Did you know Kelowna makes most of the world’s water slides?
When you slip down one of those clear tube water slides on a Disney Cruise, you’re likely using Canadian design and technology. Canada’s Whitewater West Industries Ltd. is the largest water parks attraction company in the world. Their Kelowna, B.C. facility, FormaShape, makes thousands of water slides each year.
Did you know Peterborough is the custom aircraft capital of Canada?
Flying Colours Corp. of Peterborough, Ont. doesn’t make airplanes, but they sure make them special. Their luxe aircraft upgrades include entertainment systems, corporate logos, iPad-holders, custom exterior paint, upholstery-and even permanent beds in the aft cabin. Everything is custom made in-house, from the leather seats and wood trim to the side walls—for customers from across the globe, including much of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, and India.
Did you know British Columbia makes tons of submarines?
Atlantis Submarines of British Columbia actually owns more submarines than many countries—but these ones are used for tourism. The Canadian company initiated the world’s first commercial tourist submarine in the Cayman Islands in 1986. More than 10 million people have since experienced underwater adventures in their 48 and 64 passenger submarines in the Caribbean and Pacific. The subs they operate in Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, St. Martin, Cozumel, Curacao and Guam were all made in Canada.