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June 29, 2016

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149 Reasons to Love Canada!

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Canada turns the big 149 tomorrow, and she’s looking great. To celebrate, here are 149 reasons to love Canada. Have a safe and happy Canada Day, and feel good about the country you call home!

1. Our country is a cultural mosaic that celebrates the cultures and diverse backgrounds of its citizens.

2. Canada’s a great place to live, eh?

3. We produce 80% of the world’s maple syrup! Yum!

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4. Poutine (pronounced pou-teen!)

5. The Ryans

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6. The Justins

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7. Summer skiing… on glaciers!

8. The RCMP

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9. The Northern Lights!

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10. We changed the lyrics to O Canada to make them gender neutral.

11.  We were the 4th country in the world to legalize gay marriage in 2005.

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12. The Bay of Fundy has the World’s Highest Tides!

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13. Polar bears! Canada is home to over 50% of the species. 

14. BC’s Old Growth forests

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15. Our Prime Minister loves Pandas.

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16. And Star Wars.

Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, dressed as Han Solo from The Empire Strikes Back, walks with his children Hadrien (second from right), Ella-Grace and Xavier, as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, dressed as Princess Leia, jokes with onlookers as the family prepares to go trick-or-treating on Halloween in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Justin Tang/CP

17. And jogging with the President of Mexico!

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18. Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith.

18. And this year the Toronto Raptors made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time!

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20. LeBron James himself said our fans are the best!

21. Toronto was named the most diverse city in the world.

22. The CN Tower is really cool and turns different colours based on holidays and events! Happy Pride!

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23. People bump into us, and we say sorry.

24. Our amazing comedic actors!

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25. Beavers! So cute!

26. Kinder surprises are legal!

27. Universal healthcare!

28. Joey Bats for us!

29. The Skydome is really cool!

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30. Tim Horton’s!

31. Hearing a loon call at a cottage.

32. The beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park, which is basically like going to Mexico.

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33. All dressed chips!

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34. Ketchup chips!

35. The Rocky Mountains

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36. Lots of opportunities for snow angels!

37. Snowmobiling.

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38. Dinosaur Provincial Park

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39. If you like snakes, Winnipeg is the Gartner Snake capital of the World!

40. Canada’s Wonderland!

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41. The 6ix god himself, Drake.

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42. There is a UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alberta

43. Polar bear dips!

44. Wolverine, the Canadian member of the X-Men!

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45. William Shatner

46. Alanis Morisette

47. Celine Dion

48. We have two official languages!

49. We’re the most educated country in the world.

50. Winnie The Pooh is Canadian!

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51. 20% of the world’s fresh water is found in Canada.

52. Lake Louise!

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53. Whistler

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54. Old Montreal

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55. Hollywood North!

56. Canadian spelling is our favOUrite!

57. TIFF

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58. Learing French is mandatory in schools.

59. Alex Trebek!

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60. Orphan Black!

61. The Trans-Canada highway is the longest in the world. Perfect for road trips!

62. Wasaga beach is the longest fresh water beach in the world.

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63. It’s legal to own a micro-pig. But remember, they do grow a bit bigger than you think!

64. Beavertails

65. The Rideau Canal is the world’s longest at 202km, and you can skate 7.8km of it!

66. The cool flying formation of the Canadian Geese.

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67. It’s pop, not soda.

68. The hicks, skids, Christians and hockey players of Letterkenny.

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69. Trailer Park Boys!

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70. We’re the second largest country in the world, with total area of 9,984,670 km!

71. Ron MacLean is returning to Hockey Night in Canada

72. Don Cherry’s suits.

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73. We won gold in the last 2 Winter Olympics in Men’s Ice Hockey, and gold in the last 4 Winter Olympics in Women’s Ice Hockey.

74. The Caesar is our national drink, and was created in Canada.

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75. Wayne Gretzky

76. Vancouver’s Stanley Park

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77. Casa Loma

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78. Igloos!

79. The Cabot Trail

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80. Green Peace

81.  Quebec City, which is the only fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist.

82. Niagara Falls (everyone knows our side of the falls is better)

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83.The CBC is broadcasting the Tragically Hip’s final concert.

84. Anne of Green Gables

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85. The Amusement Park at West Edmonton Mall

86. Sleeping Giant

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87. Terry Fox

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88. Robert Munch

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89.50 Inuit words for snow.

90. Dawson City’s Sour Toe Cocktail.

91. Margaret Attwood

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92. Midnight Sun in Canada’s north

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93.Our country is so big that it has 6 times zones!

94. Montreal bagels!

95. Moose

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96. Gander, Newfoundland took in more than 6,600 people after their planes were diverted after the 9/11 attacks. Today, people who were stranded still visit their hosts who offered the ultimate acts of hospitality and kindness.

97. The Canadian Shield

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98. It’s green. Canada has 9% of the world’s forests, and 24% of the world’s Boreal forests.

99. Trivial Pursuit is Canadian!

100. The National’s Peter Mansbridge, aka Zootopia’s Peter Moosebridge.

101. Rick Mercer’s rants.

102. Great summer music festivals like Osheaga and Wayhome.

103. Fan Expo Canada!

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104. Travelling around the world with a Canadian flag on your backpack because you know people will like you.

105. Prairie skies

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106. We have all 4 seasons!

107. Snow!

108. This cool commercial:

109. The leader of the NDP did this:

110. Icebergs

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111. Yukon’s wild rivers

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112. People in Churchill, Manitoba often leave their cars unlocked in case someone needs to escape a polar bear attack.

113. Santa is Canadian, and all letters from Santa come from Canada.

114. This movie about Being Canadian.

115. David Suzuki

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116. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.

117. Loonies and toonies

118. Neil Young

119.Egg cartons were invented in Canada.

120. Chris Hadfield

121. The telephone was invented by Canadian Alexander Graham Bell.

122. Rick Hansen

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123. Loblaws – it’s really just a great grocery store.

124. Donovan Bailey

125. There are more than 600 First Nations tribes in Canada and over 60 Aboriginal languages spoken by First Nations people.

126. Our country’s name comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata  meaning “village” or “settlement.”

127. Gordon Lightfoot

129. Louis Riel, the founder of Manitoba and Metis leader who fought to preserve the rights and culture of his people.

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130.We have a secret underground laboratory in Sudbury dedicated to the study of neutrino and dark matter physics.

131. Two-fours

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132. Tailgating at Argos games.

133. The Cremation of Sam McGee, written by “The Bard of the Yukon,” Robert W. Service

134. Sidney Crosby

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135. The Big Nickel

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136. Muskoka Cottage Country

137. This:

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138. Tom Longboat, the long-distance runner who won the Boston Marathon by 4:59 in 1907.

139. Michael Cera

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140. Ellen Page

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141. 42 National Parks and over one thousand Provincial and Territorial Parks to explore!

142. Jim Carrey

143. Seth Rogen

144.Peterborough, Canada is the canoe capital of the world.

145. 30% of Canada is forest.

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146.This year, we introduced a bill that would that would guarantee legal and human rights protection to transgender people.

147. Atanarjuat – The Fast Runner

148. 6 seasons of Mr. D

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149. Canada’s 150th birthday is going to be awesome! All National, Provincial and Territorial parks are free for the year!

 

 

 

 

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