A Toronto does not a Canada make.
Toronto’s Cool, But What About the REST of Canada?
Ask most Torontonians what Canada means to them, and they’ll give you a perfect view that sounds very… Toronto.
Let me tell you some of what I’ve seen.
Welcome to Canada! Well… at Least SOME of it!
At 9.985 million square kilometres, Canada’s the second-biggest country in the world, but much of it’s woefully underutilised.
But this isn’t the Canada I grew up discovering—it’s the 99.93% of the country that isn’t the Toronto area. The travelling I did with my parents was to see family—affording anything else simply wasn’t in the cards. But the travelling bug eventually caught me, and I realised how important it was to see more of my country if I truly wanted to call myself Canadian.
So on this journey to see the Canada everyone else sees so I can better understand it—and taking my kids along for the ride—I’d like to share some thoughts on this country with you from some of the people who live within it.
Our first stop? Calgary, Alberta—Canada’s great cowboy capital of the west!