Canada's least favourite outdoor activities

As you can tell by my blog, I'm not a big fan of the outdoors. However, with apologies to the colourblind, this graph shows the seven most unpopular outdoor activities (out of those that people will actually admit to doing) in Canada, separated by province.

All data shown are for 2013 and were downloaded from  Stats Can . 

All data shown are for 2013 and were downloaded from Stats Can

Basically, at least 1% of Ontario will do anything as long as it's outdoors. But apparently Quebec draws the line at snowmobiling, as well as at the highly-specific category of "Exercise, tai chi, aerobics, yoga." BC refuses to snowmobile and toboggan (and to go down slides, apparently). Typical! BCers are always turning down my tobogganing-down-slides parties! Which is probably for the best, because those parties always end up going (ugh, this is about to happen...) downhill...

Newfies snowmobile. That was in no way a surprise. They wear their snowmobile jackets EVERYWHERE! There are more snowmobile jackets in Newfoundland than there are ridiculous place names.

Also, I think we can safely infer from this data that the Maritimes is the least hipster-infested region of Canada. If an outdoor activity is not mainstream, they're not wasting a cod-loving second on it! PEI, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are having none of it. And good on ya!

To be fair, there are two more outdoor activities (that Statistics Canada tracks) that were more unpopular. Here's what the graph looks like for "Mountain climbing" and "Geocaching":

Again, this is 2013 data (although the 2011 data looks exactly the same). 

Again, this is 2013 data (although the 2011 data looks exactly the same). 

I was secretly hoping that Montreal had households that claimed they go mountain climbing, and I would admonish them and tell them they're living in a dream world. But, apparently Montrealites have no illusions that their "mountain" is actually a mountain. I guess Montrealites have a firm grasp on—ugh, not again!—Montreality...