Canadians have always had a pretty good reputation around the world. Most people find us to be pleasant, polite and respectful. But we’re wallflowers. We don’t get a lot of attention, nor do we necessarily crave it either.
Here are 20 reasons why Canadians are loved abroad and why citizens of some other countries (hint, hint) pretend to be Canucks when they travel.
1. We’re Exceedingly Polite
2. We Can Discuss US Politics Rationally
3. We’re Good Tippers… Even When It’s Not Required
5. Canadians Support the Decriminalization of Pot
6. We Get Along With Everyone
7. We’re Welcoming
8. Our Epic Wilderness
We tend to bring this love of nature with us when we travel, which earns us bonus points.
If that's not your scene, just visit one of these Canadian destinations you won't believe exist.
9. We Embrace Winter
We may not like winter, but we embrace it. If there's a way to get outside and enjoy winter, we'll find it.
To do winter right, just check out these Canadian towns with winter charm.
10. We Don’t Take Ourselves Too Seriously
But it does mean there are a lot of misconceptions about our country — like we sleep in igloos and don't have the internet. That's fine, we won't take it seriously.
Don't believe us? Just check out these common misconceptions about Canadians.
11. We’ve Had Same Sex Marriage for a Decade
12. Subtle Patriotism
13. Northern Lights
18. Disco Passports
If you really want to impress, whip it out at your next rave.
19. Not This Guy
Come on up! We've got lots of space, poutine and healthcare for all!