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April 19 2008 Canadian Culture Newsletter


This is your weekly update from the Canadian Culture page at BellaOnline. My name is Melanie Hachey and I am the new editor. You can learn a little bit more about me here.

One of the main sources of humour in Canada is exasperation - in a good natured, tongue-in-cheek, eye rolling, "oh here we go again" kind of way. This week's article, Exasperation is Funny, is about the Canadian tendency to laugh at our shared frustrations.

Visit the Canadian Culture Forum to share any comments, questions, or thoughts about Canada, its people, and its culture.

This Week's Canadian Fun Fact

Did you know that the first capital city of Canada was Kingston, Ontario? According to the website, Virtual Kingston, Kingston was the capital of "the united Canadas before Confederation" from 1841 to 1844 and the first parliament of the United Provinces of Canada was opened by Governor General Lord Sydenham in Kingston on June 15, 1841.

What's Up Canuck? Your Weekly Canadian Trivia Question

Last Week's Question & Answer:

What are Canada's top 10 tourist attractions?

According to the website, Listings Canada, the top ten tourist attractions in Canada are:

  1. Niagara Falls - Niagara, Ontario
  2. Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights)- Northwest Territories.
  3. CN Tower - Toronto, Ontario
  4. Cabot Trail - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
  5. Old Quebec City - Quebec
  6. Banff National Park - Alberta
  7. Peggy's Cove - Nova Scotia
  8. Bay of Fundy - New Brunswick & Nova Scotia
  9. Stanley Park - Vancouver, British Columbia
  10. Parliament Hill - Ottawa, Ontario

This Week's Question

How many national parks does Canada have?

Look for your answer next week.

Do you have feedback or questions for me? I'd love to hear from you. You can either start a topic in the forum or simply respond to this email.

I look forward to exploring Canadian Culture with you.

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