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!

We do say eh a lot but most young people say hey instead of eh

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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


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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

Some can be outlaws, some are WAY to polite, and some are decent. - Ohno

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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.

There is a Canadian YouTuber that says aboot - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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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

Actually the NFL is more popular than the Canadian football league - TealBoyxx

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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

You see we have summer and to us Canadians it feelslike we are burning in hell but really its just because our winters are negative 20 so we aren't used to a single shread of heat but just like the U.S we have 4 seasons: summer, autmn,spring, and canadian

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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.

Who came up with this stereotype!?

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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

Not enough Tim's in London

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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.

This is not a stereotype - TealBoyxx

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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

We cut down trees, we eat our lunch, we go to the lavatory. - PetSounds

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11 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)

Trust me, we're just jealous you guys are richer. But we're grateful there aren't as many people than you would expect from a big country. - Ohno

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12 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.

Wow you Canadians love this syrup thatcomes from the trees eh

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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.

We do not ice skate to work. I almost never skate at all. Or ski, for that matter.

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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?

Huh? What is Rush? I'm Canadian and I've never heard of them before today.

I grew up into Rush with my father! Rush is a good Canadian band eh? - CanadianGuy99

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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.

I live in Kelowna and all there is is slush. There is a snow day every like... fifteen years.

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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!

Prime Minister. PRIME MINISTER. Not PRESIDENT. - Ohno

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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 don't. I wear baseball caps

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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.


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19 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?

You forgot about the lumberjack stereotype, eh? - Ohno

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20 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

What the heck that the biggest lie ever

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