Why 50% of Canadians Live South of This Line

Published on Jul 23, 2021
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  • Nebulon Ranger

    Nebulon Ranger

    11 hours ago

    It's OTT*A*WA.

  • Jordan farrell

    Jordan farrell

    14 hours ago


  • Ian Murphy

    Ian Murphy

    15 hours ago

    RealLifeLore going after all of Canada saying only the southern part or Ontario can grow food. Saskatchewan, who has an agricultural sector 5 times the size: am I a joke to you?

  • Clare Knutson

    Clare Knutson

    17 hours ago

    You spelt OTTAWA wrong 💔

  • ElGatuífero_33


    19 hours ago

    Fun fact: most of the fun facts are not funny

  • Alexander Welling

    Alexander Welling

    20 hours ago

    I did not know that is how you spell Ottawa 0_0

  • Lee Price

    Lee Price

    Day ago

    Why was the boarder kept closed
    Authoritarian Facist took control over our lives.

  • WildFlashback


    Day ago

    Long story short. It’s cold as fuck

  • CG Breeki

    CG Breeki

    Day ago

    That's quite nice... it's really nice to have a lot of untouched wilderness.

  • CG Breeki

    CG Breeki

    Day ago

    0:18 - Well... the 48th parallel is not the longest border. If you were considering the border of all of the US, including Alaska, then yes, it's the longest border between 2 countries.

  • Ryanhwelton


    Day ago

    I am not understanding why the presenter thought he would be embarrassing Canadians with this video. The location of cities is based on topography, past military significance, climate, and access to trade. This “small” population controls much of the world’s natural resources and business is good.

  • Money Mark

    Money Mark

    Day ago

    This changed my whole perspective on what it means to be "from Canada"...

  • Steve Polhill

    Steve Polhill

    Day ago

    You misspelled Ottawa.

  • Jun Pineda Jr.

    Jun Pineda Jr.

    Day ago

    Fun fact:Most CANADIANS,AMERICANS do not know this geopolitical,geographical relationship bet these 2 giant nations.

  • Awesomeman 2000

    Awesomeman 2000

    Day ago

    I live in that area, and it's probably the least beautiful part of Canada where I live (the Chemical Valley area)

  • Lorthorn


    2 days ago

    laughs in Yukon

  • Komment King

    Komment King

    2 days ago

    I'm sorry but that's "few/fewer people" not "less/lesser people". Fewer is for things you can count, and less is for thing you can't. So fewer marbles, less water. Get it ?

  • Komment King

    Komment King

    2 days ago

    Perfect - thank you ! !!

  • Mike Wazowski

    Mike Wazowski

    2 days ago

    Oh I know exactly why. I've got just one word for you,

  • Peaceful Vibes

    Peaceful Vibes

    2 days ago

    OTTAWA not OTTOWA :)

  • Tasso Demo

    Tasso Demo

    2 days ago

    0:44 “50% of Canadians live south of this line”
    *has southern Ontario filled in as well as Nova scotia*
    Southern Ontario: 14 million people
    Nova Scotia: around 1 million people
    15 million people divided by 38.1 million people = 42%.
    That math is scary.

  • Easymoneysniper


    2 days ago


  • ElfBros


    2 days ago

    I live in Chicago I’m important :)

  • Salman Ahmad

    Salman Ahmad

    2 days ago

    1:01 dude how are you embarrassing Canada. Canada can live where they want . so basically that is not embarassing.

  • Will Sharff

    Will Sharff

    2 days ago

    I’ve watched almost all this mans videos...

  • danny hawk

    danny hawk

    3 days ago

    BS to the 49th parallel being the longest border between 2 countries Australia's border(mainland only) to another country is 22,293 miles long.

  • SevenThunderful


    3 days ago

    I live at the 47th parallel in WA state and my weather is pretty mild, a lot more mild than Toronto. I'm surprised that the western part of Canada doesn't get more attention. Southern British Columbia is not that bad.

  • Matthew C

    Matthew C

    3 days ago

    As of September 16, the US border is actually STILL closed to CANADIANS while US citizens have now been able to enter for the past month.

  • TomGreen 99

    TomGreen 99

    3 days ago

    Live just north of Vancouver and I'm offended.

  • 30minforasn


    3 days ago

    What is canada anyways.

  • DXP6986


    3 days ago

    Because it's frigging cold

  • SomeoneCommenting


    3 days ago

    Why is it "embarrassing" that Canada has geographically a point so south, considering the damn *geographic shape of the Great Lakes* ? It's not like if Canada was the one who controlled the Ice Age glaciers to make that continental feature. And by the way, they live as down as possible because Canada is polar cold anywhere up there in winter. Even that south.

  • Olivia C

    Olivia C

    3 days ago

    PEI feels so left out :(

  • JF Beland

    JF Beland

    3 days ago

    as a canadian from Quebec: this place sucks ass and the people here are awful.

  • Edma Basogan

    Edma Basogan

    3 days ago

    0:58 damn why was he so aggressive about it. Man hates Canadians 😩😂

  • Lawrence Seow

    Lawrence Seow

    3 days ago

    I didn't realise half of all Canadians live around the Great Lakes, which makes perfect sense

  • T Abel

    T Abel

    3 days ago

    Sometimes I forgot Canada is even up there tbh

  • Luca Piomelli

    Luca Piomelli

    3 days ago

    You tried to embarrass us Canadians, but actually just embarrassed Americans by spelling Ottawa wrong!

  • Sam Dakrouri

    Sam Dakrouri

    3 days ago

    As someone that’s from Edmonton I’m watching this and feeling good about how canadien I am for living so far up north 😂

  • noah pokeemon

    noah pokeemon

    3 days ago

    I had to check comments to see if this was clickbait

  • Jyotirmoy Roy

    Jyotirmoy Roy

    3 days ago

    He slips ads soooooo fckin smoothly dude

  • Dan Su

    Dan Su

    3 days ago

    The total population of Canada = Tokyo !

  • Eric Estrada

    Eric Estrada

    4 days ago

    So some of Mexico back in the day was further north than Canada's most southern point interesting.

  • paranoidandroid


    4 days ago

    Money/jobs. But as soon as they get sick, they go right back up to Canada (because our healthcare sucks and is too expensive)!

  • Roni Jr

    Roni Jr

    4 days ago

    Fun fact more mexicans live in the u.s.a than they do in mexico.

  • Steven G

    Steven G

    4 days ago

    The second you know he’s now building up to the paid promotion.
    Dude just be straight with us instead of so disingenuous. You can detect it in every video and it’s sucks. Stop treating us like children, we - do - not - like - it. Grow up and say something like “and now for the…”. At least we’ll respect you

  • American Raptor

    American Raptor

    4 days ago

    Fun fact: If the U.S. gets into a nuclear war, Canadians get to go along for the ride.

  • Miagi Fodder

    Miagi Fodder

    4 days ago

    All that info for an ad campaign wow

  • Nameless13o13


    4 days ago

    U need to do some better reserch in to canada. And not just go off internet data.

  • D 95

    D 95

    4 days ago

    The vast majority of Canada is untouched wilderness, I wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Walter Carrizo

    Walter Carrizo

    4 days ago

    América goles from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. Even Greenland propulsión are americans 🤔

  • BRUH biqw

    BRUH biqw

    4 days ago

    I live above the 49th parallel XD

  • Gustavo G

    Gustavo G

    4 days ago

    Fun fact: 50% of Canadians are the half

  • Alex C

    Alex C

    4 days ago

    My man really spelled Ottawa as. Ottowa 😂😂😂😂.

  • M


    4 days ago

    A+ pronunciation of “torono” the t is silent 👌🏻 lol

  • Dum


    4 days ago


  • Jon ‘jaixzz’ S C

    Jon ‘jaixzz’ S C

    4 days ago

    "… lucrative trade has *flowed* along the st.Laurence…"
    (not "…flowed…")

  • UnDeaDCyBorg


    4 days ago

    I always think it's kind of beautiful, or at least curious, how Canada just has barely more inhabitants than the Tokyo metropolitan area.

  • BoredRabbit


    5 days ago

    "Think of how cold North Dakota is, and then realize Canada is colder than that."

  • Dan R.

    Dan R.

    5 days ago

    You spelt Ottawa wrong

  • Jason Ross

    Jason Ross

    5 days ago

    There's another, huge reason why so many Canadians live near the border, that I thought this guy was transitioning to. Political. The first true transcontinential railroad, the CPR, was built near the border to establish Canadian control over what would one day become the provinces of Manitoba, Saskachewan, Alberta and British Columbia, by establishing our own transcontinental railroad, connecting Halifax to Vancouver, and located near the 49th parallel to ensure we could populate our side of the border with settlers and move troops in as needed to prevent the USA from colonizing our west away from us. Back when our founding Prime Minister, Sir John A MacDonnald made this decision, Americans were starting to send spur lines up into Canada, and migrate Americans into western Canada. The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from Halifax to Vancouver headed off that move and established Canada's territory, as the USA was forced to stop sending settlers and abandoned any spur lines they'd been building up towards/into Canada.
    Back in those days, the war of 1812 was still a fairly recent memory, and the American war cry of 54-40 or fight was still a part of current events. Canadians were very much concerned about America taking away parts of our country. The best way to head that off without forcing them into a major international war, would be to simply populate the border with Canadians and economic activity. That's the real, historical reason for most Canadians to live near the Canada-USA border.

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    • Altrunchen


      3 days ago

      TIL, thanks

  • Your awesome

    Your awesome

    5 days ago

    Because most of Canada is cold and most of our land is not easily habitable. A lot of the land is icy sheets of land or big, rocky mountains covered with thick forests. Anything south of this line is good farmland and easy to build upon. No wonder our population is 1/10 of the USA

  • DersNoNem


    5 days ago

    Seebeck & Peltier technology be utilise in the Canadian Shield area right?

  • Silas Blair

    Silas Blair

    6 days ago

    That awkward moment when your an American living north of the majority of Canadians

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    6 days ago

    You spelled Ottawa wrong. You spelled "Ottowa", it's actually "Ottawa"

  • vSquidr


    6 days ago

    im from ottawa and u spelt that shit wrong lmao, ottowa lmao

  • Danny Canjura

    Danny Canjura

    6 days ago

    Long story short : cold and boring anywhere else

  • first name

    first name

    7 days ago

    so poughkeepsie, ny is more north than canada’s southern most point

  • GreyYT


    7 days ago

    "Why most Canadians live in the southern of this Line"
    Also the line: Is in basically America.

  • bagou


    7 days ago

    As a canadian that lives in Montreal, I can says that it is still VERY cold in the winter (-30) degrees celcius.

  • Brokkoli Ramen

    Brokkoli Ramen

    7 days ago

    How is that embarrassing for Canada?

  • A Random Bird Flying

    A Random Bird Flying

    7 days ago

    3:21 Its Ottawa Not Ottowa

  • Cheyne


    8 days ago

    So what’s in the rest of Canada then? Lulw

  • Cheesecake Double Peanutbutter

    Cheesecake Double Peanutbutter

    8 days ago

    Still, Canadians pretend they're not Americans lol

  • cameron bradshaw

    cameron bradshaw

    8 days ago

    3:18 “OTTOWA” c’mon man at least spell the capital city right!

  • Rory Tynan

    Rory Tynan

    8 days ago

    2:11 did u spot it

  • Steve Caricic

    Steve Caricic

    8 days ago

    3:22 Man u cant even type Ottawa correctly...

  • Kati Pearson

    Kati Pearson

    8 days ago

    I’m sure someone has mentioned this by now, but it’s Ottawa not Ottowa. 👌🏻

  • David Kelly

    David Kelly

    8 days ago

    Just me who started giving when he said Oregon Washington etc

  • Heeelion


    8 days ago

    ontario as a whole doesnt even have 40% of the population of Canada what is this video about? the title is misleading. Just finished watching this video this is so innacurate its not funny

  • Adam Cram

    Adam Cram

    9 days ago

    As a Canadian... its winters are not fun. Southern parts of Canada... winters are mild compared to the north.. so many untapped resources here

  • R&C Gaming

    R&C Gaming

    9 days ago


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    WiFi 【むせんラン]

    9 days ago

    Fun fact: Once you lose your virginity, you can never find it. Once you take someone's virginity, you can never return it.

  • emgoldfinch


    10 days ago

    I love Ottowa

  • Crystal K

    Crystal K

    10 days ago

    I live in a border town near the Peace Arch and the stories of border closure here are heartbreaking

  • Errol Hester

    Errol Hester

    10 days ago

    I live on the coast of James Bay with a population of little under 3000 people with 8 other communities within our Eeyou Istchee “Cree Land” in translation. Also our communities aren’t so close either the closest one to my community is 2-3 hours and the farthest is 7-8 hours with driving

  • highway2 heaven91

    highway2 heaven91

    11 days ago

    Fun fact (or just nerdy): The Background music on this track is used Local Forecasts for The Weather Network in Canada.
    It's probably a coincidence that RealLifeLore used this track for a video that just so happens to be about Canada, though :)
    The name of the song is Turquoise Waves.

    • vista_stic


      2 days ago

      Thank you!

    • Adam Lane

      Adam Lane

      6 days ago

      I feel like I've heard this as hold music on telephone calls as well.

  • Elon Musk

    Elon Musk

    11 days ago

    This video solved so many of my questions. Damn, thanks reallifelore

  • Masta Andros

    Masta Andros

    11 days ago

    I love that he misspelled "Ottowa" it's Ottawa...

  • Prajyoth Pradeep

    Prajyoth Pradeep

    11 days ago

    You can't have people or civilization without food. So how did industrialization happen in cold Europe? Did they steal knowledge from India?

  • Poppaneedsanap


    11 days ago

    I'd feel better about the veracity of your Canadian exposé if you spelled Ottawa correctly.

  • shade iE

    shade iE

    11 days ago

    Most of America does want canadians here.

  • Pepe Cuadrado

    Pepe Cuadrado

    11 days ago

    Fun fact: only indigenous canadians live in the north supported by the government:v 🤡

  • SouthPoundHam


    11 days ago

    I lived in Yellowknife, NWT for two years and let me tell you, -40 fucking Celsius is too damn cold

  • Tom Brown

    Tom Brown

    11 days ago

    Not even close to the reason why 50% of the population lives in Southern Ontario. The real reason is because that is where the majority of the jobs are. And Toronto is now the 4rth largest City in North America.

    • DuhDuh


      11 days ago

      and why do you think majority of the jobs are in Southern Ontario?... refer to this video for answers. That is THE reason why majority of the jobs are in Southern Ontario.

  • Kirk Tuss

    Kirk Tuss

    11 days ago

    Lol, grew up North of that, we all know Southern Ontario isn't really Canada.
    Nice try with the mental gymnastics.

  • edward darkman

    edward darkman

    11 days ago

    It's primarily about transportation. The population lives adjacent to the transportation routes. Always has.

  • Broceliande Forest

    Broceliande Forest

    11 days ago

    This is irrelevant, countries arent made up from "parallels" these are lines of latitude.

  • Michael A

    Michael A

    12 days ago

    arguably, the most irritating voice on this planet

  • Reflex


    12 days ago

    My teacher is not an amarican citizen he’s Canadian