Canada is a country with a rich history of waves of immigrants from European countries.
Scandinavia was seen by the Government of Canada as a good source of immigrants. Scandinavians were thought to be a hardy people who could successfully clear the land and farm in the wilderness. An agent was sent by the government to Scandinavia in 1872 to encourage farmers to cross the Atlantic. He assisted a Danish businessman Sorensen S. Heller to recruit individuals and families for settlement in New Brunswick.
Heller called himself Captain. It is not known whether this was because he was a ship captain or
Known for its relaxing aura and quaint scenery, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) is a place that many people continue to come back to each year. It has a special feeling of rustic history, but still offers many opportunities for entertainment and relaxation. Some, like me, are lucky enough to be on Prince Edward Island during the Charlottetown Festival, an elaborate event hosted each year at the Confederation Center of the Arts. Definitely it's something to check out if on the island during this time.
It's not often that you can see a real version of something depicted in a fictional book.
At the beginning of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) fought between the colonies of British North America and the French colony of New France, both British and French forces enlisted the support of their respective First Nations allies. The French colonists supplemented their troops with Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Algonquin, Ojibwa and Huron warriors, while the British colonists received the support of the powerful and warlike Iroquois Confederacy.
While treating with his Iroquois allies during this time, Sir William Johnson, commander of the British colonial militia forces, made friends with Chief Canagaraduncka, head chief of the Mohawks (The Mohawk tribe is one of
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada?
For many people, the answer to that question is one of five things: 1) maple syrup; 2) beavers; 3) hockey; 4) beer; and 5) Mounties. Of those five things, only Mounties- formally known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP- are unique to the Great White North.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police of today- with the exception of those guarding Parliament Hill in Ottawa who, at least according to the Arrogant Worms, "just sit on [their horses] and tell American tourists the parliament's in session"- have long since exchanged the iconic campaign hat
The Texas of Canada?
Alberta has often been called 'The Texas of Canada', and with good reason; like its American counterpart, so-called 'Wild Rose Country' has traditionally been a bastion of cowboy culture, conservative values, and perhaps most importantly, the oil and gas industry.
For as long as its been a province, 'The Texas of Canada' has been a favorite place for ranchers to set up shop, and for as long as it's had ranchers, Alberta has had a strong cowboy culture. The province boasts the Raymond and Medicine Hat Stampedes, two of the oldest rodeos in the world, as well as the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Calgary itself,