Vintage travel: Canada stereotypes of the past

Because someone might SHOOT it. This ad appeared in National Geographic in 1968 and explains a lot about our international reputation.

Vintage Canada travel ad stereotype

A lot of early travel advertising for Canada plays into some pretty ridiculous stereotypes about Canada and Canadians, many of which are still kicking around today.

There’s a joke among my friends that every picture of Canada must have some combination of the following features:

  • rocks
  • snow
  • water
  • trees

This amazing El Al poster from the 1960s  promoting travel to Canada has all of them, plus Mounties. Definitive Canadian image? Discuss.

Canada El Al 1960s vintage travel stereotypes
*Canada may not be exactly as shown. Source: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1953368

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