A Canadian reader asked for a tribute to Canada. This was the best I could do.
I received an email recently…
Hey Sam, why haven’t you ever written about Canada? You’ve got a lot of readers here who feel left out.
And I am not one to disappoint. (Well, that’s not really true. My sporadic posting schedule has made me almost exclusively one who disappoints. But that doesn’t really fit the narrative, so disregard.) Plus I love Canada. Bret “Hitman” Hart was my favorite wrestler as a kid, Niagara Falls was the first place I ever visited outside the U.S., I feel like I’m destined to become a later-in-life curling star and don’t even get me started on raw cheese.
Therefore, in honor of Canada, here are 11 photos that are SO Canada…
1 | Tim Hortons holiday hours
Very generous way to “allow [y]our team members to celebrate the holidays with their families.” Some things, like accessible donuts, trump Christmas.
2 | A mountie meets — and converses with — a baby bear in Newfoundland
Book ’em, Lou. One count of being a bear and one count of being an accessory to a bear.
3 | Syrup-covered money
I’m not sure why they wouldn’t cover their money in syrup. When you’ve got it, flaunt it. Everything in Canada should just be dripping in syrup.
4 | The hockey stick transmission
With so many spare hockey sticks lying around, you can use them for all your random needs. This is the equivalent of an American fixing their transmission with a gun.
5 | A Day in the Life of Canada
Man, you know they’re hitting some really locals-only stereotypes when you look at something like this and can’t make any sense of any element of it.
6 | Approaching peak moose
And that’s not the only moose-on-Canadian disaster…
7 | Quebec snowmobiler dies after driving under a moose
Not to trivialize what happened here, of course — but these moose really seem like the great Canadian menace. No offense, Lorne Michaels.
8 | My gender is Canadian
In this day and age, it’s very important not to be binary with the gender options in a web form. Still, I’m thinking this is the first time Canadian got promoted from “nationality” to “gender.”
9 | Cut off
On an episode of South Park they once joked that to cross Canada, you follow the only road. Turns out it wasn’t a joke. There’s really only one road connecting eastern and western Canada. And when a bridge recently collapsed, that road was taken out of operation — so there was no way to get across the country. People had to drive down into the U.S., then cross back over on the other side.
10 | Canada’s signature restaurant via Canada’s signature car
I’m not sure if actual cars are even allowed at a Tim Hortons drive thru.
11 | Riding with the top down
I assume this photo was taken in June.