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Old 03-10-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I would say that Toronto and Montreal - the 2 Canadian cities I've been to - are good additions to visiting the east coast of the U.S. and enhancing the overall experience. Niagara Falls is also a must see - especially from the Canadian side.

The similarities between these regions of the U.S. and Canada are much more important than the differences to me. You've got 5 alpha category global cities here. So, it's better viewed as a whole.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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The similarities between these regions of the U.S. and Canada are much more important than the differences to me. You've got 5 alpha category global cities here. So, it's better viewed as a whole.

That's probably how we should all feel about the two countries as a whole.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Thumbs up Well said...kudos to you!

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I would say that Toronto and Montreal - the 2 Canadian cities I've been to - are good additions to visiting the east coast of the U.S. and enhancing the overall experience. Niagara Falls is also a must see - especially from the Canadian side.

The similarities between these regions of the U.S. and Canada are much more important than the differences to me. You've got 5 alpha category global cities here. So, it's better viewed as a whole.
Totally agree...and what a great reply in saying something great about both the Canadian as well as the U.S. regions. Honestly, sometimes I just won't read anything that I think will end up being a mine is better than yours type of thread.

Best regards, sincerely

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: South-Western New Jersey
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Does it immediately feel like you've entered another country when you've crossed the border? I'm from Australia but haven't been to Canada. I plan to go on a working holiday there soon though. I've been to the States, and it struck me as pretty different to home but familiar in some ways. Kind of like a bizarro parallel world, like I'd stepped into the TV!

What are the things you notice first/the most? Is the urban form much difference? On streetview Canadian cities look a bit more familiar than most American cities except San Diego.
1. Very little to no litter on the ground.
2. Kinder, more friendlier than most americans, because we are too stuck up on ourselves.
3. More hostile drivers, but not as bad as the philadelphia region/new york/tri-state area
4. A lot more pleasant to be around people and can certainly ask questions without getting ignorant retorts
5. More calmer than Americans. As americans, we're so hostile and busy busy that we can care less about tourists.


Source: Myself as a dual citizen Can-Am
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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One similarity would be love of coffee and donuts. I think Canadians love them even more than we do actually.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:08 PM
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Canadians are more internationally aware of the world compared to Americans.

And are also somewhat more "modest" about their country and do not shove their nationalism right on the face, as frequently.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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And people from Canada always over generalize when they talk about Americans.


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Old 03-13-2013, 07:23 PM
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I am not Canadian :wink!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:37 AM
 
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The downtowns and neighborhoods are teaming with people in Canada. They really like to walk longer distant just for a drugstore or a convenient store. In the U.S., downtowns are much less lively because people like to drive even for short distances.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Canadians look silly when they fight!


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