Tourist questions (or, don’t even think of asking these up north)

Squeezed June 30, 2010

In my mailbox today landed a list of the dumbest questions asked by visitors to Banff National Park. Fortunately, I’m not going anywhere near there on my trip, staying in the Vancouver vicinity, but it’s a good reminder of what not to say to stay in the good graces of our Canadian friends.

A sample:

  • Did I miss the turnoff for Canada? (while standing in the middle of Banff!)
  • Where does Alberta end and Canada begin?
  • Is this the part of Canada that speaks French, or is that Saskatchewan?
  • If I go to B.C., do I have to go through Ontario?
  • How far is Banff from Canada?
  • What’s the best way to see Canada in a day?

And my favorite: “Don’t you Canadians know anything?”


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