Top 11 Scary Canadian Vacation Facts

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4. Wildlife Vehicular Collisions Are Common and Deadly

There are nearly 30,000 collisions between vehicles and large animals including moose and grizzly bears reported in Canada each year. It’s estimated that including the unreported collisions, the number is probably closer to 200,000. The number of people injured in these collisions is close to 2,500 every year.

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5. Freezing to Death Is a Possibility

Some of the first “vacationers” to Canada would’ve benefited from this travel tip. Explorers Henry Hudson and his son and crew froze to death after making a wrong turn into James Bay in 1611. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63 C (-81.4 F) in the Yukon territory. In Canada, 1,500 people a year die from exposure. The average Canadian winter temperature is -17 C (1 F). Bundle up!

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6. Grizzly Bears Are Even Less Cute Than Polar Bears

A grizzly can grow to be 900lbs, and they are the perfect storm of unpredictability, muscles, teeth, claws and speed. There’s plenty of them in Canada.

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8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

How to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.