Here is a beautiful version of the Canadian national anthem on YouTube:
Maple Leaf was referred to as the chosen emblem of Canada
since 1848, but was formally adopted in 1860.
Beaver, a major
attraction in the past for explorers for
its pelt, became an official emblem of Canada on March 24, 1975, when
an "act to provide for the recognition of the beaver (castor
canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada" received Royal
assent. A quote about the beaver: "The beaver, which has come
represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion does
Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off
its own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees."
Canadian Coat of Arms
Canadian Official Seal
Other well-known Canadian symbols are: West
Coast totem poles, the RCMP Musical Ride, the birch-bark canoe, the
Canada Goose, and the Schooner Bluenose
Young patriotic Canadians can join Scouts Canada where they can take
part in outdoor activities like camping and hiking. The organization is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts
of America, which has recently been in the news due to the Boy Scout lawsuit dealing with abuse claims.