Oh Canada! Just earlier this month the Canadian accent was ranked the 13th sexiest in the world. While this may have been surprising news to some, it raised one big question. With so many different accents in Canada which one were people thinking of when they said Canada's was the sexiest. Fortunately, we now have that answer. The sexiest Canadian accents were just ranked, but the winner is super shocking.
This latest survey comes from the company, Big 7 Travel, the same site that first ranked Canadian as the 13th sexiest accent in the whole world. This time they "dug deeper into a sample survey of our 1.5 million Big 7 Travel community to find the Top 10 sexiest accents in Canada."
Being as large of a country as Canada is, it's not surprising that we don't all sound the same. Especially since we have a very diverse history. Between the indigenous populations that were already here, the French settlers, and the English (including the Scottish and Irish) settlers who came, and more we have a variety of dialects, slang, and way of speaking that is almost unrecognizable from Vancouver to Newfoundland.
Not that it's a competition, but now we know out of all those accents, which one is truly the sexist but it's probably not at all what you're expecting.
According to Big 7 Travel, the sexiest accent all across Canada is the Ottawa Valley Accent. If you're surprised by this winner, you aren't alone. In fact, some people may not even know where the Ottawa Valley is. In case you're one of those people, the valley goes along the Ottawa River, from Ottawa west to Petawawa and everywhere in between, which is a lot of small towns.
Now that you know where it is, you must be wondering what this apparently super sexy accent sounds like. The best way to describe it is stereotypically Canada. When you think of terms like "aboot" and "goin' for a rip, are ya bud" that is exactly what the Ottawa Valley Accent is like.
Given how stereotypically Canadian this accent is, it's kind of shocking that it's the winner of the sexiest accent but if you live in or sound like you're from the Ottawa Valley, congratulations!
On top of narrowing down which specific Canadian accent is the sexiest, Big 7 Travel also revealed the other top 10 sexiest accents in Canada. Here's who else made the list:
- Ottawa Valley
- Quebec English
- Indigenous Canadian
- Bruce Countian
- Cape Breton
- Northwestern Ontario