As a bonifide second generation Canadian, Vancouverite no less, it is time for me to speak up with pride. As everyone glued to the television watching the Olympics knows, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world--a truly magical place nestled between the Rocky mountains and the Pacific Ocean. I did a little research on Canada so that I can pass on a few interesting facts.
Vancouver is tied with Zurich, Switzerland as having the highest quality of life of any city in the world! Wow - and I left it, 28 years ago. My ex's career took us to many wonderful countries, Australia, England, and the US where I currently live. I still have a sister in Vancouver and some good friends, but don't get out to visit as often as I should.
The border between Canada and the US is 5525 miles, the world's largest border. It's also an hour from Vancouver.
Ninety percent of the population live within a 100 miles of the US border.
Canada is the second largest country in the world - second only to Russia. But it is the 9th most sparsely populated nations in the world.
They have $1. and $2. coins, called loonies and toonies.
Ice hockey is their national sport.
And I love it dearly!