10 Bizarre Canadian Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

David S.-June 21, 2017


Nearly every country on Earth has a law-abiding system. After all, what would we do if murder and stealing were legal? However, there’s definitely some countries out there that have some really strange laws, and Canada is no exception. If you’re visiting Ontario, don’t bring your whistle. If you’re in Alberta, don’t own a pet rat. If you think this stuff is weird, get ready to learn laws that are even more shocking. These 10 ultra-bizarre Canadian laws actually exist. We can’t believe #9 hasn’t been repealed yet…

1. No whistling in Petrolia, Ontario

No whistling in Petrolia, Ontario

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It’s true — you can’t whistle in Petrolia, Ontario. It’s common belief that this law is aiming to keep the noise levels down during the night, but the law itself prohibits it during the day as well. You can find the actual law in Article 3, 772.3.6: “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.” So, if your younger brother is driving you nuts whistling the tune to The Andy Griffith Show, you can tell him he’s breaking the law.