Proud to be Canadian: Our Canadian roots and what we love about Canada
- Calgary stampede
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Montreal Jazz festival
- Festival d’été de Quebec
- Newfoundland and Labrador Folk festival
Hockey and lacrosse are our official national sports, but our love for sports doesn’t stop there. Our country is home to several professional sports teams: football, baseball, basketball, soccer and rugby. We support all levels of sport; whether it’s our child’s first game or cheering on our Olympic athletes, Canada’s love for sport is one of the many ways we show our patriotism.
Wait, you’re telling us maple syrup isn’t a food group?
Wait, you’re telling us maple syrup isn’t a food group? Even if maple syrup isn’t nutritious enough to be its own food group, Canadians agree it’s delicious, and we proudly produce a lot of it. Did you know approximately 80% of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada? And though it can be pricey, our stack of pancakes isn’t quite complete without a drizzle of maple syrup.
You can spend a week-long trip in our parks, but a day trip is all you need to appreciate the natural landmarks Canada has to offer. Canada’s National parks offer many things to do, from bird watching in Point-Pelee to taking in views of the Rockies in Banff National Park. Best of all, these parks are protected for years to come, ensuring future generations will also get to experience the landscapes we love.
Our National symbols
Our national symbols speak to our identity and culture. These symbols are part of our history, and some are even a part of our everyday lives: maple trees lining our yards, singing the national anthem at sporting events, and every Canadian child knows the struggle of trying to colour in the Coat of Arms in elementary school.
See the full list of Canadian national symbols and their meanings on the Government of Canada’s website.
With so many things to love about our country, we still think the best part about Canada is the people who live here. Canadians are known for being polite, and saying sorry too much, but we wouldn’t want the rest of the world to see us any differently.
Happy Canada Day, eh!