Canada: Northward Ho!

From Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail to British Columbia's Malahat Drive last week Canada's nine provinces spruced up, put on their best bibs and party manners to play host to the biggest drove of U.S. tourists in history. In all, Canada expected 25,000,000 visitors to spend well over $200,000,000 this year (last year's intake: over $160,000,000).

Travel-hungry Americans have always liked Canada's wide open spaces and the fact that the U.S. dollar was worth $1.10. Now there was another reason for their desire to trek northward: a heavy-handed price control had kept food, lodging and entertainment prices well below U.S. levels. They had...

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