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What I love about Canada

Updated on July 14, 2013

To me Canada is the sort of place you wished the whole world was like. Canada has a history, culture, beautiful countryside, and a very civilised, peace loving community.

One of my first gir freind;s that I met in Sydney was visiting from Vancouver.

I always kind of wondered how my life might have tuned out had I pursued her back to Canada. I was gobsmacked by her beauty outwardly and inwardly. Anyway it was not to be.

I was very keen on Snow Skiing in the 1980's. I always hoped to visit the snowfields of Canada. i just knew it would be an experience to forever treasure.

I still have a trip to a Canadian skiing right up there on my Bucket List.

One thing I really love is the Toronto to Vancouver railway which stretches across some of the most beautiful and breathtaking country in the world. On such a trip you will be in awe at probably the most spectacular scenery you will find anywhere. Look you can go on the Orient Express you can go on the Ghan in Australia but for me there is only one rail if you have only one choice that is the Toronto to Vancouver rail.

It has been reported that Canada  is  the only country in the world with a constitution linking its formation to the building of a railway line.  According to historical evidence British Columbia threatened to join the United States if it was not given its own rail  line. The Canadian Government heard the message and 4,000 miles  of railroad were built across the nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Since then, trains have played a pivotal  part in Canada's history. Today, VIA Rail line  continues the traditional passenger rail service of  CN and CPR Railways of bringing Canadians closer together  at the same time the journey offers views of  spectacular beauty of the countryside to passengers.

the Corridor Trains cover VIA's busiest routes, between Quebec City and Windsor by way of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, providing affordable downtown to downtown service.  Additionally pay-per-use wireless internet (wi-fi) service is now available on all trains within the Windsor to Quebec City corridor.


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      ooty travels 

      23 months ago

      The picture looks amazing. God's creation is unbelievable.

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      3 years ago

      Thanks for putting such beautiful pictures here and giving information about canada

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      Keith Osmond 

      4 years ago

      that photo is the Rocky Mounaineer - doesnt go to Jasper

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      4 years ago

      Hi Jennifer!!The photos are aminazg! We were just wondering if you will be posting all of the shots you took or just a select few that look the best. Also what were the dates that we would be able to pick up the photo at Rockbebe? Cheers and thanks!!Heather

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      7 years ago from Australia, NSW

      Thank You for this "Totally Awesome" Description of Canada!We have a daughter on the Eastern Side , near the Bay of Fundy, and visited her only twice in the last 4 Years. But Honestly, we can't get enough of this Absolute Beautiful Country and its People!

      We know, that BC and the Western Part is unspeakable Beautiful, but the Eastern Part too,has it's own Beauty!

      Do You want to walk on the Ocean Floor? Bay of Fundy has the Highest Tide in the World, 8m and more at High Tide - imagine walking there on the Floor of the Ocean at low Tide,just Magical! Or Prince Edward Island, where the Story of "Anne of Green Gables" originated, and so much more!

      Canada is a endless Fountain of History, Beauty and wonderful People! We hope to do the Train Ride one Day soon, from Vancouver to the East!

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      7 years ago

      that is why i also love canada!!!!!!!!!!

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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Pamela !

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful picture and good hub.

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      Susan Keeping 

      8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Great hub. We took that train from Toronto to Vancouver once...before it became prohibitively expensive. I was about 17 or 18. Due to a mixup, we did not get sleepers. However, it was a wonderful trip and the scenery was magnificent.

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Have visited Canada and loved it. Would still like to do the train ride, though.

      Love and peace


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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I would love to visit. Nice job Barry

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      Ann Nonymous 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      OMG! I LOVE that first picture! I can see why you love Canada, Barry. It sounds like a breathtaking experience everyday! Must put it on my to do list! Well done!

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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Maita !

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      8 years ago from US

      beautiful indeed, never been there, Thank you Barry, Maita


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