There are stereotypes out there for each and every country. I'm sure some are true, while others are just crazy! Here are a few of those common Canadian stereotypes we hear about.
There are some Canadian stereotypes out there that have definitely gained some ground, but we’re just not too sure how or why… so we want to set them straight.
We have pet beavers
Although noble animals, they are definitely not meant to be in our homes. Imagine trying to have wooden furniture. Oh, the horror! I hope you didn't like wooden dining table because it's now a beaver dam.
We live in igloos and use dog sleds as the primary mode of transportation
As cold as it can be in Canada, we definitely have houses with walls and cars that don’t need a pack of dogs to run. Our heating bills may be through the roof on the super cold days, and our cars need to be plugged in overnight sometimes, but we’re just like you! Having sled dogs instead of cars would be super cool though.
We all know each other
With a population of over 35 million, the odds of us knowing that Canadian guy named John you met that one time is pretty slim.
Seeing a polar bear in the wild is a common occurrence
That would be absolutely terrifying. Luckily that’s only a thing in a few VERY northern communities.
We have 4 professions to pick from: lumberjack, fur trader, Mountie or hockey player
That would definitely make choosing a career way easier, but we have a wealth of educational programs and professions to choose from! PS. Not all Canadians even know how to skate, let alone play hockey!
Tim Horton is our President
Well. Although he was a wonderful man who brought us great coffee, delicious doughnuts, and very affordable prices, he has not been our leader. Also, we have Prime Ministers, not Presidents.
We bathe in maple syrup
We tried it once. But it got a little sticky. We as a country decided it would be best if we stuck to just eating the maple syrup.