While anybody can check into the places they’re at using Facebook on any day of the year, the world’s largest social network zeroed in on the places that Canadians were checking in to most on Canada Day.

After crunching the numbers and sorting the stats, the most checked-in place on Facebook for this year’s Canada Day was the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.

Surprisingly (for me at least), the second-most popular place was Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Perhaps many Canadians were flying home or going away on holiday, sharing their whereabouts with their social world as they travelled the real world.

Which – actually – might not be the best thing to do.

Police caution against checking in to places when you’re on vacation, alerting potential thieves to the fact you’re away from home (and asking for a break-in).

In third place was Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park in Brampton, Ont.  and then came the Rogers Centre, where the Toronto Blue Jays were playing a game.

As we go down the list, we come across other spots in Canada, such as the Old Port of Montreal and Vancouver International Airport.

Then in eighth place came Canada Place in Vancouver, followed by Niagara Falls and then Centennial Park in Toronto.