American visitor praises Canadian hospitality

I am a 68 year old American who spent seven weeks hiking in provincial parks in Southern B.C.and the Canadian Rockies.

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


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