Canada: Through Jess’ Eyes


Where are you originally from?​


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
We say sorry for saying sorry.

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
Ten outta ten!

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
No kidding eh?

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Hello – thank you – please – sorry eh

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Laid back, but we know how to have a good time.


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
You have to try authentic maple syrup – not just pancake syrup.. the real deal. And beaver tails. Don’t ask, just eat it.

Best drink? Local drink to try?

How is breakfast served in your country?
On a plate. With lots of bacon and pancakes.


The best festival to attend?
If there’s an NHL game you can catch, that’s about the best thing.
Which sport are you guys crazy about?

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Hang out in the crappy winter weather.

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Niagara Falls is pretty beautiful, but so are a lot of the back roads.

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Not many. Anything goes here.


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Nova Scotia is oddly surreal because its so relaxed and beautiful.

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Elora Gorge

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Grand Bend, Ontario

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Toronto – you can hit up a lot of places from that hub, especially if you’re willing to drive. Otherwise, Halifax!


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
As many as possible – Canada is HUGE.

When is the best time to visit?
Depends. If you want to see snow, November – February. Otherwise April – September is warm and the roads are safer.

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? (Could be about anything!)
We are the second country to legalize recreational marijuana.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
That we all love hockey and live in igloos.


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
So far I have loved Wales. I found the country to be so whimsical.

What’s your best travel story?
I would have to say kissing the Blarney Stone – super cool, totally bucket list experience. Or skydiving in Quebec. That was amazing.

Why do you love traveling?
I love seeing how the rest of the world lives every day. It’s so different where ever you go…


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