1. In Canada, summer is a real, proper, actual season.
2. But when winter does arrive, Canadians actually get to play in the snow, while Brits get soaked by drivers who speed through puddles in the road.
Winter in Canada is more magical than misery.
3. Life continues as normal when it snows in Canada.
4. Raccoons have absolutely no chill when raiding your garbage bin.
5. It's perfectly legal here to turn right on a red light – a red light!!! – as long as you come to a complete stop before making the turn.
6. Canadians dispute it, but to a British ear, it really does sound like they say "aboot" or "aboat."
7. Smiling or saying "hello" to passers by is perfectly normal.
8. Canadians actually enjoy talking about the British Royal Family.
9. In fact, Victoria Day is a public holiday in Canada.
10. The Toronto subway map makes the London Underground map look like a complex rainbow-coloured maze.
Canadians are simultaneously jealous and intimidated by the Tube.
11. People actually DO eat poutine in Canada.
12. We have to remind ourselves that we’re not in France.
13. The price on the tag is NOT what the item actually costs.
14. And thanks to said tax, alcohol is (generally) more expensive.
15. Canadians fly their flag with unreserved pride.
16. You can jump on a plane in Canada, take a five-hour flight, and... still be in Canada.
17. Canadians actually watch Coronation Street!
18. And finally, Canadians pronounce the letter Z as "zed," just like us Brits.
Prince Harry's girlfriend, Megan Markle, is American but films the show Suits in Canada. A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that she was Canadian.