Stuff like this is why we love Justin ... he's so real and so honest and treats our photographers like human beings, with respect. In fact, he takes the opportunity to learn a little something from them as he leaves the hockey rink with wife Hailey Baldwin!

Justin basically interviews the paparazzi in the parking lot as he walked to his car, asking photographers how much they make, what stories sell, if they like their job. So endearing!

Looks like Justin's getting back to his Canadian roots, hitting the ice like he did last year on a regular basis. And he's good! We've seen JB's skating skills and he's no joke!

On his way into the rink we asked about his feud with Taylor Swift over his defense of manager Scooter Braun buying T-Swiz's music catalog. But he did NOT wanna talk about that ...