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The picture here is Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta....and it's just as beautiful as this picture shows!

Well, seeing I live here in Canada, I may as well put some info in it's rightful spots

I was born in Vancouver, but have lived in Edmonton, Alberta since 1977.
I've been as far east as Winnipeg, as far north as Inuvik, NWT. My favorite places are somewhat off the beaten path, the wilderness areas of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Most of my travel is by car, canoe, or on foot.

Enjoy your tour and come back soon!

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SO, WHAT DO CANADIANS HAVE TO BE PROUD OF?

1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp, Aero bars, Mackintosh's toffee

3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down

4. Baseball is Canadian

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass

10. Tim Horton's kicks Dunkin' Donuts ass

11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the
Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it...and most of Washington,
under the command of William Lyon McKenzie who was insane and hammered all
the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and
partied...Go figure..

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or
withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere.

14. Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American
mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing... but showed up just in
time to get caught.

16. We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface
and is still around as the world's oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes.

19. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, Robertson screwdriver,
zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year.


22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman. BUT MOST IMPORTANT!...

24. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on.

25. Our diamonds from the NWT are superior to the best from South Africa, what's more...
our output will surpass theirs by 2010... We are currently the 3rd largest producer after Botswana and Russia.

26. The Tilley hat, the one that travellers dream about.

OOOoohhhhh Canada!!

Oh yeah... and our elections take only one day.

Pass this on if you are proud to be Canadian!!!

Have anything not mentioned here? Why not add to the list!

I AM CANADIAN!!! eh?!

Happy Canada Day, July 1st

The country is falling to pieces...;o))

 
   

The Country is Falling to Pieces
© 2004 Stuart Mclean, John Sheard

Back in 1961
Canadians were so.. Ho-hum
Diefenbaker was the chief
Then much to everyone’s relief
Pearson stepped up to the plate
Promising to make us great
Stuck a leaf upon the flag
Our happiness was in the bag

Chorus 1
Now, the country is falling to pieces
It’s indisputably so
The forests are glowing,
Mad cattle are lowing
The jobs are all going to old Mexico
Oh the country is falling to pieces
In fact it’s uncommonly true
If West Nile doesn’t get ya
Then SARS will, I’ll betcha
Unless you succumb to the flu

Verse 1
Paul Martin sips the finest wines
With profits from his steamship lines
And premier Klein is no damn fun
Now his drinking days are done
When Gordon Campbell goes out driving
He is often late arriving
Likes his Mai-tai’s freshly minted
Just before he’s fingerprinted

Chorus 2
Oh, the country is falling to pieces
It’s run by a bunch of schlemiels
Air Canada’s sagging, they’ve got us brown bagging
Cause everyone’s gagging on their in-flight meals
Oh the country is falling to pieces,
It ain’t no walk in the park
But there’s still time to back out
Before the next blackout
And we’re all left to freeze in the dark

Verse 2
What’s that you say- now Lance and Tony
Joined in holy matrimony
Stephen Harper screams defiance
At the sight of gay alliance
Something else that’s rather queer
Pot is legal now my dear
The judges have all made their points
Now they’re busy rolling joints

Chorus 3
Oh, the country is falling to pieces
Really we haven’t a chance
Our leaders are dummies
They’re dressed by their mummies
And Shania Twain’s tummy’s too big for her pants
Oh the country is falling to pieces
Something is terribly wrong
Joe Clark has a chin….. And this is just in…
Sheila Copps is wearing a thong

Verse 3
Now our song is nearly done
Sorry to kvetch and run
If things continue to get worse
We promise you another verse
Remember to live and let live
Accentuate the positive
Don’t dwell upon the things you’re missin’
At least you have a pot to …(*** in)

Chorus 4
Oh, the country is falling to pieces
It’s indisputably so
The forests are glowing,
Mad cattle are lowing
And the jobs are all going to old Mexico
Oh the country is falling to pieces
In every conceivable way
But amidst the confusion
Here’s our happy conclusion…

Thank god for the Vinyl Cafe

  • Intro Updated Dec 27, 2004
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  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2005 at 5:17 AM

    Nothing on Nova Scotia your Darbiness? Do I have to come over and drag you there :-) Thanks for the link - fantastic music. Am going to seek out a CD or too I think.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2004 at 6:54 PM

    liked the canada intro festive thingies sb

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 9:27 PM

    Well we've got the biggest banana, ha,ha, but you've got that cotton wool thing at your dining table. Just simply glorious photography Dave, thank you.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2004 at 9:08 AM

    The natur in Canada is beautiful. Very nice pix :)

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 12:13 PM

    really nice start!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 3:32 AM

    "Oh Caaanadaaa .. " (I'm standing up, I am). Amazing pictures, maestro! I'm planning a bussiness/pleasure trip to Richmond and Toronto.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2004 at 5:52 PM

    Hey fellow Canuck, I think I'll have to come back and read some more. I'm busy chatting with you right now. Pa (mapakettle)

  • Dec 20, 2003 at 6:23 AM

    "what's more... our output will surpass theirs by 2010.." It is true!!! "Our diamonds from the NWT are superior "...if cut in Antwerp!!! otherwise: big tourist trap on VT!! hahaha!!!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2003 at 5:58 AM

    diamonds ??? you have DIAMONDS there ????..... where`s my passport and snowshoes......??

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 3:50 PM

    Gotta love Canada eh?

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