You get the feeling that Canada is culturally edgy with a countryside and environment that will fill your lungs and take away your breath, at the same time and in both senses. All in all, a bit like Devon… only with Canada there’s a whole massive country to explore.
I’ve long held the desire to go to the Toronto film festival, or visit the Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest until 2004. But it’s the distance away from the maddening crowd that has also appealed.
In the interest of full disclosure I have in-laws who live in Canada (and the PRSD’s very own accountant is from the country), and their tales have whetted my appetite to visit. And what better way to see Canada than through the eyes of a Canadian?
The Canadian tourist board did just that and asked Canadians to share their Canada. The result is pretty remarkable. Just take a look a film to see a taste of what was submitted.
But you don’t have to be confined to the tourist board’s snippets to glimpse the country. Explore the Canada by Canadians site yourself and see a smorgesbord of moments that were submitted and which will leave you hungry for more.
The two-minute film is only be the tip of the iceberg of fantastic films and pictures on offer. It is fascinating to see the viewers’ choice video winner of an iceberg at Quidi Vidi harbour in St John’s, Newfoundland, filmed in time-lapse. Made all the more poignant because of the historic links between Devon (Newton Abbot) and Newfoundland, Canada, where the West Country natives would explore onboard ship.
Find your own favourite film and start to explore Canada – as seen through the eyes of Canadians – for yourself.