While Tim Hortons is making a strong push into the U.S. — though not always with great success — the doughnut and coffee chain couldn’t be more popular in Canada. And when Canadians order a double-double coffee at Tim’s, it comes with two creams and two sugars.
27. Nanaimo bar
This iconic no-bake coconutty, custardy, chocolatey dessert has its origins in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The Vancouver Island city website has a recipe for the ultimate Nanaimo bar.
Other uniquely Canadian foods include donair (spiced meat in pita invented in Halifax), poutine (fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy), and tourtiere (French-Canadian meat pie).
You might think of runners as a type of narrow tablecloth running down the middle of a table, but in Canada runners usually refers to any athletic footwear, such a sneakers or tennis shoes.
“College” in Canada generally refers to a two-year school with a specific focus, such as vocational, technical, or pre-collegiate education, that rarely offers a bachelor’s degree. University in Canada refers to schools that award bachelor’s degrees or higher.
It’s not an endless winter in Canada, and when it gets hot in summer, kids (and many adults) enjoy freezies — frozen flavoured sugar water that comes in a tube.