Can you speak Canadian summer?

Can you speak Canadian summer?

photo of people sitting on a flooded dock at the boat house


Has the humidex got you reaching for a pop, dockside at the camp? You might be Canadian. That’s right, according to Only in Canada, You Say, these are uniquely Canadian terms. Explore these and other uniquely Canadian terms for the fine summer time, so you can make wise editorial decisions for your audience; today in my Canadian, Eh? column at

Knowing local terminology matters whether you are editing for a Canadian or international audience.

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Photo of my family’s dock by Dave Warrenchuk showing what happens when the enormous Lake of the Woods (Ontario, near Winnipeg) rises more than a metre above normal. Used with permission.

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