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Happy birthday, Canada – 150 for 150

July 1st, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday! Wanna help us celebrate?

Following centuries of solely indigenous inhabitation, the land that we now call Canada was colonized by Europeans and caught in several custody wars between England, France and the USA, before becoming a new confederation in 1967. It’s one of the greatest and most beautiful places on earth, and you better believe the whole country is celebrating all 2017 long.

To celebrate in our own way, we thought we’d give props to some of our favourite Canadian things. We could have kept it short and sweet and said “We love Canada because of practically everything”, but it’s their big birthday and they deserve the specifics.

Canada, our beloved Canada, here are 150 specific things that we love about you:

Peyto Lake

Food, delicious Canadian food

1. Poutine
2. BeaverTails
3. Ketchup Chips
4. Butter Tarts
5. Montreal Smoked Meat
6. Peameal Bacon

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7. Nanaimo Bars
8. Maple Syrup
9. Caesar cocktails
10. Split Pea Soup
11. Timbits

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12. All Dressed chips
13. Montréal bagels
14. Bannock
15. Oka cheese
16. Kraft Dinner
17. Tourtière
18. Chalet Sauce
19. Coffee Crisp
20. Sugar Pie
21. Hawaiian Pizza

Places Coast to Coast

22. Charlottetown
23. Muskoka
24. Vancouver
25. Montréal
26. Quebec City
27. Ottawa
28. Banff
29. Tofino
30. Toronto

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31. Niagara-on-the-lake
32. Whistler
33. Kluane National Park
34. Jasper
35. Vernon
36. Whitehorse
37. Halifax
38. Kamloops
39. Tombstone Park
40. Georgian Bay
41. Haida Gwaii
42. Peggy’s Cove
43. Avalon Peninsula
44. Yellowknife

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45. St. John’s
46. Gjoa Haven
47. Fogo Island
48. The Eagle Plains
49. Prince Albert National Park
50. Tobermory
51. Bay of Fundy
52. Castle Butte
53. Baffin Island
54. Victoria
55. Iceberg Valley
56. Magdalen Islands
57. Cape Breton
58. Okanagan Valley
59. Calgary
60. Ivvavik National Park
61. The Dempster Highway
62. Mont Tremblant

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Brilliant Canadian Inventions

63. President’s Choice
64. Insulin
65. Basketball
66. Tim Horton’s
67. IMAX

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68. Trivial Pursuit
69. Walkie-talkies
70. Five Pin Bowling
71. Lightbulbs
72. Pacemakers
73. Lacrosse
74. Hawaiian pizza (believe it)
75. Jolly Jumpers
76. The Wonderbra
77. Peanut Butter
78. The Canadarm


79. Zippers
80. Telephones
81. Paint Rollers
82. Snowmobiles

Gorgeous, Hilarious, Talented Canadian People

83. Drake
84. The Weeknd
85. Ryan Gosling
86. Ryan Reynolds
87. Justin Bieber

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88. Neil Young
89. Ellen Page
90. Rachel McAdams
91. Seth Rogen
92. Justin Trudeau
93. Shania Twain
94. Avril Lavigne
95. Howie Mandel
96. Carly Rae Jepson
97. Margaret Atwood


98. Michael Bublé
99. Pamela Anderson
100. Mike Myers
101. Keanu Reeves
102. Chris Hadfield
103. Jim Carrey
104. Celine Dion
105. William Shatner
106. Kim Cattrall
107. Leonard Cohen
108. Michael Cera
109. Will Arnett
110. John Candy
111. Nelly Furtado
112. Wayne Gretzky
113. Shawn Mendes
114. James Cameron
115. Lilly Singh

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116. Nina Dobrev
117. Terry Fox
118. Shay Mitchell
119. Alex Trebek
120. David Suzuki
121. Michael J Fox

Canadian Events

122. Calgary Stampede


123. Winterlude
124. Toronto Pride
125. Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
126. Caribana
127. Toronto International Film Festival
128. The four beautiful seasons
129. Northern Lights

Legendary Canadian Brands

130. Canada Goose
131. Sorel
132. Roots
133. MEC
134. Lululemon Athletica
135. Herschel
136. HBC

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Awesome Canadian Trends and Culture

137. Plaid
138. Touques
139. Canadian Tuxedos
140. Cirque du Soleil


141. Apologizing
142. Politeness
143. Public Health Care
144. Safety
145. Diversity
146. Roll Up The Rim
147. Twelve + years of legal same-sex marriage
148. Fresh Water
149. Your love of hockey
150. And last but not least, your gorgeous colourful currency

We could go on and on, but hopefully these 150 reasons help you learn to love Canada as much as we do. Happy Canada 150! 

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