The Walrus by the Numbers
A few favourite facts culled from our fifteen-year history
3,300,300 words have appeared in print.
Forty-two thousand people have attended The Walrus Talks across Canada.
It would take one person 195 hours to fact-check an average issue.
One hundred and sixty interns and fellows have worked at The Walrus.
150 tweets have been redirected to our official Twitter account, @walrusmagazine, by Kentville, Nova Scotia–based user “Pete the Walrus” (@thewalrus).
We have consumed 140 pounds of pineapple, largely as a pizza topping.
The Walrus has won eighty-two gold Nationalmagazine Awards, more than any otherpublication.
Fifty-eight stories have featured a canoe.
Twenty bears have been faced down by current Walrus staffers (six of them by the same editor).
The longestknown working day in the life of a Walrus staffer was nineteen hours, beginning in Halifax and ending in Surrey, British Columbia, in 2017.
Fifteen of our stories have inspired books, including Teva Harrison’s In-between Days: A Memoir about Living with Cancer and Harley Rustad’s forthcoming Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees.
Our name has been used by one free house ( The Walrus Pub and Beer Hall in Toronto)— no affiliation.
*Some numbers have been rounded and approximated as necessary.