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Old 01-16-2013, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Sorry but I've got to laugh. Vancouverites? You do realize that if you were to stop " Vancouverites " on the street and ask them if they are born and bred Vancouverites the answer is most likely no. I have one friend out of many that was actually born and bred here. The rest are from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, Mexico and parts of the U.S.
I'd say there are also at least a few Vancouverites who are from Asia.

 
Old 01-16-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Francophones are more talkative and outgoing than anglophones in Canada, but are also less formally polite.

They are much more likely to start a friendly conversation with a stranger, but less likely to hold the door for you when entering a building...

I thought holding the door for someone else was a Southern "thang". I didn't know Northerners did it, too!
 
Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I thought holding the door for someone else was a Southern "thang". I didn't know Northerners did it, too!

People in Ontario do it, and I've never noticed a real difference between Ontario and neighbouring states when it comes to this type of social behaviour.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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I'm sure you'd have to ask "depends where?"

Do you think colder weather makes people a little less friendly, on a very general basis.

Are Canadians more likely to be like "What are you talking to me for?"
The people in US are friendly but politics people get very riled up about in the US than Canada.

If you liberal and talking to some people in the US do not bring up politics .


There seems to be more hippies and hipsters in Canada than the US.
 
Old 01-23-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I'd say there are also at least a few Vancouverites who are from Asia.
I read somewhere that 40% of Lower Mainlanders were born in BC, 40% were born in other countries and 20% are from other parts of Canada. So the idea that Vancouver is mostly populated by people from Ontario is a myth.
 
Old 01-23-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Nicest Canadians:
- ethnic ones
- rural ones
- Quebecois, they are like up front Northeasterners who happen to speak French

Less friendly Canadians:
- Vancouverites

Many Canadians report the same "vibe" upon moving to Vancouver that some Americans experience upon moving to Seattle. Is it any wonder? They are 150 miles apart.
I find Vancouver and Seattle so, so different. Vancouver feels more similar to Toronto than it does to Seattle, despite being 3 hours from Seattle vs 3 days from Toronto.
 
Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Does Niagara Falls, Ontario have more in common with Toronto than it does with Niagara Falls, New York?
 
Old 01-24-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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I can answer that, having worked in one in and lived in the other: Niagara Falls, ON for sure has more in common with its US counterpart city in terms of shared environmental, economic (more true in the past when they were both heavily industrial), and possibly energy issues and concerns, but the Canadian city still has a distinctively Canadian feel to it. For one thing, it has no real slums, no significant criminal element, a much more substantial tourist sector, and more diversity.

In terms of the people, I would by no means say that the average resident of The Falls (ON) thinks, acts, or feels more like someone from across the river than someone from the GTA, or at least if you remove the pretentious, standoffish, and indifferent character *some* folks have in the latter. They are for sure more down to Earth but still are more polite, proper, and distant than their American counterparts. Joking around is not something they rush into with a stranger, for example, unlike WNYers.
 
Old 01-24-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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For one thing, it has no real slums, no significant criminal element, a much more substantial tourist sector, and more diversity.
Define "more diversity".
 
Old 01-24-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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Define "more diversity".
Well, I'm not saying that there are necessarily more visible minorities on the Canadian side, but you do find more diversity in terms of where people are from (which IMO is real diversity, not the shallow conception of diversity Americans have based on color). On the US side you find whites, Blacks, and some Indians, but on the Canadian side I worked with people from Egypt, Jamaica, Iran, and China.
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