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Facts & Figures

  • Capital City: Ottawa
  • Population: 30m
  • Languages: English, French, Inuktitut
  • Grand Prix Race Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Île Notre-Dame, Montreal
    • Number of laps: 70
    • Total race length: 305km
    • Most Frequent Winner: Michael Schumacher - 7 times
    • Last Winner (2018): Sebastian Vettel
  • Official Grand Prix Web Site

Ideas for a Canada Themed Party

Canadians are a sociable, sport-loving nation; the most popular spectator sports are ice hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer, but the Canadian Grand Prix does have a huge TV audience, both in Canada itself and around the world.

Canadian Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Canadian flags and scarves (see links, right)
  • If you're serving food, search for red and white table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Canadian Party Decorations Ideas, visit our American Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for other party decorations, anything in red and white will be good. Additonally, maple leaf motifs, beavers and mountie hats are other options...

Food for a Canada Themed Party

Canadian cooking is a mix of different styles, reflecting the country's joint Anglo-French heritage and proximity to USA.

Try some of these for your next Canadian Grand Prix party:

Drink for a Canadian Party

Canadians drink a lot of carbonated soft drinks such as Coca Cola or carbonated orange. They also have a fondness for "Clamato juice", a bizarre mixture of tomato juice, clam broth and spices, which as well as being consumed on its own is also included as a main ingredient in several popular cocktails.

Tea and coffee are popular, with coffee being the more popular of the two; Canadians enjoy their coffee and their café culture much like their US neighbours.

On the alcoholic front, you may be surprised to hear that Canada produces a fair amount of wine, especially in the region around Niagara. A speciality of this region is "ice wine", a dessert wine made from grapes that have frozen on the vine. Beer is universally popular in Canada, and there are some strong Canadian beer brands which are available aroud the world, including Moosehead, Labatts and Molson. And of course, as mentioned above, Canada's national cocktail is the Caesar, which is similar to a Bloody Mary but made with Clamato Juice.

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