Did you try to pull an April Fool's Day prank on someone today?
If you didn't, you're not alone. Many people didn't feel like partaking in the prankish fun this year, while others simply don't enjoy gags.
But for Canadians who enjoy a good practical joke, the first day of April was met with some silly high jinks.
Many businesses seized the opportunity to connect with Vancouverties through absurdity. Roots "collaborated" with Tim Hortons on a "Leather TimBigs Holder," while Pizza Hut invites you to "Enjoy the aroma of fresh pizza every day" with pizza-scented candles (perhaps there would be a few takers?)
The VPD employed a couple of feline units, while the Surrey RCMP said that their resident fish was still swimming on his second anniversary with the detachment.
A couple of Canadians shared pranks they played on their unsuspecting families. Minister of Infrastructure & Communities Catherine McKenna says she took advantage of the April antics by having a fire alarm drill for her household--only she didn't let them know it was a drill.
Have a look at some of the hilarity from the Great White North.
We have a big announcement to make!! The @VPDCanine has another two new members joining the pack!— VPD Canine Unit (@VPDCanine) April 1, 2021
Please welcome psc Whiskers and psc Garfield to the unit.
The police service cats will be used in a pilot project for narcotics detection. #CatGotYourTongue pic.twitter.com/sihHDRy1so
Update: Gill is celebrating his second anniversary with the FISHT 🐟 today, and yes he’s STILL swimming! https://t.co/JulWhuZegs— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) April 1, 2021
Are you a #nature enthusiast but a #cosmetic newbie? 💄No worries! Our #PCApp has everything from #traveltips to make-up tips! 🤯 Download it now for all your trip planning needs and stay tune for our #ConservationBeauty tutorials coming soon! https://t.co/j6boaCKVcu pic.twitter.com/7Ss99j4S1O— Parks Canada (@ParksCanada) April 1, 2021
Happy #APRILFOOLS!!! 🤣 Did we fool you? As much as we love ❤ #conservation, we’ll leave the #cosmetic world to the professionals! ✌ We encourage you to check out all our conservation efforts here: https://t.co/6Cd5eFrsFV #ConservationBeauty pic.twitter.com/mtcAtaYRai— Parks Canada (@ParksCanada) April 1, 2021
Quarter Pounder who? We’re on the 🇨🇦 metric system now: presenting the 1/9th Kilogrammer. pic.twitter.com/9xYxEY43RN— McDonald's 🇨🇦 (@McDonaldsCanada) April 1, 2021
A few weeks ago, we posted about TimBigs and got some disappointed messages from fans wishing they could get their hands on one. So we corrected that by making some and surprising a few. Happy Reverse #AprilFools! 😊 https://t.co/p11TRh9Vzp pic.twitter.com/BrqMXSlj25— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) April 1, 2021
It’s BIG and it needs to be handled with care. Introducing our Leather TimBigs Holder that’s hand-made at our state-of-the-art leather factory in Toronto. https://t.co/Og55vyypbE pic.twitter.com/YRFERVwPuj— Roots (@ROOTS) April 1, 2021
It's 2021, expect anything at this point pic.twitter.com/EcWhNB070b— Domino's Canada (@DominosCanada) April 1, 2021
Enjoy the aroma of fresh pizza everyday. pic.twitter.com/cZTu83wMtn— Pizza Hut Canada (@PizzaHutCanada) April 1, 2021