You know only 2 seasons REALLY exist: winter and construction.
Winter lasts for 5 months long: November-March.
You’ve camped out in the woods in a tent and have been in a canoe.
You’ve seen bears and/or moose in your lifetime.
Deer, raccoons,squirrels,chipmunks,skunks,beavers,and chickadees are common sights.(incl. as highway roadkill!)
You spot a “Tim Horton’s” on every corner.
You have either a birch,maple, or pine tree in your yard.
You can skate,ski,snowboard,and Ski-Doo.
You think 15 degrees C is considered warm.
– 35 degrees C in winter is just a normal day.
Your car locks freeze in winter on a regular basis.
You own a parka and either a wool toque or fur hat with ear flaps.
Cottages, campgrounds,fishing,and lakes are never too far away from anywhere.
You put real maple syrup on your pancakes.
Your TV goes off frequently due to ice-storms and blizzards.
You have Canadian Tire “money” in your wallet.
You regularly shop at Zellers.
You say “Z” as “zed” and not “zee”.
You use te letter “U”, such as in neighbour,colour,honour,flavour,favourite,etc..(and always have it underlined in red on your computer’s spellcheck!)
You know Thanksgiving’s in October and NOT November.
You’re used to seeing labels,directions,and instructions on everything in French.
You just need to bring your Health Card when you go to the hospital and not your wallet and credit cards.
You accept blackflies and mosquitoes are just a part of summer.
“OFF! Deep Woods” bug spray is practically your perfume all summer.
You have eaten Poutine.
You’ve heard people say,”Eh?”
You expect home-grown TV shows and movies will generally suck.
Going “South” means USA.
Metric: it’s just the way everything is.
You have seen(or set off) fireworks every May and July.
…yet despite all that, *I* still DON’T drink beer,and don’t care for curling or hockey!! 🙂