Best Places to Visit in Canada
I AM Canadian! It was a beer slogan in the '90s, but it still sums up how I feel about being Canadian. We're a proud bunch - as you may have guessed from seeing our Canadian flags splashed all over our backpacks! Now that I've lived in Germany for over 4 1/2 years, I refer to myself as a Germadian (part German/part Canadian). Having said that, Canada will always have a big piece of my heart. Heck, I love it so much that I insisted on marrying my German husband in Banff National Park. It doesn't get any more Canadian than that! I'm originally from a small town south of Calgary, Alberta near the U.S. border, and then lived in Calgary for 12 years. Admittedly a lot of my travel in Canada has been in Western Canada. It's a really big country - eh? But it offers INCREDIBLE hiking and wildlife experiences. Despite being an avid hiker and getting out into the Canadian Rockies most weekends, there's still so much I haven't seen. It's truly that big!!! Besides the nature and the wildlife, I love to freak out European travelers with the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Trust me, you've probably never seen anything like it. However, if you grew up on the prairies like I did, it seems like a really smart survival technique.