With Americans it always about WHO they are. "We're Americans! We have our rights!"
That's partly true of Canadians as well, but Canadian identity is much more about WHERE we are than WHO we are. We're in the north, the Great White North. We're about winter, and trees, and lakes. Our geography informs our identity more than it does in the U.S.
Although our population is only a tenth of the U.S. population we are a slightly more urban society with a higher level of education. I mean, Canadians enjoy a higher rate of post-secondary education and training among adults than what prevails in the United States. In fact, statistically speaking, Canada is one of the most educated societies in the contemporary world