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19 Reasons Why Being Born In Canada Is The Greatest Gift Your Parents Gave You

Alright, truth time: Being Canadian is awesome. We've got beaches, mountains, oceans, forests, rivers; we've got rich histories; we've got hockey, sports, and Tim Horton's. We've got it all, friends, and we do a pretty good job at tying it all up into one big, gorgeous country.

But if you're having a hard time putting your finger on just exactly why Canada is so great, then I've got some great news for you. You don't need to worry about that anymore. I've got your back.

1. Our trees bleed delicious

Tap me some maple syrup and slap it on a slice of smoked ham, ASAP.

2. Free healthcare

Totally worth the taxes.

3. The air hurts our face, and we love it

Sure, winter isn't anyone's fave. But we do a pretty good job of lacing up our snow boots and dealing with it. Plus, you know, it helps when you can snowshoe, ski, ice skate, play hockey, and complain on Facebook about how Canadian winters are the worst winters.

4. Canada is basically one giant adventure

Want to go camping? Surfing? Skiing? Zip-lining? Snowshoeing? Hiking? White water rafting? Well, you came to the right place, folks.

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5. And, of course, there's poutine

Which is the best meal in the whole world, hands down.

6. All the best celebrities come from Canada

Like Ryan Reynolds, Will Arnett, Rachel McAdams, and Drake. Also, Seth Rogen... The list of awesome Canadian celebs is never ending. Guess we just breed talent, tbh.

7. We've got Irish pubs at every single street corner

It's no secret that Canadians love to have a great time, and we really tend to reflect that in our nightlife. We've got tons of fantastic pubs, bars, and clubs all around Canada (especially in Montreal, but I might be biased).

8. And we've got Tim Horton's

No. Don't even try to tell me anything bad about Tim Horton's. Just get me a medium double double, a box of Timbits, and take your negativity elsewhere, please.

9. Universities on point, life on point

True talk, Canada has amazing universities for days. McGill, University of Toronto, Mount Allison, John Molson School Of Business... the list of fantastic educational institutions goes on and on, and we're seriously lucky to have all of this educational prestige right in our backyard.

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10. The whole country is breathtaking

Not only is there something gorgeous about every single individual province in Canada, but we've also got tons of variety. Feel like going skiing? Quebec it is. Want to chill by a beach? Vancouver, here we come. Are forests your thing? Then Alberta's your thing, too. Canada is gorgeous, all the way around.

11. And there's so much space for activities

It's not just that Canadians like to have fun, but with a country that's basically a giant, beautiful playground, with plenty of activities to go along with it, we pretty much don't have a choice to constantly enjoy ourselves.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

12. You want an awesome food scene? You got it

Canada is a country with multiple cultures, and our food reflects that. We can get Indian food, Italian food, sushi, pierogis, bagels, maple syrup, banh-mi - basically, anything you're in the mood for, and right in your city.

13. Our restaurants are actually magical

Did you know you could eat your next meal inside of a Canadian baseball stadium?

14. And we gladly acknowledge the Canadian "politeness" trope

I mean, we even apologize for giving the world Justin Bieber - which is pretty weird, considering he's an actual gift to mankind.

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15. Where else can you go surfing, whale-watching, and skiing, all in the same week?

Nowhere; or, at least, nowhere as spectacular as Canada.

16. We're inclusive AF

Canada runs on a cultural mosaic approach to society, meaning that no matter where we come from, we can preserve our roots while waving that Canadian flag high in the air. If that's not a definition of a win-win, I don't know what is.

17. Our South Park characters are hilarious

Don't pretend like you don't feel a twinge of excitement, pride, and hilarity every time South Park airs an episode featuring (totally false) Canadian stereotypes, guy.

18. And bacon is our collective bae

(Preferably drenched in maple syrup, but that might just be me).

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19. Justin Trudeau

Politics on fleek, J. Trudeau. Politics (and then some) on fleek.

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