10 months ago
Last edited at 10:49AM on 5/4/2013
Well, it has far less violent crimes then America. Never been attacked by terrorists. And everyone doesn't walk around with guns on hair triggers. So yea I'd say its far safer. I live in Canada, let me give you an example. I haven't locked my front door in more then 10 years. Weather I'm home or not its open, never had one problem.
I'm Canadian, just bring a coat and watch out for polar bears. That's a joke, we are less afraid of society according to studies, in my town 106/10000 people actually lock their doors, and that statistic sticks out for the whole country, we are a lot friendlier and we don't tip a lot so you don't have to either, I feel a lot safer here than in the states because everything happens down there, it's only in Murica for some reason.. we don't get offended easily and we are awesome, Newfoundland is amazing, if you go anywhere go there and have a Newfie breakfast (Toutans, molasses and bologna) then a feeding of cod au groten, best thing in the whole world.
I've been to many parts of Canada, and I'd say that it all depends on what part of Canada and what part of the US you are talking about. For example, I'd say Vancouver, Canada is more dangerous than a small city in Kansas. Overall, Canada is probably safer, but it really depends on which city you are talking about.
I have been in many parts of Canada. Banff is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and I felt safe there. Anywhere rural I've been I've felt safe for the most part though not always welcome. I have encountered the rudest people in Montreal and the most dangerous people in Vancouver B.C. I think a lot of that depends on what part of town you are in, who you're with and your attitude. Generally I'd say it's pretty safe. I got myself into a dangerous situation one time in Northern B.C. with one brother chasing another.The guy had promised me Money too take him to certain place and then tried to abscond. The RCMP were very helpful catching up with him and made him pay me. Later when I crossed back into the States the RCMP informed me at the border that I had helped them apprehend two criminals. I guess I had been in danger then.
I never had any safety issues there...just a few shopkeepers who assumed I was a dumb American and they thought they could lie about the currency exchange rate to overcharge me, but they backed down pretty quick. I have a driver friend who broke down in Canada right before Christmas. He was in danger of freezing to death because he was stranded on the side of the road. A family came by, stopped, found out what had happened, took him to their home, shared Christmas with him, and even managed to get him a present to open on Christmas morning...I don't see something like that happening down here...