英語リーディングCanada in the winter

Canada gets really cold in the winter. Much colder than Japan. Although the frigid temperatures take some getting used to, visiting Canada during the winter can be an amazing experience.

Many tourists were able to take some really memorable photos in front of Niagara Falls this year. While Niagara Falls is usually fast-moving and full of life, it’s now frozen over.

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Summer in Toronto

In Toronto, the winter seems to drag on forever; a long season burdened with grey skies and freezing cold temperatures. When spring finally does make an appearance, things seem to fly by at warp speed – the flowers bloom, the trees become greener with lush leaves and hidden squirrels, and the dirty, slushy snow melts away into nothingness. And then, before you know it, it’s summer.

Summer in Toronto is the absolute best! It’s not too hot or humid, but hot enough to warrant tank tops, shorts, and Birkenstock sandals.

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve

How do Canadians celebrate New Year’s Eve? I hadn’t really given it much thought until some students asked me what I usually do on the last day of the year. I’m just so used to doing whatever I do on New Year’s Eve that it’s become an automatic thing – or had been until I came to Japan.

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Wild animals in Canada

When I was back in Toronto, visiting my family and friends, I was reminded of how amazing the Canadian wilderness is. There isn’t a great distance separating nature from the suburbs so sometimes creatures wander over into human territory to hang out.

Learn about some of the cute and beautiful creatures that lurk around the outskirts of Toronto.

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Santa claus parade

Yesterday, the Santa Claus Parade celebrated its 108th anniversary in Toronto; it’s been a well loved tradition for Torontonians since it first began in 1905. To this day, I still wonder why it takes place in the middle of November and not around the end of December, which is much closer to Christmas. I guess that it might be because the snow and plummeting temperatures don’t make for a wonderful parade environment, but I’m not entirely sure. 続きを読む

Peculiar laws in Canada

Unless you have an abundance of free time on your hands, you probably don’t keep up with all the new laws and by-laws in Japan. There are laws that may seem silly, laws that nobody enforces, or laws that the general population ignores. Have you ever broken any laws? After checking with a list of what is legally unacceptable in Canada it would seem that I’m quite the unlawful criminal. 続きを読む