- Despite being very cold in the winter, it gets really hot here in the summer; I remember in 2013, I got back from being in Florida for a week, and it was hotter in Toronto than it was in Miami
- Domestic air travel is really expensive, to the point that it's very often cheaper to fly to the US than to other parts of Canada (we don't have an equivalent of RyanAir or JetBlue). For this reason, it's not uncommon for people from Toronto to not have seen Calgary or Vancouver, or the other way around; whereas for Americans, it's very easy to go to other parts of the United States inexpensively.
- Canadian Netflix actually does suck, compared to American Netflix (though it's not worse than UK Netflix)
- We don't seriously get offended when people abroad assume that we're American, though we may pretend to (in any case, we'll be swift to correct them)
- Canadian football (CFL) is a very minor sport. Those who are into American-style football generally watch NFL football.
- We don't consume all that much maple syrup. The maple syrup that we make is the best, yes, but it's not something that we go through by the gallon.
- We pay more than most other nations for mobile phone service. Very honestly, it's ridiculous. In the UK, I paid about 60% less for the same mobile plan that I had in Canada.
- The whole "apologizing profusely" thing is actually true. I know many Canadians who have apologized for apologizing too much.
- Canadian conservatives are much more liberal than the American democrats, more liberal than the Indian National Congress and more liberal than the liberal parties of most countries in the world.
- Religion and politics are NEVER mixed. If Bobby Jindal/Jeb Bush and the likes give a speech like "I'm a proud Christian and want to preserve Christian values in this country", "Let's make people go back to being God fearing" etc, like they usually do in the US, they will be treated as outcasts or people who're mentally unstable. Canadians might even come forward to fund their mental help bills.
- Canadian politics is, therefore, boring (LOL)
- Canada is not cold. Some parts of Canada has cold weather. Canadian ice-capped regions are cold. Greenland is cold. Iceland is cold.
R xis the wealth of a randomly selected person from country X, and R yis the wealth of a randomly selected person from any other "big nation" except X, then the probability p(R x >R y )is highest for X=Canada.
- "Canadians are all X". Substitute X with any human nature/attribute and that statement will be wrong. Canada is a very diverse and a multicultural society. Generalizing is impossible. Unverified comment: Canadian society is the most diverse in the world.
Out relationship with the USA is pretty well known:
Our relationship with Greenland, while less known, definately affects our Inuit people: , ,
But Canada also borders... wait for it... France! Yupp, that is correct. Canada and France share a water border even closer than that of Canada and Greenland. is between the islands of and . This unique relationship has allowed Canada to foster a stronger bond with France. Although Québec maintains strong diplomatic ties to France, this border has encouraged Canada to take some steps in reducing the barriers for Canadians in France and the French in Canada such as:
- because it was a hassle for French citizens moving from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon to Newfoundland and vice-versa
- There are some awesome tourism deals between the two places where each of their tourism websites advertises the other's location:
- Newfoundlanders go shopping there all the time, as do the French in Newfoundland. the down side is our import/export woes have not caught up:
- The islands help Newfoundland retain connection to French:
- Hospital and doctor agreements since the islands are too small to have specialised medical staff, it is a lot easier to fly them to Canada than to fly them to mainland France
2. Toronto, though close to New York and the Northeastern US, is not considered East Coast Canada. Canada extends far further east than America, and our Maritime Providences -- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland -- are what we consider the "East Coast."
3. At least in Ontario, our provincial healthcare, while universal, often does not cover prescription drugs. Many Ontario residents have an extended health plan that greatly reduces the cost of prescription drugs. ()
4. This is changing, but in Ontario you can currently only buy liquor in stores at a government-controlled liquor store. ()
5. Canadians are the most self-deprecating people you'll ever meet. Even Canadian Olympians will tell you they're "just okay" at their sport.
Bonus fact: many Americans might not believe or agree with us Canadians that we actually won the war. But if we hadn't...we likely would be part of the USA today.
Some say that war resolved so much that it paved the way for the relatively great relationship the two countries have had ever since.
- Canada has the most file sharers in the world (per capita)
- It sounds like a bad Newfie joke, but Canadians literally ice fish off the east coast (harvesting icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA
- Most of the world's cesium is in a lake in Manitoba
- IMAX, Peanut butter, egg carton, Trivial Pursuit, insulin, the Wonderbra, The Blackberry, Superman, AM radio, sonar, the electron microscope, pacemakers, plexiglass, Java, the telephone, etc...all invented in Canada
- Canada spends more on highway overpasses/underpasses for wildlife than anyone else in the world
- Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve
- Before the Canadian citizenship act of 1946, Canadians weren't actually Canadian Citizens
- British Columbia has it's own version of the Loch Ness monster, Ogopogo.
- Kraft Dinner is the top selling grocery item in the country
- Canada is the most educated country in the world (according to the OECD) and Canadian women have the highest college education attainment rate of men or women in the world (55%)
- Gravity in the Hudson Bay area is lower than anywhere else on the planet
The section of that passes through Toronto is the world's busiest highway and among the widest.
Many blockbuster films out of Hollywood were shot in - Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
and are Canadian companies.
The province of Quebec holds the world's largest reserve:
Freshwater covers 10% of the territory of Québec. With tens of thousands of rivers and three million bodies of water, Québec holds 3% of Earth’s renewable freshwater reserves, and nearly 40% of all this water is concentrated in the St. Lawrence River watershed!You can see more snakes at one time at the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba than anywhere else in the world.
Per capita, Canada has more doughnut shops than any other country. see:
Canada has at 152,100 miles.
in Ontario is the world's deepest underground science laboratory at more than 2 km deep.