To the Editor:
I am a 68 year old American who spent seven weeks in August and September hiking in provincial parks in Southern B.C.and the Canadian Rockies.
I started in Cathedral Provincial Park which was so beautiful that I can’t say the scenery got better even on the Icefields Parkway. It simply stayed astonishing!
But the reason I am writing this letter is to say how much I was impressed with the Canadians I met, including the very pleasant and helpful staff at the Keremeos Public Library.
Canadians aren’t that different from Americans but you are not the same, either. I was really struck by your laid back, low key, mild – mannered demeanour.
People act as though they have nothing to prove. I found the Canadians I met on the trail as well as the attendants at gas station convenience stores to be a breath of fresh air that greatly enhanced the pleasure of my trip. I salute you all.
Sincerely, Steve Larsen, Corvallis, Oregon