– A study by Statistics Canada discovered that residents of Alberta spent more per capita ($967 on average per person) in retail stores than any other Canadian province. Citizens of the Yukon and Northwest Territories caused cash registers to ring in holiday exultation, too, as they ranked in at number two ($928) and three ($926) respectively.
– Since 1982, Santa’s Post Office has employed mail-room elves from Canada, and he has received more than 20 million letters from children around the world. Canada Post volunteers donate over 200,000 hours of their time each year to help Santa respond to every letter that arrives on his doorstep.
– According to Statistics Canada, Canadians prefer to Christmas shop in person. With total sales of nearly $3.2 billion dollars, the number one place for Canadians to check off their holiday shopping lists was…department stores. Care to guess the second most-visited venue for festive spenders? Pop the cork and raise a glass to Canada’s beer, liquor and wine stores. Their $1.6 billion dollars worth of holiday sales earned the runner-up position.
– Don’t knock the nog. According to Statistics Canada over 6 million litres of eggnog will be consumed this Xmas season. While eggnog isn’t everyone’s idea of a delicious holiday tipple, it’s obvious that many Canadians do enjoy it.
– Our country harvests approximately 5.5 million Christmas trees each year? That’s roughly one Christmas tree for every 7 Canadians.