in western New Brunswick has taken on the moniker ‘The French Fry Capital of the World.’ Also this is the location of the Potato World museum, where the National French Fry Day celebrations are held in mid-July
2. Carleton Place Makes the World’s Best Baseball Bats
In 2012, more than 100 Major League Baseball players chose to swing Canadian maple wood bats – better known as the “Sam Bat.” Sam Holman, founder of the The Original Maple Bat Corporation, invented the bat by choosing maple wood, a harder wood than the traditionally used ash. So, if you see a professional player with a little logo on their baseball bat, that’s one of the 18,000 sluggers produced each year in Carleton Place, a half-hour from Ottawa.
3. Saskatchewan Produces Most of the World’s Lentils
95 per cent of the world’s lentils come from Saskatchewan. Canada is the largest exporter of green lentils in the world – about 1.5 million metric tonnes annually, with 95% of it coming from Saskatchewan
4. Scarborough Makes Most of the World’s Halls
Having cough or cold? You might have picked up a pack of Halls and don’t be surprised that they made in Scarborough, Ontario. The plant at Bertrand produced more than 6 billion pieces of “medicine” for the U.S. last year
5. Winnipeg Mints Coins for Over 60 Countries
The Royal Winnipeg Mint produces coins for 60 different countries, including centavos for Cuba, kroner for Norway, and pesos for Colombia. Currently the mint can produce over 20 million coins a day.
6. Hamilton Makes the World’s Swedish Fish
Those chewy Swedish Fish sure weren’t made in Sweden. More than 5 billion of the colourful little candies are produced in Hamiltion, Ontario every year, that’s all of the Swedish Fish consumed in North America. Every day about 13 million of the little fish are produced at a factory in Hamilton, which also makes all Maynards Candy for Canada, and key brands for the U.S.
7. Toronto Makes the World’s Best Racing Bikes
Using the same tools and techniques as Formula One teams, Toronto-based Cervélo builds what have been called the world’s fastest and lightest bikes. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, athletes riding Cervélo bikes won 10 medals, while in 2008 Carlos Sastre rode a Cervélo bike to win le Tour de France.
8. Winnipeg Makes Most of the World’s Scratch Cards
Free slots or free lotto scratch cards. Just walk into almost any corner store in the world for an instant win lottery ticket, and there’s a good chance your scratch card was printed by Winnipeg company Pollard Banknote. Founded in 1907, Pollard now has facilities throughout North America, however a significant amount of its lottery scratch cards are still made in Canada.
9. World’s Best Cymbals come from New Brunswick
Where do the cymbals used by Rush, Keith Harris of the Black Eyed Peas, the Philadelphia Orchestra and marching bands around the world come from. Yes they come from the small village of Meductic (population 300), located along the Saint John River in southern New Brunswick. SABIAN cymbals are sold in 120 countries around the world.
10. Tons of Dinos are made in Trenton
Dinos? Don’t know ..what dinosaurs like in Jurassic Park, no not that exactly but their cast. Research Casting International, the leading company for constructing dinosaur remains which includes casting, restoring, mounting, repairing, is located in a 45,000 sq.ft. airplane-hanger-sized building in Trenton, Ontario. The company has created more than 750 of the mighty beasts for museums around the world.
11. Kelowna Makes Most of the World’s Water Slides
When you slip down one of those clear tube water slides on a Disney Cruise, you’re likely using Canadian design and technology. Canada’s Whitewater West Industries Ltd. is the largest water parks attraction company in the world. Their Kelowna, B.C. facility, FormaShape, makes thousands of water slides each year.
12. Peterborough is the Custom Aircraft Capital of Canada
Flying Colours Corp. of Peterborough, Ontario doesn’t make airplanes, but they sure make them special. Their luxe aircraft upgrades include entertainment systems, corporate logos, iPad-holders, custom exterior paint, upholstery-and even permanent beds in the aft cabin. Everything is custom made in-house, from the leather seats and wood trim to the side walls – for customers from across the globe, including much of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, and India.
13. British Columbia Makes Tons of Submarines
Atlantis Submarines of British Columbia actually owns more submarines than many countries-but these ones are used for tourism. The Canadian company initiated the world’s first commercial tourist submarine in the Cayman Islands in 1986. More than 10 million people have since experienced underwater adventures in their 48 and 64 passenger submarines in the Caribbean and Pacific. The subs they operate in Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, St. Martin, Cozumel, Curacao & Guam were all made in Canada.
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