Disclaimer: They don't call it that for any raacist reasons. It's just that there is a lot of snow all over the place. Much of the country is in tundra and the Arctic Circle. Ten months of Winter and two months of bad sledding is what it is. There is still snow on the ground in many areas. At least, no drought.
Any way, I spent some years living and working in Canada. Not a dodger, this was after I got out of the Army. Wasn't so bad. Quiet, bucolic, provincial; the slow pace finally got to me but I don't see them having the same problems we got here.
Migrating Northward looking better and better every day.
plus, they like back bacon.
Crimes rates are low
The blood sport is hockey
Sudbury, "The Big Nickel" so named for Inco nickel mines and the mining region.
The Great Lakes can be wicked
But they got potatoes.
All in all, a pleasant experience. Of course with something like 30 million people in the whole country, most of 'em found within 100 miles of the US border, and the second largest land mass of any country in the world, nobody gets in your way. It is like, there's no there there.