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Old 12-02-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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As I said, people prefer comfortable temperatures. Even Phoenix is comfortable in winter.


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And for most people what feels naturally comfortable is between 15C and 25C. Not -20C, and not +40C either. Then, a significant portion of the human population is relatively OK with temperatures between about -5C and +15C, or between 25C and 35C.

Few places in the world are always between 15C-25C. At least, there aren't so many of them where there is also something economically viable to sustain a large population.

Most of us live in places where we have some level of climactic discomfort during the year. It's a compromise we make.

Not a big deal since climate is only a small part of what makes your life good or bad.

I live in a Dfb continental climate. Cold, snowy winters and warm to hot summers. Of everyone I know even by loose association I don't know anyone who has moved during his or her working age years for reasons of climate. And I know people from all over the world who have settled here. I've known people who have moved away for sure, but in those who have moved to the States for example it's been for jobs, and more have actually moved to the northern and middle states (places like Chicago, NYC, Boston, DC) than have to the south. As I said, for living most of your life it does not seem to be a factor.

Of course I do know lots of snowbirds who go down to Florida for part of the year, but these are retirees, not working age people.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Dude - I posted that earlier when that guy Joe from NZ said that he would choose Australia over Canada because he's afraid of Grizzly Bears haha.. I actually posted the exact same fight and stated that you'd more likely find this than a Grizzly in the middle of Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver..

Anyway that vid is truly one of the best things i've ever seen!! Classic...... One thing is for certain - Kangaroo's are the coolest animal in either Canada or Australia - they are a riot!
Kangaroos are pretty cool it is true... though rarely cute I'd say. (Speaking from experience.)

Also speaking from experience, hysteria over grizzlies aside, there are way more creatures that can kill you in Australia than in Canada. And those dangerous creatures tend to live in closer proximity to you in Australia than in Canada. Unless you have a specific allergy to something, just picnicking in a park or going to the beach in Canada there is zero danger from anything that might bite you with a dangerous poison or attack you. The danger is fairly low in Australia too (I don't want to exaggerate it) but as I said there are always more dangerous creatures in the vicinity there when compared to here.

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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You seriously suggest people flock to Las Vegas because of the weather?
Absolutely yes, far more than people going there for gambling....then you heave Phoenix and other hot places.


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Do you really see granmas and granpas strolling out in 42C weather in Palm Springs? I doubt it.
Definitely, see it for yourself.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think that climate with respect to personal comfort is one thing, and it's very personal. But it's obvious that for most people's tastes Australia usually offers a more comfortable climate than Canada does.

As for things to do, as I said I still think that there isn't really anything you can't do outdoors in Australia that can't be done in Canada in a given year. Every year.

Surfing has been raised but you can also surf in Canada on either coast. Is it as awesome as surfing on the Gold Coast? No, but the surfing in Canada is a lot better than stuff like cross-country skiing is in Australia. Which you can't really do in Australia, though you can sometimes do some downhill in very small areas of two Aussie states only.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Surfing has been raised but you can also surf in Canada on either coast. Is it as awesome as surfing on the Gold Coast? No, but the surfing in Canada is a lot better than stuff like cross-country skiing is in Australia. Which you can't really do in Australia, though you can sometimes do some downhill in very small areas of two Aussie states only.
Cross country skiing is actually reasonably popular here, and certainly something you can do in NSW, Vic and Tas.

Here's just one of many cross country ski schools / clubs: K7 Kosciuszko Adventures :: Cross Country Skiing / Skate Skiing

The down hill ski fields are pretty reliable, with the season usually running from mid June to mid October. This is the link to Perisher, one of the larger one s in NSW and fairly typical of most Australian resorts: http://www.perisher.com.au

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Cross country skiing is actually reasonably popular here, and certainly something you can do in NSW, Vic and Tas.

Here's just one of many cross country ski schools / clubs: K7 Kosciuszko Adventures :: Cross Country Skiing / Skate Skiing

The down hill ski fields are pretty reliable, with the season usually running from mid June to mid October. This is the link to Perisher, one of the larger one s in NSW and fairly typical of most Australian resorts: Perisher - Home
So then both countries are very similar in what they offer as far as recreational pursuits. Though obviously some specific offerings are more abundant in one or the other.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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As for things to do, as I said I still think that there isn't really anything you can't do outdoors in Australia that can't be done in Canada in a given year. Every year.
I think we did discuss this already...at least on the west coast no swimming in the ocean for Canadians, no cozy tropical coves in any place in Canada...lakes are not the same thing

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Surfing has been raised but you can also surf in Canada on either coast. Is it as awesome as surfing on the Gold Coast? No, but the surfing in Canada is a lot better than stuff like cross-country skiing is in Australia. .
I would say, in a very general way, it is about the same...surfing in Canada sucks and cross country skiing in Australia is not that spectacular either...you can do it but is not the same thing.

You can "technically" swim in the ocean in Canada as you can "technically" ski in Australia....two sides of the same coin.

For proper beach life Canadians have to flock south and for serious skiing Australians have to fly to New Zealand.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Kangaroos are pretty cool it is true... though rarely cute I'd say. (Speaking from experience.)

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Ok - they look cute but aren't always 'cute' - there's a dif
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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For proper beach life Canadians have to flock south and for serious skiing Australians have to fly to New Zealand.
What the heck is 'proper' beach life anyways.... Do people who actually study or work actually have time for a 'beach' life lol....
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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...lakes are not the same thing
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They both contain water and you can swim in them.....

Wasaga Beach...

Sand, Sun and water... no?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkGJN1tROMc
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