Lifestyle


In many respects this section is a catch all for any information that doesn't fit naturally into any of our other sections.  We can explore any cultural activities, crafts, community activities and anything else we might think of.  As always we'd be more than happy to receive contributions in text, pictures or videos to place on the site. Also feel free to contact us with any suggestions you many have.

Videos of Canada
Here we are making use of YouTube to provide some videos of Canada and its Provinces.

Songs of the Makers of Canada
By John Daniel Logan.
The Great Canadian Tunebook
I commented to Doug Ross that I had attended a night out amongst Scots and that as we were singing Scots songs one of the folk in the bar asked us if we didn't know any Canadian songs.  We found the only Canadian song anyone knew was the National Anthem, O Canada.  And so a little time later Doug sent me a few emails on the subject which I gathered together here.
Canadians do it Better!
This was taken from MacLean's Magazine in 2009 as there celebration of Canada Day.
Facts About Canada
Facts about Canada and Canadians.
The North West Passage
This is a series of videos from YouTube where Billy Connelly travelled the North West Passage.
Canadian Humour
Thought I'd start to build in some Canadian humour stories.
Romantic Canada By Victoria Hayward
Illustrated with photographs by Edith S. Watson (1922)
Media
Here I'm going to try and tell you about the TV, Radio, Print and Film in Canada.
Articles
Here we are setting up a page where we'll add some interesting articles as we find them.
Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada (work in progress)
Here you will find a list of some 14,850 cities, towns, villages and places.
Canadian Music
Here we hope to bring you music from some of Canada's great artists.
Ten Thousand Miles Through Canada
The Natural Resources, Commercial Industries, Fish and Game, Sports and Pastimes of the Great Dominion by Joseph Adams.
Rugby Football in Canada
From the Rugby Canada web site
Basketball
Its Origin and Development by James Naismith, the Inventor of the Game (1941)
Canada in the Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014 Media Guide (pdf). This guide lists all our athletes!
Old Canadian Magazines
This is where we'll post some old Canadian Magazines as we find them.
Camping in the Canadian Rockies
An Account of Camp Life in the Wilder parts of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, together with a description of the Region about Banff, Lake Louise and Glacier, and a Sketch of of the early Explorations by Walter Dwight Wilcox (1896).
The Growth of Canadian National Feeling
By W. S. Wallace
Canadian Monthly Magazine
Published by the Vanderhoof-Gunn Publishing Company
The Glittering Mountains of Canada
A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914 - 1924 by J. Monroe Thorington (1925).
The Scots Canadian
The Newsletter of the Scottish Studies Society.
The Maple Leaf as an Emblem of Canada
By Henry Scadding D.D.
Young Canada's Nursery Rhymes
By J C Byers
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
All Canadians should be aware of this Charter.
Canada's North, A Profile
by Allan M. Maslove and David C. Hawkes
Canada’s Past Matters campaign
By the Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Languages in Canada
Hot jobs (and not-so-hot jobs) in Canada
Enigma Machine
A series of puzzles created by Doug Ross a Scots Canadian
Canadian Household Survey
The 2011 survey.
Settling in Canada
A series of videos helping you to prepare for coming to and settling in Canada.
Over Canada
A video letting you see Canada through an Arial Adventure
History of Ice Hockey
A CBC Video Documentary
Wild Life in Canada
By Captain Angus Buchanan, M.C. (1920)
Alone in the Wild with Ed Wardle
I wanted to share this, since I thought that this series took away the Hollywood character of the Bear Grylls and friends survival series and actually shows more of the real deal for people that are not as highly trained. It also shows how making bad decisions can cost you a lot. It's definitely slower than the other series, but it also seems more real. I say it seem more real because you never ever know 100% if it was staged or not. I do think that if this was staged though, it was a freaking amazing performance.
The Last Trapper
For over 20 years, Nicolas Vanier, an untiring voyager in the coldest of climes, a veritable Jack London of modern times, has criss-crossed the wildest regions of the far northern lands. His travels include major expeditions in Siberia, Lapland, Alaska and of course Canada, where he recently undertook an incredible White Odyssey: 8600 kilometres covered with a team of sledge dogs, from Alaska all the way to Quebec. It was during that crossing, on the floor of a sumptuous and inaccessible valley in the Rocky Mountains, that Nicolas met the man who inspired him to make this film, a film that has lived within the man.
Les Stroud (Survivorman) - Off The Grid
Les does quite a few videos about surviving in all kinds of locations in the world.
The Canadian Curler's Manual
or an account of curling as practised in Canada with remarks on the history of the game by James Bickett (1840)
Travel in Canada
Some ideas of holidays in Canada.
Top 15 Small Cities In Canada

Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
External Link
Selections from Scottish Canadian Poets
A Collection of the best poetry written by Scotsmen and thair descendants in the Dominion of Canada with an Introduction by Dr. Daniel Clark including numerous biographical sketches and portaits of the Authors(1900) (pdf)
Official Bird of Canada

We don't have one but here is a suggestion.
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness
A 6 video program on Wilderness Canada.
Sport in Canada
Some information on Sport in Canada
The CHAP Program (pdf)
A Maple Leaf and Other Sketches
by Rev. C. T. Phillips, D. D. (pdf)
The Maple-Leaf Canadian Annual
A publication in 1849 which has been repaired and enhanced from the very faint original (pdf)
The Maple-Leaf Canadian Annual
A publication in 1852-54 which has been repaired and enhanced from the very faint original (pdf)
Recipes

Maple-Leaf Men
And other War Gleanings by Rose E. Sharland (pdf)
The Moose
A video about the Moose
The Gaelic Bards from 1411 TO 1517
By The Rev. A. Maclean Sinclair
Margaret Murray Robertson
Author
The Tragically Hip
A couple of videos from this Canadian Rock n Roll band
The Canadian Emigrant Housekeeper's Guide
By Mrs. C. P. Traill (1861) (pdf)
The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe
Wife of the First Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, 1792-6 with Notes and a Biography by J. Ross Robertson and Two Hundred and thirty-seven illustrations, including ninety reproductions of interesting Sketches by Mrs. Simcoe (1911) (pdf)
Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks
A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912 By Howard Palmer (1914) (pdf)
The Canadian Maple Leaf Song Book (pdf)
Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club

Canadian Poets and Poems [External Link]
Sportsman's Paradise
Or, The Lake Lands of Canada by B.A.Watson, A.M., M.D. (pdf)
Canadian Pictures, by the Marquis of Lorne (pdf)
Out of the North
By Howard V. Sutherland (1913) (pdf)
A Trip on the Great Lakes
Description of a trip, summer, 1912 by a Skiff Traveler, Who Loves "Outdoors." Tells of Fish, Fur, Game and Other Things of Interest By Raymond S Spears (1913) (pdf)
Camping on the Great Lakes
By Raymond S Spears (1913) (pdf)
Diamond Tolls
By Raymond S Spears (1920) (pdf)
Experience is Everything
By Raymond S. Spears. A kind of Grandfather know best tale.
Forest and Stream Weekly Journal
Devoted to Field and Aquatic Sports, Practical Natural History, Fish Culture, the Protection of Game. Preservation of Forests, and the Inculcation in Men and Women of a Healthy Interest in Outdoor Recreation and Study.
Great Lakes
Great Gardening (1993) (pdf)
History of the Canadian Film Industry


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