O Canada


Canada: Geography


Arthur Lower, Unconventional Voyages, Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1953, p. viii.


Nothing can eliminate our frontier, that vast land to the north there, just beyond our glance, a land which the airplane may fly over but will never subordinate. We Canadians will always have this northern window through which to let fresh air into our civilized room. If we heap ourselves in festering cities, that will be partly our fault - for just beyond their pavementís end, stands the open, unfenced north. And if we can ever produce a way of life in this country which will be uniquely our own, it will arise from this combination of the simple and the sophisticated, from the complex skills and worldly wisdom of an urban civilization joined with the heritage of space and the clear untroubled eyes of a world which is eternally young.