Fun Facts – “Which direction is North in Canada?”

Let’s make some time travel… zzZzzzzt!

Now we are back in 2009, right before the Olympic Winter Games took place in Vancouver.

The world was really excited about this event and a lot of international people pilgrimaged to Canada in order to be part of it. Since the country was in the spotlight of attention back then, interest arose and many people wanted to know what Canada is really about. So they posted questions on an International Tourism Website. Believe it or not…the questions below are real! Just the answers are made up 😉

  • Q: I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? (England)

A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

  • Q: Will I be able to see polar bears in the street? (USA)

A: Depends on how much you’ve been drinking.

  • Q: I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto-can I follow the Railroad tracks? (Sweden)

A: Sure, it’s only four thousand miles, take lots of water.

  • Q: Are there any ATM’s in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax? (England)

A: What, did your last slave die?

  • Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)

A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is that big country to your North…oh forget it.

Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary.

  • Q: Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)

A:  Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we’ll send the rest of the directions.

  • Q:  Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (England)

A:  Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

  • Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys’ Choir schedule? (USA)

A: Aus-t ri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is…oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races.

  • Q: Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)

A: No, WE don’t stink.

  • Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Where can I sell it in Canada?(USA)

A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

  • Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy)

A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

  • Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA)

A: Only at Thanksgiving.

  • Q: Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year round? (Germany)

A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gathers. Milk is illegal.

  • Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget its name. It’s a kind of big horse with horns. (USA )

A: It’s called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

  • Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)

A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.

Hihi! Anybody has a hanky…? 😉



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