Canada’s 150th birthday is here. I thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and look at our country. We have a lot to be grateful for including a bounty of Canadian made gifts that are second to none. With that little plug out of the way, here are 10 reasons why Canada is number one.
From Tim Horton’s to poutine, Canadian food is unique and delicious. We may take maple syrup for granted but it’s hard to get in the United States!
The Great Outdoors
A study done in 2013 says Canada has roughly 3 million lakes. In British Columbia there are fir trees that are over 800 years old. The list goes on and on.
We have a healthcare system here that is the envy of most of the world. Even our American friends down south look at our system with awe.
We are funny
Canadians have been making the whole world laugh for years now. From SCTV to Jim Carrey and Russell Peters, we have always had what it takes to make everyone smile.
A survey that was done recently named Toronto as the fourth most attractive city in the entire world. When you consider New York and Paris were in the same category, it’s easy to see why we have a lot to be proud of here in the Great White North.
Canada has some of the cleanest air in the entire world. In fact, a study done in 2011 put Whitehorse as the location with the cleanest air on the entire planet.
We invented the game and we’ve always been the best at it. That’s why hockey makes our list of the top 10 things that make Canada great. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Canadian who disagreed with having this sport on our list. At the same time, it’s been so long since we won the Stanley Cup you begin to wonder if the Blue Jays are nudging the Maple Leafs out of the top position.
No list focusing on celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday would be complete without mentioning our Prime Minister. He’s taken the world by storm and put us back on the map at the same time.
Our stereotypes are pleasant
Everyone who knows us says that we are polite and nice. If that can be considered a stereotype, we will take it and suggest other countries try to do the same.
We are tolerant
With so much calamity and warfare going on in the world, we can be proud of our tolerance. Maybe that’s the crowning achievement we should celebrate on Canada’s 150th birthday.