Canada the home of ridiculously amazing landscapes, super friendly peoples and some weird shit that makes absolutely no sense. Bare in mind I have only been to a very small part of this gigantic country, even so I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this amazing place. Here’s my list on 8 Steps to embrace Canadia! ❤️😘✌🏽
- They will intensive resent you for calling them American but lets be real they’re basically the same with a few differences! Secretly think it which is okay but have some manners and never voice these thoughts, do so at your own peril.
- They really do say “sorry” a lot, this is difficult for me as I am trying to stop myself saying sorry so much and I keep picking it up, on the other hand it’s nice that everyone seems to share this common internal struggle. 🙊🙉🙊🙉
- EVERYWHERE IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING! Vancouver is sooo clean, they’re snow-capped mountains everywhere, rolling hills, beautiful lakes and amazing architecture, even the freaking rubbish bins are cute (although hard to operate as they are bear proof) 🐿🐿 <— I know it’s a squirrel but it’s the closest emoji to a bear so just embrace it 😘✌🏽
- For the love of God go to an Ice-hockey game (just called Hockey in Canada, don’t embrace yourself like I continuously did). For years I’ve been trying to find a sport I could really get into and I’ve finally cracked it, it’s ice-hockey, it’s amazing and I’m all about it and have absolutely no intention of ever playing myself. 😍⛸🥅 🏒😍
- Go up to Whistler, it’s actually super close to Vancouver or “Van” if you’re a cool local like me (absolutely no-one believes that statement/blanket lie). For some insane reason the joint is packed to the rafters full of Aussies and Kiwi’s, despite our plague like infestation of the place, which can be annoying if you run into too many Bogans, YAY easy new friends to make. Get out and go skiing or snowboarding, or just rock up to an Après session and pretend you did and get wasted like me 😍🎿⛷🏂😍
- Try the local craft beers, they are beyond better than all the beers on tap, North America is renowned amongst Aussies for having piss-weak bear like “Budweiser“. So if you don’t want to pay $8 for basically a pint of water I suggest going up to Deep Cove and checking out the local distilleries, they are better, nice/friendly staff and theres a few cool hikes close-by if you are so inclined to quickly react some scenes of The Lion King
- Rent a car and go for a drive up to Whistler or Squamish, they aren’t more than an hour and the drive is really pleasant and soooo pretty! There are so many cool hikes/waterfalls and even a Gondola if you can’t be bothered that can take to straight to the top of a mountain for some pretty sick views.
- Finally, just walk everywhere. Everything is so close to each other that you only have to walk around the city to get from place to place, it’s super easy to navigate and you can discover some pretty cool areas like Stanley Park, The Seawall Granville Island, Kits or the West End.
Canada you’re an absolute gem and I cannot wait to come back and explore more of this beautiful country (maybe in the summertime next), I love your bomb-ass airport, non-threatening police, kind locals and you’re adorable selection of accents.