Which Canadian Accent Do You Have?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Which Canadian Accent Do You Have?
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About This Quiz

Canada is one of the largest countries in the world but for some reason, when outsiders talk about it, they'll mention a single Canadian accent as if everyone spoke the same.  Do Canadians all use words like "eh" and "aboot" in everyday conversation?  Of course not!  It's funny when you think about it considering that a country like the United States is known for such a wide array of accents like Bostonian, Bronx, Valley Girl, Jersey, Louisiana and so many more. Likewise, England has seemingly endless accents from Cockney to Welsh to Geordie and dozens more, all in a country smaller than most Canadian provinces. 

It seems like the problem is that many people just don't know Canada well enough to know the variety of accents. But if you live in Canada, you can definitely pull those accents apart pretty easily. The different regions of Canada have their own distinct dialects, slang, and accents that can indicate to everyone else where you're from, or at least where you've spent some time. So, why not grab yourself a Molson and take a little journey through Canada while we figure out just what kind of accent you have. If we don't get it right by the end, well, we'll be super sorry, eh?

As a kid, did your school ever take you on a trip to the Sugar Bush?
We went a few times.
Nope
Every year like clockwork
Can't say that they did

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What's on the menu for dinner tonight?
Poutine
Lobster
Maybe some roast beef
Nanaimo Bars

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Who would you consider to be the single greatest band in Canadian history?
Arcade Fire
Great Big Sea
The Tragically Hip
Rush

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Is Pepsi a kind of soda or a kind of pop?
Soft Drink
It's not a tonic?
Pop
Soda

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If you want a pizza loaded with toppings, what are you going to order?
All-dressed
The works
With everything
Deluxe

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What is the absolute worst road to drive on over a long weekend?
Highway 40
Highway 102
The 401
Highway 1

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How do you pronounce "poutine" anyway?
Pou-tsin
Poo-tan
Pootin
Poo-teen

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So what do you call that big, plastic-covered piece of furniture that grandma never let you sit on?
Couch
Sofa
The Chesterfield
Grandma never let you sit on stuff?

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You just got a new pair of Nikes. Nice! What's another name for them?
Running shoes
Sneakers
Runners
Shoes

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What's the proper way to refer to a knit cap you wear in the winter?
Tuque
Stocking Cap
Toque
Winter hat

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So it's the May long weekend and you're heading away with some friends to party. Where exactly are you going?
To the chalet
To the bungalow
To the cottage
To the cabin

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If you're just going down the street to buy some gum and all-dressed chips, where are you going?
Dep
Corner Store
Variety Store
Convenience Store

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Remember in grade school when you had to color in that map of Canada? What did you use to do it?
Colored Pencils
Lead
I just used markers.
Pencil Crayons

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When you're in the drawer looking for a fork and a knife, for what are you searching?
Utensils
Silverware
Stuff for dinner
Cutlery

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Every month you have to pay your bills, especially if you like electricity. What's that bill called again?
Hydro
The light bill
The hydro bill
The electric bill

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You know that thing that lines your roof and collects all the rain water? What's it called?
Gutters
The eaves
Eavestrough
Rain gutter

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Have you ever had a Bismarck?
I have no idea what that means.
Like the town?
No
Do you mean a donut? Of course, I have had one.

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What do you call a 13 oz. bottle of booze?
How many milliliters is that?
A flask
A mickey
A pint

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What's a common way to refer to a male human?
Smatte
B'y
Bud
Dude

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What's your favorite big city to visit?
Montreal
Halifax
Toronto
Calgary

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What's the greatest sports team in Canadian history?
The Nordiques
The Canadiens
The Maple Leafs
The Oilers

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Who is Canada's greatest actor working today?
William Shatner
Ellen Page
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Reynolds

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What was your favorite Canadian TV show as a kid?
"Caillou"
"The Beachcombers"
"Mr. Dress-Up"
"Reboot"

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How do you like the weather where you live?
Pretty good overall
The winters are a bit brutal.
It's OK but very hot in the summer.
It's really nice.

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Where in the U.S. do you think you could move to and fit in pretty quickly?
Louisiana
Maine
New York
Seattle

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Did grandma ever wear a long robe-like garment around the house after she got out of bed? What was it called?
I have no idea.
Dressing gown
Housecoat
Just a bathrobe, you mean?

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What's your favorite synonym for underwear?
Underpants
Pants
Tighty whities
Gotch

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If your female friend is getting married, what kind of party should we expect before the wedding?
Stagette
Hen Party
Buck and Doe
Bachelorette Party

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What's your favorite annual celebration around where you live?
Carnaval
Celtic Colours International
Winterlude
Stampede

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What's the best lake to hit up as a vacation spot in all of Canada?
Lake Champlain
Why go to a lake when the ocean is right there?
Lake Huron
Moraine Lake

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