Sunday, July 14, 2013
Canada is full?
Certainly in parts of the South good farmland has been, and continues to be, paced over for shopping malls and housing. That's a mistake.
But anyone who thinks Canada is crowded probably hasn't left Toronto recently.
The vastness of Canada is amazing but the emptiness of most of the country is staggering.
Fly due north from Ottawa for three hours crossing Nunavik and on to Baffin.
Look down - what do you see?
Buildings? Farming? Roads?
And once you arrive in Iqaluit you are still hours of flying time south of the bulk of Nunavut.
Canada is more that just the first few hundred kilometres north of the U.S. border. Canada is vast and lightly populated.