22 Things Tourists Should Never Do in Canada


Don’t say that we’re like Americans
This one goes out especially to our U.S. friends and is just a gentle reminder that though the overall impression of Canada is very much like that of the U.S., we are indeed a separate country that has its own laws, currency, languages, foods, climate, customs, and cell phone carriers.
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Don’t forget, we use the metric system
When crossing the border, don’t forget to switch from MPH to km/h when driving. We often use Pounds, inches and Feet just to mess with everyone but we also use Litres, km and cm. Have fun.
Never say anything in a fake Canadian accent
As cute and quaint as it might sound, the “Canadian accent” sounds nothing at all like how actual Canadians speak. That’s not to say we don’t have our own unique way of speaking (looking at you, Newfoundland), it’s just that we’re a lot more Wayne Gretzky than Doug Mackenzie.
Don’t mock our money.
It doesn’t hurt our feelings so much as it’s just annoying. Yes, our currency is colourful. Yes, it’s different than yours. So is every other country on this planet. We don’t find it funny.
This “All About Canada” booklet can be used for a very basic country study in lower elementary grades! Each page contains a basic fact and related illustration. All graphics are in an outline format so that it’s ready to be coloured like a mini-colouring book. This colouring booklet gives all the general/basic information about Canada, including: -Canadian flag -the capital city of Ottawa -Wild Canadian animals -Canadian coins – Favourite sport -favourite facts
Rack Up Cell Phone Charges
If your phone plan doesn’t have international roaming, it will cost a pretty penny to visit.
Don’t comment on the fact that the British Queen is on all of our money
Altho Canadians don’t generally express any particular loyalty or attachment to the British monarchy, the fact remains that the country is a constitutional monarchy, and the Queen is the official head of state.
Don’t underestimate the size of Canada
Don’t assume that you are going to be able to cover most of Canada during a short visit. It’s a huge country and getting from one city to the next involves travelling long distances. Many people don’t schedule enough time for their trip across Canada and find themselves rushing from one city to the next.
Almost ninety percent of Canada’s 9.985 million km² is uninhabitable. Most of its roughly 36 million people live in a very small area. This means that most of Canada is wild and unpopulated. There are huge areas of pristine, unspoilt wilderness waiting to explore.
But that’s not to say that Canada is small. Canada is a gigantic country — but this also means Canada’s population is mostly very close to the US with ninety percent of Canadians living within 100 miles of the US border.
Just make sure you are prepared and plan accordingly.
Don’t criticise Tim Horton
You might be wondering, why is Tim Horton’s important to Canada? It’s just a coffee shop.

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