You might want to break out a map of Canada for this one.
Reddit user formerpremier thought it would be fun to see what the world would look like if North America were flipped upside down. The result, we have to say, puts Canada in a pretty advantageous position. Check it out:
The most noticeable (and exciting) difference here is that the entire Carribean would belong to Canada. Maple Leafs, rather than blowing in frigid winters, would fly over sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue water, fulfilling the long-held dreams of Canucks from coast-to-coast.
British Columbia would finally take its rightful place as Canada’s California (albeit on the wrong coast). Gone would be the polar bears from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. They would instead become tropical destinations laden with five-star resorts and bathing-suit-clad tourists. Did we mention they’d also have flamingos roaming around?! Talk about culture shock.
Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland, meanwhile, would become Canada’s ultra-hospitable version of Hawaii. Only things would be cheaper, there wouldn’t be any scary volcanoes, and maple syrup would be abundant.
As for America? FRIGID! As you can see from the igloos dotting the top portion of the map, our southern (now northern) neighbors got the short end of the deal. The Southern states, previously loaded with palm trees and nature, would become barren, unlivable wastelands (take that, Texas). States like New York, however, wouldn’t change very much.
The same holds true for certain cities in Canada. Toronto, for example, might even be a bit colder than before. Any other cities close to the U.S. border also wouldn’t notice very much. But that’s in stark contrast to provinces like Quebec, which would become home to an entire desert!
Check out the map above for yourself. Do you see anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below!