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QUESTION: So my girlfriend from Saint John, NB would always blurb that East Coasters are friendlier and more caring and considerate ? Is it really so? Please no bias

# I am an international student

12 comments

  1. I have had several vacations to the East coast, I have to say that they were a very friendly group of people. But that could also because we were in tourist areas.

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  2. I spent a few weeks in Nfld and was amazed by the casual nature with which people strike up conversation. Very warm and friendly people. The larger cities we less so, but still a major improvement over KW. I even got a speeding ticket from the nicest policeman ever. If they had better employment prospects and more than two months of nice weather (when it isn't raining) I'd move there.

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  3. Halifax has some of the nicest people in Canada, for sure. I'd love to spend a summer on the East Coast.

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  4. They are absolutely friendlier on average, but it's more difficult to say whether they are more caring or considerate. Generally great people.

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  5. I'm from New Brunswick and these comments make me smile :) I think we're a friendly group of people although I'm clearly biased.

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  6. Compared to people from the GTA (which always seems to be everyone I meet at UW), people out East are a lot nicer. Just warmer and more polite.

    But when I lived in NS for a few years when I was younger, I never really felt like a Nova Scotian. Almost everyone there had lived in NS their whole lives and while I'm sure it wasn't on purpose, I always felt like I was treated a bit differently. Everyone was really welcoming but I definitely got the feeling that I wasn't really one of them, if that makes any sense. Maybe it's just 'cause usually people are moving out West and not the other way around so they aren't as used to new faces that aren't tourists or something.

    Still, wonderful people and wonderful provinces. NS is my favourite place in Canada so you should go visit the Atlantic provinces if you get a chance. :)

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  7. Once in Fredericton, NB, a woman did a u-turn and pulled up beside my family because she thought we looked a little lost and might want directions. I don't think that would happen in an Ontario city (though maybe in a small town). So yeah, joining the "atlantic provinces are nice" train.

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  8. Are you a dirty Paki sleeping with the white women?

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  9. I feel people from smaller/more rural places tends to be much more friendly. Once we lost our way in rural Quebec province and my French was lousy. A nice French Canadian lady literally talked to us through a dictionary to point us right directions, as well as color printed a bunch of maps for us.

    By the way, I don't understand why shops in Halifax close so early. The one day I was there all restaurants closed at around 6 (in a tourist area) .

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  10. I was born in Cape Breton and grow up in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and I would agree! People in Ontario are alright, but maritimers are way nicer.

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  11. Grew up in the Maritimes, don't know what the above posters are talking about. Folks in my town started freaking out in 2007 or 2008 because the one Asian family in town bought a gas station and people thought that meant Asians were taking over the town's businesses.

    I'm not even kidding. Not even a little bit.

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  12. They are nicer though. In areas where people are more scarce, they are more valued. It's simple economics. Also Maritimers are hobbits. Who doesn't love hobbits?

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