Do Canadians like to drive?
Let me put it to you this way: Do moose have horns?
Answer: of course! And there’s no place we like to drive more than on the highway. From the 400 to the 401 all the way up to the 427, the highway is where Canadians feel most... well… Canadian!
We like nothing better than to hop in our cars and minivans and speed out onto the ole greytop, zooming down the guardrail, with our engines cranked up to 105 or 110 or even 115 km/h, if we’re pretty sure there’s no RCMPs around.
We gaze outside the windows—or roll em down if it’s not snowing too bad—and take in the vast Canadian expanse of corn fields and big retailers that make up our beauty landscape. And when the fuel gauge drops down near the “E,” which in Canada means “You’re outta gas, Eh!”, we pull over and say “filler up” to the gas man, who pumps our tanks full of premium Canadian-made crude. And then, more often than not, we head indoors to warm up and grab a bite at our favourite highway fast food joint, Harveys. Don’t forget the burger!
By the way—you think we’re all so polite up here in Canada? Think again, because if you cut us off on the highway or don’t give a “thank you wave” when we let you merge, we’re gonna flip you “the bird” in the form of the middle finger! That’s the REAL Canadian Goose.
Like good ole Tom Cochrane once crooned, “Life is a highway, and Canadians want to drive it all the time.” And he was right on the money with that one.