How much do Canadians love Florida?

An infographic on our national infatuation with the Sunshine State

Attack of the snowbirds

Photograph by Mark Peterman/Getty Images

A BMO report released this week reminds us just how much we all love Florida. It notes that more than 500,000 Canadians own property in the state (Canadians are the largest foreign buyers of Florida real estate), that Canada is Florida’s No. 1 source of foreign tourists, and that perhaps Canadian snowbirds played a significant role in pulling the recession-hit state from its post-2008 slump.