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Top Ten Reasons Canada Is Hot

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10.

The Selkirk mountains get more than 40 feet of snow per year

9.

Resort names like Fernie and Louise remind you of your great aunt from Delaware

8.

Canadian congressional reports say pot poses no threat to society

7.

Winter hats are called touques

6.

It’s like the U.S., only cheaper and friendlier

5.

Forty-one cat- and heli-skiing operations

4.

Strippers get free health insurance

3.

Calgary—it’s the new Denver

2.

Really cool pictures of burnt lungs and blackened gums on cigarette packs

1.

A single heli-drop in Whistler costs as little as US$51

Sept. 2004