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11 Reasons Why The World Is Grateful For Canada

We tried-and-true Canadians celebrate our quirks. Especially because this year, we celebrate CIBC’s 150th birthday alongside the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Show your love for Canada with #StandForCanada.

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1. Our breathtaking natural landscape.

I mean, wow.
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I mean, wow.

2. Saying "sorry" when it's not even our fault.

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"Did you just bump into me? I'm SO sorry."

3. How insanely delicious the food is.

Poutine, BeaverTails, Nanaimo bars, Montreal smoked meat... Oh my!
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Poutine, BeaverTails, Nanaimo bars, Montreal smoked meat... Oh my!

4. How genuinely nice everyone is.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure / Orion Pictures / reactiongifs.com

✌️ and ❤️

5. Our waterproof money.

Seriously, try running it under a tap.
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Seriously, try running it under a tap.

6. How we breed the best hockey players on the planet.

It's in our blood!
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It's in our blood!

7. Why we always take our shoes off when we go inside.

It's habitual...and yes, it's the polite thing to do.
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It's habitual...and yes, it's the polite thing to do.

8. How adorable our accents are.

How I Met Your Mother / CBS/ fuckyeahhowimetyourmother.tumblr.com

Sure, we might have slight accents, but at least we use proper British spelling!

9. The fact that we also have Thanksgiving.

Yes, Canadian Thanksgiving is a thing. It's in October, and we also eat turkey, stuffing, and the whole shebang!
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Yes, Canadian Thanksgiving is a thing. It's in October, and we also eat turkey, stuffing, and the whole shebang!

10. Why anyone would willingly put themselves through a portage.

Some people just don't get it. But when Canada's great national parks are basically in your backyard, carrying a canoe is so worth it.
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Some people just don't get it. But when Canada's great national parks are basically in your backyard, carrying a canoe is so worth it.

11. The way we always spot fellow travellers abroad.

We Canadians like to sport our national emblem proudly. 🇨🇦
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We Canadians like to sport our national emblem proudly. 🇨🇦

Fellow Canadians, show your pride! In 2017, we celebrate CIBC’s 150th birthday alongside the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. #StandForCanada