You are certainly welcome to visit. While you're taking in the attractions of this beautiful historic city, don't talk down to the residents like we should feel privileged that YOU came all the way up HERE to see us lowly Canadians.
Couple of things: I have lived here for all 27 years of my life and I have NEVER heard any Canadian say out and about like OOT and ABOOT. I don't even know where that idea came from. And EH is not after every sentence. I know I say it, I don't know where it came from.
We are not a frozen wasteland. We're just Celsius. To get the Fahrenheit temp, take the Celsius temp, multiply by 2 and add 30 (it'll give you a ball park temp).
We are no longer "owned by the brits" as one visitor asked me. We have been an independent country since July 1st... 1867. We only bow to the Queen if she's here. And having her image on our currency is just historical respect.
Our currency is mostly coins. Deal with it. Get over your allergy to pocket change.
Our president, isn't a president, he's a Prime Minister, his name is Stephen Harper. and for the record, he's not much of a Prime Minister.
However, he did save our asses from a nasty recession. Yeah he signed a cheque to GM. But he didn't have to sign one to our banks. see, we only have 6 or 7 national banks, so when we pay mortgages, loans, lines of credit, the massive amount of interest the banks are sitting on, paid their own way out of our recession. We did get hit, we just aren't in the shit storm you're in.
In the words of Rick Mercer, "we're Canadians. we're bigger and on top, if this was prison, you'd be our bitch!"
Enjoy your stay... —Tourist to-do's