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99 Reasons I Love Canada

I Love Canada

I love Canada. I am an unabashed patriot, and nothing will change that. Why do I love Canada, you ask. Well, let me count the ways. In no particular order or logic, here are ninety-nine reasons that I love Canada. This is my list, and I make no apologies for it. If you love Canada, too, then you will have your own. If you've never been, then consider a visit. We are that big piece of land located right above the USA. We are the True North, strong and free. I love Canada, and I am Canadian!

There are probably 1000 more reasons to love Canada, but these are 99 of mine.



Tim Horton's is a uniquely Canadian thing. It is the best coffee in the world!

Tim Horton's is a uniquely Canadian thing. It is the best coffee in the world!

Guide For Moving To Canada

Map of Canada

Visit from the Queen -- 2010

Storm in the Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are another reason that I love Canada!

The Rocky Mountains are another reason that I love Canada!

Bob and Doug explaing Canadian Geography --- I apologize for the beer bottles, but this is so funny!

Wakaw Lake, Saskatchewan

Beautiful sunset on the prairies.

Beautiful sunset on the prairies.

Prairie Sky

Gorgeous prairie sky in Western Canada.

Gorgeous prairie sky in Western Canada.

Anne of Green Gables

Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

Northern Lights in Fort McMurray, Canada, are so delightful!

Northern Lights in Fort McMurray, Canada, are so delightful!

99 Reasons That I Love Canada

  1. One square kilometre of land for every three people
  2. Tim Horton's coffee
  3. The wilderness -- we still have lots of it
  4. Visiting the other side of Canada is like going to a foreign land
  5. Getting to read the cereal box in two different languages
  6. A whole T.V. channel dedicated to politicians bickering
  7. Snow angels
  8. Place Names that come from Aboriginal languages
  9. Mukluks are a fashion statement
  10. Newfies -- salt of the earth, and they've transplanted all over Canada
  11. Northerners -- last of the true individualists
  12. The Yukon: a true gem of untouched beauty
  13. Driving for miles across the prairies
  14. The Alaska Highway (It's named after Alaska, but it's mostly in Canada)
  15. The Rockies
  16. Easy geography classes: we only have ten provinces and three territories
  17. Excellent education system
  18. Lots of immigrants -- this is the place people from all over the world want to come to!
  19. Many different cultures -- we can visit the world from our doorstep
  20. The Government apologizes for past mistakes!
  21. Our constitutional debates: who else argues about one clause for months?
  22. Good governance
  23. Visits from the Queen
  24. The First Peoples
  25. An almost peaceful history
  26. Lots of room
  27. Calgary rocks
  28. Vancouver's incredible
  29. Toronto is impressive
  30. Bob and Doug Mackenzie
  31. Intelligent population
  32. When spring comes, we appreciate it
  33. S.C.T.V
  34. Our iced tea is sweet!
  35. The weather is a legitimate topic of conversation
  36. Toques -- you can only get them here
  37. Coffee Crisp ... Only available in Canada!
  38. Affordable university tuition
  39. Fresh water!
  40. Our streets aren't scary
  41. We're so small, we tend to fly under the radar on the world-wide scene
  42. We're less pushy than some other countries
  43. We let everyone come here, and do their thing. Even if they wouldn't do the same for us.
  44. Ketchup chips ... Only here.
  45. Moose
  46. Elk
  47. Brown Bears
  48. Polar Bears
  49. Beavers
  50. So many trees
  51. So many lakes
  52. So many rivers
  53. Majestic mountains
  54. Coasts on three oceans
  55. Second largest country in the world
  56. Largest prosperous country in the world
  57. Free trade
  58. Stephen Harper: I'm so proud of him. What an intelligent, reasonable man.
  59. Freedom
  60. Peacekeepers
  61. The Veterans who made us so proud
  62. Aboriginal people who have fought in all the wars, with an astounding war record
  63. Official recognition of rights of Aboriginal Nations embedded in our national constitution
  64. No one ever won between the French and the English: we just compromised!
  65. Gorgeous sunsets
  66. Every landscape imaginable, all in one magnificent country
  67. National Parks
  68. Anne of Green Gables
  69. Hockey rinks
  70. Cars that plug in
  71. Icicles
  72. Snowball fights
  73. Skating and hot chocolate
  74. Quiet
  75. Sound of crickets
  76. The sound of Canada Geese flying back from their holiday in the South
  77. Great HGTV shows like Colour Confidential and Property Virgins
  78. We spell colour and neighbourhood the right way
  79. We are proud of our British roots
  80. Wearing a maple leaf on your backpack means people treat you well in other countries
  81. Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis
  82. It's more mellow here
  83. West Edmonton Mall
  84. Banff
  85. We love to make fun of ourselves
  86. We love to make fun of people who don't know anything about us
  87. Terry Fox was one of us
  88. Avril Lavigne
  89. Gordon Lightfoot
  90. Lenord Cohen
  91. Arctic Rangers
  92. The change of seasons
  93. Incredible beauty
  94. The bush
  95. The North
  96. Miles of prairie
  97. Sound of a train whistle blowing in the night
  98. Deer
  99. The CBC

EyeWitness Travel Guide to Canada


So these are my reasons for loving Canada. When my sister and I come back into Canada, we breath a sigh of relief, and say, "It's good to be back." We might complain about our country sometimes, and wish that some things were different, but I can't think of any place in the world that I would rather live. We might not have the history of the Europeans, or the status of the Americans, or the technology of the South Pacific, but what we do have is lots of space, lots of class, and lots of things that make us unique. We have imported major amount of talent to Hollywood, and many of the world's best bands and singers are from here. I am proud to be a Canadian, and love my country. I don't have to be an American to want to cry when I hear the National Anthem. I get goosebumps when I see that Canadian film on Remembrance Day, and I love hearing sly references to Canada on American T.V. programs. I have given my reasons to love Canada. What are yours?

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Do you have reasons to add to the list? Or do you diagree with me on some of my points? Let me know!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on January 30, 2016:

@Mel Carriere, ha ha, you're funny! Seriously, though, glad to have you as neighbours, too ... and thanks for the comment, even though I am responding super-late! Take care!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on January 30, 2016:

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Thank you, Snowsprite! I appreciate your kind words for our country. And I have a real hankering to see England, too! Let's call it mutual admiration. Have yourself a wonderful day. (And so sorry for the very much delayed response to your comment. I have been away from Hubpages for a long time. Take care!

Fay from Cornwall, UK on November 23, 2015:

Sounds like Canada is an amazing place, it is somewhere I'd love to visit. You got me on item 1. and 3. Then there were the bears and polar bears and Banff. Sigh, no wonder you are proud. And politicians that actually admit their mistakes, that's got to be a first.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on August 23, 2015:

With the exception of your misspelling of color and neighborhood, I agree with just about everything you say. Canada is a wonderful place, and we are proud to have you as our 51st state. Just kidding, of course. Keep up your fierce independence and never let those bullies down south get in the way of your happiness. Great hub!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on August 08, 2015:

@lifelover, thanks so much for such a heartfelt comment! It sounds like we share a deep love for this country. So glad to have "met" you through this article. Take care!

lifelover on July 17, 2015:

this actually made me cry. I love and adore how patriotic and proud this is. I, coming from the Czech republic and living here, personally love Canada and Canadians soo much i probably couldn't describe, but this article is the closest you can get. Not saying i don't love my country, cause i really do, but there is just the spirit missing. And as a hockey fan...well...i don't even have to say...

However, great reasons :)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on July 08, 2015:

@poetryman6969, you just gave us reason #100~! Poetry is definitely a big reasons to love Canada. There's nothing like it! Have a wonderful summer.

poetryman6969 on July 01, 2015:

And here I thought it was the poutine.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 24, 2015:

My pleasure, Sharlee. I would love to go to Canada some day (with a passport nowadays) and would love to see you in my neck of the woods. You too!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on June 24, 2015:

@Kristen, thank you for the hub-love! That's nice that you made it out, for a visit. We would love to see you again. And I hope to make it your country soon, too. Have a wonderful day, and good summer!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 19, 2015:

Great hub, my friend. I've been to Canada once, two decades ago. I would love to visit Canada again sometime. Voted up!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on June 18, 2015:

@brsmom68, it's so nice to meet a fellow Albertan. I am moved from there now to Manitoba, but go back often to visit. And Drumheller is my hometown -- I actually wrote a hub about it, too. Thanks so much for the comment, and take care!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on June 18, 2015:

Hey @RTalloni, you should do it! That is an amazing highway, with wonderful views and great wildlife. It is the trip of a lifetime, and I also want to take my husband on that route someday. Take care, and thanks for the comment!

Diane Ziomek from Alberta, Canada on June 16, 2015:

I love your list. I can relate to so much of it. Being an Albertan, I can relate to the trees, rivers, mountains and lakes. Another favourite place of mine is Drumheller; perhaps it's time to go back there for a visit.

I have only been in the three western provinces, but would love to drive to the east coast, then through the territories. There is so much to see.

RTalloni on June 11, 2015:

Howdy neighbor! :) Just saw this again and enjoyed it again. Meant to say that one day we want to drive the Alaska highway. It isn't just that we have grands in Alaska (viva grands!), but we would love to see that side of your country first hand.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 05, 2015:

@JessBraz, that's funny! Yes, I remember looking at the cereal boxes, and food containers, as a kid, too. And coffee crisp, the best chocolate bar, I think! Have a great day, and my apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 05, 2015:

@Boxies, nice to meet a fellow Canadian! I have never to Quebec, but definitely want to visit sometime. Glad you liked the hub!

@Edward J. Palumbo, Vancouver is my personal favourite, too. Scuba diving sounds amazing! So nice to meet a friendly American.

@Blackspaniels, great additions to the list! #97 alludes to the train, with the sound of whistle blowing across the prairies.

Blackspaniel1 on February 01, 2015:

I would love to visit Canada one day to look for information on some ancestors. One thing I really want to do is ride the railroad across Canada, the trip from one side to the other, and back, with lots of memory cards for my camera. I did not see the famous railroad mentioned, or perhaps I missed it. It is easy to miss a line in a long list.

And, maybe see Bigfoot, another thing I missed.

Ed Palumbo from Tualatin, OR on January 25, 2015:

My family and I live in NW Oregon, and it is always a delight to visit Vancouver Island. The scuba diving in the clear, chilly waters near Nanaimo is a marvelous memory for me. While living on the East Coast, I had the pleasure of visiting the Province of Quebec and exploring the restaurants, and I thoroughly enjoyed that as well. I hope nothing ever comes between the USA and Canada! Canadians have so much natural beauty to be proud of, and I'm grateful that I've been able to access some of that scenery.

boxxies on January 17, 2015:

I am a proud Quebecer and a proud French-Canadian.

Love your hub!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on January 17, 2015:

@toptengamer, I somehow missed your comment, but thank you, anyway! And I am glad it was helpful for Canada Day. Take care.

@Ken Peacock, thanks so much for your comment. I missed it, when you wrote over a year ago, but I do thank you, even though it is very late. Take care!

Ed Palumbo from Tualatin, OR on February 21, 2014:

Excellent reasons! I live in Oregon and enjoy every visit north. As a scuba diver, my interests take me to British Columbia and I enjoy time spent on Vancouver Island. You remind me that it's time to plan a return.

Jess Brazeau from Canada on February 14, 2014:

Bahaha!!! I love this list!!! I especially enjoyed #5- Reading cereal boxes in both languages... Most of my french skills comes from practising my pronunciation of the french words on my box of Cheerios.. That and the back of the shampoo bottle. lol.

I also like #37- Can you really only get coffee crisp in Canada? Mind. Blown. #38 I'm not too sure about... Univeristy is *crazy* expensive, at least in Ontario. They're getting a little out of hand with how much they charge to get an education... but I will agree, it's a damn good education that you get.

#88- I feel we should apologize for... lol.

Awesome hub. Made me smile. :)


Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 04, 2014:

@augusfanani ... that is great that you have some connection to Canada. I hope you are able to visit once in a while. Thanks for the comment!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 04, 2014:

@aethelthyrth .... that is an interesting comment. Actually, we do have flat land and tornados in the prairies. And it is hot ... but only for a few months a year. I have never been to Oklahoma but I have read some novels from the deep South, and it sounds like such a romantic place. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for the comment!

Ken Peocock from California City, California on October 15, 2013:

Hi, i am new here but thanks to have something intreasting..Love you Canada!!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on September 09, 2013:

@Tranquilheart, yes, Canadian Tire is truly another Canadian icon. Thanks for the comment, and I apologize for the long delay in responding.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on September 01, 2013:

@ahorseback, thank you so much for the comment! And yes, there are great hubbers from Canada, too! I apologize for taking sooo long to get back to you and your comment, but thanks all the same for the words.

@Sunshine625, thank you for your greetings! And sorry for the long delay in responding. This summer just got away from me. Take care!

Brandon Hart from The Game on July 03, 2013:

What an unbelievable hub. I was looking for something like this in honor of Canaday Day this week.

agusfanani from Indonesia on July 03, 2013:

What a great country. I have some relatives living in Montreal and they all love Canada. They've shown me their participation playing Gamelan in Canada Day Parade taking place on July 1.

aethelthryth from American Southwest on July 02, 2013:

Pretty good Hub about Canada in that it makes me want to visit Canada, and I have no Canadian connection other than reading the Anne of Green Gables stories, and dog stories for children like "Silver Chief, Dog of the North", which makes me want to hike through northern forests someday.

Many of the things you mention about Canada remind me of Oklahoma, other than some slight differences like Oklahoma being flat, hot in summer, and prone to tornados....

Tranquilheart from Canada on July 01, 2013:

I love Canadian Tire!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 01, 2013:

Quite an awesome shout-out to Canada!! Happy Canada Day to you!!

ahorseback on July 01, 2013:

Well , I guess you told us now dintcha ! Did you mention some pretty awesome hubber-companions ! ++++++.....:-}

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on July 01, 2013:

@techgig,thank you!

@jimmy, I am always thrilled to make someone smile. Thank you and have a good July 4th!

@Dvd, thanks for the comment. I am glad you love Canada. I would love to visit Mexico, too. Take care!

@Suhail, what an ambitious project that is, and I wish you all the best in doing so. It is really is such a beautiful country. Thanks for the comment and enjoy Canada Day!

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on June 26, 2013:

Super-awesome. Voted up!

I have been discovering Canada with my dog. Yes, I am hiking every nook and corner of it.

It will take me a very very long time to discover the entire country, but I will do it one square km by 1 square km.

David Zermeño from Mexico on June 26, 2013:

I loved this Hub!! I LOVE Canada even more!

Jim Laughlin from Connecticut on June 26, 2013:

Awesome! Great hub. Quite a few on the list made me smile!

techgig99 on June 26, 2013:


Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on June 20, 2013:

Boxxies, it's so nice to meet a fellow Canuck! Thanks for reading, and your kind words.

boxxies on June 01, 2013:

Beautiful tribute to my country Canada.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on April 22, 2012:

MM, awww, come on, up, y'all! We'd love to see for a visit but just be sure to come in the summer, when it gets really hot!

I would to see the South, too. I have read so many books set in your part of the world and I'd love to see it for myself. Thanks for the great comment!

Mary Strain from The Shire on April 21, 2012:

Prairie Princess, you make me want to vacation in Canada, and I'm from the southern US and would probably freeze lol! And I *loved* Anne of Green Gables, too.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on April 14, 2012:

Arbab, you would have to apply to Immigration Canada and see if they allow you entrance. If you look on the Canadian government website, all the instructions will be there.

arbabhussain on April 10, 2012:

i am in wait for answer.any way .thanks

Arbab hussain on April 08, 2012:

I am very thankfull to you for messaging.if you don't mind i wanna ask you some like (how i can go to canada(my heart)as on the other hand i don't have so much to afford from greece and i don't have any kind of legal documents to travel could you please help me giving me some advice........thank and May God mercy on you...see you for any kind of mistake in above writing..and if you don't mind adding me on your facebook(my facebook address

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on April 07, 2012:

Arbab, thank you so much for such kind words about Canada. I appreciate your words. Take care and I hope you get to make your dreams come true.

arbab on April 07, 2012:

it is true that canada is the peacefull and the land of love and a resident of pakistan i am proud to say here.but i don't have facility and easy way to be there.arbab hussain from greece (the worst country on earth planet)and i love canada so so so much....

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on March 29, 2012:

Fahim, I am so glad that you like my reasons. Thank you for your kind comments and take care!

Fahim on March 29, 2012:

It is very good to listen from you, off course i am agreeing with you. Canada is a good country and these reasons are quits fine. Good answer keep it up!!!!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on March 20, 2012:

@BB, thank you. You are so very kind and I love hearing from you. Take care.

@UW, nice to meet a fellow Scot. My maternal great grandparents were from Scotland. I'm glad you came over.

Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on March 16, 2012:

Great choices. I'd add Leslie Nielson as reason #100 :)

I'm Scottish born, with a Newfie father...and now in Canada.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 16, 2012:

I don't blame you; if I lived there I would love it to. Great hub and I love that you love your country that much.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on November 12, 2011:

Awww, division, that's a lot of mistiness and we both do have pretty good songs! That's hilarious that your sons have discovered this gem. I was talking to my niece who loves "Little House on the Prairie," so I think this generation are liking our "old stuff!"

Thanks for stopping by and for the great comment. Take care!

uncorrectedvision from Indiana on November 11, 2011:

I love it when American and Canadian hockey and baseball teams play each other. It gives me the chance to get misty over my country's national anthem and then get misty over your country's national anthem. The United States is blessed to have such an awesome neighbor and partner. I love Canada and I love the pride Canadian's take in their blessed land. (SCTV - my sons are now in love with the DVDs)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on November 11, 2011:

RT, that's awesome!! Yes, we are so very similar in culture and ways. And you are astute to mention about the problem with multiculturalism -- it is nice but it needs limits, too. It's the subject of political debates up this way.

And about destroying nationalism. I agree that this is misguided. It's a philosophy that wants to make everyone the same, or generic.

I so so much appreciate your enthusiasm for Canada and I hope you're able to come back. And I want to take some trips down to the States again, too. (I've only been three times and they were all short visits. There are so many interesting places to explore State side, as well.)

Take care! And thanks again.

RTalloni on November 11, 2011:

We love, love, love Canada! Americans, yes, and we love our country, too, but we love our near neighbor and her people!!! Only visited once, but want to go back SO MUCH! :) It's beautiful, and we met wonderful people, finding them much like ourselves--duuuh ;) I can't remember what the stuff that's like french fries with gravy was called...

I saw a forum this week regarding destroying nationalism. Oh how I wanted to leave a note: "This is idiocy." People should be loyal to their families and their countries, and we should love our neighbors. We don't live in a perfect world, so we each need to be strong and respect each other's nations.

Your #43 would be a good topic to explore in a hub or maybe a forum. As Canada's population grows problems will arise from that stance, but that doesn't make the stance wrong. The problems will come from those who do not love and respect the country they migrate to, but want to change it and everyone in it to suit their world view. It would be great if these kind of people would walk in the front door and announce their intentions, but that's not how they work...this is for another venue though. :)

Can I say, "Viva Canada?" :)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on November 11, 2011:

@Hey Redelf, nice to see a fellow Canadian! Yes, SCTV was so spot in its day and it brought forth so many big talents. Thanks for stopping by and for the great comment!

@Dah, that's interesting that you have some family connections up here. There are many people in Canada that originally came from the States, too. We are closely tied. I hope you make it back some day! Take care and thanks for taking the time to comment.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on November 11, 2011:

My mother's people came from Canada.They are the French side.Maybe living so close to Canada we don't often think of going there. The last time we were there was quite a long time ago.They are a friendly people up there.

RedElf from Canada on November 11, 2011:

Wonderful - some of my favorites, too, princess! Great fun - especially SCTV!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on October 14, 2011:

Hey Carcro, my fellow Canadian, eh! I'm glad you approve of the list. Canada is an awesome country. Take care!

Paul Cronin from Winnipeg on October 14, 2011:

Great list prairieprincess, I couldn't agree more, I tell my kids everyday how lucky we are to be born and raised in Canada! I count my blessings everyday. An I'm sure your right, there must be a thousand more reasons, but your list is a great start...

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on September 12, 2011:

Hi kjetil, thanks so much. I've never been to Norway, either, but it would be great to see it.

kjetil on September 11, 2011:

Very nice hub, hope to visit Canada someday in the near future :)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on August 09, 2011:

Greensleeves, we would love to have you! And you are so right -- it is a huge place to explore. You would probably need to focus on two or three places and explore those in-depth.

Thanks for such kind words in your comment and take care!

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on July 29, 2011:

Very nice idea prairieprincess. Apart from about 3 hours at Niagra, I've never been to Canada, though I've got a couple of Canadian friends here in England, and it's certainly a country I'd like to visit in more depth. I've heard nothing but good reports from people who have spent holidays there. (Couldn't you shrink it a bit though, so a visitor can see more of the country in a 2 or 3 week stay!!)

Maybe your page should be the 100th good thing to say about Canada.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 19, 2011:

Someway, maple syrup: excellent addition ... Neil Young, I concur ... thanks for the great adds, and comment!


SomewayOuttaHere from TheGreatGigInTheSky on February 19, 2011:

...i'll add a couple

Canadian maple syrup

Neil Young

Norval Morrisseau


etc. etc. etc.

...and always feels soooooo gooooood comin' back!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 07, 2011:

Dennis, that's great! With your ideas and way of life, you'd do great in B.C. ... it's a very laid back beautiful province. Take care and thanks so much for the comment!

Dennis Pace on February 03, 2011:

I LOVE CANADA I was going to move to BC once . . We made many Canadian friends through Gooseberry Hill. wonderful people. Love all your ideas.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on February 01, 2011:

Cari, that's neat that you have connections with Canada ... a Canadian my marriage, if you will! Thanks so much for the comment and take care.

Cari Jean from Bismarck, ND on January 28, 2011:

Love this! My hubby is from Toronto and we've gone to visit his family there about four times. It's hard traveling now with our daughter 'cause she's in a wheelchair. I really love visiting there and I know my husband will always be a true Canadian at heart!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on January 11, 2011:

Yeah, cheers, eh! Nice of you to come and give your support. Go Canada! Take care!

Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on January 10, 2011:

prairieprincess...nothing to add, even though there may be some other things...but you covered a lot! Just wanted to wave the Canadian flag a bit...since I am a proud Canadian too! Cheers! Eh :)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on January 08, 2011:

Leann, thank you so much for your response. NP on the double post ... I do that ALL the time!

That's interesting about the social benefits, and neat that your friend moved here. It IS cold, and that is something that might be hard to adjust to. But some areas aren't too bad for the cold ... like Vancouver, B.C. If you did decide to move, it would be really good to research the particular city you want to move to, because they do vary quite widely.

Take care!

Leann Zarah on January 05, 2011:

A friend who worked in New Zealand said Canada offers better social benefits. A former classmate who used to work in London moved to Canada for the same reason and also to raise his kids in a better environment where parents are still respected. I, too, would like to visit Canada (and perhaps live and work there too, especially if I'd be able to adapt well to the cold.)

Thanks for creating this hub. :)

*Sorry for the double post.

on January 05, 2011:

A friend who worked in New Zealand said Canada offers better social benefits. A former classmate who used to work in London moved to Canada for the same reason and also to raise his kids in a better environment where parents are still respected. I, too, would like to visit Canada (and perhaps live and work there too, especially if I'd be able to adapt well to the cold.)

Thanks for creating this hub. :)

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 30, 2010:

Susan, thank you so much for the feedback! I'm glad you liked it, and yes, so glad to be in Canada!

Christy, thank you so much. And yes, I figure that Tim Horton's truly is one of Canada's greatest assets. And it is amazing how many talent exports we have given the world. It must the fresh air!

Smurf, thank you so much for the kind comment! Take care!

smurfz from Kansas City on December 29, 2010:

My goodness! This hub just blew every other one I've seen out of the water. Great work!

Christy Zutautas on December 29, 2010:

Awesome hub! I love it, most of all because Tim Horton's made the top of the list! I can't believe the list of successful actors and singers that were born and raised in Canada...Jim Carrey...Justin Bieber...Michael J. Fox...the list goes on forever!

Happy Holidays:)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on December 29, 2010:

Wow I loved your hub! Your list is fantastic! Oh Canada Our Home And Native Land!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 28, 2010:

KK Girls, thank you so much for your kind comment. I know what you mean about missing a place. Sometimes a place just stays with us, and a little thing will remind us of it. It sounds like you still have a heart for Canada. Take care!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 28, 2010:

Smarty2pop, thanks for dropping by. Yes, PEI seems amazing. I haven't been there yet, either, but had friends from there. I am such an Anne fan, and would love to see the whole area, just for that alone. If I was to go there, I would drop by NFLD, because I know a lot of people from there, and it's so gorgeous looking.

Hope you make it over. Take care.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 28, 2010:

Rpalulis, thanks so much! We would love to see you up here!

J-amie, I didn't catch that comment myself, so I'm not sure. I'm sure that must have been embarrassing for him, though. Thanks for commenting!

coffeesnob, you're such a coffee snob! Sorry, couldn't resist! I've never tried Kicking Horse, but I've heard it's pretty good. Is it from Canada, too? I thought it was, but not sure. That's so neat that you lived here for three years! Wow! If you come back, definitely try a Timmie's coffee, just to see. Thanks for the comment, and take care!

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 28, 2010:

Pamela, thank you so much. Yes, it is a very beautiful place, and it made me feel so patriotic to write it! Take care.

Raylene Wall from Alberta, Canada on December 28, 2010:

This was AWESOME! I'm now officially Canadian (as of September 2009, being sworn in as a citizen alongside my hubby!) after living in various places in Canada since May 1998. Canada is my chosen home and I LOVED this post - it's all so very true. Yukon is a place we absolutely fell in love with (couldn't live there in the winter, but it was a gorgeous precious place). I was trying to think of what I could add to this list, but it's pretty exhaustive. Our colourful language is probably something I appreciate - using so many native and regional and French/English words in every day talk. I love that my kiddos will have a whole new world open to them because of their Canadian-ness.

Thanks for this Hub. It definitely made me smile!

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on December 28, 2010:

prairieprincess, it makes me long to go back to Canada. Wonderful hub. Voted up and beautiful.

smarty2pop on December 28, 2010:

Very enjoyable read. Went to Canada once, but really didn't get to see much for I was only passing through. I'll have to schedule a trip there to visit, been wanting to see Prince Edward Island. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green ultimate fav! P.S. I'll have to see about possibly buying some of that coffee too!

coffeesnob on December 27, 2010:


I lived almost three years in Canada and thoroughly enjoyed the wildnerness, but don't think I ever tasted Tim Horton's Coffee...keep hearing about it and think I should try it but I am kinda hooked on Kicking Horse 454 :)

God bless


j.amie from PA on December 27, 2010:

Bob Costa apparently likes the beavers as well - the Giant Inflatable sort. Really...when I was watching the Olympics and he said that, I lost it. After a brief moment glancing around to see if anyone else caught it...I completely lost it! Did anyone in Canada find it as amusing as we did?

rpalulis from NY on December 27, 2010:

Very impressive, you have me convinced that I need to plan my next vacation to Canada.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 27, 2010:

Great hub on Canada. There are so many neat attributes in the various provinces that I can see why you love it there.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 27, 2010:

That makes sense.

Tammy L from Jacksonville, Texas on December 27, 2010:

Yeah, we have so many hispanics (legal and illegal) that everything is in Spanish and English. We are the one of the border states to Mexico.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 27, 2010:

Tammy, thanks for the great comment. I agree with everything you said, and I have read stories about those Americans that landed in Nova Scotia, too. I did not know that you have two languages printed on everything in Texas. That's neat!

Take care, and I hope you had a good Christmas!

Tammy L from Jacksonville, Texas on December 27, 2010:

Down here in Texas, we have everything in two different languages too. The most impressive reason on your list is the politicians' apologies for screwing up. Our politicians won't even admit they screw up.

One story of Canada that warmed my heart was told by a friend of mine. He was on an America-bound plane during the September 11th terrorist attacks on America. His plane was not allowed to land in America so it was diverted to Nova Scotia (I think). The passengers were resigned to spending their time at the airport until several Canadian residents came to the airport offering their homes to these displaced travelers. The Canadian people didn't know these Americans but they knew these Americans were in need. You won't find that kind of love for another human being in another place on earth. Even the hospitable state of Texas isn't as caring for other people.

Sharilee Swaity (author) from Canada on December 27, 2010:

Carrie, thank you so much! So nice to meet a fellow Canadian! Here's to Canada.

carrie450 from Winnipeg, Canada on December 27, 2010:

What a beautiful hub on Canada. I am also a very proud Canadian from Winnipeg and have lived in other Provinces and traveled throughout the states. This is my home. I would never consider settling anywhere else. Rated up.

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