An American's Guide to Canada

Welcome to the American's Guide to Canada in its new home. I'm still unpacking boxes and trying to tidy up, so please bear with me if some content is old and some links are broken. I hope to have everything cleaned up soon. Thanks for visiting.

Most Americans know next to nothing about their neighbo(u)r to the north, except that Canadians play a lot of hockey, drink beer, and end sentences with "eh?"

These pages, written by an American who has been living in Canada since 1992, are intended to give Americans a better idea just what goes on in the Great White North.

A few words from the author: Canada is a wonderful place. Its relatively small population and expansive landscape give it a distinctive character, a character that Canadians are constantly trying to enunciate and defend. Sometimes it feels like a small town. Some years ago, my Canadian sweetie and I had a couple of people over for popcorn, and for two consecutive nationally-aired commercials, one of the people in the room pointed at the TV and said, "Hey. I know that person." This country is endearing and civilized and charming, and I am very, very fond of it. I hope I can convey some of that fondness in these pages.

Here are some general links to get you started.

This site was last updated September 12, 2005. It has been visited about 631,802 times since July 27, 1997.

--Emily Way (

All material on this site is copyright 1995-2005 by Emily Way. If you like these pages, link to them; don't steal them.


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