Top Ten Canadian Stereotypes

As a Canuck myself, here are the top ten Canadian stereotypes.

The Top Ten

1 EH? EH?

Only one I think is really true, I'm Canadian, eh?

I have heard this from a lot of people that canadians say eh a a lot, but I can never tell maybe because I am used to it.

Hey I'm doing my speech on canadian stereo types and eh is the major steroe type rock on Canada!

(I'm Canadian) I hear people (Including me) say 'Eh' a lot, but I mostly just pass it off as 'aye? ',

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2 It's cold It's cold

Most of Canada have hot, muggy summers especially Montreal and Toronto.

Yo guys eh, it's really cold right now so do you want to ride my polar bear back yo my igloo... It's a-Boot 20 miles away cause we only have one road and stuff eh also lets go watch some Justin bieber or other stuff you can choose cause I'm really nice eh.

We Canadian have the same summer as New York does, depends on where you live in Canada because it's a big ass country - FamousOG

not true

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3 Everyone's extremely polite. Everyone's extremely polite.

YEAH! I have met no one in Canada that is from Canada that is not polite. I live in Canada and we have three ranks of nice people. Super nice, nice kinda nice, and not Canadian.

Guys... Everybody loves Canada. The only stereotypes I've ever heard are this one, maple syrup, and the hockey thing. But there's nothing really BAD about those things. The point is... You Canadians are so awesome and nice that we just are making friendly jokes about you. Don't worry, we'll always love you, it's just... A thing. I mean look at U.S. A's stereotypes. Would you rather be accused of being polite or being fat, stupid, and racist?

Thank you & Sorry - Canadians are known for saying Thank you and Sorry way more than other cultures. Almost too much sometimes, but it's just how we're raised. We are raised to be polite

That's a very good stereotype!

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4 They say a-boot, not about. They say a-boot, not about.

I've never heard anyone say a-boot

I love the Canadian accent. It sounds smoother and I find they're more well-spoken than Americans. - Britgirl

If there was a difference than American and Canadian accents.

I read in a book that the main character described the Canadian's accent as skipping along quickly, and not the 'southern drawl' she was used to. As a Canadian, I would also like to agree and say that unless we're making fun of our own stereotypes or it's winter, we don't say a-boot.

What are you talking aboot?! We NEVER say aboot aroond here, we say aboot! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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5 All that's watched is hockey. All that's watched is hockey.

Its not all we watch, but we do love our hockey!

In Quebec where I live people only talk about hockey, or almost. We also watch a bit of football but I only watch the superbowl so I definitely believe that this one is true especially in the province of Quebec. In fact I have been playing hockey myself for a good amount of time now and it's by far my favourite sport. Best sport ever if you can afford it (since it can be expensive to play in a league like me).

What's that aboot, eh? We also watch dems Curling! - booklover1

Here in Washington (close enough), I have to go to hockey games every now and then. I hate stadium noise, but I can see why people like it. - Cyri

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6 It's winter all year round It's winter all year round

5 seconds of summer, baby

I lived in Canada my WHOLE life and there's also a magical season called summer it can get REALLY hot where I am from

Where I live, our winters normally last from November to March

No, we still have spring, summer and fall just like everyone else, in fact, it can get really hot here. - 3DG20

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7 There is only one road in Canada There is only one road in Canada

Maybe people should look at a map - CanadianGirl

Yeah. Although I love the Trans-Canada Highway. Makes travelling from one province to another much easier, eh? - PizzaGuy

There's more than enough roads, buddy.

South Park did an episode where they went to Canada and they wanted to meet the Prime Minister, when asked what road they should take, they were told: there's only one road in Canada... stupid and completely false, yes, but obviously some Americans somewhere, thought it was true.

It's South Park. Do you think that they weren't just poking fun at Canada? - Cyri

Wow this is dumb

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8 We all drink Tim Hortons We all drink Tim Hortons

Daily.It is better tasting and cheaper than starbucks or second cup. Besides, with so many locations its faster to grab on the way to the office.

Okay. This one may be true.

Timmies is my FAVORITE

This one is a fact - danimey

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9 All we eat is Kraft dinner All we eat is Kraft dinner

I Haven't Had Kraft Dinner In Years

Last time I ate KD was like a few months ago...

Again with the all... Also I'm vegetarian and Canadian. So I make my own food.

big pein

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10 Everyone's a lumberjack. Everyone's a lumberjack.

Um, no. Sure there's a whole lot of trees and all, but not everyone's a lumberjack.

Guys, this stereotype isn't even logical. We aren't all lumberjacks. End of story. No explanation needed.

We tots lumberjacks that's WHY WE LIVE IN the CITY


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11 We love maple syrup We love maple syrup

We do love Maple syrup but we don't have it on everything we use it for Pancakes and waffles! :3

I honestly cannot deny this one. Maple syrup is one of my favourite things.

Why is this a stereotype? Speaking as a Canadian, I LOVE maple syrup. In fact, my uncle is personally involved in the maple syrup process.

My Grandpa puts it on everything

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12 We hate the US We hate the US

Not that much they are just spoiled...

A lot have too much pride in their country and in themselves. its really annoying. I'm not saying everyone is like that

Not all Canadians hate the US, we just disagree with a lot they have done in the past. For example, slaves from the US had to escape to Canada. Canada and the United States are actually allies. There's also a lot of racism in the US that us Canadians don't agree with. (not that we're all perfect, everyone makes mistakes)

Actually I kinda like the US. I was there last year beautiful half my family lives there! - Amaimon

What no

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13 We ice skate or ski to work We ice skate or ski to work

Why do people think Canada is a frozen tundra!?!?!? - CanadianGirl

I actually wish this was true, though. Really, who wouldn't like a game of pickup hockey on the way to work. - HerbiQuintus

"Ski to Work? " That's just going overboard. But yes, we do ice skate.

The only time we would ski to work is if we happen to be a ski instructor and we live on the hill. Get it together world.

I only ski and skate to work when my polar bear is tired.

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14 Everyone listens to Rush Everyone listens to Rush

Who or what is Rush? I've never heard of it/them. Is it a band? Is it a person? I have no clue.

I'm Canadian and I have no idea what you're talking about. Can someone explain please?

Their the biggest canadian band of all time, and it's a shame canadians don't even know who they are - danimey

The fact the so many people don’t know what rich is is terrible
Learn some Canadian rock eh

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15 It always snows

I live in vancouver it never snows

Well where I live it snowed from November to early may this year and that's not unheard of. But we still have June to October to soak in the warmth

Here in Ontario it does snow but not always. And snow is not all that bad...I actually LOVE snow.

It does but not always. - 3DG20

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16 Tim Horton is our President Tim Horton is our President

First off, Tim Horton is not our PRIME MINISTER! Second, Tim Hortons is a Coffee Place (Best Coffee Place Ever, eh'? )

Tim Horton is our Prime Minister, not our president

Lol, this list was so obviously made by an American who knows nothing about Canada. We have a PRIME MINISTER.. NOT a PRESIDENT!

Our "president" is most in definitely Tim Hortons

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17 We wear toques all the time We wear toques all the time

Some do some don't but the ones we wear in summer are for style. But Americans are so caring about that eh?

Why, don't Americans wear toques? I wear a toque ALL the time cause they just feel so soft and warm. And there's something called Winter - one of the reasons why we wear toques.

Again there's this thing called summer

I never do. - 3DG20

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18 We always watch curling We always watch curling

I don't ALWAYS watch curling, but hey, if it's on..

Honestly, curling is sometimes fun. But I watch baseball the most.

I don't watch curling at all, only hockey.

I don't watch curling at all, l don't even know how to play or what the purpose of the curling is.

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19 If you scratch the maple leaf on a dollar bill, you will smell maple syrup If you scratch the maple leaf on a dollar bill, you will smell maple syrup

Also our coins taste like syrup if you suck on them long enough.

I have Canadian coins from a vacation in 2013 but I WILL NOT put them in my mouth to debunk the "maple syrup flavored coins" myth...

Besides, it's unsanitary!

Can confirm that it is actually true, but only for the $100

I’ve actually never heard of this one, but it’s probably not true. - 3DG20

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20 All men sit down and watch hockey all night All men sit down and watch hockey all night

Well not everyone... Its incredibly popular but so is football and curling. Although, come Olympic time things are different. It doesn't matter whether you've ever seen a puck in your life - the entire country will be cheering!

This ones true haha especially saturdays! HOCKEY NIGHT IN Canada

We worship hockey, eh?

Drop the all and I wouldn’t be able to argue with this one. - 3DG20

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21 We have no telephones We have no telephones

Not trying to sound Canadian, but, Eh? - PositronWildhawk

We have iPhone 6 like come on people

Its true I use a can on a string, only thing about that is the string always freezes cause Canada is to cold for polar bears

This is wrong because Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, invented the telephone in Canada and died in Canada, but he was British.

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22 We put maple syrup on everything We put maple syrup on everything

I just LOVE maple syrup on my bacon and pancakes.

Pancakes and bacon with maple syrup, delicious! If you haven't tried it then you should - CanadianGirl

Maple syrup adds a great flavour to everything, but sometimes those things ruin the maple, and that's not good.

I put it on almost everything.

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23 Canada is a french country

Although French is an official language of Canada, only about 22% of Canadians speak French.

Not really, yes Quebec is a French province, but most people speak English.

French is our second language

Not really. French is one of our official languages, but most Canadians speak English. - 3DG20

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24 All we drink is beer All we drink is beer

I AM A KID PEOPLE! where do people get this idea?

Its not all we drink. But a cold beer after a hard days work? No one can complain about that.

We r not drunk every day if we were it would be on the news several times

I thought that Irish people suffered from that stereotype. - CaptainMowzker

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25 Sled dogs are the main source of transportaion. Sled dogs are the main source of transportaion.

Sled dogs are for the rich. Personally, I ride a polar bear to work every day

Oh yes we ride our polar bears on our one road to get back to our igloos - Morgie2311

Yep! Sure do! We ride them on our roads of plowed snow, to our buildings made out of ice! Oh! We also wear our winter parkas in the middle of summer to! - CanadianGirl

No we have cars nethier do we ride polar bears

Have you people not learned geography in school? - 3DG20

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26 We say pencil crayons (not colored pencils) We say pencil crayons (not colored pencils)

What the hell are "colored pencils"

Kay, it's COLOURED not COLORED and we say Pencil Crayons... What the heck is COLOURED Pencils?

Some countries spell it differently. Coloured is our way of spelling it but colored is still correct. - 3DG20

I'm used to saying it as "pencil crayons" ever since I was in first grade. "Coloured pencils" sounds odd for me.

They pencil crayons and not pencils who have a coloured outside.

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27 Canadian "bacon" is just sliced bologna

No it isn't. Bologna is bloody disgusting. Canadian bacon is just.. bacon? I've never had American bacon but I've heard it's nasty.

Well does that make it less good? I think not

28 All we hunt are caribou

I don't eat even eat caribou so why would I hunt it - CanadianGirl

It is illegal to hunt caribou in Alberta.

No but caribou is REALLY good

I don't even hunt

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29 We ice-fish for food We ice-fish for food

1. You have to get permission to ice-fish in a lot of places.
2. Do you know how cold it is to sit on ice while you're exposed to the wind? Around a hole?
3. A lot of fish are smaller in the winter. Not as much meat.
4. It's easier to just stock a pond.
5. I have lived in Canada my whole life and only went ice-fishing once, and that was because we had exchange students from China who wanted to try it.

I don't think we ice-fish for our food.

What?! Where in the world do people get these? We don't eat ice fish laugh out loud

I have never even caught a fish while ice fishing so consider me starved lol

What the hell is ice-fishing? - 3DG20

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30 We smoke a lot of dope We smoke a lot of dope

Really! Bet whoever said this ain't never been to Canada, cause we have more sense then most! - CanadianGirl

That's just mean.

We love smoking dope NOT

This is true, who ever says this is false does not live here - danimey

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31 We say zed not zee We say zed not zee

Ok that one is very true, we do say zed. That one is not a stereotype

I'm Australia and we say zed not zee. So does the stereotype only apply to Canadians even though AUSTRALIAN children, including me, are taught it's zed?

ZEE just sounds stupid. ZED actually makes senses

Zed is how it's pronounced in french - danimey

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32 We are scared of the dark We are scared of the dark

To be fair, nobody likes the dark

Oh no it's getting dark, I better go ride my polar bear out of this snow storm so I get home to my igloo so I can finish watching hockey with my brothers eh

I'm sure most Americans aren't all that fond of the dark either

Yeah, you'd be right about that, people just don't like the dark in general I think, nationality doesn't have anything to do with it - TheInsomniac

Ok, I sorta am. Not really, though.

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33 Canadians think they have a better national anthem

Yeah we can actually remember it

Because Canada does. When wil Americans admit Canadians are nicer more polite and just plain better than Americans. Also are life expectancy is 3 years longer in Canada and all USA wants is a more powerful military so they can bomb people. Jerk Americans

And Americans think THEY have a better national anthem.


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34 Canadians are the most polite, social and tolerant countries in the world

These three countries experienced a rapid, massive and multicultural input of immigrants... With very small part of the population expressing intolerant racism (racism exist in every corner of the earth)... those countries welcomed them, helped them to settle and only expected the minimum payback from immigrants; Respect and Integrate as much as possible to their cultures, without asking, expecting or forcing them to stop professing their believes and traditions from their homelands...

Canada is only ONE country...and America is more social than us.

I can say this is mostly true, they're still people who commit race hate crimes. Expecially targeting visible minorities such as Muslims due to 9/11 and it's after effects.

Hate to say it but... that isn't true

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35 Lack of proper pronunciation

It's called accent idiots - CanadianGirl

Well maybe we're pronouncing everything right, and you're the ones mispronouncing everything

No, we just have an awesome accent.

There is no proper pronunciation. - Randomator

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36 We like Justin Beiber We like Justin Beiber

Yeah right that's a good joke! Just because he is Canadian doesn't mean we have to like him.

Wow hilarious we are all laughing our heads off at your "funny" joke he came from Canada but he seems to like the U. S so America, you can have him

Yes, he is Canadian, but that doesn't mean we like him. Mostly little girls did now, no one really listens to him.

I'm not a Canadian but I doubt that many Canadians like him, seems like a couple of people in the US do though. - CaptainMowzker

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37 All we eat is poutine All we eat is poutine

I love poutine, but that is not all we eat.

It's only good in Quebec though...

I personally prefer pancakes instead. With maple syrup of course.

Poutine... neaver tried

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38 We ride polar bears, eh? We ride polar bears, eh?

We don't ride polar we drive in cars just like every one in the states

My polar bears name is mr. Red green and I ride him to work every day

Polar bears can kill you what I live in northern Quebec no one uses polar bear

We can't. There aren't enough polar in the world for every Canadian.

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39 We eat poutines

Even If it were true and all of us ate them it's nothing to be ashamed of, it just means we got good taste - CanadianGirl

I eat it ALL the time! It's amazing! Who wouldn't love fries in rich gravy and squeaky cheese curds. And yes Americans, poutine is on our McDonalds menu

I wouldn't know what Poutines were until I heard Canada had them. Blame the PR - An American Girl

A lot of people do but not everyone. I personally don’t like it. - 3DG20

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40 The natives in Winnipeg are extremely dirty

Not true, sure there are a lot of homeless people there, but there are also many great native folk.

No! I live in Winnipeg there may be quite a few homeless people but not all natives are dirty! I don't know where this started bit its NOT true! - CanadianGirl

? never heard of this one


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41 Canadian prostitutes don't wear makeup

Not true at all. - 3DG20


Oh no!


42 We have beavers as pets We have beavers as pets

No I prefer the oilers, but my favourite show to watch with my sled dogs is our prime minister, Tim Horton, making improvements to our only road which gives us better access to ice fishing holes, eh?

No, my pet is a polar bear and I keep him in my igloo while drinking beer and watching the leafs, eh?

I wish, they're so cute.

I live in an igloo with a polar bear, a pet beaver and ten gallons of maple syrup.
I ski or ice skate to work and its aboot time I get going eh?
if you believed any of that you need serious help.

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43 They say "supper" instead of "dinner" They say

I say dinner 50% of the time & supper the other 50%. I'm very indecisive.

Wonder how they got this one...I always say dinner. never do I say supper.

I can confirm this. I say it a lot, same with everyone I know

In french we say supper. (Souper) - MaxPap

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44 We all live in igloos

Believe what you want, but think with your common sense for once people.

Has anyone ever seen a picture of canada?

So true same with every one having a pet polar bear


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45 We lather ourselves in maple syrup.

As a Canadian girl I must say that I bathe in maple syrup aboot every night and then I roll around in it and feed it to my pet polar bear and beaver, eh

This is what we do at spas. All Canadians must do it once yearly or they will freeze.

Think what you want, but common sense will tell you the right answer.

i don't...

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46 Canadians ride reindeer

Of course not! We ride polar bears and dog sleds.

Of course not, we ride polar bears

Can't argue with this one...

Reindeer not in canada, other than the plains, mabeye

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47 We love rap music

Well the only rap rap related song it "out for a rip", but I guess its not really 100% rap.

I don't like rap music that much.

Personally I don't think everybody loves rap music but for me I love my rap music

This is a personal question, why is it a stereotype - danimey

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48 Everyone lives in igloos. Everyone lives in igloos.

I'm Canadian, I'm a canuck if that tells you near where I live. I can honestly assure you that we are, in fact, not living in igloos. And we have telephones. And I don't say EH after everything. And I ride in cars opposed to sled dogs. I am not a lumber jack. I can be rude. I don't watch hockey, in fact, I hate it. It isn't our national sport, lacrosse is. I say about. I buy my food in a store and yes, it can be cold, but it warms up in the summer and spring. And no, I do not know Santa personally. I'm done here. Congrats, you read the whole comment.

To be honest, igloos are pretty comfy. There's lots of storage for my bacon and maple syrup. It keeps my beer nice and cold, my polar bear really likes the temperature, and eh, the cold lets me wear my toque in peace.

I'm Canadian and just to clarify we don't live in igloos or ride polar bears so who ever thinks that is pretty uneducated no offense. I mean think about places Vancouver or Toronto their city's. And it would be pretty weird if you were waking down the street in a city and you saw some one "ridding a polar bear to their igloo". it would be weird right?

Who made this, an uneducated child?! No offense.

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49 America's hat / attic America's hat / attic

That probably means that everything in Canada is America's useless stuff, right?
I live in a real house, I do not ride polar bears, and even though hockey is our national sport, I do not play or watch it that often.
Thank you for reading, and have the worst day ever, Americans.

Why are Americans always so unfair! They don't know what it's like to live next to a loud noisy rude neighbour. We have a better running society so they should learn to get over it instead if taking their anger out on the shy nice polite little country.

Yeah No! Why do Americans Have to Be Such... I'm Not gonna Finish that But Seriously They Think they Are so much better if we are the hat They are the Pants/ Shoes! Also We would be On top

Canada's boot / basement*

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50 Our Bacon Is Just Ham

American bacon is just fat and grease!

Whats American bacon made of then...

Are you saying that you don't like ham?

Well americans you must have very greasey ham - nickisawesome

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