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    Party on! Mike Myers shares where to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

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    From USA Today:

    Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and perhaps there’s no one more excited than Mike Myers. The native son, who played Austin Powers, voiced Shrek and created Wayne’s World, was born north of the border and hasn’t forgotten his roots. He recently published Canada (Doubleday Canada, $39.95), which lovingly explores the nation’s quirks and strengths… He shares some favorite spots with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY…

    Sure, you can see if from the American side, but you’re going to want to cross the border. “Not to be shamelessly Canadian, but the Canadian side is better (and there’s a casino, too),” Myers says. And leave time to ride the Maid of the Mist boat at the foot of the falls. “Truly a wonder of the world.”

    See Niagara Falls like a Canadian

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    From the Fairfax New Zealand Sun-Herald:

    You’d expect a country whose exports include comedians Jim Carrey, Mike “Austin Powers” Myers and Leslie Nielsen (of Flying High and Naked Gun fame) to have a unique take on a world-famous tourist attraction.

    Canada actually goes beyond the call of duty to exceed those expectations. Ever since 63-year-old American schoolteacher Annie Taylor became the first person to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls in October 1901 – accompanied by an anvil (for ballast) and her cat (for company?) – this natural wonder has had an offbeat side. You don’t even have to step off the tourist-beaten path to find unusual offerings in Ontario’s Niagara region – most of them are right there in the brochure.

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