Greetings and Salutations from the USA. Today I honor our Candian Family with their holidays and festivals.
Canada’s Capital City is Ottawa. Ottawa is located directly on the Ontario Quebec border on the Ottawa River. The Ottawa River is one of the premier places in the world for whitewater rafting.
The Maple leaf is on the flag, the Canadian dollar ($) (CAD) is it’s official currency.
What do we as American’s really know about Canada? It has an area of 9,984,670 square km, it is the world’s second-largest country by total area. Ottawa is its capital and Toronto is its largest city. English and French are their official languages.
The United States is its only land bordering country, with which it has the world’s largest land border. The country has immigrants from many countries, which makes it one of the world’s most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations.
Fun facts: Canadian food. Did you know Canadians eat more macaroni and cheese than any other country? I love my MacNCheese also. With kraft being the best, no wonder they have loved this food since before 1845!
I knew about Tim Horton’s. It is also responsible for having the most donut shops per capita than anywhere else. Throughout the entire world, there is not one country that surpasses them.
Being a trucker I love donuts, um I mean Canada.LOL
They’re even known for being the oldest brewery in North America and not only did they start it but the brewery is still running. Molson Coors Canada produced Molson Canadian beer and they are still making it right where they started in 1786.
77% of the maple syrup produced in the entire world is made right in Quebec.
There are no hormones in Canadian dairy products.
That’s because they don’t allow any kind of hormones to be given to the cattle. So if you’re looking for a healthy and all-natural drink, you’ll find it in the milk.
Imagine seeing license plates that are actually shaped like a polar bear.
I’m not too sure about this one but here it goes. In Dawson City Yukon, there is a cocktail where people drink whiskey with a human toe inside. It is called the sour toe cocktail.
People donate toes that have fallen off due to frostbite or other means. There is a $2500 fine if you swallow the toe. When people accidentally swallow the toe good samaritans donate newly severed toe to drink.
In the far north town of Churchill, Manitoba nobody locks their doors to their house or cars in case of a polar bear attack. Run for your lives and hope the lock is open. Churchill is located in the center of Polar Bear Alley and polar bears walk freely through the town.
Hopewell Rocks New Brunswick – Home to the highest tides in the world. This body of water moves 100 billion tons of water through its tides twice daily.
Manitoulin Island in Ontario is the largest fresh freshwater island in the world. It is an amazing place to visit. Located in Georgian Bay of Lake Huron, it is filled with hiking and cultural experiences. The Great Spirit Circle Trails allows people to immerse themselves in Indigenous culture.
This is for my sponsor Janet, Don, and family. I know from Janet that they are celebrating Their Thanksgiving weekend. Janet shared with me, Tomorrow – I make my family favourite – Les Tourtieres – a Thanksgiving Tradition! These are wonderful meat pies, using beef, pork, or chicken. Janet makes them every year.
The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, culture, and community spirit.
Supported by over 2,500 passionate volunteers, our year-round events, programs, and initiatives invest in youth, support agricultural programs, celebrate western culture, and make a lasting economic impact in our city.
Each year, Stampede Park hosts over 1,200 business, tourism, sporting, hospitality, and community events and welcomes more than four million guests. These events create thousands of jobs and contribute more than $540M to the Alberta economy.
There are various annual events and festivals hosted in Calgary. Those are the Folk Music Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, the Lilac Festival, the Calgary Fringe Festival, Global Fest, Calgary Folk Music Festival, and Calgary International Spoken Word Festival.
I am coming to Calgary to visit by the end of 2023. I’ll have enough time to see the sites without having to rush.
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