- Officially became a Canadian emblem when it received royal assent on March 24, 1975.
- The Hudson’s Bay Company got it’s start trading beaver pelts. It’s still in operation today and may be recognized as retail department store “The Bay”.
- The first Canadian postage stamp was the “Three Penny Beaver” in 1851
- The beaver is still found on the crest of the Canadian Pacific Railway
- In the 1930’s, an Englishman posed as Metis (French/Indian decent) and wrote about the declining numbers of beavers. The government closed trapping for many years to allow the population to regenerate.
- In the 1980’s it was determined that the current beaver population was stable.
- Records continue to be kept of its trapping and export, in order to prevent illegal trade and to ensure it does not become endangered again