Lifestyle and Culture in Canada
All through Canada’s history, their culture has been very Eurocentric with culture and lifestyle inputs from England and France. British habits and French mannerisms including the aboriginal heritage of the natives have all influenced the modern-day Canadian people in more ways than one.
Sports and many sporting activities are very huge among the people of Canada, putting their snowy hills and mountains to good use, they hold the record of the most wins at the Winter Olympics, with 14 medals presently.
Many winter sports thrive here because of the climate in the country. Regardless of that, Canadians favor Hockey and Lacrosse and it is loved nationwide.
Education is also taken seriously in Canada, as they are one of the most educated countries in the world, with more than 50% of the citizens having higher-level education.
Canada is a very progressive and inclusive country, the country has half of its provinces which accounts for 85% of the population, all governed by women.
Human rights are very constitutional and many world marginalized groups have rights and freedom in Canada. Any form of discrimination either from race, sex, sexual orientation, religion is heavily condemned by the government and people of Canada.
A popular Canadian food is ‘Poutine’ which is a mixture of fries, cheese, and gravy, this delicious delicacy is every traveler’s first stop meal when they get into the country.
Pancakes, Waffles, and Syrup are a favorite meal option for Canadians as they the worlds biggest supplier of maple syrup, both sweet and savory foods are eaten with maple syrup.
Canada has two million lakes, which is 50% more than the number of lakes in the world. 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada, which has contributed to the popular fishings activities as well as a thriving seafood habitat. Canada also shares four out of the five great lakes with the US.
Canada has many firsts as well, surprisingly popular American sport, basketball was invented in Canada by James Naismith. Although very popular in Australia, Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Ontario, by Canadian Sam Panopoulos.