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

Monday, April 12, 2010

Loons at Algonquin Provincial Park

We spent a few summers camping at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.  It is a beautiful area to visit!  The common loon is an icon of the Canadian Northland even though its habitat ranges into the US.  The call of the loon is just amazing to hear.  We woke to it each morning and sometimes glided over the water in a canoe just to be able to get pictures and enjoy the loons a bit more.  Despite living on the Great Lakes waterway we seldom see loon down this far which is a pity.  I love their mystic call!  Here's a short video showing what loons look like along with their call.




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