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Travel is fun, and you can both relax while emerging into a new culture. Although, traveling is not always possible, things tend to become better. If you didn’t know, Canada is one of the fascinating countries of the entire American continent. People think about the snowy mountains, the lumberjacks, or the long winter seasons, but that’s not everything. Canada has more than that to offer. Toronto and Vancouver and two of the loveliest cities you can visit in entire America.
People love going there due to the humility, generosity, and humor of the locals. Although the locals aren’t easy-going, they have an uncanny ability to turn a statement into a question, making striking up a conversation a piece of cake. Canada is the snow area where English and French’ live” together in a peaceful environment. Here are the top 5 reasons to fall in love with Canada:
Maple Syrup – they use it every day
Do you know maple syrup? This type of syrup is one of the most popular in Canada. Maple Syrup is one of the most glorious and delicious things in the world. You may not know, but every spring, all Canadians take part in a national tradition called “taping,” when maple trees are selected and fitted with small taps in their trunks. Since the trees thaw from the cold Canadian winter, the tree sap rises and escapes inside the tap, ending up in all the trees’ buckets. Canadians cook the sap, and they reduce it down to the sweet maple syrup everybody loves. Do you know how many liters of sap are needed to create one liter of maple syrup? Well, not less than 40 liters. Imagine that nature makes a significant effort for your gustative cells. Canadians use this syrup on waffles, steak, bacon, chicken, salads, eggs – everything they eat.
Poutine – the national institution
Montreal is filled with people chowing down on a plate of poutine. What is poutine? Well, this is a high-calorie, artery-clogging delicious dish that means French fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in brown gravy. The poutine is both delicious and a national institution you can find everywhere, from movie theaters to exquisite restaurants. Do you want to blend in like a local? Remember to pronounce it “poo-tin,” not “poo-teen.” It’s not complicated; try it!
Natural wonders are everywhere
Canada is the second-largest country globally, which is why they dedicated a significant amount of its land to conservation. They have built and created more than 40 national parks and national park reserves. These parks cover more than 300,000 square kilometers, and they bring together more lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, glaciers, and coastlines that tourists can explore during their trips. Tourists will be amazed by the beauty and the variety of this land.
A paradise for outdoor sports
Tourists that love sports such as skiing, hiking, biking, or climbing will be happy to find out Canada is the perfect land for all these. Canadians love outdoor recreation sports, and they do it every time they have the opportunity. The Canadian identity contains all these sports, and Canadians are proud of it. BBC has listed Vancouver, British Columbia, as one of the best cities for outdoor adventures globally. Vancouver truly is one of the best places in the world to get some outdoor activity. This amazing city is located only 115 kilometers from the world-class skiing resort of Whistler-Blackcomb. Snow is one of the best advantages of this cold temperatures country, and people take advantage of it the entire year. If you love the winter season, this is the best country to visit.
Friendly people everywhere
This diverse country has one of the friendliest people in the world. Cultural diversity is behind this. You can bet the Canadians are friendly and open so that you can stand on the street with an open map, and one person will come to help you. Canadians are so lovely they offer help without you asking it. How cool can that be? They are so sweet that they use words such as “could be” or “not bad” to reduce tension in a controversial discussion. They are so lovely that nobody honks in traffic, and they tend to apologize for the slightest transgression profoundly. Can you imagine that? I don’t know if it’s the education or the national anthem, but politeness is something you will love in this country.
Canada is also known for the most aggressive winter sport: hockey. Canadians love this game, and they are good at it; it’s normal, right? Interestingly, people who play this brutal sport can be so lovely with tourists or any foreign people. Maybe anger must go to someplace, and this place is a sport. For Canadians, hockey is the national passion that can eclipse any other facet of life. Even children grow up with skates on their feet and sticks in their hands – it’s a national passion. You can see a hockey scene on every five-dollar banknote, cool, right? You may think only men enjoy hockey, but that’s not entirely true. Women are equally passionated and good at hockey. While the men have won nine Olympic medals, women have dominated the last four Olympics, and they won a gold each time.
Canada is a peaceful place where you can spend your trip or holiday with your loved ones. You have to see this country at least once in your lifetime. The people, the sports, the food, the scenery – all these things are great reasons to visit this snowy country this year. We all know traveling has been difficult during the last nine months, but now things are more relaxed, and we can travel again. Relaxation is one of the highest motivations to travel and discover a new culture. Canada is a place where many people in the world want to live in. The residency is difficult to obtain, but not impossible. It takes months, but it is definitely worth the time and energy.