Are you fed up of reading bog standard travel guides about Canada, or have you watched Due South a hundred times? Here’s our selection of great Canadian books, blogs and films to get you even more excited about your life here.
This Is My Country, What’s Yours?: A Literary Atlas of Canada
A must for anyone moving to Canada is This Is My Country, What’s Yours?: A Literary Atlas of Canada. Curated by Noah Richler the book is a collection of works by celebrated home-grown novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. By doing so he has successfully created an impassioned literary travelogue and portrayal of Canadian society and culture.
Broken down by province and territory, Esrock’s take on all these do-able activities will leave you with itchy feet.
The Great Canadian Bucket List
Do you want to learn about the most weird and wonderful things to see and do in Canada? Then read The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock. Broken down by province and territory, Esrock’s take on all these do-able activities will leave you with itchy feet. Having done everything in the book himself, it’s a genuine account of how to enjoy life over here. You might choose to give prairie oysters (aka bull testicles) a miss, however.
Lost in the Leaf City
If you’re looking for a personal account of someone getting to grips with their new life in Canada, then an online blog is a great option.. A great example is Lost in the Leaf City, which explores starting afresh in Canada in a charming and engaging way. It provides useful tips, with a strong focus on information for newcomers – tax, insurance, government agencies etc. – and immigration advice. Lost in the Leaf City is a great research tool for anyone looking to make the move themselves.
If you’re looking for a personal account of someone getting to grips with their new life in Canada, then an online blog is a great option.
Dear England, Love Canada
Having moved from the UK to Canada around seven years ago, Anne – a former BBC journalist – has created the blog Dear England, Love Canada to document her life and travels here. Her light-hearted approach sees her explore the differences between life in the UK and Canada, often poking fun at her native and adopted nations in equal measure.
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
This epic, critically acclaimed film explores Canada’s rich indigenous culture and is considered one of the country’s greatest ever movies. The film, a take on an ancient Inuit legend, is made in the Inuktitut language. It is well worth a watch for anyone who wants to learn more about Canada’s traditional roots.