in Canada ...
1. Only in Canada......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2. Only in Canada......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating
3. Only in Canada......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back
of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes
at the front.
4. Only in Canada.....do people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a
5. Only in Canada......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to
6. Only in Canada......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the
driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
7. Only in Canada......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then
have call waiting so we don't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to
in the first place.
8. Only in Canada......do we buy hot dogs in packages of twelve and buns in
packages of eight.
9. Only in Canada.....do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so
'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning bloodsucking creatures'.
10. Only in Canada......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille
know you're from Canada when ...
only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
2. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
3. Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at
4. You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
5. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows
how to use them.
6. You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only
7. The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2
pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
8. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
9. You find -40C a little chilly.
10. The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.
11. You attend a formal event in your best clothes, your finest
jewellery and your Sorels.
12. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
13. You perk up when you hear the theme from "Hockey Night in
How Canada Got Its Name
When Sir John A. MacDonald and Friends were trying to figure out
the name of this great place, someone had a great idea. Let's stick all the letters into a hat and draw 3 of them
That will be the new name of this place. So they did so. 1st letter is pulled and the guy shouts - "C" eh!?
2nd letter is pulled and the guy shouts - "N" eh!? 3rd letter is pulled and the guy shouts - "D" eh!?
• Canada has six time zones.
• Canada is the second largest country in the world, surpassed only by
the Russian Federation.
• For seven consecutive years, the United Nations has chosen Canada as
the best country in the world in which to live.
• Capital: Ottawa, in the province of Ontario.
• Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
• There are many climatic variations in this huge country, ranging from
the permanently frozen icecaps north of the 70th parallel to the luxuriant
vegetation of British Columbia's west coast.
• Canada maintains 38 national parks, which cover about 2% of the
• There are some two million lakes in Canada, covering about 7.6% of the
• Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a
• Since the 1965 introduction of the Canadian flag, the maple leaf has
become the country's most important symbol.
• Canada ranks sixth in the world in standard of living.
• Basic health care, with the exception of dental services, is free at
the point of delivery.
• Canada has two official languages: English, the mother tongue of about
59% of Canadians; and French, the first language of 23% of the population.
• The principal natural resources are natural gas, oil, gold, coal,
copper, iron ore, nickel, potash, uranium and zinc, along with wood and
• Canada's leading exports are automobile vehicles and parts, machinery
and equipment, high-technology products, oil, natural gas, metals, and
forest and farm products.
Canada's Legendary Avro Arrow