Obviously sports and outdoor activities are a big part of what Canadians do to entertain themselves. But not every Canadian skates or goes downhill skiing. What kind of activity you participate in depends on where you live.
People from all over Canada enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, but that activity is far more popular in BC and Québec because of the mountain ranges that exist in those provinces. Many people enjoy tobogganing (where people sit or lie on a wooden, metal or plastic sled and slid down snow-covered hills) and ice skating.
People fail to realize that in most parts of Canada, even in the northern territories of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, winter does not last all year. And Point Pelee, Canada's most southern point, is on the same degree of latitude as the northern border of the state of California.
In the spring and fall, Canadians enjoy such activities as biking, boating and running. In the summer, people extend their outdoor activities to swimming and water-skiing.
Once again, we must be careful not to make generalizations. Not everyone in Canada skis, loves maple syrup, plays hockey or skates well.