Canadian Manners

Canadians Say 'Thank You' More Than 'Sorry' – And Mean It, Too

Teri Currie | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Teri Currie

Canada has a well-deserved reputation as one of the friendliest, most polite countries in the world, and you don't have to look far to see why. Yes, we say "I'm sorry" a lot, but we actually say "Thank you" a lot more -- almost twice as often as "I'm sorry," in fact.

An American in Canada: My Summer Day at The Beach Highlights Canada's Civility

Bill Mann | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Bill Mann

I took in one of Vancouver's big summertime Celebration of Light fireworks shows up in B.C. recently. The fireworks were pretty amazing. Even more amazing was the difference in public behavior there and at a beach, say, in Southern California. Canadians, you have Americans beat when it comes to civility and basic public decency.

Myths and Truths About Being Canadian

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

There are many stereotypes about Canadians, some true and some not. Do we love hockey? Yes. Do we eat doughnuts? Yes, at the hockey arena. But we do have major cities (some really, really big ones, in fact). And we don't say "aboot," at least, I can't hear it.