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Old 05-25-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Most of Canadian I met were indirect. but when you really know them, you realize that they all (not all, sorry but large group) have the desire to move to US if possible. is that true livng Canada is boring?
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Actually the majority of people I knew in Canada were fairly horrified when they found out we were moving to the US. They are pretty content where they are - and that was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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oh. I see.

I was in Alberta when I was a college student
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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Ya if the one you love is down here....LOL

It's funny because my dad went to University in Oregon (my family lives in Edmonton) and when he and my mom were married he always talked about how much he loved the States and just raved about them but then once I moved there because some yank stole me away it's a little different.
Edmonton was a great place to live and grow up and I will always love it. I don't think it was boring in the least. I also had the privelege of living in Calgary for 2 years and it was a blast! There's a lot of things I miss about living up there. Now I'm in Utah and I love it. We are thinking of moving to Dallas and I'm sure I'll love it there. It's really hard to make a generalization like that because both Canada and the US are so diverse that there really is so many variables. It's not as much where you live but what's in your heart.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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There sure are a lot of variables even within a city. I was thinking about that the other day. I like the block and immediate area I am living on. If I had moved three or four blocks the other way I probably wouldn't have liked it so much. I read around the forums and see that a lot of people move and regret it. I read once it takes two years to get used to a place. Maybe time and finding a better area within the city or town would be key to enjoying the place. Whole areas in a city vary so much in atmosphere and commodities.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I'm Canadian (born and bred in Vancouver) and am moving south and I can't WAIT! And it's to BOSTON for heaven's sake! Vancouver sucks. If you enjoy drinking endless cups of grande half calf cappucino's with half fat soy milk, going mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking, and love shopping for expensive yoga clothes in your hybrid car on Robson street - it's the city for you! Personally, I'd like to live somewhere that has it's OWN identity, you know? That's what I feel is missing in Vancouver right now. We USED to have it but I feel like we really sold out once we started courting all the business and tourism about 20 years ago. Now I couldn't even guess what it means to be a Vancouverite, you know? I'll take George Bush and Ted Kennedy over Gordon Campbell and Stephen Harper any day! At least people there seem to CARE about their politics (even if they WERE stupid enough to vote George Bush in the SECOND time after he stole the election the first time!)

I find Canadians more than anything are simply apathetic......
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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I'm Canadian (born and bred in Vancouver) and am moving south and I can't WAIT! And it's to BOSTON for heaven's sake! Vancouver sucks. If you enjoy drinking endless cups of grande half calf cappucino's with half fat soy milk, going mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking, and love shopping for expensive yoga clothes in your hybrid car on Robson street - it's the city for you! Personally, I'd like to live somewhere that has it's OWN identity, you know? That's what I feel is missing in Vancouver right now. We USED to have it but I feel like we really sold out once we started courting all the business and tourism about 20 years ago. Now I couldn't even guess what it means to be a Vancouverite, you know? I'll take George Bush and Ted Kennedy over Gordon Campbell and Stephen Harper any day! At least people there seem to CARE about their politics (even if they WERE stupid enough to vote George Bush in the SECOND time after he stole the election the first time!)

I find Canadians more than anything are simply apathetic......
When are you heading to Boston? I'm heading there myself in a few months...
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Longueuil, Quebec/Brooklyn, NY
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I am from Calgary originally and lived in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Dallas at various times. I moved to Ottawa in 2004 and love it here.

Living in the US is definitely a tradeoff. I don't think it's less boring than Canada, just different. I knew people in LA who thought it was boring and cultureless and loved Montréal.

A lot of it is perspective.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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Default Re: Canada or the U.S.

I have lived in both countries, and I'm a citizen of both. While there are certainly pros and cons for both countries, I am absolutely desperate to get out of Canada. The people are shy and unfriendly. The stuff about Canadians being so friendly is a big myth.
The culture is hopelessly boring. People bad-mouth Americans here in Toronto (and in Vancouver) a lot, but there is very little discernible culture up here to be proud about, as far as I'm concerned. The weather in most of the country SUCKS. I'm leaving in a few months, and i can't WAIT.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The people are shy and unfriendly. The stuff about Canadians being so friendly is a big myth.
The culture is hopelessly boring.

People bad-mouth Americans here in Toronto (and in Vancouver) a lot, but there is very little discernible culture up here to be proud about, as far as I'm concerned.

The weather in most of the country SUCKS.
That's not correct for "The Maritimes" or Atlantic Canadian provinces. I find the people I've met from there quite friendly and hospitable. But their economy stinks lately so it'd be tough to make a living out there. I've never been to the Maritimes, but met many people from there at various jobsites in Ontario and Alberta.

I would agree with that in most parts of Canada, however I would exclude Canada's Atlantic provinces and perhaps isolated areas of northern Canada.

Yes, I would agree with you about that!

If you count hours of sunshine, there is no place in Canada where the sun shines more than 50% of all daylight hours, even in our "semi-arid" climates. You take a short drive south of our dry regions, like to Wyoming and the sun shines 70% of the year.

For me personally, this is what I want:

1. Besides more sun, I'd like to live somewhere it's between 70-105 F at least 8 months a year.
2. I want June-August to stay between 85-105 F and never, ever cool below 60 F by morning.
3. I want winters to be snowless and between 50-75 F; a good time to grow cool-weather crops.

Basically, I've always wanted to live somewhere subtropical (or warmer) and those kinds of climates are scarce this far north.

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