Canada Day, Bing.ca compiled the top 10,000 monthly searches over the last 12 months and hand selected a list of “Canadian” cultural references. From hockey to history to the great outdoors, Bing has the answers to what truly defines our nation.
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Top 10 Canada Day Fun Facts from Bing.ca Searches
WHO WAS THE MOST SEARCHED CANADIAN?
Canadian hero Terry Fox (9) finished just ahead of Wayne Gretzky (10) on Bing.ca’s list of most searched terms. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek (22), who is now recovering after suffering a mild heart attack, NBA star Steve Nash (41) and author Margaret Atwood (60) were other notables who made the list.
MOST SEARCHED CANADIANA-THEMED TERM?
Tim Hortons ranked #1 on the Bing.ca list, proving that Canadians love nothing more than their cup of joe in the morning
MOST POPULAR HISTORICAL FIGURE?
Métis leader and political figure Louis Riel beat out message carrier and War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord as most searched Canadian historical figure on Bing.ca.
CANADA’S FAVOURITE STORE?
Retailers Hudson’s Bay Company and Roots both boast lines of Canadian-inspired apparel, but The Bay is more popular according to Bing.ca searches.
WHERE DO CANADIANS GO ON THE WEEKEND?
Canadians like roughing it outdoors according to Bing.ca, with campgrounds taking top spot for summer destinations, followed by RV parks and cottages.
CANADA’S FAVOURITE MEAL?
Which national food icon tempts Canadians tastebuds? According to Bing.ca the combination of cheese, fries and gravy in Quebec’s famous poutine dish beat out Canada’s sweet staple, maple syrup.
IS THE BEAVER STILL CANADA’S NATIONAL ANIMAL?
On the recent question of our national animal, Bing decides our patriotic symbol is in fact the beaver (11). Our smartest and smallest builder ranks higher than the moose (17), Canada goose (20) or bear (23).
MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION?
Popular tourist attraction and honeymoon destination Niagara Falls beats out the Northern Lights as Canada’s most beautiful natural wonder, according to Bing.ca.
CANADA`S FAVOURITE SPORTS?
No surprise that hockey is Canada’s favourite sport – but what comes second? Canadians stick to the ice, according to Bing.ca: curling beats out fishing.
CANADA`S MOST SEARCHED MUSICIAN?
Singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen beat out other top-searched Canadian musicians Anne Murray and The Tragically Hip.
Bing.ca Rankings of Canadiana Themed Terms
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