Whether you are from Canada or not, you have to admit it's a pretty cool country. Loved by many abroad, Canadians tend to be pleasant, polite, respectful, and overall pretty chill. We are like that kid in class that isn't the most popular but somehow seems to be friends with everyone. We get to thank our laid back culture and all those little Canadianisms that make us who we are. Just plain AWESOME. Here are 150 things, places, people, & facts to love about Canada: \tMulticulturalism (First country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as official policy) SOURCE \tMaple Syrup (We produce 71% of the world's pure maple syrup) SOURCE \tPoutine (French fries with cheese curds and gravy) \tHiking (Trails in every region of the country) SOURCE \tCaribou, Moose, and Elk \tLumberjacks (Historically referring to workers in the logging industry, the term lumberjack has become ingrained in Canadian popular culture) SOURCE \tLake Life (More lakes than the rest of the world combined) SOURCE \tCaesars (Canada's favourite cocktail) \tNational Parks (They are bigger than some countries!) \tThe Rocky Mountains (Notable for having highest peaks in central North America) SOURCE \tTim Hortons (3,468 restaurants in Canada) SOURCE \tHockey (The Stanley Cup is named after former Canadian Governor General, Lord Stanley of Preston) SOURCE \tBryan Adams \tThe Beaver (Official status as an emblem of Canada) SOURCE \tToques \tPolar Bears (Home to nearly 60% of the world's polar bears) SOURCE \tSaying Eh (It's true, we say it, and we love it) \tGeese \tThe CN Tower (3rd tallest tower in the world) SOURCE \tBeer (Over 50% of alcohol consumed is beer) SOURCE \tThe Northern Lights \tLoonies & Toonies \tPlastic Money \tIce Fishing \tSaying Sorry \tLacrosse (declared the National Game of Canada in 1859) SOURCE \tBilingual Signs (There are two official languages) \tCamping \tBC Fruit \tJim Carrey \tMontreal Smoked Meat \tPride (Internationally regarded as a leader for LGBT rights) SOURCE \tBackbacon \tDiversity (about 1/5 of the population is foreign-born) SOURCE \tPublic Healthcare \tBC Wineries \tTerry Fox (Athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist who with one leg amputated, embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research) SOURCE \tThe CFL \tThe Metric System \tMounties \tThe Toronto Blue Jays \tThe Tragically Hip \tDouble-Doubles (double cream and double sugar) \tTobogganing \tWayne Gretzky, AKA The Great One \tThe Maple Leaf \tMac & Cheese, AKA Kraft Dinner (Canadians eat 55% more per year than Americans) SOURCE \tInukshuks \tCanoes & Kayaks \tBanff (the highest town in Canada) SOURCE \tPutting Vinegar on Fries \tDrake \tParliament Hill (Political and cultural heart of the country's capital city, Ottawa) \tOil (Canada has the third largest oil reserve in the world) SOURCE \tNiagara Falls (Three waterfalls that straddle the international border) \tSkating \tTortiere (A French-Canadian meat pie) \tAdding the letter U to words just for fun \tKetchup Chips \tGun Control (The same year the US reported 8,813 murders involving firearms, Canada reported just 172) SOURCE \tThe Calgary Stampede (Annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival) \tPeggy’s Cove (Famous for the Peggys Point Lighthouse) \tTotem Poles \tJustin Trudeau \tJustin Trudeau's Hair \tThe Prairies \tThe Light Bulb (Henry Woodward, a medical student from Toronto, created the first incandescent bulb) SOURCE \tFlannel \tCrispy Crunch Bars \tCross Country Skiing \tFarm Fresh Food \tBlack Bears \tThe Vancouver Canucks \tDoughnuts (More doughnut shops in Canada per capita than any other country) SOURCE \tMargaret Atwood (Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, and environmental activist) \tIce Wine (We may not have invented it, but we have perfected it) SOURCE \tJohn Candy \tWhale Watching \tWinnie the Pooh (Inspired by a bear named Winnie, named after Winnipeg) SOURCE \tIgloos (Snow huts some Americans think we live in) \tWeather Extremes (Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -63 C (-81.4 F) in Snag, Yukon. That is as cold as Mars!) SOURCE \tRobin Sparkles (Fictional Character From How I Met Your Mother) \tIce Fishing \tRed and White \tJasper (Popular tourist town amid the Canadian Rockies) \tFriendliness \tCeline Dion \tEnvironmental Awareness \tIMAX (Developed in Canada in the late 1960s) SOURCE \tSnowmobiling \tDon Cherry \tRenewable water resources (We got a lot, eh) \tMichael J Fox \tBasketball (Invented in the US but by a Canadian) SOURCE \tCabins \tButter Tarts \tRoad Trips \tWilliam Shatner \tThe Yukon \tTrivial Pursuit (Invented by a Canadians) SOURCE \tMaple Fudge \tThe Underground Railroad (A secret network of abolitionists who helped African Americans escape from enslavement to free the Northern States or Canada) SOURCE \tGinger Ale (Created by Canadian John McLaughlin) SOURCE \tDavid Suzuki \tBoreal Forest \tWalled City (Quebec City is the only walled city in North America) SOURCE \tBison \tDog Sledding \tNeil Young \tSuperman (Character was co-created by Canadian artist Joseph Shuster) SOURCE \tCanadian Thanksgiving \tGarter Snakes \tRyan Gosling AND Ryan Renolds \tOverpasses made for wildlife \tVancouver's Polar Bear Swim \tOgopogo (In Canadian folklore, Ogopogo is a lake monster that lives in Okanagan Lake) \tOlympic Gold Medals (Canada set a record for most gold medals won by a country in a single Winter Olympics) SOURCE \tEducation (More than half of the population has postsecondary) SOURCE \tThe Telephone (Yup, invented here) \tMike Myers \tWide Open Spaces (Fourth lowest population density in the world) SOURCE \tMike Weir \tIn Flander’s Fields (A war poem written during WWI by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae SOURCE \tInsulin (Discovered by a team at the University of Toronto) SOURCE \tBeavertails (Fried dough pastries hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail) \tThe CBC (The national public radio and television broadcaster) \tSnowshoeing \tCurling \tThe Snowblower (Of course, invented Canada) SOURCE \tStem Cells (Discovered by James Till and Ernest McCulloch at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto) SOURCE \tNanaimo Bars (The tasty dessert is named after the city of Nanaimo in BC) \tAlan Thicke \tThe Goalie Mask (Invented by Montreal Canadiens goalie, Jacques Plante) SOURCE \tCanada Day in Ottawa \tThe Cabot Trail (Famous scenic roadway that takes you around the greater part of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island) \tBiking (From coast-to-coast, Canada has amazing bike routes) \tGreen Gables (The setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novels) \tEast Coast Seafood \tRoll Up The Rim (Countrywide Tim Horton's contest where we roll up coffee rims in hopes of winning cars and other prizes) \tThe Junos (Canadian music awards) \tTwo-four (Canadian slang for 24 pack of beer) \tReal Cheese (Where Americans typically serve processed cheese, Canadians expect and prefer the real thing) \tThe Zipper (First manufactured in Ontario and was called the “separable fastener”) SOURCE \tCanada Goose Parkas (The ultimate cold-weather gear) \tLululemon (Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver) SOURCE \tKeanu Reeves \tThe Big Nickel (The world’s largest coin in Sudbury, Ontario) \tNamed By Mistake (French explorer met with local Natives who invited them to their ‘kanata’ (the word for ‘village’). The party mistakenly thought the name of the country was “Kanata” or Canada.) SOURCE \tWorld’s Longest Coastline \tWe are celebrating 150 years this year! If you have more Canadian things to add, please add them to the comments! We'd love to hear them.