Why the US Interior is VASTLY Emptier than Canada’s

Why the US Interior is VASTLY Emptier than Canada’s

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42 Responses

  1. Don't mind if i do says:

    As European who never even thought about Montana, I can confidently say that this information will be very useful to me.

  2. Dani G says:

    I live in a city with a population of over 250,000 people in Japan. People often ask me how I feel about living in the “countryside.” I always pull out Google maps and ask them to pick any spot in the middle of the US and zoom in so I can show them what “countryside” actually means. It’s hard for them to imagine how empty that area is when they are just used to images from movies.

    • Haroen Eissa says:

      Yeah same with the Netherlands. The rural areas are always like 5 km away from a 30k town or some city with more than 100k population.

    • gabriel silva says:

      IS the same in Israel and south Korea

    • Tristan Ridley says:

      When people live ‘rural’ here in Canada they mean very very different things. In the west it means “It takes a few minutes by car to my nearest neighbour.” In the area I live, it means “I see a farm on my commute to work”. In the shield it means “I need to take a plane to buy a new shirt”.

      People always adjust terms to suit their local reality. lol

    • Alfredo Angel says:

      @Haroen Eissa well the Netherlands is small small, they have no room. West Virginia and San Bernardino county in California are bigger.

  3. Blindside says:

    It’s quite shocking to discover that my whole life was basically summed up by this video: a migrant to Alberta, whose family are ethic Ukrainians settled in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, who moved to Edmonton Alberta for a job in the energy sector. And here I’ve always thought I was a special snowflake 😂

  4. PhoenixofPrometheus says:

    As an Albertan, I’ve always wondered why this is the case. Needless to say, I appreciate your coverage of the topic

  5. JohnDeMarco007 says:

    As a Canadian I appreciate you covering this. More people are going to want to move to Alberta now, it’s getting a bit unaffordable though.

    • shadow6543 says:

      Alberta currently is just as expensive as Ontario :/

    • Shane B says:

      In the citie maybe. Some of us live in the middle of nowhere and it’s still fairly affordable. Not that we have literally anything to do with the money we’re actually saving.

    • TrueBlueKangaroo says:

      Hope not. With alberta having an apperently high quality of life, our healthcare system is quite literally collapsing. Alberta is crumbling, and I want out.

    • Zultzify says:

      sad that the economic impact has hit even alberta now, new brunswicks economy is even worse than usual.

    • PS5gaming says:

      Alberta doesn’t have a PST and insurance options are not even comparable to places like Saskatchewan, they are way better in Alberta. Alberta really isn’t as expensive in comparison as people think

  6. Heather the Wall says:

    I was born and raised in Calgary and this explains so much of my life and family history. My grandfather worked in Oil and Gas, my parents were able to start a heavy equipment leasing company, and when I talk to my international friends about my education I can’t help but be grateful for it. I speak 2 languages since all my designated school were bilingual, I loved the theatre and arts programs growing up, and after graduation I was accepted to the University of British Columbia for science, one of the highest ranking universities in Canada

  7. bababababababa says:

    This guy always answers questions I never thought about

  8. Canuck Energy (personal) says:

    It’s also worth noting that the Canadian region in this video is dramatically growing in population too. Both in big cities and rural cities. Mostly through immigration.

  9. Silence says:

    Good analysis as someone how lives in the midwest I can confirm this, it is very wild and many people come for outdoor activities (eg hunting fishing, off roading, skidooing and skiing in the winter. Edit: Also as a Canadian I never thought I would see a real life lore video on my own country this is so weird.

    • D Mendez says:

      Let’s be honest tho, being Canadian in general is weird 😋

    • highway2 heaven91 says:

      He’s done videos on Canada in the past.

    • Catty Majiv says:

      But the vast prairies in tha centre are mind numbingly boring, and the attitudes of a lot of a lot of the people there leave a lot to be desired. I know, I’ve spent most of 60 years here, in different spots. Those were lucky enough to leave have left.

  10. swampfoxIX says:

    I was stationed in Montana for 11 months guarding ICBMs (before receiving orders to Germany where I finished the remainder of my 4-year enlistment). In Spanish, Montana means “mountain”, but where I was, it was pretty flat as far as the eye can see. I was there during Y2K and we all had to pull extra security at the launch silos that night when the clock struck 01.01.00, just idling in our Chevy Tahoes outside the access road/gate of a random LF under the vast, cold, dark emptiness of Big Sky Country. We all cracked jokes that all the missiles would launch at midnight, ushering in the end of the world.

    • Babe says:

      Eastern Montana is flat.. the rest is most definitely not.

    • Anish Lahiri says:

      I think it’s worth pointing out that the state of Montana does indeed derive its name from the Spanish word for mountain, the word itself is actually written as “montaña” in Spanish, which is important because “ñ” is a distinct letter with a distinct sound in the language. But I enjoyed reading your account of your experiences working up there.

    • Iron Man says:

      Eastern montana is flat, western Montana is where the mountains and trees are

    • jabels says:

      This really depends on where you’re at in the state. As you move east Montana transitions into the plains, but from about Bozeman west is very mountainous.

    • ben says:

      Yeah you were on the east side lol if you went to the west side it would make sense why they didn’t dig in the icbms there

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