101 Wonderful Quotes about Canada & Canada Instagram Caption Inspiration

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Looking for beautiful quotes about Canada? There might not be a more epic landscape in all the world, and plenty of Canadian and international writers have crooned on about how lovely the place is!


From its gorgeous islands to its historic cities to its rugged mountains, the country is just, in a word, gorgeous! So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Canada Instagram captions, here are my favorite Canada quotes. 


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Beautiful Canada Quotes


It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw. -Emily Carr


My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent. -Tommy Douglas


Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. -Jack Layton


I would say a must-do in Canada would be to go skiing at Whistler in Vancouver. You could take a chair lift for, like, a half-hour to the top of this mountain, and you ski down; it takes like so long to get to the bottom. You go past the clouds. It’s absolutely incredible. -Sebastian Bach




We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children. -Justin Trudeau


Canada is one of the most impressive countries in the world. -Barack Obama


Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not to state-directed – something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure. -Paul Kopas

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I love Canada, always. -Melanie Fiona


God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot be conquered and cannot be destroyed, except by itself. -Norman Angell


I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. -Robertson Davies




It would seem I wouldn’t have written anything if I weren’t influenced by Canada’s history, its weather, the landscape, and its stories. –Anne McDonald


Canada’s the best country in the world. -Justin Bieber


Everything about Canada makes me proud to be Canadian. -Jason Priestley


Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. -Jack Layton


North of the 49th parallel we value equality; south of it, they treasure freedom. –Michael Adams




I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies. -Jay Baruchel


Canada has two emblems – the beaver and the maple. -John W. Dawson


For a small population, Canada has always had a very strong and vibrant style. -Coco Rocha


I love Toronto. I love it. I love Toronto. I love Canada. I can’t wait to get back. Can’t wait to have some Timbits. -Aisha Tyler


Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematics of not being. -Mike Myer




Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts. -Steve Miller


Growing up in Canada, I used to love a walk in the early morning, when the streets are quiet and the sun was shining. -Imran Amed


Canada was my whole world and my whole reality, and now I meet people who’ve never been there, and it’s like, ‘You’ve never been to my whole world?’ -Carly Rae Jepsen

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I knew I had to write about Canada. I just could not find in literature any examples of the immigrant experience that I’ve had. -Shyam Selvadurai


I think Canada has a great story, and I’m glad to tell it. -Justin Trudeau




Canada is free and freedom is its nationality. -Wilfrid Laurier


I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. –John G. Diefenbaker


He’s got this thing about Canada. He says it’s like America only with health care and no g**s, and you can live up to your potential there and not have to worry about what society thinks or about getting sick or getting shot. –Ruth Ozeki


Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television. –William Gibson




The Canadian tradition was, she had found, on the whole genteel. Any evidence that an ancestor had performed any acts other than working and praying was usually destroyed. Families handily became respectable in retrospect but it was…hell on history. –Marian Engel


Strange, how in all those apocalyptic movies, when their society breaks down into lawlessness and anarchy, Canada is always the haven of safety, the place people want to escape to. –Jenifer Mohammed



Funny Quotes About Canada


When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, ‘Well, what do you need?’ -Steven Wright


Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. -Marshall McLuhan


Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself. -Margaret Atwood

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I don’t even know what street Canada is on. -Al Capone


The great tragedy of Canada was that the country could have had British government, French culture, and American efficiency, but instead ended up with French government, American culture and British efficiency. –Nick Auf de Mau


Canada is a country of ingredients without a cuisine; we’re a country with musicians without an indigenous instrument; Toronto’s a city that doesn’t even have a dish named after it. Mike Myers


I love Canada. It makes a nice hat for America. When America runs out of water, it’s the first place I’ll go. -Ryan Reynolds


Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. -Robin Williams


It’s the time of year when Canadians mate. –Craig Ferguson




I’m a Canadian. Outside Canada, I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn’t as insidious as American nationalism, though. It’s good-natured. It’s all about maple syrup, not war. -Feist


Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it’s Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? –Sarah Vowell


The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff. -Britney Spears


Canada is going to be a great country when they finish unpacking it. –Andrew H. Malcolm


I’m sorry I live in the greatest country in the world. I’m sorry! I’m sorry, but Canadians apologize so much because we know we’re the greatest. Sorry! -Dan Aykroyd




Without Montreal, Canada would be hopeless. -Anthony Bourdain


For me, it’s all about the Canadian tuxedo, and maybe a bolero. The province I grew up in Alberta is pretty much the denim capital of Canada. The first premier of Alberta started Grand Western Garment, which Levi’s bought later on. -Mac DeMarco


If I had my way I’d move everybody up to Canada. It’s nice there. Very polite. We went for a weekend last fall and got a flat tire and these two farmers with bright-red faces insisted on fixing it, then springing for dinner, then starting a college fund for the babies. –George Saunders


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In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a d***. -Mordecai Richler


I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that. -Howie Mandel




In Canada, anything that’s not in the city is referred to as a cottage. Or a log cabin. -Dolores O’Riordan


If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. -Margaret Atwood


In Canada, you can’t even have a barbecue in your backyard without being attacked by a moose or even a grizzly bear. Then again, the grizzlies don’t beat anyone here in Vancouver; oh, it’s true, it’s true. -Kurt Angle


Canada was built on dead beavers. -Margaret Atwood


I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days. -Jon Stewart


Canada Montreal


Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante’s scheme, Limbo is to Hell. -Irving Layton


In Canada, we’re happy to provide a safe haven for next-door neighbors in the middle of a marital dispute. And if anyone trips while crossing the border, we’re happy to set their broken bones for free. -Douglas Coupland


Enough of the ‘Canada is a modest country’ boasts. Please. Just stop. -Terry Glavin


Canada is not the party. Its the apartment above the party. –Craig Ferguson


The zombies were like Canadians, in that they looked enough like real people at first, to fool you. –Kelly Link


You’re just America-on-ice. –Andrew O’Hagan




Let me put it this way. Canada is not so much a country as a holding tank filled with the disgruntled progeny of defeated peoples. –Mordecai Richler


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Quotes About Canadian Food


The fact that over 50 percent of the residents of Toronto are not from Canada, that is always a good thing, creatively, and for food especially. That is easily a city’s biggest strength, and it is Toronto’s unique strength. -Anthony Bourdain


I remember being upset because I was finally legal to drink in Canada, and I decided to throw that all away and move to America, where I had to wait another two years. -Ryan Reynolds


Canada - Montreal


Canada is the place where maple syrup is its own food group. –Jenny McWha


80% of Canadian culture is just French-Canadian culture, 19% is being annoyed at Americans, and the remaining 1% is regional beer. –Anonymous



Quotes About Canadian Hockey


Hockey is our winter ballet and, in many ways, our only national drama. -Morley Callaghan


I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it’s kind of the law that you love hockey. -Matthew Perry


In Canada, it’s beer, hockey, and then everything else. -Edge


Canada - Ottawa - Rideau canal fall


I’m not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place. -Ryan Reynolds


If you’re skinny and you can’t play hockey in Canada, you aren’t left with a lot of options. I was left with running. -Malcolm Gladwell



Quotes About Canadians


Agreeable people are warm and friendly. They’re nice; they’re polite. You find a lot of them in Canada. -Adam Grant


Canadians are more polite when they are being rude than Americans are when they are being friendly. -Edgar Friedenberg


Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet. -Alanis Morissette

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Amazing View of Sunset at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


A Canadian is sort of like an American but without the g**. -Anonymous


Canadians do not like heroes, and so they do not have them. -George Woodcock


Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands. -Marshall McLuhan


My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian. -Jim Carrey



Canada Weather Quotes


I came from Canada, where it’s freezing cold for seven months out of the year. -Rachelle Lefevre


I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snowdrifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain. -Dan Aykroyd


Canada - Ottawa - Rideau Canal skating rink, Parliament of Canada in winter, Ottawa


Canada is not a country for the cold of heart or the cold of feet. -Pierre Trudeau


By January it had always been winter. –Annie Proulx


Canadian winters are long. Life is hard and so is ice. –Douglas Coupland


The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places – the school, the church, and the skating rink – but our real life was on the skating rink. -Roch Carrier


To survive the Canadian winter, one needs a body of brass, eyes of glass, and blood made of brandy. –Louis Armand de Lom d’Arce Lahontan


Canada - Montreal - Winter - Pixabay

Real Canada is where people wear sweaters for survival, not style. –Mark Leiren-Young


Every Canadian has a complicated relationship with the United States, whereas Americans think of Canada as the place where the weather comes from. –Margaret Atwood


Canada - Montreal - Montreal skyline at dusk and Saint Lawrence River


If you want to go foraging into the wilds of Canada without proper gear, you deserve what you get, even if that happens to include being attacked by an undead moose. –Mira Grant


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It’s only November, and I can’t remember the last time I was warm. –Jessica Martinez


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5 Things to Pack for a Trip to Canada


Canada - Toronto -Luggage


The Lonely Planet Canada guidebook for your trip. I used a Kindle version during my first few trips to Canada. It’s hard to find guidebooks once you’re actually on the ground.


Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.


A Camera since Canada is super photogenic. I use a mix of my Nikon D810 and my  Samsung8 smartphone these days.


A Full-Sized Travel Towel for anyone taking advantage of Canada’s hostels or private accommodations. This is the best travel towel in the world, and you’ll need it if you are staying in hostels or anywhere that requires you to bring your towel.


Travel Insurance Policy information, because things happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance when in cities like Toronto and Montreal where there are pickpockets that target tourists.


I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for two years, and I happily recommend them.  It’s especially important to get travel insurance when participating in outdoor activities. Even in the cities, though, you’ll be happy when you’re able to replace your stuff if it’s lost or stolen.


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More Canada Travel Resources


Headed to Canada? You can check out my Toronto Packing list and Montreal Packing list for ideas on what to bring to Canadian cities.


If you’re going to spend time in Montreal, check out my Montreal souvenir guide and Montreal’s best Instagram spots.


If you’ll be spending time in Ontario, I have guides to visiting Ottawa’s Rideau Canal plus histories on Toronto’s CN Tower and Canada’s role at the end of the Underground Railroad.



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