First, for those of you that don't live here, lets bust some myths!
We do not say "eh" all the time. Sure if you meet some old nearly deaf Canadians... but for the most part the rest of the population can hear fine and probably won't be throwing this into every sentence.
The Mounties are not the national police here. In fact I have never met or seen a real mountie (outside of postcards, statues or on tv-rarely) Every region has a police department, in my area they wear black, not red.
And lastly, here is something regarded as a "myth" but I think is true
Canada is teeming with wildlife. Sure a big city isn't full of beavers, you have to go further up north to meet something big like a moose or a bear, but I live in the middle of a town (average sized) and so far I have come across:
-A fox: (whether he had rabies or not is not clear, but I did not stick around to find out)
-A beaver: Right in our backyard too!
-A skunk: He was perhaps 10 feet away, we saw him several times (and you can be sure we ran)
-A racoon: Well the first we didn't actually see , but he raided a garbage can, the second racoon was swimming along the creek that that runs by our house, he climbed up a tree and looked at me and I just stood there and looked at him, he was actually kind of cute, those patches around his eyes...
-A turtle: Well two actually, one as big as a dinner plate, the second as big as a turkey platter, the big one was nasty, it snapped at you
-And of course an assortment of birds, geese, ducks, cranes, squirrels, muskrats (along the creek) and in the country (mostly fields and a bit of wood in my region) you will come across coyotes.
Ok here are some fun facts!
Canada is the second biggest country in the world and is made up of six time zones
Canada has the largest coastline in the world
Canada has more lakes than any other country
Studies show Canada is the second-happiest country in the world
Alberta has a national park larger than Switzerland
Canada is the world's most educated country
We get our milk in bags (at least where I live)
And lastly, I leave you with some pictures
Happy Canada Day!