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date: 18 August 2022


The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Alan F. J. ArtibiseAlan F. J. Artibise

Canada's first urban settlement, Quebec City, is almost four centuries old, yet the image the country evokes is still that of an immense, unsettled wilderness. On postcards home, visitors write about the fresh air, the wide open spaces, the clean water, the magnificent natural scenery. Despite its reputation as the world's largest country, however, where wilderness landscapes are commonplace, it is in Canada's villages, towns, and cities that one can best discover the nature of the country.... ...

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