Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Algonquin Park Wolf Howl August 2008

Canada is dotted with many beautiful Provincial and National Parks each offering gorgeous scenery and some offering overnight accommodations. The West Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park is located on Highway 60, 45 km east of Huntsville. The East Gate is located on Highway 60, 5 km west of Whitney. The vast majority of Algonquin Provincial Park lies to the north and northwest of Highway 60.

We camped several times at Algonquin Provincial Park when our kids were younger. The first year we were in a pop-up trailer then the following years in a 28' travel trailer. We've had moose go through our campsite, bear traps beside our campsite, a bear tearing down a tent across from our campsite, did a lot of fishing and ate an abundance of wild blueberries. Algonquin was and still holds an amazing fascination for us. Absolutely nothing is more impressive than going to a wolf howl at Algonquin Park! After a bit of an introductory session that gives information about wolves everyone leaves to their vehicles and line up along both sides of the road where the wolf howl is to be held. There is a lot of chatter but when the signal is given it becomes dead silent! Then one of the co-ordinators will give a call. If wolves are in the area they will answer back. It seriously is one of the most awesome Canadian experiences you can have, one that will remain etched in your memory forever! Here is a video of the prep work and a wolf howl at Algonquin Park in 2008.


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