This is because our Pilgrims arrived well in advance of the pointy-headed American ones.* How’s second place, suckers?
More Canadian facts:
(courtesy of Chris Bucholz at Cracked)
Canada became a country in 1867 when we filled in the proper forms with the British government.
Our national animal is the beaver. It was chosen as a symbol of our country’s glory for its ability to soar majestically over the landscape on its wide tail.
Just some food for thought while you’re eating your turkey, tofurkey, or turducken.