On the eve of Canada Day, a new survey is out on what it means to be Canadian.
Half of us say a toque is the most Canadian piece of clothing, and a third of us say back bacon is our national food.
Anthony Wilson-Smith, the CEO of Historica Canada, which conducted the survey, says they also found not everyone loves hockey.
“Well over half of Canadians say sure, I’m a hockey fan and a good number say, yes it is in fact “the greatest game on earth.” But about 30% or a bit more said, you know, not so much, take or leave it, and I’d probably rather leave it.”
Wilson-Smith says more than 70% of us plan on doing something specific on Wednesday to celebrate Canada Day.
“That number’s been increasing every year for a number of years now we’ve tracking it, and particularly among younger Canadians, which is a very nice sign to see I think.”
What will he be doing?
“The penultimate way would be sitting on an igloo with a toque on, which is our favorite form of apparel, listening to Celine Dion between periods of a hockey game with my longjohns on. And I don’t frankly plan to any of that. I’m going to get the family together, have some friends over, spin a lot of Canadian tunes all day, and drink some Canadian beer or perhaps some Canadian wine, and that’ll do me well.”
Two thirds of us polled said they have seen a beaver in the wild.
Check out the full survey here.