How Did Canada Get Its Name?

The original name for Canada, dreamed up by a parliamentary committee in London, was “Cold North Dominion,” but that was too long, so they abbreviated it to C.N.D. The King’s Royal Governor presented the new name to the inhabitants, but they didn’t say a word. “Well, what do you think?” … Continue reading


The Temperature Conversion Guide (degrees are in Fahrenheit): 50 above – New Yorkers turn on the heat. Canadians plant gardens. 40 above – Californians shiver uncontrollably. Canadians sunbathe. 35 above – Italian cars won’t start. Canadians drive with the windows down. 32 above – Distilled water freezes. Canadian water gets … Continue reading

I would be an American

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is an American. She asks her students to raise their hands if they were American too. Not really knowing why but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like flashy fireworks. There is, however, one … Continue reading

Banff Park Tourists

Yes, they’re ALL TRUE as heard at the information kiosks manned by Parks Canada staff! 1. How do the elk know they’re supposed to cross at the “Elk Crossing” signs? 2. At what elevation does an elk become a moose? 3. Tourist: “How do you pronounce ‘Elk’?” Park Information Staff: … Continue reading

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