Weird Canadian Laws

Use the Summer 2017 issue of Kayak to help your students match these laws to the places that have/made them!

Created by Canada’s History Society 

Posted July 19, 2017

Use the Location Bank to match these weird Canadian laws to the places they apply! You can find the answers on page 14 of the Summer 2017 issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids. Bonus: Can you find these places in an atlas or an online map?

Note: Click here to download the printable version for your classroom.

Location Bank

Halifax, Nova Scotia | Fredericton, New Brunswick | Souris, Manitoba | St. Paul, Alberta | Petrolia, Ontario | Sudbury, Ontario | Jasper, Alberta | All of Canada

  1. Where in Canada is it illegal to wear a snake?
  2. Where in Canada is it illegal to whistle, yell, hoot or sing between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.?
  3. Where in Canada can’t taxi drivers wear T-shirts?
  4. Where in Canada can’t kids be out of their houses with a parent or guardian between midnight and 6:00 a.m.?
  5. Where in Canada can’t you build a snowman higher than 76.2 cm (30 inches) if you live on a street corner?
  6. Where in Canada is it illegal to have a siren on your bike?
  7. Where in Canada is it against the law to swear in public?
  8. Where can’t you pay for something with more than 25 loonies at once?

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