How to Spot a Canadian

Tracking down Canadians one toque at a time.

About this Site...

Canadians are a tricky people to distinguish. They are often able to blend into a society and appear to be American, British, French or any other number of nationalities. This site will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you recognize a Canadian no matter where you are.


This site is for entertainment purposes only. "How to Spot a Canadian" is filled with humour, satire, hyperbole, parody and sarcasm. All statements here should be taken with a grain of salt or a bottle of maple syrup, whatever the case may be.


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  1. Anonymous said...

    One word: curling. Where the heck is a good article on curling and most critically the importance of pebbling?

  2. Anonymous said...

    Is this blog more specific towards Eastern Canadians? There are many things written that I have not heard of or ever considered doing. Bagged milk?? Haven't seen it in Western Canada. -10C IS cold. Canadian money IS NOT weird. A lot of countries print coloured money (ie. the EURO!) and we have very few coins compared to a lot of countries too. I have to give you the shoes thing though. It's merely common sense to take off shoes you've been wearing in the dirt and mud rather than walking around your house with them on unless you want to live like an animal. It's a shame that you consider anything not American to be strange. I really hope you're not a Canadian.

  3. said...

    Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

    Yes, it seems that many of the things written in the blog are more geared towards Eastern Canadian culture. There are many, many regions in Canada and all of them have different cultures and traditions. I am from Ontario and thus I am more familiar with traditions from that region, but all regions are very different.

    Something that is commonplace in Alberta would be strange in Ontario. Something that takes place in Ontario may never happen in Quebec and something that takes place in Nova Scotia would seem foreign to someone from Saskatchewan.

    Large portions of this site are a joke. Many of the statements are based in some sort of reality, but they are exaggerated greatly.
    The site is a meant to be a funny look at Canada from the eyes of someone who has never seen a real Canadian.

    And, yes, I am Canadian.

  4. Emily said...

    I'm assuming you're a overweight american who is a racist bastard.I don't hate america but why are you hating on Canada? Our stereotypes are:we say eh? (which we don't),we are nice (which is a good thing) and we have some different ways (which we do).The american stereotypes are: you guys are fat(which is a bad thing),you guys are stupid (which is a bad thing) and you guys are rednecks (another bad thing).Now which out the two is the worst.That's right the american ones.So before you hate on us learn to know us.We are pretty much the same just different in some ways.Most of us don't hate on americans so don't hate on us.You dumb asshole.

  5. Anonymous said...

    I don't see why people have to be ignorant to anyone (American, Canadian, English, Mexican...). We are all people living our lives together, and never asked for it. We may have different cultural aspects and positions. But why hate on anyone you don't know? I see it this way: There are no strangers or enemies out there in life, just friends we haven't met yet. And this is coming from an American. We're not all fat, stupid and ignorant; unfortunately, some of the people that live here make us look that way. I love everyone!

  6. Anonymous said...

    Hey, i've read your whole site, but i don't think you've mentioned Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater. I'm pretty sure any real Canadian can recite it by heart.

  7. Anonymous said...

    I am Canadian and I have to say i find this funny and we do say eh we just don't realize it and a lot of people here are over reacting

  8. said...

    Hello! Tomorrow is Canada Day is tomorrow and I'd like to suggest featuring a Canadian-themed video that features over 50 sexy Canadian stars:

    Happy Canada Day Eh!

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