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Travels of a New Canadian : From Vancouver to Halifax by Train – with the Cultural Access Pass
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Travels of a New Canadian : From Vancouver to Halifax by Train – with the Cultural Access Pass

Did you ever eat a nun’s fart ? Walk on a gla­cier ? Explore an urban natio­nal park ?

Have you sam­pled shmoo torte ? Taste-tes­ted bagels or per­ogies ? Sna­cked on Kouign-Amann ?

Have you gone about your dai­ly busi­ness – …

What’s Different in Canada ? A Guide for Americans
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What’s Different in Canada ? A Guide for Americans

“Mom, there’s a word that people use here that means ‘hat,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day during our first win­ter in Vancouver. 

“It sounds like ‘tunic.’”

“Tunic?” I asked. “A hat ? Are you …