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The 5 Best And Worst Things About Living In Canada

I might be a little biased, but Canada is the best country in the world. From British Columbia all the way across to Newfoundland, there is not only tons to do but also tons to see. The scenery is gorgeous, the adventures are just waiting for you to embark on and the cities are always prepared for your wild night out! Though with all the great things that come with living in Canada, there are bound to be some struggles that come with being Canadian. So check out the pros and cons of living in the true north! 

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Pro: We have great festivals like Osheaga, Veld and Îlesoniq.

It doesn't matter what kind of music taste you have, in Canada there is a festival for you! Osheaga in Montreal is the perfect festival to hit up if you are into alternative/rock music, and it's opposite Îlesoniq is perfect if you are into EDM! If you want to check out an event outside of Montreal, VELD and Digital Dreams are two huge EDM festivals in Toronto that routinely bring out a star studded line up!

Con: Every festival other than those keeps getting cancelled.

(RIP Pemberton and Wayhome, always in our hearts!!) 

Unfortunately, it seems that those three are the only ones who aren't going bankrupt. From the drama in BC over Pemberton cancelling and not giving out refunds to Wayhome's lack luster turn out this year that resulted in its cancellation for next year. It seems Montreal and Toronto are the only places where Canadian festivals can survive!

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Pro: We have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Each province in Canada brings something different but beautiful to the table. Whether it's the sleek modern Toronto skyline, mountains in Vancouver, Lake Louise in Alberta or shorelines in P.E.I, every area of Canada is camera-ready!

Con: The country turns into an ice box 8 months out of the year. 

There isn't a place in Canada where it doesn't turn into a frozen hell during the 'Winter'. I say Winter in quotations because Winter should not last 80% of the year, but in Canada, that seems to be the norm. While it is still gorgeous and if anything sometimes the snow enhances Canada's beauty. That still doesn't change the fact that it gets ridiculously freezing. I don't know about you but I can only deal with -20 weather for so long before I start to go insane.

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Pro: We have some amazing musical talent.

If you are into pop there is Justin Bieber or Shawn Mendes, if you are into rap there's Drake, if you are into indie there is Sam Roberts. Honestly any kind of music taste you have, Canada has you covered with an amazing artist or band!

Con: They're always in the press for doing dumb shit. 

Whether it's Drake dropping a diss track about Kid Cudi a week after he checked into rehab or Bieber peeing in a mop bucket, it seems that Canadian artists have the tendency to do some pretty dumb shit.

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Pro: Lots of celebrities are obsessed with Canada.

Celebrities have always liked Canada, but with the recent Trump presidency, that love grew two fold. From American singer Miley Cyrus, comedians Chelsea Handler and Lena Dunham to British singer Harry Styles, it seems everybody wants to visit!

Con: They only really see Canada as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

They never actually say it, but it's evident that most celebrities seem to think Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are the only parts of Canada that actually exist. Whether it's artists and bands having Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver as the only Canadian tour dates on their tours or A-listers only visiting during TIFF, the Maritimes struggle is real.

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Pro: Our bills smell like maple syrup.

This goes without explanation, but this is one of the most pointless yet amazing features of being Canadian. If you haven't sniffed the fiver in your pocket before, try it and take in the perks of being Canadian!

Con: Our dollar isn't worth shit in other countries.

Our maple smelling bills are just about the only perk our currency has right now. Seeing as $1 Canadian is still lower than the American dollar, currently being worth 80 cents. The online shopping struggle continues to be very real.

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