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Old 11-07-2021, 12:52 PM
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by Chi-town View Post
It pretty much is very similar to the American cowboy culture in western Canada correct?

When you compare the Canadian province of just Alberta to Texas, more striking similarities begin to emerge. For quite a while, Alberta has been known as the Texas of Canada (or Texas of the North) as its people, to a very great extent, are more like Texans than any other people in Canada. Examples...

- The ranches of Alberta compare very well to the ranches of Texas, though they’re neither as large nor as numerous.
- Albertans know and rely on the oilfields, as do Texans.
- Alberta’s irrigated areas correspond to Texas’ fruit growing areas.
- both sprawl massively across their respective countries of North America.
- Alberta’s north is still a frontier with a Texan ring to it. Looking limitless.

So North America still has a Cowboy culture that is a bit different then South of the USA border if the USA and Canada are considered. Some might say a dieing breed being a true Cowboy. Still the vast Canadian and USA regions have a Cowboy culture that survives.
Yes similar because they both evolved at the same time, although the history is different in regards to any sort of " wild west ". Canada did not have a wild west, nor towns with sheriffs. There was also a lot of cross border interaction, especially in regards to the gold rushes.

Alberta's nickname the Texas of Canada wasn't really derived from Cowboy culture, but because of the oil industry. It just so happened that Cowboy culture existed in both, like oil. In other words, as far as I know no one called Alberta the Texas of Canada until the oil boom.
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Old 11-12-2021, 02:46 PM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Originally Posted by Natnasci View Post
Saint-Tite brings up a different facet of " Cowboy Culture ". It's more of a celebration of the culture rather than being truly authentic. As you know it started with a rodeo in 1967 to promote the area's leather industry and has grown into what it is today. They even " westerned up " the look of the town I believe, like a theme park might do.
Not dissing it, just clarifying that in a discussion about culture, the difference should be pointed out.
Yes, as I pointed out in my earlier post about this it's not really something that grew up out of the land here and isn't really endemic.

It's mostly the US themes and imagery translated into French, though Québécois country and western music is pretty original and isn't just translations of American songs. For example, for some reason yodelling is sometimes mixed into our country songs here.
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Old 11-12-2021, 02:52 PM
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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"peão" culture in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil


the "vaqueiros" of the "sertão" in the Northeast of Brazil
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