Post # 1
This is totally random, but I was thinking about how when I was in SF last year, many people there had no idea about any locations in Canada. So, I’m wondering what the Bees’ geographical knowledge of North America is like. If you’re in the US, are you comfortable with your Canadian geography? If you’re Canadian, what about your knowledge of the US? What about Mexico?
Post # 3
I have some knowledge of Canadian geography but not extensive. Like, I couldn’t point out on a map were a bunch of cities are but I know what is East vs. West and could name pretty much every province. I don’t know where rivers and such are though.
I’m probably aided by the fact that I have family in Calgery, Alberta and part of my honeymoon was to Victoria, BC. I’ve also travelled to some Canadian ski resorts for vacation before.
Post # 4
Sadly, I admit that I’m horrible with Canadian geography. I know where a lot of major cities are, but there’s a lot that can be improved in my knowledge. My Fiance and I sometimes talk about how so many people in the US don’t know or keep up on the politics of North America as a whole (I’m guilty of it myself).
Post # 5
I can estimate where the major cities are in Canada and probably guess most of the provinces, but Mexico? Forget it. I know nothing. Sad but true.
Post # 7
I can identify major cities in Canada, as well as all the provinces. I can probably identify about half of the Mexican states, but that’s only because I used to work in a program that worked with the Mexican prison system pretty closely.
Post # 8
I work for an IT company and my job is to get internet service for businesses and one our customers has quite a few Canadian locations so i’ve learned a little bit about where things are located from that and trusty google maps haha! but its not extensive.
Mexico..eh i could tell you where the tropical places are haha…cabo, cancun, cozumel but thats about it.
Post # 9
I’ll be the first to admit my Canadian geography could use improving much more than my Mexican geography. I can tell you where a lot of things are in Mexico whereas my canadian geography is nothing more than a few pronvinces and cities.
I had a course in college where I was given a blank US map on the final and had to fill it in with postal appreviations. Im good on that lol.
Post # 10
@florence: I have to admit I am pretty pathetic when it comes to Canada geography. I know where Toronto and Vancouver are. Makes me want to study up.
I do think I’m above average when it comes to country locations. In college I took a class and we had to learn where every country was and we were tested by continent. I know Africa like the back of my hand for some reason. When it comes to cities though, I am pretty clueless.
Post # 11
I didn’t even know Mexico had states! hahahaha.
I am pretty bang on with my US states and for a while could tell you all of the US states in alpha order, LOL. I opted to memorize them for no real reason. Practical knowledge? Have a pretty good idea of each states major cities and have really only visited a few states before for more than a day (MI, GA, FL)
Bring on anything Canadian related. Especially my home province, there is almost no where in this province I haven’t been!
Post # 12
Thanks for all the honest answers! I find it so interesting how school systems differ and how in high school (maybe even in elementary school), I knew all 50 states and their capitals, yet many Americans would not know the 10 provinces and 3 territories that are in Canada. No wonder when Canadians travel everyone asks if they know so-and-so from Toronto – maybe that’s the only city they’re really aware of! I’m not trying to be judgmental I just think it’s interesting how so many people/countries ignore Canada.
Post # 13
I know nothing about Mexico. I’m okay with Canada.
Post # 14
I know a little bit about the geography of Mexico and very little about Canada. I DO know that Canada’s above the lower 48 and next to Alaska. God, I sound so ignorant.
Post # 15
I know US geography really well. But no, we were never taught about any other geography in school. I know a decent amount of Canada (provinces, a few cities) just because maps interest me and I know a few people in Canada.
Mexico, I’m mostly clueless, lol. I’m pretty good with countries in the world though, I had all of S. America’s countries and capitals memorized at one point… does that count for anything? lol