Totally Canadian Things That No Other Country Will Ever Have

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A seven-month Whistler ski season.

Runs at Whistler Blackcomb are typically open from November through May. That’s one of the lengthiest ski seasons on the continent.

 A giant nickel.

When authorities vetoed Ted Szilva’s idea to increase the size of Canadian nickels, he fired back by building this 30-foot chunk of change with a faux dinosaur in front...and you thought kitschy roadside attractions were only in America.

Lake Louise.
You can ski. You can do yoga. You can ski and do yoga at virtually the same exact time. Or you can row upon uncrowded waters in the summer sun.

The North American Swedish Fish factory.
Did you know our favorite gill-bearing gummies are actually made in Ontario?

The original Tim Hortons.
No trip to Canada would be complete without a breakfast biscuit from this classy convenience chain, which started out serving only humble coffee and donuts of the highest quality. Take that, 7-Eleven.

Elk.
They’re everywhere, and they’re awesome.

 A real-deal walled city.
Quebec City is the only fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist. Plus it’s on the water.

Half the world’s polar bears.

More than 50% of our planet’s furry white guys hail from Canada, and you can meet them when you drive in a tundra buggy, canoe the river, or stay in a lodge on their migration route.

Their very own Hershey’s chocolate.
In 2013, Hershey’s debuted a milkier, creamier version of their classic chocolate bar just for Canadians, who apparently prefer simpler ingredients and a less “gritty, cheesy” taste than Americans. Stock up while you’re there.

Hockey skills.
The Canadian men have taken gold at three of the last four Olympics, and the women have dominated the last four Winter Games in a row. There was a picture of kids playing hockey on these people’s $5 bill, for crying out loud! Take a hockey lesson from the greats while you’re in town.

A photogenic Parliament.
No, this isn’t a castle. It’s Parliament Hill, the aesthetically pleasing place on the banks of the Ottawa River where you can watch Senate and the House of Commons hard at work, making Canada into the best place ever.

A maple syrup monopoly.
That’s right: we have over 8,000 businesses in Canada to thank for producing 80% of the Earth’s syrup. Tour a real syrup farm to understand the magnitude of this nation’s contribution to your pancakes.


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