Did you know ? Link between Canada and Winnie the pooh

It’s thanks to a little bear from Canada called Winnipeg that A.A. Milne invented Winnie-the-Pooh for his son Christopher. A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (or Winnie for short) and his love for the bear […]

Did You Know ? Origin of name Canada

Do you know where did the name “Canada” came from ? First recorded appearance of the word “Canada” on maps is in 1566 but it was first used in 1535 by early explorer Jacques Cartier in his records. A very interesting story, Canada basically got its name by mistake. When Jaques Cartier, a French explorer, […]

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In the 1920s, some believed that the British West Indies (British islands in the Caribbean Sea) should become part of Canada. Today, they are not a part of Canada, though Canada and Commonwealth Caribbean countries and territories enjoy close ties today.

For how long did the Hudson Bay Company control the northern lands?

How long Hudson and Bay company controlled Northern Lands?

This is one of the questions where most of the people giving tests have some misunderstanding. Answer is just under 200 years. Click to enlarge   Here is the history in more details. The Hudson’s Bay Company (which is currently known as “The Bay”) is one of the oldest corporation in Canada and Americas. In […]