In my International travels over the years I’ve witnessed firsthand that Canadians are welcomed guests worldwide. Canadians have a reputation of being polite, laid back, friendly, and ready to have a good time. I adore hearing about people’s Canadian adventures when I’m away from home!
When I think about being a Canadian I tend to focus on the perks of enjoying the natural beauty of our country. It is easy for me to envision hiking in the mountains, paddling a kayak, or just taking in the splendor of nature from a drive in the comfort of my car. Living in the Foothills of Alberta means that I can step out my door into a spectacular outdoor playground 12 months of the year.
Beyond what I see as perks I wanted to get some perspectives on what it’s like to be Canadian from a variety of viewpoints.
As we celebrate our country’s birthday here are 7 highlights from Canadians over the age of 70
sharing their gratitude about being Canadian.
- I enjoyed travelling and am grateful that I was able to visit and see the diversity of each Province and Territory
- Canadians are kind neighbours who are willing to lend a hand.
- I am proud of Canada’s peaceful and peacekeeping reputation.
- I am thankful for Canadian athletes and sports teams and the bond of cheering for your country.
- Maple syrup, Beavertails, Montreal Bagels, Canadian Bacon, Ketchup chips, and Tim Hortons!!
- The unlimited opportunities Canadians have for growth.
- While there are plenty of wonderful places to visit in this world; Canada feels like home.
What about you!? Do you call Canada home?
Have you visited this incredibly country?
What are your favourite Canadian destinations?