10 Reasons Why I LOVE CanadaAleesha Koersen

I love Canada. From the brightly painted houses on the coast of Newfoundland to the endless skyline of the prairies, I love it all. I love that we don’t wear shoes in the house (I don’t think I’ll ever understand why people do this). In case you didn’t catch on, I’m Canadian. Putting all of the political reasons aside there are so many reasons I love my country. Here are 10 reasons why I LOVE Canada.

10. Tim Horton’s Ice Capps

The most beautiful heavenly thing you might ever consume.

9. Beer Commercials

Yes, the Bud Light ones are pretty funny but this one has a song.

8. Our Money

In Canada, there’s never confusion after a quick glance over which bill is which. Plus, colourful money is much more exciting (even some of our quarters have colour on them).

7. Hockey

Need I say more? (I’d rather not talk about the performance of Canadian teams in the NHL, but rather focus on the amount of Canadians that are on the winning teams.)

6. Corner Gas

One of the funniest TV shows.  100% Canadian. Watch it… now! Sorry.

5. Hawkins Cheezies

These delicious snacks beat out Cheetos any day of the week.

4. Lululemon

Comfiest clothing ever. Period.

3. Poutine

It might be a heart attack on a plate, but it’s totally worth it. If you’ve never had one, go get one ASAP (note: must have cheese curds and dark gravy).

2. Toques

The term ‘winter hat’ just doesn’t cut it when you have to wear one every season.

1. Ryan Gosling

I honestly don’t think an explanation is needed.

Despite the fact that Ryan Gosling is one of us, there are some undeniable cons of being Canadian…

  • The Canadian flag is so hard to draw; a maple leaf is not something a grade one student can easily master. Why can’t I be from Japan?
  • Colouring a map of Canada in grade 3 is probably the most tedious task.
  • Spell-check doesn’t recognize favourite, honour, tonne, colour or neighbour as being real words…
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  1. Red Green Show

  2. I AM CANADIAN!! : )

    http://youtu.be/BRI-A3vakVg

    I am proud to be Canadian! : )

  3. SETH ROGEN, MICHAEL CERA, WILL ARNETT, JIM CARREY, MICHAEL MEYERS, RUSSELL BRAND…

    need I say more?

  4. At least you don’t have the flag problem that most of the Commonwealth have that people can’t tell them apart (for the record, the NZ flag has the Southern Cross with four stars in red, Oz with 5 in white and a sixth big Sirius star under the union jack bit, and the Cook Islands has a circle of white stars).

  5. An ode to Canada – I can always get behind this! If I may, #stripespotting is also an awesome thing. Our Hudson’s Bay colours have become a thing all over the world!

  6. Crazy! Ya we pronounced it like “tuque” but spell it toque :)

  7. I’m from Quebec and I am pretty sure the winter hat is “Tuque”, but maybe you say it differently in English. It’s funny you post this article today, it’s the Saint-Jean-Baptiste holiday this weekend, the national Quebec day!

  8. Paul Gross, Slings and Arrows, Nathan Fillion, Peter Jennings, Tommy Douglas, Ian and Sylvia, the song “oh Canada”, Sargeant Preston … I could go on and on. (I’m from U.S,)

  9. Maybe it’s because I am not Canadian, but I’m shocked you left Coffee Crisps off the list.

  10. Haha totally agree with the cheezies!! And Old Dutch potato chips!