… you can ask for a “butter tart, please” and they know what you want. (It was amazing.)
… nobody thinks that…
a) curling is an odd way to spend a Saturday morning, and
b) calling a sports club, an annual agricultural winter fair, a police force, an air force, a mint, a train line, a museum, or a comedy show “Royal” is strange. (Did I miss anything?)
… Canadian geese are in their home and native land. (And if you just started humming the Canadian national anthem, chances are good that your mouth is watering right now for one of those butter tarts.)
… the natives get their feathers in a ruffle over language wars.
… “Bottoms up!” and fishing are both favorite national pastimes and are often played simultaneously. (That’s cottonwood fluff on the water, by the way, not beer foam.)
… the weather can go from this…
… to this in the time it takes to get from one shore to the other.
… and portly pooches who look like Winston Churchill but are named “Disco” proudly sport patriotic red and white a full month before Canada Day.