Canada Day Trivia Quiz

Just to keep you amused during the Canada Day long weekend, here are a series of questions about Canada, with prizes for top answers.

For the Canada Day long weekend, we’ve come up with a set of 30 questions to test your knowledge of your country and its history, with great prizes for the top three submissions.

The questions range from trivia about sports and music to history and politics, and you can just use them as the basis for a fun discussion with a group of friends, or you can enter our contest and vie for one of the prizes. Either way, you can compare your answers to the correct ones when they’re published.

While you’re relaxing over the next few days, share this with a friend or just work on it by yourself and see how many answers you can come up with.

Just jot down your numbered answers to each question and e-mail them to me at but don’t forget to include your name and contact information or I won’t be able to reach you to let you know you’ve won.

Deadline is Monday, July 9, at 9 a.m.

Or, put your numbered answers on the contest page or a separate sheet of paper, along with your name, address and phone number or e-mail address and mail it or drop it off at the Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, marked Canada Day Trivia Quiz, before Monday, July 9, at 9 a.m. Or, you may e-mail them to me at: but don’t forget to include your name and contact information.

To make it worth your while, several local businesses have offered up some excellent prizes, from which you can choose if you’re one of the winners.

Mosaic Books has donated a uniquely Canadian book, Canada’s National Parks, a Celebration, which will also celebrate the expansion of this family-owned and operated local bookstore with the opening of a new store in Rutland in July; while the new West Kelowna Landmark 8 Cinemas invites two of you to try out one of its eight state-of-the-art auditoriums with digital projection, four of which are 3D-capable; and the Falcons baseball club offers tickets for two to one of their home games in Kelowna.

Answers to these questions must be submitted a fortnight from now, by July 9, and the names of the winners, along with the correct answers, will appear in the paper July 20, three weeks from now.


1. How many time zones are there across Canada?

2. Who was Canada’s second prime minister?

3. Actor Leslie Nielsen’s brother was a politician representing what part of Canada?  Where and when did he die? (answer eligible for a bonus point)

4. Which two Alberta premiers played for the Edmonton Eskimos?

5. Who is Canada’s top Canadian singer?

6. Who was Louis Riel’s military second in command?

7. Name all members of the famous Group of Seven.

8. What year did Conrad Black lose his Order of Canada?

9. What great Canadian fund-raiser lost his Order of Canada?

10. What’s Prince Edward Island’s main agricultural crop?

11. What is the biggest cash crop grown in B.C.?

12. In what year was the Loonie added to Canadian currency? The Toonie? (for a bonus point)

13. Which cities in Canada have hosted the Olympics?

14. Who were the five Crazy Canucks? Why were they? (for a bonus point)

15. Why did Princess Margaret visit Kelowna in the 1950s?

16. What was the first capital of B.C.?

17. What Alberta fort was the centre of the whisky trade in the 1800s?

18. Where were the invasive zebra mussels introduced into Canada?

19. What is the longest bridge in Canada?

20. What did the Vikings call Newfoundland when they first arrived?

21. What was Billy Bishop known for?

22. Who shot down the Red Baron (Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen) in World War I?

23. Poet and musician Leonard Cohen was born in what city?

24. What critical act in Canadian history resulted from the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte?

25. Who first said fuddle duddle?

26. Which famous Canadian actor was known as the Voice of Doom during World War II?

27. What does poet Pauline Johnson’s Mohawk name mean?

28. What wildcrafted spring green should only be eaten when the crosier is tightly furled?

29. What are Canada’s two national games?

30. What famous chocolate dessert originated on Vancouver Island?



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