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Old 09-03-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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..... Rivers in the US would be dry were it not for the generosity of Canada. ....
Could you explain what you mean by this? ^

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Old 09-03-2016, 08:08 PM
 
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He thinks water running downhill and Canada being north of the U.S. explains everything anyone ever wanted to know about the North American watershed.

Geography obviously not his strong-suit.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:15 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Could you explain what you mean by this? ^

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Only thing I thing I could think of is the Columbia River .....
It originates in Canada and maybe he's thinking Canada could stop the flow
into the U.S. ...not very likely as Canada has agreements in place with the US.

Similar thing with the Souris River in Manitoba/North Dakota...much more minor river though.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Of course it's serious.
Who in their right mind would suggest that because the US and Canada both have cities, and people in those cities who speak English, the countries and peoples are the same?

That's insane!
Canadians are nothing like people in the US.
Obviously Canadians are not politicking about building a wall with the people to the South, but the US people are parading with contradiction about (they are, are not) building the wall with the Mexican. That's 100%US ... Canadians are not like that, eh.

Canada will build the wall to protect against the country to the South and the country to the South will pay for it!

Admitting that the US has nice stuff to see and nice people doesn't mean that Canada doesn't have any too.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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Most Americans don't even travel internationally anyway. Canada receives millions of tourists from other countries every year.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:22 AM
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Only thing I thing I could think of is the Columbia River .....
It originates in Canada and maybe he's thinking Canada could stop the flow
into the U.S. ...not very likely as Canada has agreements in place with the US.

Similar thing with the Souris River in Manitoba/North Dakota...much more minor river though.
Most of the Columbia's watershed is in the United States as well as the flow. The "headwaters" name is up in Canada. The Columbia's watershed extends to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Having lived in Canada.....most Canadians know very little about US natural resources. They do watch Canadian TV so do better with American culture.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Most Americans don't even travel internationally anyway. Canada receives millions of tourists from other countries every year.
Some 80% of Canada's tourists are Americans. Without Americans traveling internationally to Canada, Canada's tourism industry would collapse. The same is true the other way around in places like Maine or Washington State or Upstate New York where a chunk of retail sales and tourism is geared towards Canadians.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:18 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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There can be no doubt it's correct that Americans make up the greatest bulk of visitors to Canada. Here are statistics, look to your right at the figures for arrivals to Canada from other countries for May 2016.

American visitors vastly out-number visitors from all other countries listed:

Statistics & figures | www.DestinationCanada.com

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Old 09-04-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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There can be no doubt it's correct that Americans make up the greatest bulk of visitors to Canada. Here are statistics, look to your right at the figures for arrivals to Canada from other countries for May 2016.

American visitors vastly out-number visitors from all other countries listed:

Statistics & figures | www.DestinationCanada.com

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No doubt, but I think the OP's point is that a lot of Americans never think about travelling to Canada, but do travel to many other places.

The Americans that I have encountered have usually never been to Canada because of preconceived ideas about Canada. It's too cold. It's bland. It's exactly the same as the US etc. It's funny because ones who felt that way, usually change their minds once they start seeing different parts of Canada.

I've actually had a conversation on the Seabus with a couple from Potland, Oregon who were here for a cruise.
They had ask me a question about something. I heard the American accent and asked where they were from.
They told me and then said, " it's our first time here and we love it, but are only here one day. We didn't think anything was here."

They said they'd be back and I'm sure they did...it is only a 6 hour drive.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Most Americans don't even travel internationally anyway. Canada receives millions of tourists from other countries every year.
Millions? I don't know which Canada you're talking about, but the one north of where I live gets maybe 2-300,000 tourists from all other countries minus the US.
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