Thursday, July 02, 2009

What a Canada Day 

I have some experience with other countries' independence day celebrations, but Canada's was different. A day of celebration, downtown Vancouver was full of families with flags and Maple leaf tattoos. I saw several military platoons around the waterfront. The fireworks left much to be desired but the people were in a good and festive mood.

I have to say I ignored Vancouver as a destination wrongly. It is a great city. Sort of Euro but without the attitude. Talking to Canadians reveals people who are curious about America but not envious or dismissive of our country. It had been 13 years since I last was here. I won't wait so long next time.