The ocean is responsible for approximately 50% of the oxygen produced on the planet.
Over 300,000 jobs in Canada are linked to the ocean, contributing to over 31.7 billion dollars in annual goods and services.
Canadians consume over 8.5kg of food from the sea per person each year.
50% of Canada’s coastline is in the Arctic and 15% of marine and coastal areas in the Arctic are provisionally or fully protected
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world (243,042 km, which includes the mainland coast and the coasts of offshore islands), along with over 2 million lakes and more than 8500 rivers.
An estimated 70-80% of the items that you are surrounded by and use daily were brought to you by ship.
Canada is as diverse as we are big. Soak up the beauty and listen to stories shared by communities from Canada’s three coasts: Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific.
Indigenous Water and Coastal Guardians are continuing the work of their ancestors. Hear their stories and learn about ways to support their work.
Did you know all waterways are connected? There’s nothing like following the flow with your feet to REALLY wrap your head around this incredible fact! Interested in hosting the giant floor map?LEARN ABOUT THE MAP
Ready to make a difference? Here are some amazing ways you can have a positive impact on the ocean.