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25 Things We Can All Thank Canada For

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1. Hockey fans whose spirit is unbeatable.

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2. Not to mention the best hockey players to ever live.

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IT'S IN OUR BLOOD.

3. The most incredible food on the entire planet: POUTINE.

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Quebec, we are eternally grateful.

4. Roots hoodies to live in all winter long.

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Basically the uniform of the Canucks.

5. The kindest-mannered people in the whole world...

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...even when it was kinda never your fault.

6. Colour-coded money that's also waterproof!

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AND fun names for coins like "loonies" and "toonies."

7. The incredible art of making maple taffy in the SNOW!

8. Or anything maple for that matter.

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Canada produces 80% of the world’s maple syrup!

9. The chip that encompasses all other chips: all-dressed chips.

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ONE CHIP TO RULE THEM ALL.

10. A certain countryside oasis that we are proud to call a cottage.

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Oh Muskoka, how we adore thee.

11. The warmest gloves ever.

12. Timmy Ho's coffee and Timbits that always taste like home.

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Because no day is complete without a double-double.

13. The incredible species that is the moose.

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The largest member of the deer family!

14. World-class comedians that you can always count on for a good laugh.

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15. The art of tobogganing.

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Everyone's favourite winter sport.

16. Some of the best slopes in the world.

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The fresh pow at Whistler Blackcomb is incomparable.

17. The most photogenic waterfront.

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Van is every nature lover's dream.

18. A taste of Europe in the Old Port of Montreal.

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C'est beau!

19. The ever-eclectic Kensington Market.

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Counterculture DOES still exist!

20. Refusing to let go of streetcars.

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Long live the TTC.

21. Melt-in-your-mouth Montreal smoked meat.

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Always worth the wait.

22. The lumberjack socks that are actually fashionable.

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Now all you need is a parka.

23. Nanaimo Bars. Period.

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Wake and NO bake.

24. The most perfect word to end any sentence whatsoever:

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"Supposed to rain today, eh?" "Oh, whale!"

25. And finally, the glorious IKEA monkey.

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26. MERCI BEAUCOUP, CANADA.

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