When I went to Mexico when I was 12 with my family, the workers there were so shocked to learn that we don’t all live in igloos, don’t have polar bears as pets and that’s not cold 100% of time, this got me thinking on all the stereotypes that are true.
- We love our maple syrup
According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada is the world’s largest exporter of maple syrup products. In 2015, alone, those exports were valued at $360 million.
- Hockey fanatics
We love to play it, watch it and talk about it – and when hockey season starts, there’s not much else occupying our time.
Sportsnet reported that nearly three-quarters of Canadians watched at least part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this NHL season. That’s 26 million viewers.
The most watched game was game seven of the Eastern Conference final between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins as it pulled in an average of 4.29 million viewers. You can’t blame us, it was a high stakes match.
- Our Winters SUUUUUCK!
Like no joke, winters in Canada are not fun!
the village of Snag in the Yukon holds the lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada and North America. The record temperature was -63°C and it took place on Feb. 3, 1947, The Weather Network says.
Canadians are known for our chronic need to apologize all the time. Which I don’t get why?
Whatever the reason is, it got us the title of one of the friendliest countries in the world in a 2016 survey report by InterNations. We didn’t top the list, but we did snag the number 12 spot for being the best country to make friends according to expats.
We also regard ourselves as polite people. In a 2014 Ipsos Reid and Historica Canada poll, 92 per cent of Canadians believe that Canadians are polite people.
If you ever want to experience what true love is like, ask a Canadian about Tim Hortons.
According to Tim Hortons, about 15 per cent of Canadians visit one of the 3,500 Tim Hortons locations in Canada every day.
- We Love Beer
If you don’t see a timmies coffee in our hand, then you’ll see a beer!
According to Beer Canada, Canadians per capita consumer of beer in 2015 was 63.34 litres per person – putting Canada as number 25 on the list of the top 25 per capita beer countries in the world.