Like most countries, Canada and its population has a few stereotypes that people expect to be true when they visit. Such things as "riding a polar bear to work" or "dogsledding" everywhere because it is winter all year round in Canada are obviously not true and people find this out quickly if they arrive in British Columbia in the middle of August and find that the majority of the inland is a desert. There are, however, several stereotypes on the list that people seem to always come up with that are absolutely - or at least partially - true about Canadians. While it is amusing to poke fun at Canada for these little quirks, most Canadians would agree that they would rather be called nice and apologetic as well as being the best hockey nation in the world than be confused with Americans - but even then they would probably apologise for any offence caused to the US. Canada has some of the most amazing landscapes in the world, with deserts in the summer, glaciers all year round, amazing ski resorts in the winter and the best overall infrastructure that provides the good sense to enjoy it. It also boasts some of the best skiing in the world, some of the best lake destinations in the world, thousands of great golf courses, and over 30 million of the nicest people you will come across in your life. What is more, they will probably offer to buy you a nice, strong, Canadian beer if you sit down and have a chat with them - or at the very least you'll get one of those famous Tim Horton coffees, so it's often a good thing that some of these stereotypes about Canada are actually true.