Can a Canadian explain this to me?

It's kind of like a cheap outdoors store.

Sports equipment, lawn shit, etc, random other shit.

Some of them have an auto shop as well i believe.

its like a walmart but it doesnt smell like lice and mold in there and there are considerably less fatasses. 

Love the CT

So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?

Like Tim Hortons.

 

There auto shops are notoriously evil. Stay away Phone Post 3.0

^ Right.

It reminds me of a Mills Fleet Farm - Midwest chain.

http://www.fleetfarm.com/

^yah, that looks pretty comparable.  

I'm going to Canada Wednesday and will have some spare time, I may have to check one of these places out.

If it's as awesome as you guys say, I'll retract my previous statement.

PatK - 


So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?



Like Tim Hortons.



 


Nailed it. But we take pride in our home grown mediocrity. Even the Leafs have fans.

One of the things that makes Canadian Tire very popular with Canadians is Mastercraft Tools.

Mastercraft tools are reasonably cheap, reasonably good and they warranty the hand tools forever. This has made it very popular with generations of Canadian farmers and backyard mechanics who abuse the crap out of wrenches and sockets.

Canadian tire is awesome. Camping, fishing, sports, tools, auto parts, kitchen crap, pretty much anything you need can be found there. Phone Post 3.0

Gojira Ninja - 
PatK -


So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?



Like Tim Hortons.



 

Must be nice to be a pompous douchebag. You wouldn't be American would you Phone Post 3.0


You're listening to Nickleback right now, aren't you?

Actually, 

 

It's part GNOME depot

ShocknAwe - 
6ULDV8 - 
ShocknAwe - I don't know a single Canadian that doesn't have a stack of Canadian Tire money sitting somewhere.

On top of my fridge is $46 worth!


Do they still have that? 



 



I had a glove compartment full of the shit, musta been 18 bucks, but I always forgot to use it.


They do. I just grabbed a bunch of shit I didn't need on the weekend!


If it's shit from Canadian Tire bought with Canadian Tire Money, it doesn't matter whether you needed it or not.



 



You have won the game!



 



Holy shit do I love Canadian Tire!



 



I have a funny story about a cop escort after my first oil change to Canadian Tire.  I'm too tired now, but just might tell it some day.



 



Protip: A toyota tercel does not take more than 6 litres of oil.  If you're refilling the oil, haven't properly drained it, and need more than 6 litres for your oil change, you dropped the ball somewhere along the line.



 



My balls dropped that day. 



 



Canadian Tire rocks

PatK - 


So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?



Like Tim Hortons.



 



It's been around for 90 + years, it's more an institution than anything.

I just cashed in all my Canadian Tire money this weekend and bought a new blade for the lawnmower, new garden hose, some fireworks, and more sunflower seeds for my garden :) Fuckin love that place!! Phone Post 3.0

PatK -

So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?

Like Tim Hortons.

 

Anyone who shits on Canadian Tire has never shopped there. Don't speak if you don't know anything about it :-)

They carry somewhat unique products in their areas of expertise. I.e. outdoors, tools, auto, sporting. They also carry most of the core things you'd find at a Walmart. Their sales are awesome. Customer service is awesome too. Phone Post

homegrowncone - 
PatK - 


So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?



Like Tim Hortons.



 



It's been around for 90 + years, it's more an institution than anything.



Exactly.  Not like it's a new store.  It predates any of its competitors that have come up from the US. 



And I'm not sure I'd say mediocre.  I don't think many professionals would shop there, but it does have some good tools

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but nothing is more dissappointing than going through a shopping mall parking lot - seeing money on the ground - running up to grab it because how you're rich! ...and then discovering it's just 5 fucking cents in canadian fucking tire money assholes.

Slash - 
PatK -

So like most things Canadian, it's a mediocre version of something that already exists, but Canadians love it because it is Canadian?

Like Tim Hortons.

 

Anyone who shits on Canadian Tire has never shopped there. Don't speak if you don't know anything about it :-)

They carry somewhat unique products in their areas of expertise. I.e. outdoors, tools, auto, sporting. They also carry most of the core things you'd find at a Walmart. Their sales are awesome. Customer service is awesome too. Phone Post



I'm just fucking with you Canadians- it's easy to get your dander up.



I have some time to kill while I'm in Canada (Windsor area) later this week. I want to check this place out.