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.

Some Ways That People Found This Site

Sort of off topic, but here are some of the search terms people have used to find this site recently:

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  1. gilliebean said...

    These are awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I got a good little giggle.

  2. mare said...

    Well yes, poutine can kill (in large doses}.

    But, more importantly - did I miss a National drinking game?!?!

  3. Anonymous said...

    "are canadians insulted by us bashing there health care"

    Yes, we get very butt-hurt. And then we go for a free colonoscopy.

  4. freetheunicorns said...

    Poutine does not kill you, it makes you stronger.

    There's a Loon on loonies, so that makes sense. Other that a toonie being double a loonie, I don't know why we call them that.

  5. torontocitylife said...

    Fabulous resource; a truly useful blog for our international friends! Would you consider adding it (for free) to the "Best Blogs of the GTA" directory:


  6. Hindleyite said...

    "why are loonies and toonies named that"

    That one's rather strange. You might even say it's loony.

  7. unfinishedrambler said...

    Fox News has maple syrup? Maybe they're not all bad. ;)

    Hey, nice design for the site. It looks very, very familiar. ;) <-- okay, I'm up to my two emoticon limit for a comment. Later, HBDC peep.

  8. Anonymous said...

    I got to it by searching "do americans have milk bags", and guess what? They don't! I guess it's a Canadian thing.

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