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Olympic Torch Relay nearly complete

With only two days left until the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 106-day, 26,000 km overland Olympic Torch Relay through Canada has nearly come to a close. Back in December, we featured 33 images from the first 44 days of the journey. Today, we bring you highlights from the last 73 days, as torchbearers bring the flame ever closer to its final destination, Vancouver's BC Place, to light the Olympic Cauldron and signal the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on February 12th. (42 photos total)

The Olympic flame is passed between two torches in Arnprior, Ontario on day 45 of the Olympic Torch Relay, December 13, 2009. (© VANOC/COVAN, Luca Bertacchi with IMF)
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940 comments so far...

Here's to Canada continuing to shine throughout the games!

Posted by Evan February 10, 10 01:01 PM

So much emotions in #7!

Posted by evriel February 10, 10 01:01 PM

#41 is really cool!

Posted by billy February 10, 10 01:08 PM


Posted by Spotpuff February 10, 10 01:14 PM

There is something about the olympics the brings a tear to your eye. The faces on the torchbearers did just that.

Posted by Michael Brollini February 10, 10 01:15 PM

Very proud to be Canadian today!

Posted by Jenny February 10, 10 01:18 PM

no-sense of this hypocrit human activity
play for pleasur not for win
no countries, no borders

Posted by Ben February 10, 10 01:22 PM

great great shots!

specially #42

Posted by elmo February 10, 10 01:32 PM

The torch is cool, but I really don't see the point carrying the flame in some of these places... a rail car? in front of a tacky dinosaur? I'm not feeling it...

Posted by JR February 10, 10 01:38 PM

Yes, beautiful pictures; yes, those people look happy; but the money wasted here could be more useful elsewhere, e.g. Haïti.

Posted by michel_R February 10, 10 01:49 PM

simply amazing of the best sets lately:)
amazing that sports can unite so many people into one goal:)

Posted by electronic396 February 10, 10 01:58 PM

Excellent shots. Very proud to be Canadian and wishing I were back home in the motherland!

Posted by Chris February 10, 10 02:03 PM

#10 - keep it away from those guys!!!

Posted by ech February 10, 10 02:03 PM

We call them "snowmobiles" here in Canada, not "snow machines." :)

Posted by Derek K. Miller February 10, 10 02:04 PM

From Wikipedia....
The olympic flame commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics.

Posted by J K February 10, 10 02:04 PM

It was very cool to be a part of this when it came through Mississauga, even if I didn't get to carry it.

Posted by Khristopher February 10, 10 02:06 PM

I ran with the torch on Feb 8. I can tell you that it is an amazing feeling that I will never forget and I feel honoured that I was chosen to participate.

Posted by Mike February 10, 10 02:06 PM

Easily the dullest Big Picture series to date. The only thing less interesting than the Olympics is the Winter Olympics.

Posted by Codswallop February 10, 10 02:14 PM

Thank you for sharing these inspiring photographs. I am in awe of my country and your photography gifts.

Posted by Linda Fraser February 10, 10 02:31 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees both the beauty and the waste of this ridiculously long torch carrying process. I am proud to be Canadian and enjoy the Olympics immensely but for whatever reason the torch does nothing to inspire me.

Posted by CL February 10, 10 02:31 PM

It would have been really nice to see some pics of the Torch travelling through Canada's North. My brother was a Torch bearer in Yellowknife and NOTHING What the heck is all that about??? Especially considering that the Theme and Icons are based on Northern Images!

Posted by Sara Balanuik February 10, 10 02:32 PM

a couple of these,, the flame looks out..

Posted by Johoba February 10, 10 02:32 PM

Great to see how much fun people are having with this! This is so much like Canada, and that's why I love it here.
And JR, did you notice the mitts on the Dinosaur? It's hilarious, lighten up, man.

Posted by Pro February 10, 10 02:34 PM

Exciting! I managed to see the flame when it passed through Mississauga. Can't wait for Friday.

Posted by Heather February 10, 10 02:37 PM

Can anyone comment on the amount of snow at Whistler? Will there be enough? Here's hopin'!

Posted by Curtis in Alberta February 10, 10 02:38 PM

Can't say there's not enough can-con in these pics!

Posted by Rob Egly February 10, 10 02:40 PM

Thank you Alan Taylor for this, it is awesome. Few people would have had a chance to see any of it. Just for interest sake, the flame has been going through Canada for nearly 100 days, they (Canada) wanted to take the flame to every corner or as they stated: within 10 miles (approx) of where people lived (no matter how few). Nice. Thanks for your blogs they really are the best!

Posted by Nellie February 10, 10 02:41 PM

The world (including Canada) continues to pour money and people into Haiti for assistance, and it does so gladly. If Canada and the world want to celebrate the Olympics, too, then good for them. It's not all or nothing.
Good job Canada, and beautiful pictures!

Posted by PatrickVA February 10, 10 02:43 PM

it is best... Thanks Globoston !!!

Posted by michael February 10, 10 03:01 PM

yes WONDERFUL photos.
while the cost has been mentioned by some above ,
that cost will be recouped ~ i should imagine ~ but in the process,look how many smiles HAVE been created,passed on . Look how many moments have been made and how many memories have been instilled in those taking part .
Money is pouring in ' for haiti ' ,like a bucket with a hole in it , mostly from people that can barely spare it themselves.There are 'obscene ' amounts of money that will be un touched , that could do wonders in haiti,so for just a short while ,lets enjoy the moments of the passing of the 'olympic torch ' and all it stands for .

Posted by dean February 10, 10 03:17 PM

@Sara B - there was an earlier post with images from the first half of the relay. We Vancouver-ites often feel a bit disconnected from the rest of Canada, so it's great to see the enthusiasm around the country for the torch relay, and how it's helping to reinforce that these are Canada's games. Regarding all the various modes of transport (canoe, snowboarding, tractors) -- I'm not sure if this has been done in other countries, but it's awesome and very Canadian to take something traditional and have some fun with it.

Posted by MikeR February 10, 10 03:20 PM

NOOO I totally missed the skater at the Olympic Oval...I go to school next door
Wish I could be in Vancouver during the games

Posted by Jaf February 10, 10 03:29 PM

there's a base of 30 something feet of snow at whistler... NOT A PROBLEM.

Posted by keith February 10, 10 03:29 PM

coo coo coo coo coo coo coo!

Posted by Ted February 10, 10 03:31 PM

#11: Dammit, Orville! This was your chance to get back at The Man for hundreds of years of screwing your people over! Take that torch and chunk it into the nearest river.

Posted by fight back February 10, 10 04:37 PM

Great pics. Wish i had a chance to see it. Pics #41 and #42 look really cool but not sure about #36. Why climb the pole with it? Otherwise very nice to see so many people happy for the same reason. Go Canada!!!

Posted by Squeak February 10, 10 04:38 PM


Posted by Marie February 10, 10 04:42 PM

Ditto to #28 comments. Let's embrace this time of celebration !
Lovely pictures, my favorite is #13 :-)

Posted by Donna February 10, 10 05:29 PM

I love my countery. God Bless All.

Posted by sum February 10, 10 05:40 PM

What about the pictures of the atlantic provinces?

Posted by Ashley February 10, 10 05:41 PM

In response that this is a waste of money and could be better spent in Haiti...Of course it COULD be used in a different way but that is part of life right? In theory, Yes, we could stop everything and send all we have to Haiti but that is just not realistic! I'm sure you haven't halted all unnecessary spending in your life and sent it off to the relief in Haiti. Sometimes, going on and doing the things that make us smile can do the most good. The Olympics is about Uniting the world...we could use that any day! No Disrespect, just another opinion!

Posted by Sarah February 10, 10 06:09 PM

it is snowing here in Brazil too! ;)

Posted by gustavo February 10, 10 06:15 PM

WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing pictures!

Posted by Natasha February 10, 10 06:28 PM

I feel soo emotional! This is beautiful!!

Posted by Tia Singh February 10, 10 06:36 PM

Gotta love picture no. 13!!!!

Great pics all in all.

Posted by Luc Lang February 10, 10 07:54 PM

>play for pleasure not for win
>no countries, no borders

You said it Ben!

Patriotism serves us no purpose - why must we divide ourselves like this?

Cheers to the athletes of planet earth!

Posted by mango February 10, 10 07:57 PM

Noticed a lot of *very cute* Canadian girls in those pics. Proud to be a Canadian guy!

Posted by Aaron February 10, 10 07:58 PM

Wow!! Style, grace, whimsy, and a phenomenal range of transportation modes: foot, rail, boat, tractor, swim, skate, sled, and ski - if this is only the torch relay, I can't wait for the main event! Go Canada!

Posted by Kathy February 10, 10 08:17 PM

#2 makes me sad... only Harper could ruin the Olympics a bit for me, what with the proroguing of Parliament and all.

Posted by Johann Kwan February 10, 10 09:52 PM

Photo #1 says it all~The warmth, the splendor, the majesty, the grandeur, the spirit of a flame and how it has united the united the Nation.
Through these amazing pictures, we, the people of Canada, are able to see the breathtaking scenery of our magnificent country. Each and every one of the 12,000 torch bearers were given the responsibility of "Keeping the Flame Alive!" The look of awe on their faces (#34) touches the hearts of all. Congratulations to the VANOC Team for a job well done. We are anxiously awaiting the OLYMPICS! GO CANADA GO!

Posted by Doreen Taylor February 10, 10 10:14 PM

We are nearly at the end of the relay and I am proud to be a Canadian here in British Columbia and collecting the beautiful photos along the way for a permanent slideshow of a once in a lifetime national get together.
Thanks for showing off our great country.
To those who bemoan the cost. we are the largest per capita contributor to Haiti. We support the world's needy over and over and are glad to do it and will continue to do it. This time we are having fun.

Posted by sookite February 10, 10 10:21 PM

Thanx for sharing the pics! Canada rocks!!!

Posted by Lucy February 10, 10 10:48 PM

This is our time to shine. The pictorial shows our nation celebrating our culture, diversity and terrain in style. A celebration with glowing hearts!

Posted by Adnan Hussain February 10, 10 11:13 PM

Feeling of ONE..........

Posted by sushilnayal February 10, 10 11:25 PM

Why on Earth is there only one picture East of Ontario? Canada goes a long way past Quebec.

(Maybe I missed it and this is part two? It's a lovely part two, I'm just wondering where the rest of Quebec and the entirety of the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada are. I know the torch was up here, I saw it.)

Posted by Em February 11, 10 12:21 AM

It looks like they really had fun this year running the torch.

Think Snow!


Posted by Bruce February 11, 10 12:40 AM

The photo collection is just amazing!
Happy and proud to be doing my thesis in Canada!!

Posted by Juan Pablo February 11, 10 01:01 AM

Amazing pictures! We invite you to watch the Olympics with Canadians in California and join our Canadian & North American networking group at

Posted by Connect To Canadians February 11, 10 01:09 AM


Posted by Venkatesh Nandakumar February 11, 10 01:11 AM

All these circus about the olympic torch become really ridiculous.
A guy running with the torch and passing the flame to another guy, ok why not … But this obsession to visit all the famous places with all the famous people in one big mediatic show, trying to say : "we're all united around the olympic spirit!" … What a joke.
The best pict : the native feathery guy wearing the olympic red gloves … !

Posted by Jean Kulacek February 11, 10 02:04 AM

Oh come on, is that thing full of asbestos?
What a useless wasting of time

Posted by Jan February 11, 10 03:15 AM

nice photos, but such tradition looks somewhat incongruous in XXI.
especially, with this "hi-tek-porsche-like" torch designs.

Posted by max February 11, 10 03:23 AM

all the pictures are beautiful. god bless all the Olympians. i will always remember the miracle on ice in my hometown. go USA!!!!!

Posted by Gregory Suzanne February 11, 10 07:00 AM

Hi Curtis in Alberta ~ lots and lots of snow in Whistler ~ record snowfall for this time of year. It is Cypress that could stand a good snowfall.
And the ugly dinosaur is something of a landmark in Alberta!
Great group of pics and am so glad that most posts are positive. Go Canada Go

Posted by Dixie February 11, 10 08:50 AM

Beautiful! The torch passed through my home town (Langley BC) on Monday and it was great!

Posted by Proud Canadian February 11, 10 09:55 AM

I had the great honour of carrying the torch December 23rd in Chatham, Ontario. What a thrill it was to be a part of the history of the winter Olympics. It truy was the experience of a lifetime!!

Posted by Ted Isard February 11, 10 10:06 AM

Great pictures!
To all the pessimists and complainers...Yes, there can always be causes more worthy of money spent, but seriously, it could certainly be much worse. If it helps to lift spirits and bring together so many people in the midst of all the crap in the world, it definitely can't be a bad thing. It's too bad you fail to see that. Thankfully you're not the majority!
Good times...go Canada!!

Posted by carvie February 11, 10 10:15 AM

The pictures are absolutely amazing. I enjoyed seeing them.
The pride of the people carrying the torch is so evident on their faces. I hope you do well in the games.
I feel bad that there are some people who just have to be as negative as they possibly can in their comments. They are not happy until they can tear others down. It seems like that's all they live for.

Posted by Pat February 11, 10 10:25 AM

These pictures are all magnificent--great idea--great job. To me the torch journey was phenominal and so inspiring--connecting so many people and helping us celebrate an awesome event together across our country. It's great to be a Canadian!!! The best of luck and comaraderie to all of the athletes. To all the volunteers who make all this happen--thanks for all your effort and dedication--Well Done !! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Posted by Barb February 11, 10 10:43 AM

All the photos are great but #13 captures it all for me. Well done!

Posted by Bridget February 11, 10 10:59 AM

And no Saskatchewan pictures. Skipped from Manitoba right to Alberta. But the pics that are there are awesome!


Posted by Pam February 11, 10 11:07 AM

Fantastic pictures!! Thank-you!! The smiles on people's faces brought tears to my eyes, the emotion I also felt while watching the same Olympic Torch Relay pass by me in Cloverdale, B.C. on Monday, Feb. 8th!! Makes me proud to be Canadian!!!

Posted by Debbie McCallum February 11, 10 11:34 AM

Terrific!! But I', wondering. also, why there are no pictures of the
torch while in the Maritimes.

Posted by Gypsy February 11, 10 11:49 AM

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but as for the $$$, isn't all right to spend some for the sake of spirit and nationalism in one's own nation from time to time, as opposed to always trying to help others? I believe the Canadian government has provided military relief and cash commitments in the order of $135 million ... just saying.

Posted by Ian February 11, 10 12:07 PM

So many lovely photos - thank you so much. Makes me homesick for my motherland. Loved a number of them, but #13 is my very favorite. LOVE the campfire and the gorgeous silhouettes of horseriders wearing traditional native headresses. .

Posted by Sarah February 11, 10 12:07 PM

Gréat photography !

Posted by Jos Schuurman February 11, 10 12:43 PM

Wonderful pics!! Stirring and emotional! A fine testament to the human spirit everywhere! Bless the Olympics and all who participate!

Posted by utah February 11, 10 12:45 PM

Canada is the best country in the world, wonderful pictures to prove it.

Posted by Maryrose Tait February 11, 10 12:50 PM

Maravilla! Merveille!

Posted by Doris February 11, 10 12:54 PM


Posted by Daryl Austman February 11, 10 01:03 PM

Many of these people aren't even running! And what about that guy who is about to run off the end of that pier!?? and riding a tractor?? please! No more games for Canada in the future..

Posted by RBurns February 11, 10 01:04 PM

When the torch passed in my town, there was more a circus show with hip hop english singer (in a 100% french town) and Coca-Cola caravan, than the respect of a symbolic tradition.

A mediactic and federal propaganda circus.

Posted by Marc-André Pauzé February 11, 10 01:04 PM

Always proud to be from this country, now even more so!! Nice to see the diverstiy of people who made it all happen, just goes to show we all have something to contribute to this world!!! Nice shots, kudo's to who ever took the pictures!!

Posted by Anonymous February 11, 10 01:06 PM

You can really feel the power and intensity of the event as the torch is passes from place to place. These are really great shots :)

Posted by Savanna February 11, 10 01:47 PM

Em @ 55: Yes, this is part two. They covered the first half of the relay a few months ago. (It's been quite a long relay.)

Posted by Calli Arcale February 11, 10 01:48 PM

these pictures definitely stirred up some emotions...i'm so lucky to be part of this exciting event and living in the most beautiful city on the west coast.

Posted by Stephanie M. February 11, 10 01:51 PM

Wow, not a single picture of Northern Canada or Saskatchewan?

Posted by J February 11, 10 02:07 PM
88. turn somewhere?

Posted by Daniel February 11, 10 02:15 PM

For all you critics out there, get a life. This is a time to be positive. Isn't it nice to see some good news for a change. Relax and enjoy the moment. This is wonderful.

Posted by Garry February 11, 10 02:18 PM

Hey RBurns (comment 80) the dude is going to walk across the water... he is CANADIAN.

Posted by flipx February 11, 10 02:34 PM

Very nice shots!

Posted by Joris February 11, 10 02:34 PM

I seen it come through my home town,.What an enjoyable event.
I am so proud to be a Canadian.
We have such a great country.
Go Canada Go. I will be watching

Posted by Helen Jones February 11, 10 02:39 PM


Posted by drew February 11, 10 02:47 PM

the pictures were beautiful and so were the people.everywhere the flame went was inspirational.i was proud to live on this planet.

Posted by sherry stewart February 11, 10 02:58 PM

Makes me even prouder to be Canadian! Thanks for sharing with us the Big Picture!

Posted by W. Bruce Stewart February 11, 10 02:59 PM

Picture #1 says it all! The eternal flame of the human spirit that burns from days of old is passed to us now in the present. Let us show the world what it means to live in peace. Even if we do not agree with the 'business' of the Olympic Games we must surely have to admit we agree with the Olynmpic Spirit. Canada is, and has, what it takes to show the world how a global mosaic community can thrive when the human heart and not the business heart drives every decision!

Posted by Dave M February 11, 10 03:09 PM

Maria E.G.J,
Thank you, for shering the pictures!!!!Ho lolo, are so so Amazing!!!!!!to see the life of What is Canada!!!!
I am Mexicana, recidenth of Canada, and i have the great honour and experience to carring the Olimpic Torch, and my sond's too, in Nov, in Williams Lake, B.C, Canada. Thanks Canada, to now how you are, and for shering the 1 of are experience on life.
!!!!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Maria Elena Gutierrez H. Jackson February 11, 10 03:44 PM

Can you post a link to the first series of photos, which I assume includes the Atlantic and Northern parts of the country? Not sure why Saskatchewan wasn't included in this one - I guess not everyone appreciates the wonder and beauty of wide open spaces. Touching photos, and the people I know who have been involved say they will remember it for the rest of their lives.

Posted by Nancy February 11, 10 03:45 PM

Saw a friend carry the torch and it was an exciting experience. Thanks for posting these shots. I love the Olympics for promoting healthy sports competition and bringing the world together. GO CANADA!!!!!!!!

Posted by D Band February 11, 10 03:53 PM

I do not see any reason for negativitie about the Torch run, I am not big on it myself but those who are should enjoy it without any cheap shots being taken by anyonr. GO CANADA.

Posted by Melvyn Engen, Calgary. February 11, 10 03:56 PM

I am very happy for Vancouver. It is beautiful to be part of these great nation. By birth I am Spanish but half of my heart belongs to Canada.

Posted by Teresa Dalphond February 11, 10 03:59 PM

I saw the torch in Delta BC on Feb 9 and felt goosebumps that I didnt expect Thes pictures are fabulous For those people that are so negative, you are not forced to go out and support the Olympics so please just ignore it and let those of us that want to enjoy it have this time We have given to many worthy causes including Haiti, but it is now time for us proud Canadians to celebrate our time in the spotlight of the world

Posted by Margaret February 11, 10 04:14 PM

To everyone saying "where are all the other provinces" CAN YOU NOT READ? The top of this article clearly says "Back in December, we featured 33 images from the first 44 days of the journey." and has a link to
that previous entry:

I get tired of reading comments on here where people say "why is this missing [subject x]" or "where is [subject y]" when it's often spelled out in the text.

Posted by easy reader February 11, 10 04:23 PM

Here in Vancouver we have been waiting for the traffic jams, the mix ups, the delivery trucks only from midnight to 6 AM, the long lines the security hassles while watching the city prepare for this event.
Very scary stuff.
THEN we start to see the news coverage with all the beautiful scenes of our gorgeous city and the pride starts to grow. We forget the warnings and hardship and just revel in the excitement of it all.
Downtown last night, after the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremonies,it felt like Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve all in one.
I'm not a sports buff but I have to say proudiy, WELCOME WORLD!

Posted by Kate Gallagher February 11, 10 04:46 PM

Having been born and raised in Canada, I still feel the amazing pride Canadians possess. It is so evident in the faces of those carrying the torch.
My kudos to those taking the pictures. Go Canada - you are inspiring!

Posted by Jo Dennis February 11, 10 05:14 PM

God keep our land glorious and free! Proud to be Canadian! We'll show the world on Friday.

Posted by Jon February 11, 10 05:19 PM

Great shots as always. Proud to be a Canadian and absolutley pumped for the games.


Posted by Steve February 11, 10 05:23 PM

I am very proud to be a Canadian today.Incredible photography of our beautiful land ! Congratulations to All !

Posted by Bill Creagmile February 11, 10 05:34 PM

WOW...... I've lived in British Colombia for the last 20 years. In Canada for the last 45 years. It blows my mind when I see a collection of pictures like this. Sometimes I need a slap in the head just to wake me up and remind me what an incredible part of the planet I live on....

Posted by Deryn Graham February 11, 10 05:40 PM

Now I understanding why California always burns... Olympic Torch Relay...

Posted by michael February 11, 10 06:05 PM

Loved the pictures! They certainly cheer you up! :)
Warm regards from México

Posted by Tuly February 11, 10 06:08 PM

As I sat and watched the crowd arrive to view the torch relay yesterday, I was in awe of how this event has grabbed our hearts. Everyone had something red, or "Canadian" on. People waved flags, or even wore them. The children were so happy with their flags., Lots of people had painted faces, Canada scarves, and of course, the red mittens. Seeing the torch was almost anitclimactic to watching the people. Go Canada, eh.

Posted by Pat February 11, 10 06:11 PM

I have many photos I took on Dec 29th.09 when the torch was carried through Wasaga Beach, it was minus 25C, but I wouldn't have missed this for the world." Go Canada Go"

Posted by Trevor Dring February 11, 10 06:11 PM

amazing photos.....I think we need to seize this moment and enjoy every bit of it! yes Canada! Certainly there are many unsolved problems and issues but they remain with or without the Olympics. Face it! The $ spent on the Olympics would not have gone into fighting poverty. I am one Vancouver Momma who is going to enjoy this great event!

Posted by Maureen Fadum February 11, 10 06:32 PM

Looking at these images, I cannot help but to envision the vast number of potential comedic skits...

Posted by Jeremy E. Simpson February 11, 10 06:39 PM

I have ben a proud Canadian for 89 trs. But never more than today. EH_OH CANADA GO !!!!!Ron

Posted by Anonymous February 11, 10 06:47 PM

Proud to be Canadian! What fantastic photos! Go Canada, Go!

Posted by Annie February 11, 10 06:56 PM

Wonderul pictures! Proud to be Canadian...not just now but always. For all who are so negative....lighten up! Why shouldn't we do a little "flag waving" from time to time! We are a great country!

Posted by Vicki February 11, 10 07:39 PM

What a beautiful country we live in. Nice to show case it.

Posted by Betty Doyle February 11, 10 07:43 PM

Vancouver, you look beautiful!!!!! I send the BC add to my home land, Belgium, and they are just in awe as i am... I'm never been more proud to be canadian and wished often i came at a younger age. All the places this torch has been, unbelievable! We are, indeed, a many splendor thing! So happy to belong here with so many different people, i'm home!
As for Haiti, we should asked the brits to pay back the 21 billion they received (in today's dollars) after slavery was abolished in 1806.
As for all the nay sayers, we could pour all our dollars in free injection sites, housing etc... but if you choose to be on drugs, and it is a choice, then don't ask me to pay for your rehabilitation... just do it!

Posted by Vera Strang Calgary AB February 11, 10 07:58 PM

I think this sort of outrageous behavior with a naked flame is downright reckless and irresponsible.I myself was burnt by the olympic flame in los angeles in 84 whilst minding my own business getting stoned in the park.All i did was ask this guy for a light and next thing i know my hair both chest and back were well and truly alight luckliy for the swift action of the LAFD I survived with little more than a bruised ego.

Whoever sanctions this kind of the thing in the name of bringing this divided world together in a festival of sport should consult their loclal council for health and safety advice.

Posted by Arfa Sleap February 11, 10 07:59 PM

Great shots! I live in Yaletown (sandwiched between David Lam Park at one end & Canada Hockey Place at the other. Traffic? Not as bad as we thought (so far). Cost of the Games? Just heard that John Furlong turned down the IOC's offer of $25Mill - we don't need it! They brought it in "on time & on budget"! As for Haiti? Who knew about that tragedy when we won the bid? As for the lack of snow? Apparently it's not as rare a circumstance as we think! Only negative comment? I didn't know we were such a nation of bad spellers.But, hey - GO CANADA!

Posted by Samm February 11, 10 08:14 PM

nice that we all come together for this, The torch tuched all of us

Posted by Helen Inman February 11, 10 08:31 PM


I believe!!

go Canada go ....

Posted by Betsy MacAleese February 11, 10 08:39 PM

What an amazing feeling it is to be CANADIAN!
We should all be so proud.

Posted by Alanna Miller February 11, 10 09:16 PM


Posted by Sue February 11, 10 09:45 PM

I was able to catch Trevor Linden & Steve Nash carrying the torch! I took some photos and have posted them here:

Posted by Brittney February 11, 10 09:48 PM

I love this country, there is none like it!!!! Go Canada Go!!!

Posted by Wendy Wellington February 11, 10 10:27 PM

Wonderful to see so many Canadians united in raising the Olympic golden calf...I mean torch. Yeah torch.

Posted by Rutherford February 11, 10 11:28 PM

Great pics wish i could have been there to witness such a wonderful event .. go team Canada from a true South African friend

Posted by derek February 12, 10 12:07 AM

I love the "long walk off a short pier" shot at #25. Where did the torch go after she got to the end ... I imagine it would be difficult to keep it lit while jumping into a lake like that!

Posted by torched by an angel February 12, 10 12:17 AM

My husband was honored to carry the Torch through part of Albuquerque, NM for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. It is one of his most treasured moments and the torch he carried is proudly displayed in his office.

The pictures I took don't compare to those in this post but there are some that others took that will always remind our family of that thrilling run!

And the shirt he wore still fits!

Posted by Kitty Mason February 12, 10 12:35 AM

What a journey. I'm proud for my Canadian friends.

Posted by Bonnie Hall February 12, 10 12:37 AM

I love Canadians.

Posted by Meagan February 12, 10 12:42 AM

Just thought you'd be interested to know that Julia Murray is actually riding an _electric_ snowmobile in picture #37. It was built by students at McGill University with the support of Canadian Snowmobile Adventures in Whistler.

Posted by Jeff February 12, 10 12:46 AM

#35 Lol that's my boss. So exciting to see the Olympics come to Vancouver!

Posted by Sy February 12, 10 01:04 AM

Congratulations to for showing Canada as our own media outlets never have. This is simply outstanding.

I guess it takes New Englanders to show we Canucks how special this torch relay was all along. This photo show is the true highlight of the torch run. Thank you again

Posted by Vancouver North February 12, 10 01:30 AM

You can see the amazing video of the torch run on Beautiful Bowen Island on February 10th at 6:05am. Estimates of 1300-1500 people (out of a total population of 3400) turned out to see it. No RBC.. No Coke... hardly any security... just a joyful even.

Posted by Murray Atherton, Chair, Bowen Island Spirit of BC/Torch Relay Committee February 12, 10 01:35 AM

magnificent pictures.
God bless Canada and Canadian athletics.
Abbas Khastehband Feb.11.10

Posted by Anonymous February 12, 10 01:43 AM

Beautiful Canada, wonderful cheerful faces and clean environs!

Posted by Dev, Bangalore,India February 12, 10 02:10 AM

Great shots of a useless event.

May the best doping criminal win ...


Posted by Mattes February 12, 10 02:46 AM

What a great pictures.... it is awesome. Never see such beautifuly smiles on all the torchbearer. I am so proud to be one of the vancouver residents. Beautiful city beautiful people. Go Canada Go

Posted by Debbie February 12, 10 03:06 AM

Wonderful photos, brings back many memories of my time living in Canada . I wish we had found it necessary to return to U.K.
We still visit every year, and use our Canadfian Passports. We too are proud to be Canadian even although we are new Canadians 1969.
God Bless Canada.

Posted by Sandy Ferguson February 12, 10 03:25 AM

delam barai melate khodam misose.

Posted by Anonymous February 12, 10 03:37 AM

Receiving this set of wonderfull photographs from a dear friend from Coquitlam.. They bring a real boost to the olympic fever in the Netherlands
I'll share them with my friends

Posted by Cees van Leeuwen February 12, 10 03:48 AM

Thank you for sharing the photos with me. Awesome!!!!!! Elsie... South Africa!

Posted by Elsie Joubert February 12, 10 03:53 AM

Go canada,,
Let me tell you something ,,we have a beautiful planet and everyone should be proud of our planet,,it is not only Canada that is beautiful,all the best

Posted by sonny February 12, 10 04:06 AM

I did enjoyed the great shots very much. Thanks my friend sent this file to me and let me to shared with the wonderful moment. Even I am not in your country (Canada). Congratulations to All !

Posted by Cynthia February 12, 10 04:46 AM


Posted by Amin February 12, 10 05:49 AM

Wonderful Pictures

Posted by Henry Downie February 12, 10 05:49 AM

really spectacular!! so nice!!!

Posted by Mapache February 12, 10 07:06 AM

It's so nice to see home again - I miss you Canada!!!!!
(#42 - they put lights on scrabble beach ~ lol)

Posted by Carol Ducharme D'Angelis February 12, 10 07:44 AM

Amazing Pics of the Torch Journey. Courtesy of my good Friend Trevor Dring, from Wasaga Beach. Good Luck Canada.

Posted by Phillip McFarland February 12, 10 07:44 AM

Great pictures, very proud Canadian
should have included many pictures of the torch being carried through the Maritimes.........all good
We are going to show the world why we are proud Canadians

Posted by buster February 12, 10 08:59 AM

The city states of ancient Greece stopped their wars (mostly) once every four years, in order to play games together for a week. Even if the effectiveness has been exaggerated, the idea is worth celebrating. Now good guys and bad guys from all over the world get together and play games together at the olympics. They show that we can control and reduce conflict between groups, and they promote health and fitness. Bravo Canada!

Posted by Obiwon February 12, 10 09:42 AM

Please add pictures from the rest of the trip.
I was there when the torch came into Vancouver.
What an event. Yes, I am so proud to be Canadian.

Posted by ursula salemink-roos February 12, 10 10:01 AM

What happened to Northwestern Ontario??? Ontario DOES NOT end at Marathon!!! We are left out once again. What a shame.

Posted by Elsie Realini February 12, 10 10:57 AM

Where the hell are all the pictures from November? They had a great chance to capture the north in this piece but failed to do so. What about the surfing? The dogsleds? The arctic cat? The sunrises at noon?

Good pictures, but you're missing the first 44 days!

Posted by Tundramunkie February 12, 10 11:01 AM

What a waste of money and effort. So many going hungry all over the globe and this "spectacle" wastes so much. Individual energy, fuel, time, etc.

And what makes it even sadder is that many of the athletes can't even afford a regular lifestyle due to the lack of funding given to them.

Whatever.. may the "best" (read hasn't been caught by doping) athletes win.

Posted by J February 12, 10 11:02 AM

Great set of pics!!

Posted by MochaProductions February 12, 10 11:02 AM

To #103, easy reader...

Still no Saskatchewan in those pictures.

And you make it seem like they made it a big deal. They just wanted to see a bit of their home shown to the rest of the world, and were disappointed.

Try not to be a jerk about it. You could have easily asked politely or could have simply mentioned it was around and posted a link, but you got excited at the chance of being able to prove someone wrong...

Posted by Super * Sask February 12, 10 11:25 AM

I am the same size, too, as I was back in 1980 before I graduated, go torch!

Posted by Brooke Shields February 12, 10 11:39 AM

Great to see some of all the different cultures that make up Canada. Interesting people in all shapes, sizes, and colours!

Posted by Steve Grove February 12, 10 11:40 AM

Truely Inspiring !!!! Cannot wait to see the day when my son will carry the Olympic Torch ! Proud to be Canadian!! GO CANADA GO!

Posted by Baku February 12, 10 11:57 AM

These have been superb photos of the torch bearers and the various areas
involved. Truly a wonderful tribute to make us proud Canadians.

Posted by Jack Becker February 12, 10 11:58 AM

Brings a tear to the eye. Proud to be a Canadian in the Florida Panhandle where schools and county offices are closed today because the weatherman said we might get some snow today! Unbelievable!!

Posted by Jim at the beach. February 12, 10 12:07 PM

Beautiful pictures of Canada and his people

Posted by Margo lemay February 12, 10 12:33 PM

Olympics bring the world of sport together! To represent your country is a huge honour. I've been there...


Posted by Brendan February 12, 10 12:43 PM

Vive le Québec libre!!!

Posted by Max February 12, 10 12:57 PM

At 19, I travelled from Vancouver to Newfoundland, visiting every province.
I realised what a great country we have. At 50, I am so proud to welcome the world to enjoy everything we love and live. I hope they see that we are very different than the US (not to dis them). Our athletes are amazing!!!
Gold! Canada! Gold!

Posted by Sheila February 12, 10 12:59 PM


Posted by VISHI February 12, 10 01:10 PM

no photograph or mention of the torch being lit in Sechelt BC,figures!!

Posted by Dave February 12, 10 01:14 PM

A very proud Canadian and British Columbian will be watching and cheering on the Olympics from Dubai. It is apparent to everyone that the organizers of this great event have won the first Gold Medal!

God Bless us all with a safe and happy event!

Posted by Dennis Ryan February 12, 10 01:27 PM

I have to admit that I am jealous of the united spirit and pride in your country that you Canadians demonstrate. In South Africa we have yet to achieve that cohesive pride in our young country. But give us another thousand years and it might just happen here.

Posted by Robin Dean February 12, 10 01:30 PM

Today is the BIG DAY! Congrats to all those who BELIEVE, Go Canada Go.. Cheering all the way! Where is the picture of Kamloops, we had the bigges tourch turnout... 15,000 people on a great night of pride, excitement and cheering!!!!

Posted by Diane February 12, 10 01:38 PM

Go Canada Go!!! We live a beautiful country. Canada comes together when it counts. I'm proud to be Canadian.

Posted by Lynda Court February 12, 10 01:40 PM

its all very symbolic of the somethingness that all people enjoy... and how the somethingness is passed from one to another to create a universal something.

Or am i missing somthing?

Posted by Zume February 12, 10 01:48 PM

Beautiful, very inspiring, brought tears to see the beauty and pride in not only our Torch Bearers but also the supporters. Look at the pride in their eyes, their faces, no one is frowning and why would they, they're CANADIANS ! For those "nayers", Canada or Societies may not be perfect but your complaining is not helping any. Get a LIFE put your efforts into POSITIVE ACTIONS and become a PROUD CANADIAN. God Bless Canada and our Athletes. May allthe Athletes of the world be bless with success and no lastinginjuries, GO CANADA GO !

Posted by Bradford - Gulf Islands. BC February 12, 10 01:53 PM

A special thanks to the police officers running with the torch. Retired Mountie.

Posted by Sandy Mckinnon February 12, 10 02:02 PM

These pictures are fabulous and outstanding.a tremendous tribute to all
who took part in every detail of their production.

Posted by Lloyd G.James February 12, 10 02:20 PM

Nice pictures! Go Canada Go!

Posted by Litao February 12, 10 02:21 PM

Fabulous pictures! The goose bumps kept rising as I scrolled through them. I have always been proudly Canadian, but today, I am way beyond proud. I AM CANADIAN!!! Go Canada Go! Go For The Gold!

Posted by Lynne Bradshaw February 12, 10 02:23 PM

Proud Proud Proud to be CANADIAN!!!! Its here and its go time so lets show the worker what a great country this is!! Lets do em proud! All you nay sayers and negative Nancies get over yourselves...Since when did wining become the Canadian way?

Posted by Proud-2-B-CDN February 12, 10 02:33 PM

RE #183 - Proud Proud Proud to be CANADIAN!!!! Its here and its go time so lets show the world what a great country this is!! Lets do em proud! All you nay sayers and negative Nancies get over yourselves...Since when did whining become the Canadian way?

Posted by Proud-2-B-CDN February 12, 10 02:46 PM

A friend sent me this link becasue my beautiful daughter is in it.. lighting the torch February 4th in Squamish, proud...Can't even begin to describe the feeling when we saw her light it up in her hometown.. Go Canada :)..

Posted by Jackie McBride February 12, 10 02:54 PM

so happy I can see pic about Czech Republic :]

Posted by Linda T. February 12, 10 03:22 PM

Amazing photographs, but once again, it shows Atlantic Canada missing, the forgotten provinces -- as always! Go Canada Go!

Posted by Alma February 12, 10 03:22 PM

But who will be the final torch bearer?

Posted by Russ February 12, 10 03:26 PM

What a wonderful display of happy faces and our beautiful multi culture diverse country. Loved every minute.

Posted by LBrearley February 12, 10 03:27 PM

I love all these pictures! They're very cool.

Posted by Melissa February 12, 10 03:42 PM

#7 I think it's actually kind of selfish to use the Olympic Torch run as a time to propose to your fianceé. It's not about you. It's about the Olympics.

Posted by Jonathan Careless February 12, 10 03:42 PM

Thank you for these pictures. It is the first time I see something like this. I loved them and cryed

Posted by victoria February 12, 10 03:53 PM

Your photos brought tears to my eyes more than once.

I am proud to be Canadian!

Posted by Tracie Vickers February 12, 10 04:07 PM

I live in the United States and a Canadian friend forwarded these magnificent pictures on to me. I got really choked up seeing the different peoples, genders, handicaps, and accomplishments all represented here. Good to 'hear' the positive feelings from most! A momentous occasion for Canada! Congratulations!!

Posted by Katherine Cotten February 12, 10 04:12 PM

I am a proud Vancouver born Canadian currently living in the US. I looked at the beautiful photos of familiar places and people from all different walks of life revel in the glory of the torch relay. The tears are still streaming down my face, I enjoy our American friends so much but those photos made me homesick for the best country in the Canada.

Posted by Ellen G. February 12, 10 04:31 PM


Posted by JP February 12, 10 04:36 PM

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with the world. It is a very exciting time for everyone. To me only positive thoughts and comments should come forward at this time (or any time). Life is never perfect and why waste your energy on harsh feelings and words. I am very proud to be a Canadian and to live in a wonderful country where we have the best life has to offer.
Visitors....welcome! Best wishes to all that attend the events and good luck to the Athletes!

Posted by Vikki February 12, 10 04:40 PM

The cost the cost,what did this all cost,we will likely never know,maybe it's best we don't know.

Posted by Barry Knott February 12, 10 04:40 PM

I am a Canadian living in the United States for 14 years now...I love, love, love watching Canada celebrate such an amazing event. It warms my heart to see all the places in Canada that I have either visited or lived. Good Luck Canada!!!!! I will be watching

Posted by charlene February 12, 10 04:49 PM

it makes me proud to be a canadian,,wwii naval veteran

Posted by robert whittaker February 12, 10 04:55 PM

Great photographs, well done Canada! Let the games begin....

Posted by Jeff Lepage February 12, 10 05:01 PM

I sure would like to see all the pictures of when the torch was in Alberta
a friend os mine ran with the torch in Brooks and I never saw her picture.
Good job on what you did cover.

Posted by Gloria Hutton February 12, 10 05:16 PM

Go Canada go.
Beautiful pictures of Canada and his people!
Good luck Canada!

Posted by mg8 February 12, 10 06:11 PM

The energy in Vancouver is amazing but everyone is saddened by the loss of Nodar Kumaritashvili. Our thoughts are with his family.

These photos are fantastic and show how beautiful and diverse Canada is.

Posted by Brad February 12, 10 06:41 PM

It is a wonderful day for Canada albeit a very bad start for the games.

Posted by Darlene, Toronto! February 12, 10 07:11 PM

I agree with #175 no picture of Kamloops the largest turnout Pictures were awesome

Posted by Shar February 12, 10 07:18 PM

I am so proud to be Canadian . The pictures of the torches all across Canada shows that we have a wonderful country. Looking forward to watching the olympics on tv and seeing the Canadians winning..

Posted by Sandy Snyder February 12, 10 07:24 PM

So happy to be a part of this!

Posted by Linda February 12, 10 07:37 PM

Great Photographs well done Canada.
And Good Luck. I wish we were there.

Posted by Zarin Rahim February 12, 10 07:39 PM

Our hearts go out to the friends, family and fellow athetes of Nodar Kumaritashvili this the evening of the opening ceremonies.

Posted by Sheila and Allan Benford February 12, 10 08:08 PM

These pictures are sublime, spectacular full of life!!!
Viva Canada, viva Vancouver , viva the olympics games 2010!!!

Posted by Gonzalo Zúñiga February 12, 10 08:17 PM

go canada go,the olympics has made it's was mark on every canadian family

Posted by Marilyn Dunn February 12, 10 08:18 PM

what a wonderful trip from our neighbors to the North

Posted by Tom East February 12, 10 08:19 PM

It was once in a lifetime experience. Go - Canada - Go
All the best to all the Athletes from all over the world. GOOD LUCK

Posted by Marion February 12, 10 08:29 PM

Amazing! These have been some of Canadians proudest and happiest moments. The locations and colors are never scene on TV. and they are all wrapped up in one big tribute to Canada's togetherness.

Posted by Adele MacLeod February 12, 10 08:46 PM

GO CANADA!! Love you Vancouver! Kate

Posted by kate February 12, 10 09:33 PM

Fantastic photos commemorating a fantastic journey .
I had the pleasure of seeing the torch run in 3 different Lower Mainland
Cities and was overwhelmed and awed by the enthusiasm and positive
reaction by all involved and the spectators attending the various events .
I'm proud to be a Canadian and have supported the Vancouver Whistler bid from day one and was in the crowd when the announcement was made in 2003 , that we'd been awarded the games .
My partner and I have already watched figure skating practice sessions in Abbotsford and in Port Moody and wish to thank all concerned for making this possible . We are also looking forward to personally attending seven
Olympic events and will be rooting for all Canadian athletes and sincerely wish them the best of success .

Posted by Ken Dopson February 12, 10 09:52 PM

That was sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!

Posted by Julianna February 12, 10 10:23 PM

...Blame Canada
Blame Canada
It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Blame Canada
Blame Canada...
just for fun_) peace...

Posted by the true February 12, 10 10:25 PM

truly glorious and free,once again the olympic flame symbolizing the beautiful spirits within all of us.
how the athletes feel at this moment,why not the world towards each other at all times!!!!
Canada,always your an honor of the highest spirit.

Posted by cal shummon February 13, 10 12:51 AM

Maginficant Canada & Vancouver. Opening Cerinones as deep & enriched as our vast country.We truley live in the best country on Earth!!!!!!!!!! Go Canada Go & you are still so young!!!

Posted by Val Scheck February 13, 10 12:58 AM

The photos are inspiring! God bless these athletes and their proud families. Our hearts go out to Nodar Kumaritashvili, his family and team mates.

Posted by Kim February 13, 10 01:18 AM

That is beautiful, a fantastic montage of Canada. I love visiting BC from New Zealand. This reminds me of the wonderful times I have spent there.


Posted by Casofilia Mike February 13, 10 01:57 AM

awesome opening ceromony,especially the natives,makes me proud to be a canuck from bc

Posted by Anonymous February 13, 10 03:39 AM

Beautiful photographs, it's such a great pity that South African TV stations are NOT televising the event. There are thousands of South Africans very upset at the moment, says a lot for our 3rd World country.

Posted by Desiree February 13, 10 04:11 AM

the show was better than anything that Vegas could ever come up with.The best ever.Canadians are good good people

Posted by connie bailey Kelowna b.c. February 13, 10 06:11 AM


Posted by Carol Walton February 13, 10 08:33 AM

What happened to Saskatchewan, we are part of Canada!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Wanda Hallborg February 13, 10 09:19 AM

Fantastic pistures, certainly helps to make you part of the whole process even though thousands of miles away

Posted by Marlene P Fielding February 13, 10 09:23 AM

anyone notice the "fire man" in #26? great pics.....Canada is a beautiful place.....

Posted by Robert McAlpine February 13, 10 10:20 AM

Nice and fantastic pictures! God bless the athletes in Canada!

Posted by Szabo Family from Hungary February 13, 10 11:09 AM

Thanks Boston.Com... Your spectacular photos show-off our Canada and citizens beautifully. Welcome athletes of the world!! Peace and goodwill to all.
- Roger

Posted by Roger Stewart February 13, 10 11:21 AM

To see the ceremony last night and the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, carry the torch to its final destination was wonderful. And how appropriate to have K.D. Lang singing in a country that embraces people of all creed, colour and sexual orientation. I am an immigrant from England I I love it herel. All embracing. And protesters? Yes this is a democracy and we all have a voice!
Thank you to the volunteers and organizers and of course the relay runners and THANK YOU for giving me something to send to England and all my friends... truly beautiful.

Posted by the Zigmeister February 13, 10 11:46 AM

These pictures are breathtaking .. our Canadian Spirit shines through .. a warm welcome to all athletes competing in the 2010 Olympic Games .. Vancouver has done us proud .. our diversity is second to none .. on another note, my prayers and heartfelt thoughts to the family who lost their son yesterday.

Posted by Brenda R. Clapp February 13, 10 11:54 AM

Amazing pictures.

Posted by Giancarlo Rosso February 13, 10 12:51 PM

Fabulous pictures. This Torch Relay has produced such a great outpouring of Canadian nationalism: I've never seen it this good in all of my 62 years. I do hope you will eventually include a few more photos of the very last days of the run, including the final lighting by Wayne Gretzky in downtown Vancouver. Go Canada Go!

Posted by Judy in Cloverdale February 13, 10 01:02 PM

the pictures are great CANADA looks an ok place to stay its good when you can all come together and make visitors welcome to your country so enjoy this brilliant sporting occasion. we have the commonwealth games in glasgow in 2014 so our nations are real cool at hosting the great sporting events. so good luck. from, drewsco from ek.

Posted by andrew kelly February 13, 10 01:44 PM


Posted by Al & Nina Driver February 13, 10 01:48 PM

Thanks for sharing...
I'm so proud to live next door to are the best neighbors.

Posted by Yvonne Lindquist, Birch Bay, Washington State USA February 13, 10 01:58 PM

I am Canadian, and so very proud to be able to say those words. Fantastic pictures, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful Country, I'm even luckier, because I live in Victoria, BC. GO CANADA GO!!!

Posted by Nancy Nunn February 13, 10 02:27 PM

OHHHHHHHHH CANADA we are so blessed to live here

Posted by Anonymous February 13, 10 02:34 PM

The beauty and spirit of these photos clearly show that Canadians of all colours, all walks of life, all abilities... are connected by a national pride that is often hidden or forgotten. It rises above the maelstrom to briefly shine... as brightly as the Olympic torch before we all get back to our everyday lives. Thank you for bringing it to mind in such a beautiful way!

Posted by Cathy Norrie, Calgary, Alberta February 13, 10 02:35 PM

Nice pictures! But.
Some places I've never heard of.
You missed or left out a lot of photo's, entire Provinces, Territories, and Cities across this huge land.
Did you have a Canadian consultant with you? Was your editor for this piece a recent Canadian?
The spectrum of photo's presented does not do full justice to Canada as a whole in my view.
--Former OCO volunteer, 1988 Winter Olympics Games, Calgary, Alberta.

Posted by Mike February 13, 10 02:40 PM

..Pictures were outstanding...although I'm sure they were not all shown...maybe at the end of the Olympics all the pictures will be published of the Torches journey throughout Canada and the Territories.
..Well done..

Posted by John Spark February 13, 10 02:43 PM

Thank you for sharing these with me. So proud to be Canadian.
We are visiting Arizona at the moment and we are recieving so many compliments from our American neighbours.

Posted by Nancy Lalonde Alberta February 13, 10 03:03 PM

Never have we been prouder to be Çanadians than for the the whole of the torch run and last night.....Go Canada we deserve this!!!

Posted by V.W. Black/C.J. Solomon, Qualicum Beach BC February 13, 10 04:08 PM

Well Done ! and thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs. My good wishes and God Bless you to all Canadians - and all who enjoy the Olympics, A spectacular effort indeed.


Posted by Elizabeth Bones February 13, 10 04:41 PM

The spirit of all the people in Canada have shown once again that across this wonderful country there is beauty, pride and most of all an Olympic spirit that will last a life time.
Thank you for those beautiful pictures and all the people that participated in helping to bring the Olympic spirit to everyone.

Posted by Gunther Fehr February 13, 10 04:46 PM

Yes, what happened to Saskatchewan ? Did not show the torch at Mortlach, my birthplace, and the birthplace of Jack Pool, who was responsible for bringing Olympics to Vancouver

Posted by Hatold Searle February 13, 10 04:48 PM

I live here in Washington DC with my daughter from Banff here to visit. These photos are amazing in the way they carry the spirit of this event to the world. It shows the strength and love of the Canadian people to the world which is such a joy to me. Take care and show the world your joy!!

Posted by Dr. Roland Droitsch February 13, 10 05:49 PM

Fantastic pictures! i'm so proud &fortunate to be a Canadian. the torch relay unites all Canadians and inspires all to reach us to reach higher heights.

Posted by Bill Spagnut February 13, 10 06:01 PM

What a wonderful Experience.I am so proud to have chosen Canada as my Home .Immigrated from Europe 40 Years ago.

Posted by Manfred February 13, 10 06:08 PM

So proud to be a Canadian. Rick Hansen's smile last evening was wonderful. Barbara Ann Scott, a lovely little "golden girl". Bittersweet opening due to tragic death of young athlete. Great respect of entire crowd could be felt--we are a kind nation. Diane G. G.

Posted by Diane Galley February 13, 10 06:26 PM

Fantastic!!! Good Luck Canada!!!!

Posted by Carole Thompson February 13, 10 06:29 PM

#8 - that's where I live...Wasauksing doon ja ba, Migizi dodem!
we are the second largest island in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

Posted by Kellie King February 13, 10 06:30 PM

Just to much about native canadians - our country is over 100 yrs old
its now time to treat even our native people like the rest of
true canadians - we dont need the govt to pay our way , we want to
work and play at our expense , no one gets a free ride .the
govt should set a date in say 10 yrs, then not more monthy pay for
natives or anyone else if you truly want to be a canadian . it take
a lot of guts to do this however it makes everyone a canadian

Posted by Aubrey February 13, 10 06:45 PM

Extra, Ordiner
Proud, to be Canadian.
Barb, from Winnipeg

Posted by Barb February 13, 10 07:11 PM

It is great that it the Olympic is finaly here in Vancouver.

Posted by Amanda Lepitre February 13, 10 07:22 PM

Can't help but have a smile on our faces while we looked at every picture!
Proudly Canadian

Posted by The Upton Family, Strathroy February 13, 10 07:24 PM

Thank you for reviving a great national spirit!!! The pictures are awesome!
And thank you for including our cultural mosaic.
Shania, you are soooo beautiful.

Posted by Marilynne Calver February 13, 10 07:30 PM

Opening Ceremonies - a big WOW!. Put together with dignity and respect with an effort to showcase all geographic areas of Canada and the people that inhabit them. John Furlong's comments were well thought out with a real emphasis on Canada's youth and what these games will mean to them today and in years to come! We are so very fortunate to live in this generous and free country!! Go Canada Go!!!!

Posted by Joan Walker February 13, 10 07:33 PM

Great pictures of a worthwhile exercise commemorating a buildup to a memorable event for Canada. And, we may even grab some gold this time.

Posted by Hakim Sikander February 13, 10 07:37 PM

The flame was "passed" in Madeira Park, B.C. on Feb. 4th! Very emotional! Sorry there are no pictures. Proud Canadian

Posted by LaVerne February 13, 10 08:16 PM

We are proud to be Canadian and Free

May the torch watch over all the atheletes

Posted by Sherry Messenger February 13, 10 08:21 PM

Beautiful pictures.

Thankyouvery much. Ilove them , they are and will be nice memories f.

Vancouver olimpic 2010.

Posted by Anonymous February 13, 10 08:48 PM

The Canadian "Thank You" and "Please", Please Canada go for the best, and thank you when you succeed. The pictures are beautiful, esp. my heart is in Peachland and the scenic beauty of B.C. All Olympians, good luck, for viewers, enjoy.

Posted by IreneLo February 13, 10 08:53 PM

Did I tell you that the flame passed down 2nd Ave. NW? And that the exchange between the two carriers happened right in front of our house? And that the young lady who was starting the run in front of our house was from Vancouver? And that she actually let me hold the torch?

So There!

The above in response from a dear friend from Calgary we forwarded the presentation to this morning, just to make us green with envy.

Posted by Charlotte J Solomon February 13, 10 09:00 PM

What a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE for those who participated and had the privilege of carrying the Olympic Torch. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU.

Posted by Barbara and Dennis McIlveen February 13, 10 09:06 PM

Just curious, how many percents of non-Caucasian berried the torch.
seems to me that didn't represent a MOSAIC multicultural nation(as officials always claim)!!

Posted by MF February 13, 10 09:15 PM

Nice pictures and that, but doesn't symbolise the huge lass of money the Olympics are to the country and host city.. estimated 6 billion dollar loss.. the Olympic committee should reimburse Canada for that.. why any country sees any benefit from professional athletes cleaning up and padding their pocket books, and politicians and personalities hogging the cameras for their own gain.. well, that's my view.

Posted by Steve Stewart-Sturges February 13, 10 09:49 PM

So very very PROUD to be CANADIAN. We in Canada have so so much to be Thankful for. Our Country is one of the finest and most Free of the entire world. We as Canadians are behind out Canadian Athletes all the way. GO CANADA GO and God Bless One and All. Whether Win or Lose we will always be Proud of our Athletes . Margaret

Posted by Margaret Allison February 13, 10 09:59 PM

F*ck You Campbell and the rest of you money wastering bastards. How about old people. It's our money you are doling out or have you forgotten that. I highly doubt it. You seem to think that it is your money. Well, it is not.

Posted by Wayne Lind February 13, 10 10:17 PM

Very proudly a great Canadian Show. We wish all the athletes well, do your best, enjoy it all and winning a medal will be the icing on the cake. Go CANADA GO and God Bless you all.

What a great country CANADA is!

Posted by Corrine Labelle February 13, 10 10:34 PM

What a wonderful show - I'm very proud to be Canadian !

Posted by Wendy Winslow February 13, 10 10:37 PM

pretty powerful but its time there where no more indian canadians or japenese canadians we are all canadian and when one adopts a country like adopting a child one should become a part of that country and leave the things they left to come here, behind in the countries they have left . instead of useing and abusing our systems.

Posted by Anonymous February 13, 10 10:42 PM

WOW!!! Talk about tears while viewing these AWESOME photos. How lucky we are to be a Canadian....strong and free!! The Opening Ceremony last night, 12 Feb. 2010 was breath-taking, beautiful and more.

Posted by Tish Tessier Oliver, BC February 13, 10 10:47 PM

Wonderful photographs! as I look at the pictures I am listening to K.D.Lang singing "Hallelujah". What a wonderful country our CANADA is, with so many talented people. I am so PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN!

Posted by Sharron February 13, 10 11:34 PM


Posted by MANUEL C.PECANA February 14, 10 01:37 AM

I am NOT Canadian but the pictures brought tears to my eyes and have goosebumps all over my body. Awesome pictures.

Posted by jannah February 14, 10 01:51 AM

Pretty poor that there was NOT even one photo op taken in Saskatchewan.

Posted by Gerry Glasser February 14, 10 01:57 AM

Amazed me, made my cry and feel proud to be part of such an amazing event held here in Canada for all the people of the world!

Posted by Marjorie Ponne February 14, 10 02:16 AM

Thanks for all the beautiful pictures. Goodluck to all our athletes. I'm glad to be Canadian. God bless Canada.

Posted by Amie R. Salvo February 14, 10 02:39 AM

Lovely Photographs!! Reminds me of beautyful Canada and bringing me memories of my visit to B.C. and Whistler. love to my two sisters,inlaws, nieces and nephew, living in B.C. WISH YOU LUCK . You are so lucky to be Canadians and what a show you had at the opening. Well Done and Good Luck!! xxxxx

Posted by Tanya from Malta (Europe) Feb 13th at 10.55am.

Posted by Tanya Borg Cardona February 14, 10 04:55 AM

awesome, fantastic, magnificent...just great...deeply impressed

by a hk viewer

Posted by stephen sinn February 14, 10 08:16 AM

Most people realize the enjoyment of sports and the value of entertainment, but when you have the real problems in the Medical system and hospital cut backs, it seems hard to be excited when real people have to suffer because there is no money for what really matters.

Posted by Dennis from Peachland February 14, 10 10:08 AM

As a Canadian living in the USA for 10 yrs, I was so proud to see the torch going thru my country. The photographers did a wonderful job.

Posted by gail February 14, 10 10:13 AM

Canada has made us all proud. Go Canada Go. We Believe.!!!!!!!!

Posted by L. Cook February 14, 10 11:11 AM

Am so proud to be a Canadian. Awesome pictures. Wondering though what happened to the Saskatchewan pictures. Would have been nice to have been included.

Posted by Mary Lou February 14, 10 11:52 AM

Beautiful, but skips over major areas of the country. Quite the show. Extremely expensive in many ways to the people of BC. The money would be better spent on real food and staff in our seniors care homes, nursing staff in hospitals, reducing wait times for essential surgeries and cancer care, safe drinking water, lower cost practical housing, safe schools, roads maintained on schedule, closing illegal private clinics designed to undermine our health system. Stop taking money, publicly owned and vital services from public control to subsidize or give to private corporations. Make corrupt politicians and big business accountable with promised prison time. Ensure public rights! That's what gov't is for!

Posted by Lynette February 14, 10 11:53 AM

I would like to say Congrats to the couple that got engaged. How simply wonderful , as for the negative comment on that. God forbid to see such a happy event take place eh. Get a life!!

The whole olympic thing is so exciting and all of us have a right to enjoy it!!!

Posted by deb February 14, 10 12:04 PM

I'm very glad to look this beautiful show.I was two times in Canada and want to say-it is the best country in the world!PROUD TO BE CANADIAN!VIVA!!!

Posted by Simeon Ilieff February 14, 10 12:18 PM


Posted by DR. C .HANSON PHD CALIFORN IA February 14, 10 12:24 PM

Makes me uncharacteristically patriotic and more than a little homesick....

Posted by Scot February 14, 10 12:43 PM

The key decision makers who dreamed, created, then planned the execution of the Torch Run, as well as all the volunteers who fed, organized, clothed, instructed the individual runners, all deserve a special Canadian medal to say "thank you" for bringing us all together to express our love for this Wonderful Country.

Posted by cinnie woodward February 14, 10 12:54 PM

It has been a unifying experience which is what is the true Olympic experience was intended. You will always find negative whining ******* who contribute absolutely nothing to this world. These are the same delinquents who are trying to disrupt the games by vandalizing everything in their path while cowardly hiding their faces. These people are no different from the terrorists the world can do without.

Posted by Zeus February 14, 10 01:10 PM

I have been watching the games from over here in England, a friend has just sent me these wonderful pictures,they bring me closer to 'The Beautiful City, congratulations to all people who made the games possible. ...Best of luck Canada.

Posted by Sylvia February 14, 10 01:18 PM

proud to be a canadian great pictures

Posted by bob wilcox February 14, 10 01:27 PM

I have always been proud to be a Canadian, but seeing what the torch team has done from the beginning to the end of the torch run and watching the opening ceremonies was just incredible. We Canadians have every reason to stand tall and let the world know how great our country is. God Bless Canada and God Bless all proud Canadians

Posted by Lynne Bateman February 14, 10 01:36 PM

A Canadian living in Australia...what can I say...the pictures evoked every positive emotion what it means to be Canadian...beautiful images! Makes one extremely homesick.Go Canada!!!!

Posted by Pam Le Clair February 14, 10 01:59 PM

Very proud to be a Canadian. We saw the torch in Maple Ridge on Feb.8 and the feeling in the crowd was so positive and inspirational ! The spirit of all Canadians was well represented.

Posted by Steve Broughton February 14, 10 02:49 PM

I totally agree with Zeus. Those people should be rounded up and put to work until they have paid every penny of the damages they are responsible for in the city of Vancouver. Some of them may very likely be subject to deportation. It is unfortunate that the pride and diginity of this great country is allowed to be besmirched by these hoodlums and vandals who contribute NOTHING to the well being of this country and its caring citizens. Who funds their existnce? Is it our social programs?

Posted by Ron February 14, 10 02:52 PM

Outstanding...... Give you a medal!!!! Keep posting! As an American you have the best health system in the world. Where else but in Canada would an 80 year 0ld man get a 7 coronary by pass and a week in the hospital for more treatment, My cousin in Canada did. Plus at home care immediately after.

Later another week in the hospital for a recheck! The USA Politicians would. Not the rest of us on Social Security or other health plan!

Posted by Lorraine Thank You!!!! February 14, 10 03:06 PM

No longer a Canadian since living & working in the USA. Looking at the photos makes me burst with joy.
Canadians have every right to be proud of their country and of Vancouver, a beautiful city!

Posted by Marian D. Bomberger February 14, 10 03:07 PM

canada is best country in the world

Posted by kurji February 14, 10 03:16 PM

Welcome world! Pictures of the torch journey across Canada, including our sovereign north, would have been great during the time it took for Gretzky to truck the torch at the end of our wonderful opening ceremony. We are so very proud & grateful to be Canadian.

Posted by Joan Fraser February 14, 10 03:19 PM

Welcome world! Pictures of the torch journey across Canada, including our sovereign north, would have been great during the time it took for Gretzky to truck the torch at the end of our wonderful opening ceremony. We are so very proud & grateful to be Canadian.

Posted by Joan Fraser February 14, 10 03:19 PM

why did the famous flame by pass saskatchewan ??

Posted by don schedlosky February 14, 10 03:25 PM

I volunteer at the local soup kitchen. We are serving a potato soup tonite with not much meat in hundreds of homeless and marginalized people. It is -25 here plus the wind chill. Not many of them have warm clothes or boots. I think of all the homeless in Vancouver and wonder if they are eating the same soup. I wonder how overjoyed they are at having the Olympics in their city. All that money when there are people in this country going hungry, alone, desperate....I am ashamed.

Posted by Jan February 14, 10 03:51 PM





Posted by JOHN & MARNIE February 14, 10 03:58 PM

All pictures are excellent. Go Canada Go. I am a very proud Canadian and consider myself fortunate living in the best and the biggest country in the world.

Posted by Ravinder Singh Bedi February 14, 10 04:06 PM


Posted by DAVE BURROWS February 14, 10 04:15 PM

Absolutely a wonderful heartwarming collection of photos from the thousands that could have been shown. It does stir great national pride in Canada and Canadians. One of our friends had the priviledge of carrying the torch here in West Kelowna and at his celebration dinner afterwards, my wife and I enjoyed our opportunity to hold the torch and having our photo taken with it.

It would have been nice if photos from Saskatchewan, PEI, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Yukon, NWT and Nunuvat could have been included. Perhaps another set of photos from these provinces and territories could be created and sent out.

As far as the protesters go, yes they have every right to their opinions and peaceful demonstration. That is a given in our country. What should not be allowed are masked thugs and criminals posing as protesters and causing the damage they did. If they are so proud of their protest and message (??), why do they feel they have to be masked? (The reason is of course, in my humble estimation, they are criminals!) The police did round up and arrest some of them but any and all with masks should have been arrested as soon the destructive behavior was evident. The peaceful marchers were fine and I'm sure did not want to be associated with the thugs. (Sorry for the rant.)

Again, wonderful photos and wonderful spirit and celebration demonstrated in the torch run across this great land.

Posted by Paul Cleland February 14, 10 04:28 PM

I am orginally from Sask. moved to BC 8yrs. ago. I think it is the terrible slap in the face to Saskatchewan people that you left out that province entirely. WHY?? is it not part of Canada. Did the Canadian government NOT contribute to the games?? Is the TORCH run not suppsed to be for all Canadians to help build a brotherly LOVE for all?? You have 3 pictures for Manitoba, NONE FOR SASKATEHWAN, but you have 7 for Alberta. Did the potographer come from ALBERTA. If not than WHAT happened. I am very happy and proud with the OLYMPICS but someone needs to apoligize to the people of Saskatchgwan.

Posted by Ed Tramer February 14, 10 05:25 PM

My favorite is #6: Niagra Falls. They're looking at the NY side saying, "Take that, Lake Placid!" (altho' Lake Placid wouldn't have had to manufacture snow).

But seriously, impressive photos for an impressive relay. Your country is beautiful!

Posted by Susan in Atlanta, GA February 14, 10 05:28 PM


Posted by ALIREZA February 14, 10 05:44 PM

And once again Saskatchewan did not even get one picture -- as if we do not exist. WE DO!!!!

Posted by Mona R. February 14, 10 05:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful pictures! Sure makes me miss being home in BC. I'm now living near Dallas Texas, and there most definately aren't the lakes and mountains here!

Posted by Dyan Duffy February 14, 10 06:48 PM


Posted by Vanessa February 14, 10 06:55 PM

Pictures were very beautiful, but I am also very disappointed that there was no pictures taken in Saskatchewan, looking out the window at 6:31pm we have the most beautiful view of our SASKATCHEWAN sunset. Posted by Ev. in Sask. February 14

Posted by Ev. Fiske February 14, 10 07:37 PM

As a proud Canadian I loved the opening ceremonies and have found it hard to tear myself from the TV ever since. I am astonished and inspired by the hundreds of young athletes as they let out all the stops and try their very best. It is a wonderful time for us to step aside and let the joy of the Olympic Games take over .

Posted by Alexandra Glashan February 14, 10 07:53 PM

Canada has been reconized the World over and now will be able to show there hospitality and warmth to the people of the world and nations, great photo's and to see the ones who had the privilage to carry the Olympic flame once in a lifetime event, Congratulations Canada.
Go Canada Go

Posted by Colin Ball February 14, 10 10:19 PM

My daughter, Caroline Chochol, was a toarch bearer in Brossard, Quebec. We are very proud of her, it's a great honor and wonderful memories for life, hope for peace and better world.

Posted by Dagmar Chochol February 14, 10 11:00 PM

Very Proud to be a Canadian, born in Alberta, now living more than half my life in the Yukon. The Torch was carried in Dawson City where several proud first nation people were involved. I didn't see a picture of Dawson and the torch ??

Posted by Lambert February 14, 10 11:14 PM

How wonderful to see the olympic flame on the dock in Peachland, the olympics have always held a special place in my heart and now l'll always remember the journey our athletes endure every time l drive past that picturest spot on Okanagan lake :-)

Posted by John Fergus February 14, 10 11:24 PM

Canada has been recognized the World over. First with Expo 86 and now with the winter Olympics. Canada will show their graciousness, hospitality and warmth to the people of the world. Especially through our great photographs. As a proud Canadian I attended the torch run along Guildford in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. Even the rain didn't dampen our spirits and we showed up on mass. The opening ceremonies at BC Place Stadium was spectacular to behold, the technology and light show, and all the performs. WOW! Go Canada Go!!

Congratulations Canada. Go Canada Go

Posted by Terry Wilson February 14, 10 11:56 PM

Very special moments for all Canadians which transcends political bickering. I hope there are some positive spin-offs for our disadvantaged Canadians.

Posted by Pat Hampson February 15, 10 12:31 AM

What a wonderful memory, that will always remain in our hearts.

Posted by Sandy Zeleznik February 15, 10 12:36 AM

I am proud to be a Canadian and am honoured that our city was chosen to hold the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
I wish all the best to all those participating in the Olympics.
My sympathies go out to the family who lost a maginificent Olympian.
God Bless you all and God Bless CANADA

Posted by Christina February 15, 10 01:36 AM

A poetically perfect opening to the Games: Native leaders were late arriving and there was an erectile dysfunction problem with the cauldron, yet it was lovely! Can't get more Canadian than that, and what gorgeous images!

Posted by Ken February 15, 10 02:17 AM

I you and me

Posted by a Proud Canadian February 15, 10 05:41 AM

How did the flame get from Manitoba to Alberta - did it fly over the often forgotten Province of Saskatchewan?

Posted by E M Mills - England February 15, 10 06:01 AM

WOW that is really an impressive series! THANKS!.. it's great to live in the city hosting Winter Olympic Games 2010, it's a huge work and hopefully the games will be great after all, no matter what.

this website is a fantastic idea and an inspiration.

Posted by Tatiana Balashova February 15, 10 06:11 AM

Great pictures of the beautiful country, that Canada is. I have only visited B.C. and that is a great province, but what has been shown here I should try to see more of your country. Good luck to you with your medal hopes, we will have our time in 2012

Posted by Brian McNamara, Rayleigh, Essex, England February 15, 10 06:45 AM

As a Canadian Living in the Deep South of the United States and homesick, these pics made me prouder than ever to be Canadian. What a fantastic country we have, while the rest of the world digs out of a disastrous recession, Canada is up and running and putting on the Games. We have the best country on earth and I cant wait for hubby to retire so I can come home. For those who complain. be glad u r not one of the 45,000 Americans that die every year for lack of health care or one of the million families that declare bankruptcy every year due to the high cost of medical even with insurance. Be glad u have Labor relations to protect you from Company greed. Be glad you have politicians who do not cater to lobbyists. Be glad you have a social safety net that does not exist here. And be glad you live in a place where diversity is encouraged not slammed with racism. Bless Canada and all of the athletes who are in Beautiful British Columbia.

Posted by Deb Bledsoe February 15, 10 10:16 AM


Posted by RIMA KIAUPA February 15, 10 10:16 AM

This is just absoultely wonderful and beautiful. I am amazed and I am proud to be a Canadian

Posted by Naseem Alibhai February 15, 10 10:40 AM

Fantastic!! Note: Shania Twain date incorrect

Posted by Ken February 15, 10 10:41 AM

Despite such things as Saskethewan being overlooked, I think this event did try to include as much of Canada as possible. Overall, this was done remarkably well.

My best picture: The marriage proposal was a precious moment and I personally wish the couple a long, happy and exciting life together.

As per at least one comment that this money could have gone to the homeless, I do agree but sometimes we do need events to remind us that we are a unique nation of compassion, humility and oneness of spirit. Everyone needs encouragement from time to time and this was such an event and the money well spent.

During disasters in the world Canadians during the worst of times will still contribute and be there to help the world. Right now it our time to celebrate, take pause from the stresses, catch our breath, enjoy, recharge our spirits and then go back to being Canadians, helping where help is required.

Posted by Shaffiq Kotadia February 15, 10 10:48 AM

Excellent pictures of an excellent Torch Run
......Excellent Opening Ceremonies
..........Excellent performance for the first Gold Medal
...............after all, we are Canadians

Posted by Bob February 15, 10 11:04 AM

Great pictures.Proud of our country Canada and all our athletes.All the best to you.Believe.You can do it.

Posted by Edith & Lorraine,Boquete,Panama February 15, 10 11:05 AM

I am from Northern Ontario and think that people are right in wondering why Pictures of Saskatchewan weren't included.???
I've been to Saskatchewan and think People there are the warmest people on earth and represent the true Pioneer spirit of this country.Shame on this omission!
Otherwise , God Bless this Country! It's the greatest Country in the world.
Keep up the Spirit!
Go Canada!
Love the comment # 292 from an American! Americans should begin to know more about US FOLKS other than being their Country Cousins from the North!

Posted by Ken Naples February 15, 10 11:17 AM

Top of the line photos. All concerned are to be congratulated on a job - "well done!"
The greatest country in the world.

Posted by Ronald February 15, 10 11:33 AM

I just loved the whole thing. Sorry that Sask. did not get inshowing their Torch bearers. Just one of the misses. Proud of Canada and their athelics Go Canada go
Gladys from Ont.

Posted by gladys kerr February 15, 10 11:37 AM

I am from Saskatchewan, live now in British Columbia but was VERY
disappointed that there were NO pictures of the torch being carried
in Saskatchewan. What's the problem? Are we not worthy of a few
pictures? Saskatchewan seems to be skipped over with everything.
The people of Saskatchwan are awesome and it is beautiful province.

Posted by Penelope Kramer February 15, 10 11:43 AM

Beautiful pics Thank you !

Posted by Steve Saunders February 15, 10 12:22 PM



Posted by MELANIE LOXTON February 15, 10 12:27 PM

I feel very proud to be a Canadian. Seeing the flame here in Kelowna brought tears to my eyes

Posted by Jacquie Davis February 15, 10 12:27 PM

In picture 26 the flame looks like a runner giving a thumbs up!
Feeling very proud!

Posted by TWO BAGS February 15, 10 12:49 PM

Awesome..........GO Canada GO

Posted by nikki Forbes February 15, 10 12:49 PM

Great pics. The caption in #24 is a little suspect. Usually "antique" refers to things that are at least 50 years old. That is a first generation Camaro ('67-'69) and therefore could be no more than 43 years old. Usually muscle cars, to both avoid the age distinction while still conferring rarity and collectability, are referred to as "classic" cars.

Posted by Brad February 15, 10 12:53 PM

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До встречи в SOCI 2014

Posted by Cemen February 15, 10 01:12 PM

I sent my friend in England the Olympic mittens for Christmas and when watching the opening ceromonies she was thrilled to see them being worn by so many.
My husband who volunteered in the Calgary 88 Olympics passed away in 1990 but I see the torch was carried across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, where we had honeymoon photos taken....very moving for me . Alicia.

Posted by alicia February 15, 10 01:17 PM

The photographer(s) certainly captured the spirit of the Games - should be an Olympic medal for best pictures - wonderful!
As for the protesters - - especially to the cowardly vandals smashing windows etc with faces covered - if you're doing such a great thing be brave enough to show your face to your neighbours, friends and above all - the cops!

Posted by Annette Loeffen February 15, 10 01:20 PM

Great photos! I hope that you do a second set and include the missing provinces in the east and Saskatchewan. I agree with the comment that Sask. has the warmest, most welcoming people in Canada. I also think you should include a photo of the torch in "the Royal City", New Westminster, BC - the oldest city in Western Canada. We just celebrated our 150th birthday. The torch was on our historic paddlewheeler on the mighty Fraser River.

I ran the torch in '88 and still remember the thrill of it all.

Posted by Lorrie Williams February 15, 10 01:39 PM

These are fantastic pictures! We as Canadians should be very proud! I only have one question, why are there no pictures of the Touch being carried in Saskatchewan?

Posted by Cheryl February 15, 10 01:43 PM

I'm sending this record of the relay to my son and his family in Sweden. He was born in Lund, Sweden, but spent his high school and university years here in Toronto, Canada. I wish he could have been here to share the fun and glory of the Vancouver Olympics.

Posted by Mary Wentz February 15, 10 01:49 PM


Posted by di Illingworth February 15, 10 02:03 PM

My son-in-law Keith Laboucan was one of the Torch Bearers in PRINCE GEORGE, BC. I have lived in Ontario, Manitoba and now British Columbia and have travelled this great country by car and must say this is the most beautiful, friendly country from coast to coast. Great photos-thankyou! Good luck Canadian athletes and may God Bless Canada.

Posted by Sharon Fraser February 15, 10 02:24 PM

Amazing, I have goose pumps! I am very proud to be Canadian.

Posted by Amanda February 15, 10 02:41 PM

Saskatchewan wasn't the only place left out. There were no pictures of the run on Vancouver Island, and it landed in Victoria first! Funny how things always start in the east! Beautiful pictures none the less, and I am still very proud to be Canadian. One gold down, more to come. Rock the Games Canada!

Posted by Danielle February 15, 10 02:42 PM

The breathtaking picture say it all!
Live in the US but proudly Canadian, always and forever!

Posted by Donna February 15, 10 02:45 PM

Have you got a light man?

Posted by PVR February 15, 10 02:53 PM

Everyone is complaining about Saskatchewan, where are the east coast pictures?

Posted by Heather February 15, 10 03:15 PM

Sure it all looks wonderful, but upon the opening ceromonies I wondered "how much money did they piss away on this?"

Posted by dick cheese February 15, 10 03:23 PM

Wow, just stunning! I know you can't post everything, but not one picture from the North!

Posted by Anonymous February 15, 10 03:35 PM

Wonderful shots but once again Saskatchewan was overlooked. How Sad as it is a beautiful Province.

Posted by Terry February 15, 10 04:33 PM

For heaven's sake, lets stop whining about no Saskatchewan pictures and start rejoicing in the wonderful country that we live in with all of its warts, it is still the best country on earth. Yes US, you could learn something from Canadians other than it being the home of the Alberta clippers. Great job on the torch run and the opening ceremonies and our 1st gold.

Posted by Sandy Braendle February 15, 10 05:15 PM

The photos were great BUT did she or did she not accept the proposal???
That's also NEWS! (This is photo 7 of course, Dec 24)

Posted by Arthur Gooch February 15, 10 05:51 PM

They should just use a Bic. The whole flame thing is ridiculous. It is now pointless - as in there is no point. It's not like it came from Mount Olympus.

Posted by XL February 15, 10 05:53 PM

I was a torchbearer in Richmond on day 103. How can I get pictures of mine on the route?

Posted by Akber Dhanjee February 15, 10 05:59 PM

Beautiful photos, what a wonderful country we have.
From Sea unto Sea

Posted by B Moore Saint John, NB February 15, 10 06:19 PM

Just like Expo 86 we know how to do it right. Well done B.C..
They should have shown some protesters too. That is all they are after, some air time, but nothing constructive. Too bad .
Our province is the best place in the world to live. Dale.

Posted by Dale Collett February 15, 10 06:23 PM

I am a very proud Canadian, having been, 42 years ago an Englishman. I think the Olympics are a terrific thing for Canada and for us here in BC. Shame on the 'nay-sayers' and protesters. As one poster above said, "We are all Canadians." I certainly am. I must say though, that my pride in being Canadian was tinted when I listened to that dreadful rendition of our National Anthem at the opening games. To sing that wonderful music - a tribute to our country - in a 'jazzy' style is a travesty. The National Anthem should NOT be messed around with. It should be sung properly and with great pride. The young girl who sant it has a lovely voice, but she should have sung it as written.

Posted by Michael Denton, British Columbia February 15, 10 07:21 PM

Where are the pictures from Vancouver Island, especially the Victoria ones, which is the Capital City of British Columbia...............

Posted by Lyn February 15, 10 07:47 PM

Great job Vancouver, Beautiful province where I spend the summers.
Most beautiful province next to Alberta which it is.

Posted by J. Eliuk February 15, 10 08:28 PM


Posted by Sheryl Black February 15, 10 08:52 PM

United and proud to be a citizen of Canada born under the Northern Lights!
Go Canada Go!

Posted by James Kramer February 15, 10 09:08 PM

Thank you Vanoc for all your hard work in presenting a great show, even with a few mishaps the show went on. Wishing all the athletes the very best and welcome tourist to one of the best countries in the world. Very proud to be Canadian.

Posted by E.L.C. Graham February 15, 10 09:08 PM

Firstly, I'm thankful to my Grandparents, for coming to this incredible country over 100 years ago. I'm thankful to my parents, for bringing me to British Columbia to grow up in the Okanagan, a beautiful paradise.Finally, I'm thankful for the harmony that we, as a multi cultural nation experience. No internal strife or war within, the likes of which has torn apart nation after nation.
This Olympic Games, this unifying flame simply shows the rest of the world that what defines us as a people is what we have in common, despite our roots in many nations. If we, as Canadians, could wish this unity on every nation, what an incredible world it would be. I have never been more proud to be a Canadian.

Posted by Steve Holmes February 15, 10 09:12 PM

I also am dissapointed that Saskatchewan was left out--it's a beautifull province,with wonderfull good hearted people--I was born and raised there,and still have family there.The olympics are wonderfull.I love B.C.and have lived here since1956

Posted by Ed Siewert February 15, 10 09:43 PM

From an American living in BC a million pictures couldn't capture all of Canada's beauty. or the beauty of the people.. They are GOLD

Posted by Frost February 15, 10 09:56 PM

Congratulations, be proud Canada and British Columbia.
A beautiful country and a beautiful province. We in Australia wish you all the best for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Wish I was there!

Posted by Steve February 15, 10 10:20 PM

Excellent pictures. What a wonderful thrill to carry the torch and thru one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Vince and Rose Davi
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Posted by Anonymous February 15, 10 10:53 PM

Can you complainer's just take a moment to actually revel in the moments of these outstanding pictures?

Just enjoy life for 5 minutes, put a smile on your face and feel the pride!

Posted by nony mous February 15, 10 10:59 PM

Very proud to be a Canadian! I Believe!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful pics for sure! Go Canada Go!!!!

Posted by Valerie B.C. February 16, 10 12:10 AM

I feel The Boston Globe should be commended for publicizing some of the no doubt thousands of pictures of the Olympic Torch Relay across Canada. Even though my home province of Saskatchewan wasn't represented, it is quite understandable that during the selection process your staff weren't aware that they had not accounted for every province. Obviously you could only chose so many. I say to those narrow-minded people who complained, just enjoy those images that were sent our way and be thankful.

Posted by Bob Walsh, Ottawa February 16, 10 12:52 AM

truly breath taking photos....I am so proud to be a Canadian and to call Vancouver home!!

I am happy that the rest of the world loves this country when they visit.

Posted by Sailesh February 16, 10 12:56 AM

Yes, I certainly agree with comment #376 and any of the other WHINERS out there complaining about such stupid, trivial worthless , "why not this and why not that" comments. Get over it, or get off your butts and be productive. We are so very very fortunate to live in such a free country and beautiful country of ours. We have nothing to complain about in comparison to many, many other countries.I cannot thank my parents for immigrating from England in 1957 to this great Canadian Country because they knew we would have a wonderful life here. We cannot, and never will please everyone in this great country, but we can be thankful for what we can accomplish here and our freedom to live and be whatever we want to become. If you are not happy here , nobody's is stopping you from leaving either. Go and whine somewhere else.See if they care.

Posted by Jane February 16, 10 01:08 AM

Very proud to be a Canadian! Whiney people and cowards who cover their faces with masks can't even dampen my Olympic spirit. Suck it up and put on your big girl panties people! If you think Canada is so bad try the Middle East or a third world country and see how many rights you have.

Posted by Maureen February 16, 10 01:45 AM


Posted by Polly Beesla February 16, 10 01:59 AM

I was fortunate to attend the Opening Ceremonies and take in many free events throughout the day. My first experience on the West Coast Express was received by numerous smiles & cheers we received at 6:50 a.m. from the hundreds of commuters while we were dressed from head to toe in Olympic gear waving our Dollar Store Canadian flags. This continued throughout the day and into the evening from all ages & all nationalities. The sense of Patriotism was overwhelming and it was moving to see so many Nations gathered together under one roof! I am glad to see there are more positive attitudes out there and extremely proud and honoured to be a Canadian! GO CANADA GO!

Posted by Victoria February 16, 10 02:33 AM

I can only quote John Maynard Keynes, the World renowned British Economist

" Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A."
John Maynard Keynes

Posted by Michael Brookes - England February 16, 10 04:15 AM

I'm proud to be a Canadian for 45 years. I came from a well to do country, but nothing beats this great country of ours.Go Canada Go.

Posted by Karin from Sorrento, B.C. February 16, 10 07:32 AM

To answer #370's question: if you were a Torchbearer and are looking for pictures and video of your run (and the Globe doesn't have any to share with you), VOCOG/VANOC had photographers and videographers on the media vehicle in front of you as you ran. They will have them on file. Also, if you ran on behalf of a sponsor, they may have had someone on the media vehicle too.

The Boston Globe has done us all a great service by sharing these pictures. Thank you!

Posted by A Beijing Torch Relay Project Manager February 16, 10 08:49 AM

Very proud to be a Canadian. We have so much to be thankful for in this great country. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for us to see these wonderful communities. We have it all, don't we?

Posted by Kris Westlund February 16, 10 09:01 AM

Hey this is awesome.

Posted by Myrna February 16, 10 09:11 AM

Very beautiful and well managed country. A country that offers opportunity to its citizens. A country that has lots of potential because it is multi cultural. The second largest country in size with a small population of one just one tenth of the USA. A country that is neutral and respects the rights of other countries. Good Luck, Canada and May God Bless Canada and its citizens.

Posted by Amin Dosani February 16, 10 09:27 AM

I agree with Jan of Feb 14th comment.

I love my country and fortunate to live in BC. I love what the Olympics are doing to engage our citizens, create excitment for our sports fans etc, but there is another side to this coin. The lack of funding for our education department, medical facilties and support for the homeless and low income. Our population continues to grow yet the neccessities are not being met. If we can spend 48? million for the open ceremonies alone, we should be able to dig up another 48 million to help relieve these issues. Priorities are a bit tainted. BC is beautiful, but our politicians could use a scolding and a finger pointing from the leaders of other countries who do take care of their own.

Posted by Viv February 16, 10 10:13 AM

My Husband and I were on a cruise when the opening Ceremonies were on. We watched it on the big screen with many of our new Canadians friends, wearing their Canadian clothes proudly. What an amazing thing!!

Posted by proud Canadians February 16, 10 11:50 AM

Just beautiful. Breathtaking,

Posted by Rita van der Velde February 16, 10 11:59 AM

What a spectacular event, very proud to be Canadian, GO CANADA GO.

Posted by Margie Breault February 16, 10 12:11 PM

Great photos for sure.
Yes, Saskatchewan was missing from the line up but I'm just wondering why so many have expressed concern about that fact and no one has mentioned the 4 missing eastern provinces, Yukon, NWT and Nunuvat in their expressions of concern. These provinces and territories are also part of Canada last time I checked.
Anyway, still a wonderful gallery of photos of a wonderful Country.

Posted by Paul Cleland February 16, 10 12:24 PM

The photos are amazing, and I am sooo proud to be Canadian, and to be a part of this, living in Vancouver and all. After reading quite a few comments, I was puzzled over many comments regarding disappointment over missing provinces ect. I researched back, and this photo spread was I'm thinking part 2, from a guy named Alan Taylor who works for Boston globe or American state. Now I for one would not be able to remember all the american states, and maybe, he cant remember all the Canadian cities and provinces. Sorry saskatchewan, no pics, but lots from the it leaving greece, arriving in Victoria, going through Saanich, Qualicum, Torino, some in Yukon,Inuvik, Nunavut, Manitoba, New foundland, Cape Spear, Quebec...ect! I have to say amen to comment 376, and 384.

ps, where are the pics from it going through hope....

Posted by shirley February 16, 10 02:33 PM

First off, I am a very proud Canadian !! Secondly, I live in Saskatchewan, and although my province was missed in the photo spread, I am still a proud Canadian. As the wonderful poet from the opening ceremonies (Shane Koyczan) said in his poem... WE ARE MORE! We are a nation of strong, enterprising , humble people. We are inventors, we are thrill seekers, and we are businessmen/women and we are artists. We are Canadian! And we have opened our backdoor to the world. Let us be hospitable hosts and show the rest of the world just what it is that they are missing.

Posted by Lori Jerome February 16, 10 03:32 PM

Canada is a great country, and very proud of our Canadian cousins Pat Georgina and Tom Daley. and really enjoyed our holiday with them all last summer, Also sister-in-law Roberta who is currently working at the winter games in Cypress mountain, make a name for yourself [ ROBERTA DALEY]

Posted by Andrew & Betty Brown February 16, 10 04:05 PM

Beautiful...truly beautiful....proud to be Canadian

Posted by Maddison Sim February 16, 10 04:17 PM

I'm from Saskatchewan (originally) and it doesn't bother me that there are no pictures from there in this set. Don't get so upset, there are lots of Sask pics available on the web. Besides, the borders are really just a concept. It's about Canada isn't it? Who cares where all the pics were taken.

Moose Jaw in winter 2026! Go Saskatchewan!

Posted by Biff February 16, 10 05:15 PM

Beautiful and stirring pictures. BUT what a lot of money spent on outfits, helpers, transportation etc. and the Olympics in general. Health care, the homeless. education and many pensioners need money too.
The opening ceremonies were terrific but could have been improved with more provincial representation. The four Canadian Tenors could have sung along with K.D. Lang, and a professional, highly-paid hockey player for a double torch lightening. No thanks. Nancy Greene-Raine would have been a better choice. She was a medal-winning Canadian Olympian. She didn't leave Canada to go and skate for and pay taxes to another country.

Posted by Alice Smeathers February 16, 10 05:32 PM

I am proud to be Canadian!! "Glorious and Free!!!!!!" I Love You Canada :) xoxo

Posted by Kerri Farkas February 16, 10 05:36 PM

There were previous photos (see link in the top paragraph) that show East Coast and Nunavut, NWT & Yukon shots.

Too bad for the flatlanders who were shut-out. Surprised we didn't hear from more Quebecois since there's only 1 photo from La Belle Province!!

Now's not the time for whining - it was a US publication that compiled this and they did a wonderful job of holding the mirror up to us and reminding all Canadians what a gloriously unspoiled and beautiful land we inherited.

Posted by Ken J February 16, 10 05:50 PM

You folks in Saskatchewan must realize by now that the country is run by Easterners, who wish they had the Commie power that the IOC wields. The Olympics are`nt for the Athletes, they are a big show for the egos of the Organizers.
The money spent on all the white torch bearers` uniforms alone is obscene. We in BC could have spent a lot of this money on Health and Education, and for the very poor

Posted by Al Kucinskas February 16, 10 06:32 PM


Posted by Nora E February 16, 10 06:45 PM

I Too wonder about the lack of photos from various parts of Canada.However this is never going to stop my Canadian pride... Also that young lady who had a beautiful..voice, really messed up Our National anthem.Leave our anthem as it has always been!!.. some of the medal winners can't possibly know the words of Oh Canada... please ...rep, parent 's, friends, lets remind the metalists to Mouth the words if they don't know see other countries proud smiling and singing along...Go Canada GO!!!. Great Photos!!! good work.. OH CANADA!!!!!!

Posted by Sasa February 16, 10 07:05 PM

The photos are just lovely..Thank you for allowing us over here in very hot Australia catch a glimpse of the beautiful countryside over in Canada.. Best Wishes to all competators..
Bingara, NSW, Australia

Posted by Hahnsmum (( Pam Clarke)) February 16, 10 07:30 PM

I live in Atlantic Canada, But I did not see a picture from the area. Nevertheless....great photos!

Posted by Anonymous February 16, 10 07:51 PM

This was a great presentation. As a Canadian living in the San Antonio, Texas area it was great to see my British Columbia again, even if only in pictures.

Posted by Rosemary Kelly February 16, 10 08:59 PM

All the pic's are beautiful, along with the red FARMALL tractor. Many seniors from Saskatchewan will appreciate that photo particularily my brother Louie who sold those tractors in the late 40's

Posted by Ed Jelinski February 16, 10 10:48 PM

Great photos showing quite a few areas of Canada. Bound to be some areas omitted for such a major event. Proud of my Canadian Heritageand the way the country was. Don't miss the "new" flag, "new" anthem, dual official languages heard for every little thing, and all the other major changes. Great country, people and scenery. No comment on politics..

Posted by Anonymous February 17, 10 01:14 AM

How can there be any place better in the world. Not likely. All Canadiens should be extremely proud of our country and our athletes

Posted by Peter Toften February 17, 10 01:42 AM

Great photos, Proud to be Canadian! We loved the opening ceremonies, and all the events on TV. GO CANADA GO!

Posted by bev moore February 17, 10 02:23 AM

To see how all the planning (and overcoming obstacles) has come together is awesome...I am so proud of our country and all the wonderful Canadians who have worked so hard, especially the athletes who have worked harder than most of us can imagine! It is very moving to see everyone pulling together, families, coaches and athletes, teams. I keep getting all choked up and thank God for the abilities he plants in each one of us to achieve and love and support one another!

Posted by Arlene February 17, 10 03:16 AM

Les photos sont magnifiques, malheureusement nous avons eu un mort avec le bobsleigh>.
Mais que la Colombie Britannique est belle, moi vieux francas , j'y suis alle deux fois.
Felicitation au CANADA

Posted by jean.francois .magniez February 17, 10 06:29 AM

I am so proud of our country and our athletes.
Everyone is doing such a wonderful job. The openening was spectacular.
Keep up the good work Canada.

Posted by Sylvia Williams February 17, 10 09:52 AM

I am very proud to be a Canadian for 41 years, a great country to live in. Had an opportunity to see the torch pass by and was so excited and so happy to see everyone with a smile and had that Olympic spirits. Excellent pictures and a great presentation. GO CANADA GO!!

Posted by Gloria Gega February 17, 10 10:27 AM

WOOHOO! What a great country. We are so lucky, eh?!

Posted by Wendy, proud Canadian February 17, 10 10:43 AM

The torch and the spirit is totally awesome! Let's always keep it up!!

Posted by Lana Sukiennik Hadley February 17, 10 10:55 AM

Did the photographer not notice that the torch was PROUDLY carried from the Air Base in Moose Jaw, SASKATCHEWAN, through the city to the Civic Center where crowds of people gathered in excitement TO CELEBRATE?
Or did the photo equipment break down when the torch reached Saskatchewan? Or, is it really a fact-- people living in other parts of our wonderful country, don't realize that Saskatchewan exists? --
Saskatchewan--the province that is the bread and butter of our country!

Posted by Gladys MacDonald February 17, 10 10:58 AM



Posted by Margaret Waterhouse February 17, 10 11:01 AM

I'm so proud to be a Canadian and to see that ALL countries can come together to the Olympics - show their talent and become lasting friends. I will never see anything so beautiful again, but, the memory will linger on forever. Go Canada Go.

Posted by Elise Johnson February 17, 10 11:23 AM

you should show these to Colbert before he tapes two shows from vancouver

Posted by james ryan February 17, 10 11:52 AM

hey i got a say that was allot of pic and they are cool,

Posted by aaron keller February 17, 10 12:13 PM

Here in London; I can only appreciate from afar, all the excitement as they carry the TORCH across Canada. I have worked in Toronto and have been on holiday in Vancover and if the Canadians are excited like we always found them to be. Then I only wish I was out there enjoying with them.
Good Luck to All of them.

Posted by Bill Daniels February 17, 10 12:36 PM

I am heartened by the positive comments by Canadians about their native land and hope that you all have a rollicking time as proud hosts for all of us.

You are indeed a great country and home to some great people. Good luck at the Games from sunny Trinidad & Tobago.

Posted by Shazan Ali February 17, 10 12:47 PM

canada I will always stand on guard for thee; Proud to be canadian from sea to shining sea . I have only lived in B.C. and the Yukon , and now back to B.C I am so proud My father found his true love Here in Canada and stayed . I am proud He was born in Norway and proud of it ; but He lived and died here in his adopted Land Thank you Canada and British Columba. I love you Go Canada Go Be Happy, We all have a right to be proud . If you hate it here you are wellcome to go far far away quit be whiners and be Happy Games are a better way to say hi to the world instead of guns.

Posted by Judy Oystrick Beaverdell B.C. February 17, 10 12:47 PM

The Vancouver Olympic and all its manifestations, including the torch trek across 28,000 miles in Canada, is the most vibrant homage that Canada can pay to the whole world.. Indeed, Canada is one of the most wonderful country in the world. I am blessed to have been born in Montreal, 80 years ago, and now, an American citizen since 1975, my feelings for Canada are stronger than ever.

Posted by Lucien Joubert MD February 17, 10 01:40 PM

fantastico! go canada go and share our happiness.

Posted by sonia February 17, 10 01:42 PM

Thanks Canada !
The way the torch was carried through Canada is unbeatable !
Einfach phantastisch !

Posted by Peter &. Margret Schmidt February 17, 10 01:45 PM

There are rumors that some one scaled the Squamish chief rock face carrying the torch on their back!! And another torch barrer surfed the olymipic flame across harbour waters on a kite board in Squamish, B.C.!! Can this be true?
Unbelievable!!! Inspiring to witness the many creative ways that Canadians have braved in transporting the flame.

Posted by Kalena Nielsen February 17, 10 02:35 PM

The pictures are absolutely wonderful - I am so proud to be a Canadian!! - It would have been nice to have at least one picture from every province. I am from Saskatchewan and feel that the Province is sometimes overlooked for lack of beauty in other people's minds. Saskatchewan has the greates sunrises and sunsets and her fields of wheat are AWESOME!!!
Thanks for the pictures. The games are wonderful!!

Posted by Patrinka February 17, 10 02:37 PM

Wonderful Canada! Wonderful Canadians!
I visited canada on my bicycle a couple of years ago..and with the Olympics Games, my feeling is growing stronger! Keep it up!
Hubert. France

Posted by Hubert February 17, 10 03:07 PM

go canada

Posted by mousey February 17, 10 03:31 PM

For the person that commented that there were no photos of Vancouver Island.....Port Hardy is the nothern tip and very beautiful! Take a second look my friend...we are in the pictures!! Proud to be Canadian!!!!!

Posted by Deb LeBlanc February 17, 10 03:35 PM

How wonderful is this country and its people!

Posted by Anonymous February 17, 10 03:43 PM

Absolutely brilliant!

Posted by Jennifer February 17, 10 04:05 PM

Breathtaking - - - -

Posted by Holly Cependa February 17, 10 04:21 PM

Proud to be Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver. Awsome pictures of our beautiful country. GO CANADA GO!

Posted by Kathleen February 17, 10 04:31 PM

I think we shoud be very thankful for living in such a
beautiful country.I love to watch all the nation.
So good luck to our Canadin atlethes.
Solveig from Burnaby.

Posted by Solveig Hajum February 17, 10 04:51 PM

Picture 24, that's a 1969 Camro SS Convertible. "The most desireable car in the world" - Chip Foose.

Posted by 540Merlin February 17, 10 05:09 PM


Posted by MARJORIE NICKERSON February 17, 10 05:18 PM

I am in my late 60's and I don't ever remember having this feeling that I am experiencing right now. I have had tears in my eyes - tears of warmth and calm and excitement all together. How fantastic it is to see the enthusiasm in our whole country. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have this feeling all the time?

Posted by Sandra G. February 17, 10 06:04 PM

It was great to see, even though it was a cold day in Dryden, Ontario, when it came to our small city! Very exciting!

Posted by Mrs. P. Simons February 17, 10 06:27 PM

We had a nice dinner with friends and then watched this spectacular Olympic Open. We were jumping up & down and clapping.

Posted by Maureen Comette February 17, 10 06:44 PM

It doesn't get any better than this. Beautiful Country, beautiful Province, beautiful Olympic ceremonies, proud torch bearers and, most of all, proud Canadians. We could have done without the warbling of our National Anthem, but who cares right now. We will all have something special to add to our collection of memories.

Posted by Roberta, Nanaimo, BC February 17, 10 06:59 PM

Thanks so much for posting these pictures. It really doesn't matter where they were taken, we should all be thrilled to have our country promoted by our neighbours to the south.
We have a great country from one end to the other, be proud, be thankful and be loud in our praise.
These games tell the world we are growing every day in so many ways.
Lets keep the symbol of the "Flame" burning brightly, and welcome the world to our GREAT NORTH STRONG AND FREE.

Marnel Rasberry

Posted by Marnel Rasberry February 17, 10 07:21 PM

Las fotos son maravillosas y me considero una persona muy afortunada por tenerlas .
Gracia Ruth.Gracias canadá-

estoy orgullosa de tener amigos Canadienses.Son lo máximo

Posted by Leticia Navarro February 17, 10 07:38 PM

Thak You Boston For Your Kindness In Putting All Those Photo's Together,as an American Newspaper I Am Proud of You and I'm a PROUD CANADIAN.

Posted by Doug Dyer February 17, 10 07:54 PM

Proud to be a Canadian......From Deep Cove..... North Vancouver

Posted by Ralph boulier February 17, 10 08:22 PM

Such amazing photos of what so many of us take for granted living in Canada. Every day I appreciate this magnificant county we are fortunate to call home. Thanks for the photos. Our Canadian pride really shows.

Posted by Grant Smith February 17, 10 08:24 PM

Beautiful shots
Any one wishing to see the torch in Saskatchewan, check out this link for
Jeff, from the Saskatchewan Pavilion.
The Saskatchewan Pavilion,that's where the party seems to be here in Vancouver, eh! Keep up the great work.

Posted by Junebug from Saskatoon February 17, 10 09:04 PM

Thank you Boston Globe for the great pictures, thank you Torchbearers for your great efforts. It fills my heart with pride that I AM CANADIAN.
Terry, Mission,BC

Posted by Terry February 17, 10 09:08 PM

Thumbs up to Canada!

Posted by Toad February 17, 10 09:29 PM

I have dipped my toes in the Atlantic and the Pacific, I've been 500 miles north of the Arctic circle and to the most southern tip,Peelee Island. I've had a few with BC'ers and NFLD'ers.I live in southern Ontario but my home is CANADA. I've worked with people from vurtually every nation on this planet.They all live in Canada and to a man or woman were as proud as me to say that they were CANADIAN! There is not enough space on the entire internet to print the pictures needed to truly express Canada or its people.Now is the time to shine in the eyes of the world. GO CANADA,GO

Posted by Carlisle Snider February 17, 10 10:13 PM

Splendid,stunning,beautiful photos!Go Getz!!

Posted by Jim February 17, 10 11:22 PM

GOD bless Canada,and all who have fought and those who have died defending our peace........ To those whose provinces/cities were missed I say--don't worry my fellow Canadians, everyone knows of there beauty.....Ken.Wood Sr. ,Ontario

Posted by Ken.Wood Sr. February 17, 10 11:49 PM

I was at the passing of the torch in the city of Scarborough,and i felt
really proud to be a canadian . It was simply beautiful to be there and
support our torchbearers for their hard work and our country
Go Canada go

Posted by Don Cianflone February 18, 10 12:13 AM

Very beautiful pics... can see all the enthusiam and joyful people who participated ... how proud they must have been to be chosen...
Opening Ceremonies were fantastic... good to see all The First Nations People included ....they have much to offer of their culture...also the "Whole World".... this left me breathless and with joyful tears.. Thank you Canada.

Posted by Marion Sinclair February 18, 10 12:23 AM

Lovely pictures - thank you Boston Globe for sharing. We live in a glorious, free, and very young nation and have much for which to be grateful. We have shown a tiny corner of our home and opened our hearts and hearths for the world to see and enjoy these Olympics along with us.
We are proud to be Canadian, and hope Olympians, their families, friends and all visitors take back happy memories with them of one of our beautiful Provinces, British Columbia.

Posted by Micheline from Montreal, Quebec. February 18, 10 01:05 AM

Proud to be Canadian and I think these games in Vancouver have brought out the best in our Nation Vancouver has done a excellent Job makes me proud!!!

Go Canada Go

Posted by Darren Ward Nanaimo B.C February 18, 10 01:24 AM

I am of Scottish descent, I have been in this country for 45 years. I am so proud of the country I have adopted and feel that we are suddenly not only a megalopolous of different cultures but have suddenly become one
and so proud of Canada and its diversities and of the beauty of the ceremonies and features that our diverse cultures have enjoyed .
This is truly a magic solution that most countries envy and could and should enjoy . Thank you to all the peoples who are part of a fabulous and futuristic and liveable country Catherine Nelson

Posted by Anonymous February 18, 10 03:17 AM

Great pictures, surely brings back memories. Thankyou Boston

Posted by Camille Widzyk February 18, 10 03:23 AM

I have travelled this great earth of ours, lived in a number of countries, lived from coast of coast in all but three provinces of Canada. Lost good friends who gave there lives for their countries in war . Never prouder to showcase this wonderful country of Canada. Never prouder to highlight the mirage of cultures and traditions that make us Canadians. Happy for the youth of our World to come and competed here in our Province of British Columbia these youth are our legacy. These Olympians are removing all barriers coming together and show casing there commitment to sport. Passing the torch on to the next generation. I love My Canada, My Community, and the Democracy of our Freedom. Thank-you for showcasing this incrediably beautiful country "Canada"

Posted by Deborah L David February 18, 10 03:28 AM

Beautiful pictures, doesn't matter which Provinces they were from, it's Canada...and we should all be proud to be part of this wonderful Country - best place in the world to live....Thanks for showing us what you did - good luck to all the Athletes...Go Canada Go....and to the protesters...why don't you give it up and show some National pride...

Posted by Lyn February 18, 10 04:25 AM

No matter how many medals are won, we should be proud of the best country in the world. Canada my Canada is a jewel shinning brightly among the world.
All atheletes are winners for giving us their best and we should rejoice in their strive.

Posted by J Robert February 18, 10 07:12 AM

Wonderful pictures.All the best for the Canadian sporters

Posted by George Davis February 18, 10 07:54 AM

What about Saskatchewan? Must of been just a bump in the road for the organizers.

Posted by Mike February 18, 10 07:56 AM

IGOD bless india,and all who have fought and those who have died defending our peace........ To those whose provinces/cities were missed I say--don't worry my fellow indians, everyone knows of there beauty.

Posted by DEEPAK KANNAR February 18, 10 09:12 AM

I was born in Vancouver 60 years ago.....can't think of a better place to live....very proud to have the Olympics here...very proud to be a BC ite...what a gorgeous place we live in......GO CANADA GO.....Sharon

Posted by Anonymous February 18, 10 09:25 AM

Seeing those amazing photos makes me prouder than ever to be a Canuck. I watched the flame with my year-old son as it passed through Saint John, New Brunswick, and the sight of it just about brought tears to my eyes. No matter who wins how many medals, it's wonderful to see the world come together in peace like this.

Posted by Rev. Bob Mercer February 18, 10 09:35 AM

I am a Fifth generation Canadian, so very very proud. I wouldn't consider living anywhere else. The Olympics have been the catalyst needed to make the people voice their pride. I would like to say instead of "Go Canada", it should be "Go to the people", they are what makes this country great.

Toronto, Ontario

Posted by Michelle February 18, 10 09:40 AM

Was born in Ontario over 60 yrs ago. My parents moved to the states with us kids when I was 4 and we have lived here ever since. BUT I have never given up my citizenship.. I'm to proud of my native country. I am Canadian to my very bones. GO CANADA GO

Posted by Donna February 18, 10 09:48 AM

This verifies just how beautiful Canada really is - from coast to coast.
If we were anywhere else in the world = we'd be amazed at the wonder of Canada and its diverse people. I'm so proud. Hope we were good hosts.
People will want to come over to visit. Let's get ready.

Posted by Uncle Bob February 18, 10 11:01 AM

I'm a proud Canadian.These are beautiful photos,all across Canada.

Posted by Agnes Mattson February 18, 10 11:27 AM


Posted by DAVE THOMPSON TORONTO ONT. February 18, 10 11:59 AM

We are Americans and have a special affection for Canada, in all its beauty, and its citizens.....we have raised our two children enjoying British Columbia's mountains, lakes, ferries, cities and villages! But, especially its wonderfully warm and welcoming people. And, now, we will be honorary Canadians with the marriage of our daughter Shannon to one of your own Vancouver sons, Michael! We are very proud and thank you for the many gifts over the years! God Bless America & God Bless Canada! Kathy from Phoenix, AZ

Posted by Kathleen G. Rice February 18, 10 12:02 PM

How comes no Chinese torch carrier?

Posted by Aparidora Zen February 18, 10 12:18 PM

Ohmigod I'm so proud to be Canadian.

Posted by SN February 18, 10 12:58 PM

Wonderful photos. As Canadians, we watched the Olympics opening in our hotel room in Sacramento, while returning by car from Phoenix and were impressed, not only by our Canadian Olympics opening, but by the wonderful, supportive, and complimentary press coverage in the United States. Yes, we have a special relationship. I am a very proud Canadian and even prouder that the wordl is seeing our beautiful country and people.

Posted by Kathy Dougherty February 18, 10 01:25 PM

Wow! So many different transportation!
I watched the olympics by my road! Absolutely Magical.

Posted by Dana February 18, 10 02:01 PM

YAY Canada, go, go, go! Now we have world class winter sports facilities here on the coast (take note how well our atheletes from Quebec and Alberta are doing, oh yeah thats right, they have had winter Olympics and now have the training facilities) For those of you crying about the Olympics being here in Van, just leave! I am not willing to contribute to your having a free "house" These aquired assets cost MONEY, but ofcourse the "non contributors" in our society will never understand that. Its always the same thing from these people. "to heck with the masses, I want free stuff" Go get a job, oh yeah, they ignored that opportunity that the Olymipcs provided for so many.

Posted by Ian Henderson February 18, 10 04:41 PM

I live in Maple Ridge, and find British Columbia a Gorgeous and free land. We're so Clean and Fresh. Everyone should come and visit British Coloumbia. It is simply amazing.

Posted by Lita February 18, 10 06:11 PM

That is so beautiful

Posted by madison February 18, 10 08:01 PM

I watched the Olympic Flame as it passed by me in Victoria Park in London Ont and my heart was bursting with pride and the tears came with joy. What a wonderful country we have

Go Canada Go

Posted by Peg Balch February 18, 10 11:47 PM

love canadians

Posted by Anonymous February 19, 10 12:10 AM

When the torch came thru my small community.... I thought whatever....The Olympics who cares....Well I watched the opening ceremony and every fiber in me started to scream I AM CANADIAN !!! It caught me from the start with the snowboarder coming thru the maple leaf on snow and the years counting off. I am hooked. Thanks to who every took these pictures to show me what I missed by not going to the torch ceremony. These pictures are beautiful and show our true spirit. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS I am a Canadian

Posted by Linda February 19, 10 01:38 AM

GO CANADA GO from the little city that won the STANLEY CUP Kenora ontario Hope we win a medal with our mens and womans hockey teams.Proud to be CANADIAN The pictures are stunning. Dick C

Posted by D CARON February 19, 10 02:35 AM

Sandie, I miss you.

Posted by ctrlpark February 19, 10 03:33 AM

The beauty of youth, the sense of pride, the warmth of our Canadian winter, the symbolic flame, the enthusiasm of the torch bearers and the real joy that I felt when I looked at these beautiful pictures - these are worth so much more than "mere" words. The organizers of this torch relay should be proud of their achievement. They have drawn all Canadians together as one, and in this we have a message of hope for the world.


Posted by Nigel Boos February 19, 10 08:08 AM

Although I was disappointed not to see any pics from the pass through New Brunswick, the others were beautiful. We live in the best country in the world. Like any country, our system has flaws, but with many health issues in my life, I would be bankrupt if I lived in the US!!

Posted by Penny February 19, 10 08:21 AM

The ceremony was just wonderful, Canada you did a great job. I always wish both USA and Canada the best, thanks for the beautiful pictures. Good luck

Posted by Patti Campbell February 19, 10 08:50 AM

Living in Port Moody, BC, my husband and I, and our children are all proud to be "Canadian", experiencing this wonderfully exciting time for all sportsmen & women. GO CANADA GO!

Posted by Dolores February 19, 10 10:36 AM

Great pictures! But where's the rest of Eastern Canada?

Posted by Mona February 19, 10 11:13 AM

These pictures are amazing, and makes me extremely proud!...another reason, is also I'm an extremely proud Mother, as my son was and is still in Vancouver a part of it....his name is Mathew Piccioni.!

Posted by Michele Gmitrowski February 19, 10 11:52 AM

I, also, was born in Canada: Alberta,to be exact. I have visited B>C> and Whistler; I have relatives in Abbotsford, B.C. I am proud to be a Canadian and am watching the Olympics, with pride and joy.

Posted by Rita Marie Biegel February 19, 10 12:11 PM

Given the choice between good weather and the Olympiics, I would choose good weather!!! Don in North Van.

Posted by Don Duncan February 19, 10 01:31 PM

On Halloween the Flame procession went right past my home in Cedar on Vancouver Island, I was so thrilled and proud to be Canadian. I hopped into my car and drove to the next location to watch the Torch being passed in front of the BEST restaurant in BC "The Mahle House" I had a front row seat right in my car. Now I can hardly wait for the medals our wonderful young athletes will win. Bless all the brave competitors. I was surprised to find it was such an emotional moment. Folks all dressed up for Halloween had been waiting for a couple of hours at the Baseball field and I pulled up 20 feet from the corner where they handed off the torch to
the next runner. I heard a young Dad say to his son, 'that is
a sight you will never see again in your lifetime'. It was all very well done (by Coca-cola) and the torch is beautifully designed. We do not have many streetlights out here in the country, but we had a clear sky and a fabulous full moon and a Helicopter with a search beam overhead.

Posted by Patti from Cedar, Vancouver Island, BC February 19, 10 04:08 PM

I am a Canadian Citizen and I miss Canada very much. Most of my family
and friends live in Vancouver. My good friend Rosemary sent my husband
and I, forty two magnificent photos of the Winter Olympics. Wow! I really
missed not being there. God bless Vancouver!
Diarmuid & Christina.
London N13

Posted by Christina Collins February 19, 10 04:34 PM

Where are Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, all of Eastern Canada? I do appreciate these photos, but am sad that these are not "from sea to shining sea" but sorta halfway across and weighted heavily from B.C. Thanks, though, to The Boston Globe, for doing this at all.

Posted by Sally Gelling February 19, 10 05:26 PM

I still can't get over how beautiful your country is... And I am from Hawaii...

GO Canada GO!!!

Posted by :LLK February 19, 10 07:47 PM

What gorgeous photos! Thank you so much! From the winter scenes to the different cultural heritages, people with 'abilities', to the modes of transport represented, it was all very Canadian! So great to see as I sit here in my apartment in Bangkok, Thailand, a very proud Canadian indeed!

Posted by Maryan Cerina February 19, 10 07:59 PM

What a fabulous display! Canada can be proud of its great effort to include the whole country in its quest for a fabulous forerunner to the olympics.

Posted by Sandy Stern February 19, 10 10:25 PM

To those Saskatchewanites who feel left out, you should be proud that the man behind the Olympics coming to Vancouver and the Chair of VANOC until his recent death, was born in Mortlach, SK - his name was Jack Poole, and he died of cancer the very day the Olympic Flame left Greece on it's way to Vancouver. You can read more about this fabulous man here:

Posted by morrayp - Vancouver February 20, 10 04:11 AM

Beautiful photos of Canada! Thanks for these. Perhaps there could be a few added from Atlantic Canada where Sidney Crosby and Sarah Conrad hail from. As a former women's ice hockey player for 25 years I am excited for our women's team and look forward to it's growth in the future.
We truly do live in the land of the "glorious and free" for all people. Very proud to be Canadian. GO CANADA GO!!!

Posted by Sue & Nicky February 20, 10 06:27 AM

I, too, am from Atlantic Canada - New Brunswick....the pictures are wonderful, but would have liked to see one from each eastern province.

Posted by Bet Richards February 20, 10 10:03 AM

The world is here and they certainly having a good time. I myself seen some events and the experience is fantastic. These pictures are splendid and reflect some of the richest that Canada offer. The 2010 Olympic will be remember for one of the greatest moment in modern time for our country, we should be pround to be Canadian. We built this country together....Aujourd'hui nous invitons le monde entier a ce joindre a nous et prendre un moment pour embracer notre culture et ces gens.
Go Canada Go

Posted by Guy Belair February 20, 10 10:41 AM

This confirms to the world that Canada and it's people are number one !
It is great that we have finally won gold on our patch, but lets not forget that the main reason we are here is to applaud the hard work of the athletes, and their ambitions to be the very best,

Posted by Ray Wanless February 20, 10 11:24 AM

Wow, to be Canadian is to be Proud of ALL the country!


Posted by Ivy jeffery February 20, 10 12:04 PM

These are so memorable. Yhey make the Olympics so alive for all the people who could not be in Vancouver and could not attend the games. The pictures are worth a thousand million hearts.

Posted by Phyllis White February 20, 10 12:42 PM

To all of you who add pride of country to each comment , each moment we share, whether in passing a torch or cheering in the crowds.Thank you all so much fellow Canadians for demonstrating to each other and the world how truly magnificent we all are as a people.My utmost respect to those who organized this historic event in pulling us all together and making us shine as brightly as the torch.I can't get enough of this feeling , and hope when we look back in 5 or 10 years from now , that there will be other moments we can share to bring the best out in us all again! Long Live Canada and her people!

Posted by Julie Castle, Vancouver Canada February 20, 10 01:56 PM

I am a very proud Canadian. Could someone tell me why at the Opening Ceremonies that everyone was introduced in French first. I thought it was our second language. Everyone was introduced but what about the fabulous red serge RCMP. No mention of names and it had to be a great honor for them to be chosen. Beautiful pics submitted...great work.

Posted by Ama February 20, 10 02:28 PM


Posted by Ethel M. February 20, 10 03:22 PM

Those photos are fabulous. They are realy convey the high spirit of the runners and the audience. Chapeau, Canada

Posted by Aharon Shirain February 20, 10 03:35 PM

That is really very nice, quality pictures always bring smile to your face .....

Posted by Steven February 20, 10 03:44 PM

Infectious energy, a joy to behold! You lucky people in beautiful Canada. Hope you win some medals. My sister and nephew are Canadians in Vancouver.

Posted by Marna Perrigo in England February 20, 10 04:04 PM

We all knew Canada was a great country and this, the 2010 Winter Olympics proved that to whole world, that we are a great country. I would like to thank the organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics for a job well done, it has brought the country together in a way nothing else could have. O Canada.

Posted by Doug Germaine February 20, 10 04:07 PM

tho I liv in nireland, I am so imprssd by the covrage shown in thes beautiful pictures, and I saw the diversity of cultures,all fiercly proud of their common heritage. GOD BLESS CANADA

Posted by john houston February 20, 10 04:07 PM


Posted by hpercival February 20, 10 05:05 PM

Awesome pictures just as our great country....AWESOME

Posted by edith Campbell February 20, 10 05:10 PM

Wonderful photos! Congratulations to all the carriers. A memory for life. We are all proud Canadians. What about Saskatchewan? I was disappointed as other Saskathchewans must be not to see our province represented. We also have talented Olympic particapants!
Go Canada!

Posted by Louise Barnett February 20, 10 06:07 PM

As I sit here watching the amazing journey of the Olympic flame crossing our great and wonderful nation I'm brought to tears with pride. I am Canadian.

Posted by SG Trueman February 20, 10 06:12 PM

Amazing people doing a amazing thing in a amazing country!!

Posted by Sandy Flak February 20, 10 06:27 PM

As a Canadian I'm bursting with pride at the showing Canada is making at these Games. Thanks to for publishing the pictures.
But you missed Saskatchewan. I went back and checked. This makes me a little sad. Bet they had some good pictures in SK too.
Thanks anyway - Mike Budd, from Saskatchewan.

Posted by Mike Budd February 20, 10 07:47 PM

Wonderful pictures. I'd love to see more because there are many more not shown here. So proud to be Canadian. Go Canada Go

Posted by Cathie Briand, Cape Breton, NS February 20, 10 08:20 PM

Les Canadiens d'ici et de la diaspora ont raison d'être fiers. Comme Québécois cependant je vois toute l'ironie de cet exercice. Les rares commentaires qui ne sont pas en anglais sont en espagnol. Je n'arrive pas à croire que sur 8 millions de francophones un seul ose utiliser l'autre langue dite officielle.

Posted by Gérald February 20, 10 09:01 PM

What a wonderful site to see ,all the pictures are beautiful.
We must be very proud for all the effort that was put in to organize the
event. Enjoyed the opening ceremonies and all the events on T.V.
Way to go Canada. Regardless of how many medals we win, we are
A terrific country . Go Canada Go.

Posted by Rose Rae February 20, 10 11:16 PM

wonderful, wonderful, CANADA

Posted by Hai Ly February 21, 10 12:35 AM

As a volunteer for the torch relay in Regina (I worked 15 hours) I am totally disappointed in the pictures that I have just seen. There were 9 pictures from Ontario, 1 from Quebec, 3 from Manitoba, 7 from Alberta, and 20 from BC. What happened to Saskatchewan? There was not a better site than the torch leaving the RCMP Heritage Centre early in the morning with the cadets in their red serge standing on both sides of the runner's trail.Everyone was up very early that day and where were the photgraphers on that day? still in bed??? Very disappointinf for the people of Sask!!!!

Posted by CSlinn February 21, 10 01:25 AM

I have never experienced such joy & coming together of Canadians with these an immigrant from South Africa to this wonderful country of Canada some 44 years ago.... words can't explain how thankful we are to have made the move to Canada........and although we've been back to our country of birth over the years......we know that it's not home and can't wait to get back to Canada!!

Thank you Boston Globe for these wonderful pictures & I will keep it in a special file to remind me of a time when the country came together! SO PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN!!!

Posted by Lorette Jorssen, Langley,B.C. February 21, 10 01:39 AM



Posted by SANDRA BEDFORD R February 21, 10 03:03 AM

I'm a mexican living in Canada, I love this country and its people, I'm volunteering in what is possible for me during the Olympics, I feel so blessed with this opportunity. I had the Torch passing three bloks from my house, it was a memorable experience!

Posted by Laura Lopez February 21, 10 04:36 AM

I was part of a group that served lunch to the Olympic crew when they passed through Creston BC and I felt so blessed to be a Canadain. The crew were wonderful and the pride was infectious. We live in the best country in the world and we show it with these pictures. Thank you so much.

Posted by Bonnie Hurley February 21, 10 08:42 AM

a big respect for photografer

Posted by kinietis February 21, 10 09:14 AM

We do live in a great Country, Go Canada Go.

Posted by George Nisbet February 21, 10 10:39 AM

This is absolutely wonderful - well worth an Olympic Award in itself (for the photography). HOWEVER, It would be nice for "some" people to realize that "EAST" is NOT Ottawa!! We in Atlantic Canada listen daily to the weather man/woman saying "And in the East....." and show Toronto - or somewhere in Ontario! Some of us get very tired of these people not knowing there is more to Canada than Ontario to B.C.

Posted by Ananymous - PEI February 21, 10 10:53 AM

These photos really show the beauty of our great country. We, as a nation, needed these olympics to truely remind us, that yes, we can be proud and will show that to the world..we are OUT THERE for all the world to see.
I am bursting with pride. Way to go CANADA..

Posted by Annie Troubridge February 21, 10 11:10 AM


Posted by FAYE February 21, 10 11:18 AM

a most memorable series of photographs that every Canadian should cherish

Posted by syd atkinson February 21, 10 12:53 PM

Horseshoe Bay is also on Vancouver Island!! Beautiful pics of our wonderful country!!
Go Canada Go!!!

Posted by F. cowie February 21, 10 12:59 PM

Wonderful pictures! I carried the Flame on January 17th, 2010 (Day 80) in Bow Island, Alberta. It was an amazing experience that I'll never forget. I felt so proud, honored and humble. As an immigrant from England 36 years ago I'm so proud to be Canadian!

Posted by Pat Jamieson February 21, 10 01:29 PM

The torch united all of Canada in celebrating our spirit, our pride and our celebration of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. We are so lucky to be in Canada, the true north strong and FREE!! Thanks for the memories.

Posted by C & P Stueck February 21, 10 01:33 PM

Would of liked to see the torchbearers that carried it in North Vancouver where I live.

Posted by Chris February 21, 10 01:44 PM

Beautiful pictures! It is amazing to see peoples reaction to everything connected to the Olympics, It has bonded the country like nothing else! Please lets keep the spirt going on and on Marie Peterse,Langley,B.C.

Posted by Marie Peterse February 21, 10 02:31 PM

My deepest thanks to The Boston Globe for this gift to Canadians. It helps to awaken us to just how blessed we are to be a part of this magnificent country, and to demonstrate how working toward a common goal can bring out the best in us. Let's hope that we can hang on to this feeling and 'with glowing hearts', direct it to the stewardship of this beautiful land.

Posted by Kathryn from Caledon February 21, 10 02:46 PM

Proud of the Canadian Olympic Teams!

Fantastic Opening Ceremony!

Proud of Canada!

I feel very proud to be a Canadian!

Red Deer, Alberta.

Posted by Veronica Berkeley February 21, 10 03:07 PM

Absolutely amazing. The torch relay, the opening ceremonies, it makes you speechless. Thank you for the photos. Canadians can be proud of what we've accomplished here. Proud Canadian.

Posted by Susan- Winnipeg, Manitoba February 21, 10 03:32 PM

I have never been prouder to be Canadian. The torch has illuminated our great country and our precious freedom.

Posted by George Jacques February 21, 10 04:59 PM

I don't believe there is a photo of the flame taken anywhere iin Saskatchewan. Why was that?

Posted by E Stillwell February 21, 10 05:32 PM

Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and now living in Durango, Colorado, USA, I look at these pictures and I'm reminded how PROUD and HONORED I am to be a CANADIAN! Canada is such a beautiful country! Congratulations to everyone who took part in the carrying of the Olympic Torch across Canada. "Oh Canada, our home and native Land..." I'm so proud to watch our Canadian Olympians as they win a metal and SING our Canadian Anthem as they stand on the stage. Go OLYMPIANS, GO!!

Posted by Sheri Thompson February 21, 10 06:06 PM

While these photographs are a truly wonderful, beatutiful memory keepsake, so too are the wonderful comments left by all the folks who viewed them !

I'm proud of my country for hosting these games, and the unique folks that live here with me in Canada

Posted by Bob Esselmont February 21, 10 06:18 PM

I, Jerome took my daughter Rebecca and her friend Ashley on Lakeshore Drive in North-Bay,Ontario.(age 15&13)The torch relay started around 6:00p.m.that evening.If you could of seen the two girls,jumping up and down when that torch approached the corner of Lakeshore and Marshall Ave.They were screaming at the top of their lungs,and their eyes were full of joy.A very nice moment for a father.It reminded me of the summer of 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
Thanks for the memories Canada.

Posted by Mr. Jerome Foisy February 21, 10 07:26 PM

I am so proud to be a "JamaCana" (Jamaican-Canadian)!!! I went with my kids to see the "Paint the Town Red Torch Relay in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. My heart swelled with pride and joy, as we, especially the two that were born in Canada, acknowledged our Canadian heritage, and participated in a life-changing, momentous and unforgettable occasion as the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I truly felt unity during this occasion, as everyone wore their different syles of red clothing and waving Canadian flags. Thanks for posting these awesome photos!!

Tania Hernandez, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Posted by Tania Hernandez February 21, 10 07:55 PM

Beautiful testament of what a great country Canada is. We as Canadians should be so proud of our country and our people. Regardless of what province , everyone stands tall and shows how lucky we all are to be in a great FREE country. Great Photography (award winning photos). Thank you.

Posted by Venus Naval February 21, 10 08:15 PM

I have lived in Comox for a few years and moved to NS but to be back in BC with all this action. The Olympics has sure brought Canada together as one proud nation. Wonderful pictures and what better place to hold the Olympics.
Go Canada!!!

Posted by Ike Warren February 21, 10 08:32 PM

Great pictures from across this great country. Proud of all the athletes and all the volunteers! It still baffles me that our "second" language seems to always be spoken first and I was totally disappointed with our National anthem at the opening ceremonies, what a train wreck. Whoever chose that version sure missed the mark from my perspective.

Posted by D. Rudland February 21, 10 10:07 PM

So proud to be Canadian!

Posted by Kim S. February 21, 10 10:48 PM

Show me a country better than CANADA and I will eat my hat.

Posted by Syed D. Ahmed. (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) February 22, 10 12:43 AM

These pictures are great but it would have been nicer if the pictures were put on this site from every little town from east Canada to the west. like ST.Paul,Alberta,Vegreville Alberta and their pasinka ( Ukrainian Easter Egg and Ed Stelmac ), and like other comments , what is Saskatoon and other towns in Sask NOT in Canada? What the heck goes on here.

Posted by DHomenick,Edmonton,AB. February 22, 10 02:01 AM

Have visited Canada twice and these pictures just reminded me of what a beautiful country Canada is and what terrific people we met. If I lived in a country other than Australia it would probably be Canada. We were made so welcome and felt at home. I am proud of Canada and Canadians and the fine games we have been watching.

Posted by Colin Kirby February 22, 10 05:50 AM

Great pictures of a great place to raise a family.
It helps us appreciate what we have in Canada.
And we may not say it much, thank God we have great
friends to the south of us.
Thanks Boston

Posted by James Cook ,Ontario Canada February 22, 10 08:43 AM

>>>>I am a very proud Canadian. Could someone tell me why at the Opening Ceremonies that everyone was introduced in French first. I thought it was our second language.

It is not a second language, it is one of two official languages.


Posted by Steve February 22, 10 01:59 PM

Beautiful ! The finest 'photos that I have seen on Olympic Ceremonies in all my 82 years. What a presentation.

Provincial "Criers" ("Cryers" ?") missed the point, this was about our

Posted by Les Griffiths. Ottawa. February 22, 10 02:03 PM

Thankyou so much for these beautiful pictures & to all who have worked so hard To all athletes, you are amazing
It was a thrilling moment to watch the exhange of the torch on the corner of N. Renfrew & McGill here in our beautiful city of Vancouver with my 2yr old Grandson Alastair & share the memory with him of when his dad (then 14) carried the torch over the Blueberry Paulson in the Kootenays during the Calgary 1988 Olympics & pull out & show him the outfit worn!
I am filled with pride to hear my 3yr old Grandaughter Kate sing Oh Canada knowing all the words
Truely glowing being amongst & sharing this wonderful experience with so many Canadians here at home
Go Canada Go

Posted by Jill Stubbs, Abbotsford, Canada February 22, 10 02:08 PM

Where are the pictures from the Atlantic Provinces? That's where the flame started out!

Posted by H.D. Bochow February 22, 10 03:32 PM

I enjoyed the photos; they paint a great picture of many of the ordinary Canadians who were invited to take part in an extraordinary event. However, there is an Eastern side to this wonderful country of ours, and I am disappointed that this beautiful region was not represented. It would have enabled others to see even more of the diversity this land has to offer.
I am extremely proud to be Canadian!!

Posted by Deanne Hemphill February 22, 10 03:34 PM

Thank you for the wonderful photo's of my chosen homeland
I came here 46 years ago ,,I was intending to just "pass through " on my way to New Zealand
I was made to feel so welcome I decided to stay ... Thank you Canada for allowing me to stay in the best country in the world
I have worked as a nurse here for 40 years ;married a Canadian and adopted two Canadian children

Posted by Rene Massie February 22, 10 03:53 PM

Does Saskatoon, Saskatchewan not exist? It is known as the CITY OF BRIDGES. A picture of a torchbearer crossing either the University bridge or the Broadway bridge would have been appropriate!!!

Posted by R. J. Kloppenburg February 22, 10 03:59 PM

I do so wish there had been a comment in Canada's other official language

Posted by A.G. Lank February 22, 10 04:59 PM

People are wondering how come no photos of eastern Canada, I think it says these are the last batch of photos, and the first lot were published beforehand. I ran with the torch in Sooke, Vancouver Island on the second day. There was no press, no tv, just Sooke residents and friends and family who had come out to watch at 6.15am in the cold and rainy and dark morning. But it was the most momentous time of my life carrying that torch and though English by birth, I arrived in Canada 40 years ago on July 1st. I am proud to be Canadian and I think the torch relay has really brought us all together. And by the way, there was a lady with Chinese background running with me

Posted by T. O'Brien February 22, 10 06:15 PM

I am proud to be a canadian.My chest is bursting with pride.

Posted by bob larocque February 22, 10 06:28 PM


Posted by CARRIE G February 22, 10 07:10 PM

Professional athletics should not be carrying the flame. Nor should any other professional superstar or politician. It is after all, an amateur event. By the way, Canada does start in NFLD. Proud Canadian, but also a PROUD NEWFIE.

Posted by Bruce February 22, 10 08:58 PM

In the two OFFICIAL languages of Canada....
Quel pays, quel peuple magnifique démontré par ces superbes photos!!
What a country, what magnificent people shown by these superb pictures!

Très fière d'être Canadienne!! A very proud Canadian indeed!

Posted by Annie B February 22, 10 10:37 PM

In regards to the question of "no Chinese Torch carrier" #485
We certainly had one here in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.
Our very special Mr, Ben Lee who is well recognized for his work for Folkfest Kelowna on 1 July and his involvement with the Community and the Cultural Organizations in this area. Ben Lee carried the Torch in Lake Country along Bottom Wood Lake Road. He made us proud.

Posted by Ev Vielvoye February 22, 10 11:56 PM

If ever there was Time for Canadians to show our pride in our ability to host the world in an amazing place it is NOW! Our people and country are truly free in a way that is unique and enduring, and Canada's beauty and uniqueness shows in the faces and welcoming hearts of all our citizens as well as our fantastic country! Canada, Our Home and Native Land!

Posted by Marcel - Ontaio February 23, 10 12:33 AM

so good pics

Posted by Anonymous February 23, 10 04:23 AM


Posted by MARGARET STACKHOUSE February 23, 10 07:10 AM

To Margaret Stackhouse there is another link at the top for the First 44 days of the torch run the East Coast is in that link...

Awesome pictures Awesome County Proud to be Canadian.

Posted by Anonymous February 23, 10 08:01 AM

Proud to be a Canadian,Congratulations to all that were honored to carry the torch. Go Canada Co!!!!!!!!

Posted by Andra Mabee February 23, 10 09:01 AM

There is an age-old question...What or who is a Canadian? The torch-bearers answer that question. Look at them!! They're accomplished, multi cultural, unified, and PROUD! Bravo! you represented us well!!!

Posted by Lillian Alexander February 23, 10 11:05 AM

Beautiful pictures. Well done. Go Canada !

Posted by Fatima February 23, 10 12:01 PM

Proud to be your neighbor-----------proud of you CANADA

your Friend USA

Posted by Timothy Larson February 23, 10 12:06 PM

Beautiful pictures,the photographer has to be commended for capturing our proud country in a way that will last forever in our hearts and minds!
A proud Canadian for sure,Awesome!

Posted by Marjorie Brown February 23, 10 12:21 PM

What an awesome country!!!!! So very proud to be a Canadian..
Wonderful pictures.

Posted by Jane Walsh MacPherson February 23, 10 12:58 PM

CANADA! The best country in the world. LOVE YOU!

Posted by Johanna February 23, 10 01:51 PM

A friend of mine,from Toronto, sent these beautiful pre-Olympic photographs,
I certainly enjoyed them. It is truly wonderful that Canada and the USA share a common border;. Best of Luck to all participants in all sports and from every counrty.

Posted by Lorne Salzer February 23, 10 02:13 PM

The fact that Canada had Paralympians included in the opening ceremony and the torch carrying was a credit to Canada. In the U.S.A. there is no inclusion or notice of Paralympians.
Thanks Canada!

Posted by ellen February 23, 10 02:20 PM

I am so Proud to be Canadian, I Believe, we have done an amazing job bring this torch to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. " Go Canada Go"

Posted by Barbara Colquhoun February 23, 10 05:26 PM

The pictures are most certainly beautiful, but please I am sick of hearing people say that the olympic fever has hit everyone.
The B.C. government let its people down. There was money spent here that could have gone to better means.
I support the athletes, but I support our children more. After all they are our greatest investment.

Posted by Kay February 23, 10 06:37 PM


Posted by JACQUES February 23, 10 09:55 PM

It was GREAT to see Barbara Ann Scott with the torch!! I was a BIG fan as a child. I think that I must have seen her on a newsreel, because that was before WE had a TV! Guess we're both getting older!!

Posted by Gloria February 23, 10 10:58 PM

Great collection of pics, I watched the opening ceremony here in Australia, you did a fabulous job Canada!

Posted by Maureen Clague February 23, 10 11:34 PM

My bilingual children informed me that there are more countries competing in the Olympics where French is spoken more than English. In Bejing speeches were made in Chinese, French , English in that order. Proud to live in a bilingual country.

Posted by Cherie Third February 24, 10 12:13 AM

#519, 563, 569 and all others offended by the use of French. Is has nothing to do with the official languages of Canada. The Olympic Games were an event in Antique Greece, a frenchman Baron de Coubertin had the bright idea to revive the Games to unite the countries of the world. The pattern was set using French followed by the language of the host country. So relax it is not a Canadian faux-pas.
The pictures make me feel part of the flame's journey even if it didn't come near where I live. Yes it would have been nice if the album photo was from sea to sea to sea.
It is what we share that brings us together on this magnificent part of the globe.
Ce sont les expériences partagées qui nous attachent à cette magnifique partie du globe qu'on appelle Canada.
I never regretted the day I chose Canada.

Posted by Monique February 24, 10 12:42 AM

Hey, all you complainers: CAN YOU READ??? The intro CLEARLY STATES:
" Back in December, we featured 33 images from the first 44 days of the journey. Today, we bring you highlights from the last 73 days."

Duh. The Atlantic Canada was during the first 44 days. Western Canada was during the last 73 days. Stop complaining, start reading, and most of all: ENJOY the beautiful, wonderful images!

Posted by Carol February 24, 10 08:42 AM

Thought the pictures were beautiful. We were hoping the torch could have made a stop on Manitoulin Island the largest freshwater Island in the world , right here in Ontario. Maybe next time. Great job.

Posted by EDianne February 24, 10 10:49 AM


Posted by RACHEL February 24, 10 03:42 PM

Gorgeous, moving photos of my country! Thank you for sharing these. I will have to go find the photos from the first 44 days. :)

Posted by Natalie February 24, 10 07:02 PM

NEVER before in the history of ANY country has such a LONG torch relay been run!



Posted by Ruth Enns February 24, 10 08:14 PM

To The Boston Globe. Thank You. Thank You. Our wonderful neighbour to the south gave us a gift in these pictures that will last a long time. A true Canadian treasure to last a lifetime.

The poem in comment 538 is also a keepsake and describes our beautiful Country so well. Be proud. I would like to frame it!

Proud to be Canadian? You bet! Canadian Patriotism has never been more alive and well.

To all Olympic Athletes thank you for this time to remember.

Posted by M. Smith February 24, 10 08:27 PM


Posted by DIANE NIXDORF February 24, 10 09:09 PM

Thank you to the Boston Globe and the many photographers whose photos capture so well the spirit of the Games amongst fellow Canadians. (I too will search for the photos of the first 44 days of the torch's journey; I'm sure they will be equally moving.) And yes, I am extremely proud to live in a bilingual country with two official languages. Vive le Canada!

Posted by Mary February 24, 10 10:23 PM

My wife and I lived in N.S. for 9 years and became very proud Canadian Citizens. Regretably we had to return to Scotland due to elderly parents. We have been back to Canada N.S. and B.C. every yaer for the past 31 years and wish we had decided to return to the land we love so dearly on a permanent basis. We even had a summer house there for 5 years.
Too bad the air lines are making such a mess of anyone trying to get from Scotland to Halifax ( New Scotland) God bless Canada and all Candians.
Our trip to N.S. this year hard. No direct flights from Scotland to Halifax.

Posted by Sandy Ferguson February 25, 10 03:16 AM

Absolutely Brilliant, I just can't find words to do these photos justice

Posted by J E. Best February 25, 10 04:40 AM

I hope these pictures will be put into a book that we can buy to save forever. They are awesome!!

Posted by Doris February 25, 10 08:28 AM

I felt a magical moment when I saw the flame in Selkirk, Manitoba. I made a wish that day. I feel the magic again just looking at these pictures.

Posted by Catherine McEvoy Cold Lake, Alta. February 25, 10 08:29 AM

I am a Canadian and PROUD of it.

Posted by Dalton Lambert February 25, 10 08:51 AM

Very impressive, very expensive! I wish we could have used this money to help persons with serious financial needs during this recession --- and --- it is the middle class who pay most of the taxes. I am thinking of moving away from Canada. It's costing too much; I feel I am getting poor. All of this is "extravagance" and has benefited mainly one city. I am not so sure how proud I am to be Canadian as our governments continue to spend so much of our tax dollars on such events. It is sad that governments do not have their priorities straight. Also, has everybody forgotten that this is a bilingual country ; French and English.

Posted by Anonymous February 25, 10 09:56 AM

There is no greater country than our Canada. These pictures show our true spirit STRONG and FREE. May it always be so. May God bless our land and as a nation bring us closer together.

Posted by Barbara Stanworth February 25, 10 02:52 PM

#616 - Si vous quittez le Canada vous allez découvrir que la vie est chère partout, oui c'est vrai que la ville de Vancouver profite à peu près seule de cette "extravagance" , mais le gouvernement dépense nos taxes dans beaucoup d'autres choix douteux, loin des yeux du public.
Il y a des francophones dans toutes les provinces, si certains canadiens expriment de la rancune c'est surtout de l'ignorance.

Posted by Monique February 25, 10 04:14 PM

it makes me proud to be Canadian - I was actually proud to be a Quebecer for about 1 day when when our man won the 1st Gold - then all the french stuff started - there went my feeling proud

Posted by Gail February 25, 10 10:45 PM

I'm a Montanan from the US but I was moved to tears by the beautiful pictures of your national spirit and landscape.

Posted by Charlotte Henson February 25, 10 11:02 PM

I am so proud to be a Canadian!!!!

Posted by Maria February 25, 10 11:30 PM

Thanks Boston Globe for memories to last a lifetime! Sorry to those that didn't catch the Olympic spirit or felt slighted. Love the spirit of Olympic atheletes from everywhere! To work so hard, for so long and hopefully peak at just the right time for the spotlight. We cheer your effort and dedication regardless of the results. Bravo to all Olympic competitors! Your courage and spirit are medals you'll carry forever. I'm also proud to be an ordinary Canadian with a grandmother from the USA that got The Order of Canada for doing what an ordinary person should do to build a great country.

Posted by David Henry February 26, 10 12:54 AM

So wonderful to see the Olympic Torch travelling accross our Great and incredibly Diverse country . It has united us as a nation and brought out patriotism I have never before witnessed. I find myself singing Oh Canada! as I drive alone in my car feeling emotional and oh so proud to be a Canadian. God bless us every one!

Posted by Jennifer chandler February 26, 10 01:34 AM

Wonderful photos! We watched the opening ceremony here in the Czech Republic.Thank you!

Posted by Liba February 26, 10 03:24 AM

Very touching are the comments relating to the wonderful pictures - My Aunt in Mississauga sent me this link

Posted by Tim C England February 26, 10 04:02 AM

Absolutely proud...Eh Oh Canada Go!

Posted by Marla February 26, 10 10:53 AM

I am grateful and overjoyed to be Canadian! I am so proud of ALL of our wonderful athletes ESPECIALLY Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue!!! So proud of Canada! Thank you Boston Globe for the spectacular pictures! Maggie.P.Bramalea, Ont.

Posted by Maggie Platel. February 26, 10 12:17 PM

I had the privilege of seeing the torch in Toronto. As well as the Torch came to our city of Brampton.
Feel very proud of all our athletes they are doing a great. Wonderful photographs

Posted by chanden jain February 26, 10 12:58 PM

I like all the pictures, but I miss to see a picture of one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the world where the olympic flame passed through "Hope" B.C. Without Hope there is nothing.

Posted by Helm "Matt" Pade February 26, 10 01:13 PM

Interesting comments from a variety of people and places, exactly what and who Canada and Canadians are. I made up my mind a long time ago, once Canada won the right to host the games that we would be paying for years to come, but that is no excuse for not getting excited about the games and for not letting go of the negative, grabbing onto the positive and and being proud of the wonderful Provinces, and Country we live in. I was lucky enough to get free ticket to opening curling game and enjoyed every minute of it. Whether you like one sport more than another shouldn't make any difference to the over all feeling of pride. We are a two language nation, for those who are still beating your drums for it to be otherwise I say ___suck it up____enjoy____be positive. We have so much in this country that others don't have, plus the pride of the Olympics, aren't we lucky

Posted by Irene Roemer February 26, 10 03:53 PM

So Proud to live in the best country in the world.
Go Canada go,proud Canadian from Saint John,NB

Posted by Karen Harlow February 26, 10 04:02 PM

These wonderful pictures have further confirmed my extreme pride in being a Canadian and living here all my life to relish that special 'Pride'. Thank you so much 'Boston Globe' for capturing such beauty of our country and further fostering pride forever in your pictures of that very special 'Trek" across our great land, my Canada!!

Posted by Ron Warn February 26, 10 04:21 PM

Beautiful pictures, makes me home sick except for the cold. Living now in Florida but still a Canadian in my heart

Posted by Sharyn February 26, 10 06:09 PM

This Olympics and respect that was shown to the native people, the true Canadians, made me proud to be allowed to also call my self a Canadian, thou I was born Croatian, I'm so proud of this country and its people, and what we all stand for. GOD BLESS CANADA

Thank you Canada !

Posted by Mihael Miklausic February 26, 10 06:19 PM

Awesome pictures!

Posted by Anonymous February 26, 10 11:34 PM

Thank you!

Posted by 112 February 27, 10 02:01 AM

Traumhafte Fotos,die zeigen mit wieviel Liebe die canadischen Menschen das olympische Feuer durch ihr Land begleiten.

Posted by Lothar February 27, 10 11:59 AM

Way to go #630 - Irene said it all!!!!!!

A VERY proud Canadian.

Posted by Ramona February 27, 10 12:19 PM

I live east of Toronto, Ontario and this year have spent February in South Florida. Therefore, my exposure to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have all been viewed through a US lens. I have been so impressed with the coverage of Canada as a country and as a people. Clearly much time and attention has been paid to presenting as accurate an image as possible. And I appreciate that. But I have missed the familiar voices of commentators and other broadcasters.... and the occasional sentence that ends with an 'Eh?'.

Thank you so much to the Boston Globe for this gift to all the peoples of the world to share and enjoy. As a proud Canadian, it makes my heart swell.

Posted by Glenda February 27, 10 01:41 PM

Thank you for making these incredible photographs available for all to see. I think it is an under statement to say how proud all Canadians are with these winter Olympics. These photos highlight just how beautiful our country is and mark a beautiful moment in time. I hope they are published as a collection in a book. It would be a great momento.

Thank you !!

Marie from Brampton

Posted by Marie Taylor February 27, 10 04:05 PM

Great photography. To the person in PEI complaining that BC refers to Toronto and Ottawa as "east", it is east. the midline of Canada is in Manitoba, between Ste.Ann and Winnipeg. anything east of the midline is east. I hope that makes you feel better. Canada is a terrific country. My Dad was born in PEI, and I love it there.

Posted by Sandy Frederiks February 27, 10 05:33 PM

Too bad it takes sports to show the world what a wonderful country we have. Too bad it takes sports to have us all bond together... but it is what it is and lets enjoy the moment!
I just love our country and my heart is full of glee! So proud to be Canadian!

Posted by Betty Currie February 27, 10 08:01 PM

I moved to canada in 1964 when i was 22. the best thing i did in my live. So proud to be a CANADIAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice pictures !

Posted by jerry bierens delta bc February 28, 10 01:54 AM

these photos were sent to me by my friend chris in calgary they are superb and I have been watching the games here at home in leicester uk wonderful pictures

Posted by sheila fisher February 28, 10 03:07 AM

I am extremely proud of our Canadian athletes and of all the Canadians and Corporations that have supported them.

I have witnessed a great sense of pride and patriotism in all Canadians in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
To the Vancouver organizers of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, God Bless you all, you did a fantantistic job.

Go Canada Go

Posted by Barbara J. Ewles February 28, 10 07:19 AM

Type your comment here...This is like getting only a sip of an exceptional cask of wine. Now, who will create a full length movie to cover the entire journey? These games will be an incredible insight of how Canada stepped up to perform a wonderfully inspiring performance to be spread around the world.

Posted by Margaret Burrill February 28, 10 08:28 AM

The organization and logistics of the torch relay was in itself is a magnificent achievement. Hats off to all the torch bearers, and all those many other volunteers who made it all possible! This event has truly united this wonderful land we live in as nothing has before in my entire 70 year lifetime. To those few people who complained about the pictures, and locale, remember they were not taken by a Canadian, they were published by the Boston Post. They are in fact an American tribute to what we have accomplished. That says a lot! Hopefully there will be a Canadian book made of all the photos Canadians took during this relay.

Posted by George Cheyne February 28, 10 12:40 PM

I might have missed seeing a comparable Canadian paper's photo coverage of our torch run from sea to sea to sea, but in any case, we all owe the Globe a deeply felt debt of gratitude for your magnificent portrayal of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Your photographers did a commendable job of capturing all the pride and excitement engendered in the days leading to the actual opening of the Olympic Games in Vancouver, truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Thank you from a grateful (and proud) Canadian!!

Posted by Virginia Coombs, Stoney Creek, ON February 28, 10 12:57 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed the Olympic Torch Relay and the Olympic events. I'm extremely proud of all the Canadian athletes and their tremendous efforts. T.V. news coverage and profiles of athletes were excellent.
Congratulations to all the organizers, athletes, and fellow Canadians for letting the world know what a fabulous country we have. I'm so glad to be Canadian! Well done Canada!!!

Posted by Eva Andrews February 28, 10 04:02 PM

What beautiful pictures of our country CANADA. A lot of them brought tears to my eyes. We were travelling when the Olympic torch was in our city on Christmas Eve and were not able to take part in the festivities. The photographer not only highlighted the Olympic Torch but also many famous Canadian landmarks. Thank you to the photographer and to your paper for publishing these photos. I have not seen any like it in Canada. I hope you enjoyed your travel through our beautiful country. Again thank you.

Posted by Donna Hollins, Sarnia, ON February 28, 10 04:28 PM

It just goes to show that the people of Canada are expected to pay for all these great things that are claimed to be the Olympic sperit that the Goverments are shoving down the peoples throuths. When its all over and the dust settles there will be a big bill to pay and the politicans will be going hat in hand to the people to pick up the tab.
I think that it is time that the people say, let the citys who bid for these free rides go pay the bill inplace of the tax payer.
It just proves one thing that Canada expects the people to pay, and let the ones who try to look after them selves go to hell.
Our sytem of tax is very unfair to the people who work very hard to look after them selves. I do not ask the goverment to do thinks for me as there system becomes very expensive.

Posted by Herb Janke February 28, 10 05:09 PM

Proud to be Canadian.....Go Canada Go....Gold or not still a PROUD CANADIAN

Posted by Ken Harlow February 28, 10 05:45 PM

I live in Australia and thought the photo's were beautiful,I have a sister living inMississagua ,I was very pleased to see the indeginous people represented,you are very lucky people to be living in such a lovely country.

Posted by Patricia Stevens February 28, 10 06:02 PM

Good for Canada we can be proud of our athletes and our nation for being together on a very important event. GO CANADA WE ARE PROUD

Posted by marc audette February 28, 10 08:30 PM

I'm a Proud Canadian, and Proud Vancouverite....thank you all for coming to our party, and sharing our excitement, even if it was only through your tv! Thank you to the Athletes, the Organizers, and all the Volunteers... and thank you for these photos. I'm so blessed to have been able to enjoy these Games. Merci, Merci!

Posted by Tammy Evans, White Rock, BC February 28, 10 11:56 PM

These are truly incredible pictures. They really tell quite a unique story of Canada and it's diversified people and places. I was very fortunate to be able to greet and see the Olympic torch in Duguald, Man. Quite the feeling... A 'BIG' congratulations to all our athletes, no matter on your finish. You all won GOLD. You have made all of Canada very proud, to say the least. Is it all over????? It was 'Fantastic'.... A special kodos to Manitoba's, Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes, Shannon Rempel, Jonathan Toews and Jon Montgomery.

Posted by Don Girffin, Winnipeg, Mb. March 1, 10 02:43 AM

Ah! Canada,
J'ai y habité durant deux ans. C'était merveilleux.
Je vous félicite. Merci!

Posted by Jig March 1, 10 04:58 AM

Now that the olimpics has bring our pride to be Canadian to the
ultimate level, my only wish is that it will stay forever. Those pictures
are a remender of that pride and thanks all the peoplas who toke them
and also the atlhetes and their background supports.Keep your

Posted by Andre Lauzon,Courtenay,BC March 1, 10 10:42 AM

I have always been a quiet proud Canadian, but these Olympics made me want to shout it I AM CANADIAN. What a roller coaster of emotions. I only hope this very special feeling lasts for all of us and we continue to let everyone know we are proud to be Canadian and we are one: people believing. Do you believe?

Posted by Jean Peppar Mulhurst Bay AB. March 1, 10 12:45 PM

The amount of pride and goodwill shown by Canadians, to Canadians and to those visiting Canada for this event overshadows even the miserable, unsmiling faces of the Team USA hockey players when they were presented with the silver medal. Well done, to all those who worked so hard and, regardless of the outcome, still had the grace to smile and congratulate the others. Brazo Zulu!!

Posted by Bob in Orillia ON March 1, 10 03:09 PM

What an honor to be apart of this amazing event in time. Thank you to all our athletes, volunteers and the people. Canadian and all nations. I'm so proud and humbled.

Posted by Tammy March 1, 10 03:12 PM

As a Canadian, I offer The Boston Glovbe my heartfelt thanks for these pictures. We have seen nothing remotely resembling these in our media. How re-assuring to have them offered by our nearest neighbour and closest friends.

Posted by J. Coombs March 1, 10 03:31 PM

Excellent games. Excellent results by all world athletes.
Only miscue was that very embarrassing closing ceremony.
Was there any need to include expletives of p----g in the snow?
Our entire neighbourhood who watched that sad spectacle in our Community Hall were angry as hell at whomever decided the choreography for the Closing Ceremony.

Posted by Phillip Martin March 1, 10 06:21 PM

My husband ran with the torch on the second day, in the pouring rain. But it was the most wonderful day. All our friends, family, kids and grands were there to see him get off that bus. He had the biggest smile I have ever seen, and we still all talk about what a special day it was. Still brings tears to my eyes.

To all the complainers, we know that this country has lots of problems, just like every other. But these young people have shown that win or lose, smile. Don't whine or complain. Life is what you make of it, and Vancouver and Vanoc did a fabulous job. If I am paying for it for the rest of my life, it will be worth every cent.

Thank you to the Boston Globe.

Posted by sandy s March 1, 10 07:53 PM

I have been a fan of the New England states for over 60 years, these photos once again tell me why.. to friends and relatives, Jay and July

Posted by John Morel March 1, 10 08:13 PM

OH CANADA! WITH GLOWING HEARTS! We saw this in the ice in Vancouver, it says so much. The Olympics showed the world what a truly beautiful country we have, wonderful people and boy can we throw a party! It was a great ride and I just loved every minute of it. Thank you The Boston Globe for these awesome pictures. A photo album in print would be a beautiful keepsake for anyone...who will do this? I was born and raised in Canada and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to making the Olympics what they were.

Posted by Elaine March 1, 10 08:25 PM

Simply...proud to be Canadian.

Posted by D March 1, 10 08:36 PM

Des souvenirs à tout jamais! Je suis extrêmement fière d'être Canadienne! Super games, these Olympics have made me SO proud to be a Canadian! Organisation super et je félicite toutes celles et tous ceux qui ont participé à cette organisation grandiose! Bravo! Bravo! MERCI! Quel beau pays!
Oui, dans les deux langues officielles!

Posted by Anita Corriveau March 1, 10 09:56 PM

The games were absolutely wonderful & also your pictures But the pictures did leave me in a quandary. What happened to the beautiful province with it's many lakes & forests that lies between MB & AB ??? Where did it go?

Posted by Patricia March 1, 10 11:47 PM

Merci pour ces photos tripantes! Je suis tellement fière d'être Canadienne! C'est le plus beau pays au monde...un pays plein de paysages variés spectaculaires...un pays qui possède une faune et une flore splendide ainsi qu'une population multiculturelle...Apprenons à vivre ensemble en harmonie et en respectant nos différences!! Le Canada est bilingue...soyons fiers!! :)

Posted by Paulette Quevillon March 2, 10 12:54 AM

I was so happy for anyone who shared in this wonderful feeling. But to #665 i would like to remind you that the new england states are part of the USA. Congradulations canada!
~ a proud vermonter

Posted by Anonymous March 2, 10 01:50 PM

Let's do it all over again next year....I love you Canada.
God Bless our Amazing Country.

Posted by Therese Savoie March 2, 10 02:22 PM

Thank you to our athletes,your are great.Thank you C A N A D A

Posted by Bruno Marino March 2, 10 03:02 PM

BC and Canada have been my home for 45 years.
New England and the USA are my native land.
I am proud of both, with thanks to the Boston Globe for documenting the torch travels.

Posted by Joyce Bradley March 2, 10 03:10 PM

597 I disagree the money was well spent. It has brought us closer as a nation. Shown the world we are unique dynamic and open for business. This is the best investment for our children. I am so very proud to live in CANADA.

Posted by Adam F March 2, 10 03:32 PM

Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee..........

Posted by Linda Dunlop March 3, 10 09:17 AM

Great pictures of a great event in the best country to which I immigrated to from Germany in 1956 right after highschool.

Posted by Manfred Sroka March 3, 10 09:51 AM

Speaking with an American friend of mine last night, he said "You guys did a great job and best hockey game ever!" That was nice to hear. No sour grapes. From me, thank-you for posting some outstanding pictures.

Posted by Paul Hynek March 3, 10 10:02 AM

#675 is right. The money has been well spent.........even if we all have to pay for these wonderfully presented Olympics for years. No amount of advertising dollars could have paid for the world to see our great country, wonderful people and the huge potential we have here. Click through any channels where people are talking about the Olympics and you here praise for Canada. These Olympics were an investment for the future of our children and grandchildren that money just can't buy. Well done to all the organizers and to the Globe for these outstanding pictures. I AM A CANADIAN!!!!!!!

Posted by Lydia Scott March 3, 10 10:50 AM

First to our Canadian atheletes There are no words to describe the pride of being canadian To the globe thank you From Alex's amazing run to Sidney's goal what a ride ! Thank you for taking us on your journey You have more than won medals You have brought a nation closer togeather THANK YOU You will never be forgotten in our hearts

Posted by Tim Tall March 3, 10 05:38 PM

I have never felt more proud to sing along our national anthem- the athlete's have taught us what joy it is to belong to this fair land- so cheer once again, " O Canada"- hold each other's hands, in salute or in prayer- whatever feels right for you- Be proud of our country- I know that I do!!!!

Posted by Brenda Thibeault March 3, 10 06:09 PM

Thank you , Boston Globe, for the beautiful pictures.
from Kathryn in the province of Saskatchewan.

Posted by kathryn Northey March 3, 10 06:16 PM

What wonderful pictures. Thank you Boston Globe-Rita from Port Coquitlam

Posted by Rita Rowe March 3, 10 10:34 PM

how can anybody try to be more happier than this we finally got to see the olympic as seniors before we go from this earth leaving Canada with so much pride to our children.well done and may god bless everyone who got involved it was worth every minute ,second .thanks to the volonteers i don't know what we would do without them.thanks you au revoir Canada

Posted by denise plamondon March 3, 10 11:20 PM

I have always been a proud Canadian, but the Olympics just clinched what a great country we live in.

Posted by Lillian March 4, 10 09:10 AM

Proud to be a Canadian.!!! These pictures are absolutely beautiful...thanks to THE BOSTON GLOBE for printing them.I have never watched or enjoyed the olympics as much as these. To top it of with the exciting USA vs canada hockey and curling games...sooooo exciting.

Posted by Diane Ryan March 4, 10 11:59 AM

Canadian unity is so very important to us as a multi cultural society. We truly need to develop a common interest that brings us all together while keeping the individual cultural treasures intact. Let's all work hard to continue to build Canadianism, loyalty to a country that supports all of us together. Thank you to our friends south of the border for your support. Proud to be Canadian!

Posted by Laurie March 4, 10 05:19 PM

Canada! You should be proud! One of the best Olympics I've ever seen! From an American neighbor!

Posted by Cheryl Eames March 4, 10 06:33 PM

# 669, Patricia, certainly hit the nail on the head. Between Manitoba and Alberta, we have our great province of Saskatchewan who always seems to be missed when the rest of Canada is recognized. The torch spent many days in the province and surely there must have been a few pictures taken. Go back to the games and see how many athletes we sent and how many winners we had. Any way the games were great and I am in "Olympic Withdrawl".Congratulations to Canada, Vancouver, the organizers,athletes,the Boston Globe for the unbelievable photographs.

Posted by Emelie Forstrer March 4, 10 06:44 PM

Thank you for sharing. Louise, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Posted by Louise Larose March 4, 10 08:31 PM

I have been working in China for the past three years and the comment here is that we (Canadians) living here are so happy that Canada did not try to outdo the Chinese opening of the games last summer but simply, magnificantly, and gloriously showed off Canada. It wa a truely magnificant display in our own humble way!! To those who seem disgruntled, look beyond your own little circle of the world and see the broader picture. We are spotlighted around the world. The comments from my Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwan, students and friends are ,"Wonderful, terrific, incredible,awesome! What a fantasticly beautiful country you have." We have so much for which to be thankful. Sure, we have problems, but what country on earth doesn't? Compare our problems to those faced by those in Africa and we who come complain sound like a bunch of crybabies!! Get involved and help solve the problems we have rather than standing on the sidelines complaining. Jim Harpell, Shenzhen, China, from Shortt's Lake, Nova Scotia

Posted by Anonymous March 4, 10 08:54 PM

The different places the torch was carried was wonderful to see. Canada truly became a nation from coast to coast.

Posted by M. Corbett March 04, 2010 March 4, 10 09:05 PM

I was unbelievably proud of the whole event from beginning to end.

Thank you so much, Boston Globe, for your excellent pictures and posting of the "mostly" positive and proud comments you have displayed.

Living in a Border Community, with a sister city in the USA (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) , I am well aware of our close ties with our American friends and allies... I am hopeful that this event will continue to unite and bond us in an increasing friendship for many, many years to come. (even if we agree to disagree at times - as friends often do.)

Posted by Carmen J. Borghese March 4, 10 09:38 PM

Great country you Canadians have up there. Well done on the Olympics. Excellent photo triptych and another very nice photo essay. Lots of wins here.

Posted by Jay Blackburn March 4, 10 09:49 PM

Home Sweet Home
Beautiful photography.
Thank you for this gift.

Posted by Anne Davey March 4, 10 10:10 PM

Thank you THE BOSTON GLOBE for giving us the amazing photos..So Proud to be Canadian! Happy to share the beauty of Canada with the rest of the world... Yeah! CANADA!!! What a great memory

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Posted by ROBERT A VAUGHAN March 4, 10 11:21 PM

I just wanted to say I am a proud Canadian! I really enjoyed all the activity and am so proud of all of our people winning so many medals! I also loved hearing our National Anthem played over several times. We Canadians have sang the National Anthem for years. I heard on the news recently that they're thinking of changing the words! Shame shame on them! Leave it alone! It is beautful exactly the way it is! Why would they even think of tampering with our beautiful Anthem? If people dont' like our Anthem thae way it is, let them go back to where they came from!

Posted by Carrie Stonehouse March 4, 10 11:56 PM

See it in tears!! Proud to be a Canadian.

Posted by Cindy March 5, 10 12:07 AM

I'm an Indonesian and we don't have winter sports. I happened to be in Vancouver during the Olympics. I've never seen anything so awesome in my life such as what I saw in those two weeks. I too was Canadian during those cherishable weeks. I will never forget it for the rest of my life.

Now I understand why Canada is a great country and why Camadians are great people. Long live Canada!

Posted by manneke March 5, 10 01:46 AM

I had the chance to see the flame travel through Chilliwack, BC...and I was able to attend the festivities in Vancouver during the Olympics...what a party!! 17 days non-stop, it was awesome! The whole country of Canada did a wonderful job welcoming the flame to all parts of this beautiful nation!! I'm so proud and a honored to be a Canadian!! Now excuse me while I wipe the tear from my eye!

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Posted by Margaret Glover March 5, 10 07:00 AM

These photos brought the tears back to my eyes. I thought I was all cried out but I gues not.....the pride I felt in our atheletes, the city of Vancouver and our great country is still there in my heart. The Olympics brought so much emotion to the forefront of most people I know......We are very fortunate to live in a country such as Canada and we should all be grateful. Thank you so much for the wonderful emotion stirring photos. I braved -35'C weather to witness Shania carry the flame into the park in Timmins. The flame flickering in the night sent chills down my spine...! Well done Canada!

Posted by Pat Fallat March 5, 10 08:43 AM

I'm reminded of the special relationship that Canadians have with Bostonians. Back in 1917 your city provided much needed medical aid to us following the famous Halifax explosion. Thanks for continuing to nurture this relationship and showcasing our country to yours.

Posted by Pat Healy March 5, 10 08:58 AM

A a Brit, sorry for the unworthy commentsof our press,although they had to eat their words in the end Canada now stands tall amongst the major nations .Great games hockey results perfect I am very proud to have Canadian relatives who can feel real good with themselves I am so jealous Go Canada go forever
Tony Birch Galashiels Scotland

Posted by tony Birch March 5, 10 12:12 PM

I am so proud to be a Canadian. Everytime I saw a torch being carried by so many different people, it brought a tear to my eye, and when Oh Canada was played and people sang with it as we recieved our Gold Medals I did cry again. I've heard so many stories about how people were treated from other countries while they were here. They all say that Canadians are so happy to welcome them and made them feel at home. Be proud Canada!!!!!!!!! That's us they are talking about. I love this Country.

Posted by L. Cooney March 5, 10 12:46 PM

Thank you Boston Globe. Between this spectacular overview and the commentary by Tom Brokaw I am swept away. You both have given Canadians a gift to remember for life. Gold medals to everyone involved in both tributes. Your friends to the north from Dundas, Ontario.

Posted by Ron Samson March 5, 10 04:34 PM

I have proud Canadian Goose bumps!!

Posted by Victoria Arthur March 5, 10 04:52 PM

It really makes me proud to see what a great country we have to call home. Very well done. God Bless Canada!

Posted by Anthony Parkes March 5, 10 07:28 PM

Fantastic job Canada! Jon Hillman Sydney, Australia.

Posted by Jon Hillman (Australia) March 5, 10 10:10 PM

What an example to bring the world together in peace and harmony.

Posted by Dorothy Clieff March 5, 10 11:55 PM

Wonderful pictures. We were so pleased that our son, Troy, was given the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch through part of north Vancouver two days before the Olympics began. We were able to watch him live on CTV's torch run website and are so thankful for the great coverage given both the run and the Olympics by our Canadian TV stations. It really does make us so very proud, and at the same time humbled, to be Canadian!

Posted by Donna Reeb Wetaskiwin, Alberta March 6, 10 01:52 AM

The pictures caused me to well up with tears...then I read some of the comments.GULP! Thanks for the goosebumps. Vive les Canadiens!

Posted by Lisa K from NB March 6, 10 09:24 AM

This is a wonderful collection of very beautiful pictures.. Thank you Boston Globe!
I stood in -25'C temperature to see the flame and am glad I did. The torch itself was a beautiful design and was carried so proudly by so many. I join the numbers who hope we can someday buy a book with this collection of emotional and patriotic photos.

Posted by Tricia March 6, 10 10:23 AM

Born and raised in Vancouver and have lived in British Columbia all my life, what a beautiful country we live in and how fortunate we are. I was so proud of all the athletes who trained and all who worked so hard to put the Olympics together. I wore my red mittens from the beginning and still do, Go Canada !Pat de Kergommeaux, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Pat de Kergommeaux, Vernon, B.C. March 6, 10 10:27 AM

10:43 hrs Sat 2010 Mar 06 from Kamloops, B.C. the home of a retired Mountie. I have worked in the past with some of ur agencies such as the BNDD (before the DEA) and the AST out of Anchorage. I have acquaintances and relatives residing south of the 49th. What is most significant to me, not withstanding some of the sour grapes, was the apparent exchange of information about who we are. Altho' I may be considered an iconic Canuck as I cinch my saddlestraps, it warms my heart to come to the realization that a lot more of you know we all do not reside in igloos.

Furthermore, I have been across Canada and have studied Linguistics as applied to Interrogation techniques and I swear that in nearing seven decades I have yet to hear a Canadian pronounce "about" as "aboot".

Posted by Garry Mydlak March 6, 10 01:55 PM

I'm just another proud Christian Canadian! To God be the glory. He has sustained us these many years. Our ancestors came four generations ago and very proud to be called Canadian!! Léna Russell Comox Vancouver Island, BC

Posted by Léna Russell March 6, 10 03:48 PM

Thanks to my Canadian Cousin I able able to see the wonder and the joy of the torch relay. Thanks to Boston News for making this available to me in Thornlands, Queensland, Australia. Beverley Sellick

Posted by Beverley Diplock March 6, 10 04:26 PM

The feelings of Canadian Pride , felt, expressed and shared with the world are almost overwhelming . These pictures are beautiful and just a taste of the events that happened . A very proud Canadian.

Posted by Dan McArthur , Squamish B.C. March 6, 10 06:42 PM

WOW!...these photos are as amazing as the games, the athletes and the spirit that suceeded in building hope, friendship and great excitment for all to enjoy. It was reminiscent of the giant leap that Canada took in the eyes of the world after Expo 67. How fantastic that a U.S. paper should create such a thrilling coverage for our memories. Never let it be said that the U.S. is only concerned with itself. They are still the light and hope of the entire world. How lucky we are to be a part of this philosophy and able to extend to immigrants, the same opportunity to work and build a great life for our familes. A proud Canadian/Australian.

Posted by trixie deveau March 7, 10 12:22 AM

you are a testament as to why we regard to you as "neighbours".
Thank you for the support and for the wonderful coverage.
Doug Byer,
A proud canadian.

Posted by Doug Byer March 7, 10 12:32 AM

as a non-believer of the "winter" olympics, I stayed glued to the TV watching all the fast and furious winter sporting events involving our canadian athletes....even curling, the slow, yet exciting, now, sport!!! will i watch curling again?. probably not! but ice hockey, forever!I And Brazil in Soccer's World Cup! I was surprised that the opening ceremonies celebrated, albeit overly, our indigenious peoples ( are they really proud canadians, or are they a hurting and angry peoples?) but failed to expose the multi-cultural society that we really are: the blacks, the chinese, the italians and the indians were not properly represented. Thanks to the Boston Globe I am finding out that too many canadians do not know Canada.

Posted by anthony f March 7, 10 01:24 AM

Honoured and thrilled to be the last torchbearer (#133) in Cambridge (ON)
on Day 59, I wish to thank the sponsors, viz., Coca-Cola, Loblaws and RBC for the opportunity and also the Boston Globe for sharing these images with the world! The principal VANOC photographer appears to be
engaged now and much joy to them going forward after a Christmas Eve
proposal. For my part, it truly made this grown man cry and I am eternally grateful to have shared the experience with my family & my great friend The Mems in my birthplace and first hometown of Galt, Ontario. Oo-rah!

Posted by Ron Payne March 7, 10 10:21 AM

WhaaHOOO!!!! What an amazing ride we all just experienced. Thanks so much to the Boston Globe for these "Joyous pictures", and to the World of Athletes who participated and to the countless others, who tried and didn't quite make the cut.Your spirit and strength will grow as a result.
To the CANADIANS, here in Canada and throughout the world, continue to share your warmth and love, not only for our beautiful and bountiful country, but also for your fellow man. Our spirit and traditions as CANADIANS ARE SPREADING LIKE A WAVE OF LOVE ON THE OCEANS.GOD BLESS US ALL

Posted by Joe Metron,London,Ontario March 7, 10 11:49 AM

I AM CANADIAN!!!...and proud to be! Have never been a huge sports fan, but am now addicted: so many wonderful human moments filled with determination, courage, and heart! From all participants! We in Toronto are accustomed to the celebration of diversity. Congratulations to all involved!

Posted by Kaaren Kalil March 7, 10 11:55 AM

Proudly Canadian. I was here in Florida for coverage of the games, which i must say left a lot to be desired , on NBC. However it was my choice to be here in the sun. Pictures by the Globe were terrific, and i thank them profoundly for the coverage of our country. Really makes me proud my country and all its peoples.

Posted by cj stanislow March 7, 10 11:59 AM

The coverage that you are providing on the internet is far beyond any that I have seen, other than that of the live coverage done on television.
Proud to be a CANADIAN and lucky to have such neighbours as yourselves. J.R.H., Cornwall, On. Canada.

Posted by J. Ross Henry March 7, 10 12:02 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at these pictures on the net. Thank you Boston for being such great neighbours.

Posted by Arlene March 7, 10 12:23 PM

I was so very lucky to be present at 3 of the Olympic events; womens semi-final hockey on the 22nd, womens short program figure skating on the 23rd, my heart goes out to Joannie Rochette & the loss of her Mom & the exciting Canada/Russia hockey game on the 24th. Unfortunately, there were a few Canadians who booed every Russian hockey player as they came out on the ice, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Come on Canada, we are classier than that!! All in all it was the most exciting time of my life & I am so glad I got the chance to be present, I will cherish these memories for a life time. Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful pictures representing our great county, Canada. These will be printed off & placed in my scrap book of the 2010 Olympics. GO CANADA GO, EH!!

Posted by Sheryl Black, Victoria, BC March 7, 10 01:33 PM

So very proud to be Canadian. Thanks for these wonderful pictures captured by amazing photographers. Watching them makes me think I'd like to sing "as we walk hand in hand" in our National Anthem.
Also, thanks to Bombardier for the sleek, stylish, servicable torch. Thanks to Canadian tv for bringing the Olympics into my living room. I felt the excitement, courage, disappointments. . . as if I were competing myself.

Posted by Sr. Elaine Cole March 7, 10 02:14 PM

I was beyond proud to be a Canadian for one of the first times in my life.
Every athlete gave it their all and we stunned the world community for obtaining the most gold medals in one winter's games.....

Well done to all of our athletes!

steven in Halifax.

Posted by steven rinaldo March 7, 10 03:05 PM

Thank you Boston Globe for such a wonderful scrapbook. I would love to be able to get a hard copy to keep as a souvenir to show my grandchildren. Is it possible ? Thanks again for these beautiful memories.

Posted by Rita Scholl March 7, 10 03:31 PM

I was born in Canada 79 years ago and forever "thank my parents" for leaving Europe and settling in Canada.
The best move my parents ever made.

Posted by JERRY BENDER March 7, 10 03:50 PM

It's a great country. I am proud to be Canadian.

Posted by Monika March 7, 10 04:38 PM

Thank you Boston Globe for a wonderful gift. I have always known how beautiful my country is, now, those who have never travelled its vast distances have an idea why Canadians are so patriotic. I have to say, that in travelling through all of the US states, there are just as many beautiful places there as well so we must encourage everyone to travel as much as possible in our beautiful North America. Keep up the good work, Boston Globe, and perhaps Canada will soon be shown on American TV as a place and not just a dark space above the border when we view the weather reports.

Posted by Sherril Mitchell Brockville, Ontario, Canada March 7, 10 04:50 PM

Great pictures of a great event in time. What is even grerater is how nations can share with one another if they so choose!

Posted by Francis Alberta Canada March 7, 10 06:46 PM

I think that the Olympic Torch Relay did more to unite the people of Canada and bring forth patriotic pride than anything I have ever seen. When I first heard how long the relay was going to be I thought it to be rather strange and extravagant but as the relay progressed I could see what a force it was. My husband and my sister bundled up and went out in -25 deg C weather to see the torch passed to Shania Twain (in Timmins, Ont). It was just great!

Posted by Joan Pye March 7, 10 08:25 PM

I would like to add my thanks to the Boston Globe for sharing these wonderful photographs. And to the gentleman who stated that he cried at times during the Olympics - I'm with him. I went through more Kleenex during these games than I ever remember doing in the past. The Games were fantastically well done - and to the complainer who said that we Canadians would all be paying for these games, I say GLADLY. In fact, if there is a loss, I would consider it a PRIVILEGE to donate money to them, for NOTHING has ever grabbed me as much.

Posted by Ken Woolley, Ajax, Ontario March 7, 10 09:43 PM

Thank you to The Boston Globe photographers for portraying the "Torch Relay" in such a spectacular way. We are greatly indebted to you. Thank you for showing our country so beautifully. I hope these photos are made into a book. They are glorious. Thanks, American neighbours.
Nancy Dalgarno, Cobourg, On. Can.

Posted by Anonymous March 7, 10 10:16 PM

Love it and proud of it,GO Canada. my only problem is the people that had to watch a loved one die, my heart is with you,Because Canadians CARE DAWSON CREEK B,C

Posted by Eric Mclellan March 7, 10 11:27 PM

Thank you for the most beautiful photos which you shared with us. I am in Cape Town, South Africa and actually visited Vancouver and Whistler during 2005.

Posted by Helène Visser March 8, 10 05:24 AM

CONGRATULATIONS CANADA. We were in Vancouver 2 years ago and recognised many of the places.

Posted by Mike Claydon March 8, 10 06:15 AM

coming from a northern area in Manitoba-FLIN FLON, we have great pride in being a Canadians up here, brings tears to my eyes to see the pics. of all the different people that carried the torch, thanks for sharing such lovely pics

Posted by donna johnson March 8, 10 07:55 AM

these photo's are breathless ,so beautiful.

Posted by Kim O'Toole March 8, 10 08:17 AM

Fantastic journey following the torch across Canada. Am a Proud Canadian living in the Southern US for work purposes. The last hockey game was so exciting. Great job Vancouver!!!

Posted by Dar March 8, 10 08:48 AM

Abolutely breathtaking! Canada has so much to offer! The Olympics were fantastic and the final hockey game--moved us to tears! Congratulations to everyone involved: from Organizers, to Athletes, to Volunteers and to all our Guests--we hope you enjoyed your experience as much as we all enjoyed hosting you! Congratulations Canada! You did us proud! Enjoy!

Posted by Taryl Clavet March 8, 10 09:01 AM

Thank you Boston Globe for the wonderful pictures of the Olympic flame and its torch bearers. You have truly captured the spirit and exuberance of this nation. I was in awe of the picture of the 28 Sioux riders guiding the flame through the province. What a fantastic story. I am so proud to be Canadian, and so proud of our athletes in these Vancouver 2010 games.

Go Canada Go!

Posted by Wendy Schneider March 8, 10 10:19 AM

Proud to be a Canadian! but living in Antigua,W.I.

Posted by Donna Pietracupa March 8, 10 12:15 PM

magnificent to say the least!!!!
I'm proud to be a Canadian

Posted by fran costigan March 8, 10 12:38 PM

Just looking at these pictures fills my heart with the pride and joy I felt when it was my turn to do my part and carry the flame through my hometown. How fortunate I felt to be able to play a small part in the relay. I am so grateful. How unique we are as Canadian's! I am proud of the people in our country.

Posted by Laurie Kirk March 8, 10 01:08 PM


Posted by PHYLLIS SPROAT-NICHOLSON March 8, 10 01:11 PM

...and the Olympic torch passed through Saskatchewan too...but no pictures here. It was so exciting.....

Posted by Ann Grahame March 8, 10 02:51 PM

Great Pictures !
The winter games were awesome. It makes one want to go to Rio for the summer games. Aye

Posted by Alan Crippen March 8, 10 02:59 PM

I am proud to be a Canuck
Being born in Canada was a great stroke of luck.
How proud and grateful, I am
To have lived at this time
In such a wonderful land.

Posted by Ear; Wellman March 8, 10 03:30 PM

It has been quite a remarkable ride. Thank you is a good start, however, to all the athletes and volunteers and organizers, no words can relay how touching and all encompassing the emotional high our country has been on thanks to their efforts. The medals our athletes were able to win and the energy of all the performers are sadly not going to be the main focus of our memories. The very unfunny closing ceremonies really did an injustice to them. As a Canadian, I was embarrassed by the words spoken and the pictures displayed. Micheal J. Fox was able to retain some measure of dignity. Poor Catherine, she had the worst "torch" to carry. Her skit was not funny. I understand that we were being satirical and that it was playing upon all the typical stereo types we feel the world has pertaining to us as Canadians, but it just wasn't funny. The only thing that was said that my husband and I agreed upon was the repeated accolade of "I AM CANADIAN". With all the talent we have out there, this was the best we could come up with? That truly is sad. Sorry is not a dirty word but by the end of the night, I was convinced it was. I am still and always will be a proud Canadian, I just wish they had picked a better way to showcase it to the world. So, just so you know, not all Canadians agree that what they did was funny.

Posted by Allyson Hawrysh March 8, 10 03:46 PM

As a 72 year old proud Canadian I had the honour of carrying the torch on Day 54 here in Ontario. After looking at these great photos from the States I am again pumped. Just now am recovering from "Olympic withdrawal" as the TV coverage was addicting. I would like to see more on the Paraolympics. Please know that my husband and I have always and will continue to stand up and say " I AM CANADIAN" Thanks Vanoc for a superb event.

Posted by DIane E. March 8, 10 04:53 PM

Thank you so much , Boston Globe! Please, please, tell me you will be making these photos available as a book. They are beautiful and truly evocative of our "great white north", it's people and spirit.
Most Canadians I know thought the closing ceremony was just fine and a lighter touch after so much drama. (Where can I get one of those moose?)Then again, the McKenzie brothers weren't to every Canadian's taste either, EH!

Posted by Joni McMillan March 8, 10 04:57 PM

Beautiful, beautiful.So many happy Canadians proudly carrying the torch...No prouder Canadians live as those in Saskatchewan!!!

Posted by Hildegard Beckie March 8, 10 06:07 PM

WOW - from another proud Canadian!

Posted by Linda Code March 8, 10 06:15 PM

Thank you for providing a piece of Olympic history for those of us who couldn't afford to go. Absolutely, fantastic

Posted by Jenny Price March 8, 10 06:25 PM

great pitcurs from our friends to the south proud to be canadian bill b.nova scotia

Posted by Anonymous March 8, 10 06:54 PM

Proud to be a Canadian for 72 years - and hopefully a good many more - our Olympians made us proud and especially thye figure skaters - to Joanie - God Bless and to all the rest may the good Lord continue to bless you all from Chatham, Ont

Posted by Betty Doman- Krisza March 8, 10 06:58 PM

Glory to God! I was strongly captured by the 2-week Olympic Games, enjoying the whole celebration; competitive events; the excitement exhibited; proud to see our athletes work so arduously to win 26 medals, 50 % gold. Thanks to multitude of volunteers who made it possible as well as guests worldwide for participating. I have relatives in Massachusetts for generations. Thanks so much for sending 42 splendid photos of the Olympic relay providing sceneries across Canada. How fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful, vast HOME.

Posted by March 8, 2010, Rose Bouchard Coombs March 8, 10 07:36 PM

i was overwhelmed at our marvelous olympics and our atheletes
there are no words to express the sheer joy i felt and so proud to
be canadian by choice

Posted by sadie-rita murphy March 8, 10 08:20 PM

to #669 and others: yes, Saskatchewan was left out of photos, but what about the East Coast? Those pictures are missing as well!! Sidney Crosby is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia (I am from Nova Scotia as well), and the pics from that beautiful province were not included either. But, I am certainly not complaining, because the photos included here from the Boston Globe were absolutely amazing, and I thank you BG for posting them!!! We love you, Canada! Thank you to all the athletes, trainers, and volunteers, for a wonderful, phenomenal time!!! It's about time we show our pride in our country!!! Oh Canada!!!!!

Posted by Katie March 8, 10 09:54 PM

I was transfixed by the Winter Olympics and happy to see our country so beautifully showcased to the world. As a dedicated sports fan I enjoyed absolutely everything abount the games. I was unable to attend any of the venues but I don't regret a single minute of the many, many hours spent in front of my television set during the 16 days of the games. The torch relay certainly stirred our sense of patriotism and I thank the Boston Globe for the beautiful images that they have posted for our enjoyment. Great Job!!

Posted by Angela Pike March 8, 10 10:32 PM

As a 72 year old proud Canadian I was a torchbearer on Day 54 here in Ontario. These great photos again brought back many happy proud moments as being part of the Olympic spirit. The torch run united Canada in so many ways. The small townspeople came no matter what the weather. The tvcoverage of the actual games was addictive, my husband and I are just now recovering from "Olympic withdrawal" We have always and will continue to stand up and say"I AM CANADIAN" Thank you Vanoc for a superb event and thankyou Boston for sharing your pics.

Posted by Diane Easton March 8, 10 11:00 PM

The veterans wouldn't recognize the flag that was flown at the Olympics
They fought with the Canadian flag which was the Red Ensign. and don't forget this will change again before the decade is through.Depending which politician wants to change things. As a veteran I only wish they would send some of the politicians to war. Pay the soldiers what they deserve, for losing life and limb. Or is the politician more worthy? By the way I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics. Flag or not.

Posted by George Burton March 8, 10 11:21 PM

Congrats to Vancouver and Canada as a whole for the super job they did. We should all be proud of the great country we live in and also proud of our athletes for all the medals they won. We, in the little town of St. Laurent, Manitoba are so lucky to have had the Torch come to our town. I especially, am proud to have had my brother-in-law carry the Torch and my sister-in-law did the blessing of the Torch. It was a special day and one I will never forget. Go Canada Go!

Posted by Bernice Johnson-Tkatch March 9, 10 01:43 AM

As a Saskatchewan resident I'm disappointed there are no pics of the torch here. As usual this province does not exist for the rest of the country or world. We enjoyed, supported and watched the olympic's like all else

Posted by Judy March 9, 10 07:51 AM

Proud to be a canadian Beautiful pictures Boston

Posted by Anonymous March 9, 10 08:40 AM

Thank you to the person who took the photographs they are wonderful and display the vastness of our country. I am proud to be a Canadian and the strength of our athletics was evident throughout the games. Let's continue to grow in our love for one and other.

Posted by Marie Larmour March 9, 10 09:13 AM

Thank you Boston Globe for the wonderful "torch" Photographs.
Simply superb!!

Posted by Kenneth Flitton March 9, 10 09:52 AM

Quelle beauté que la traversée de notre pays par cette flamme quasi éternelle qui relie entre nous la flamme patriotique.

Posted by Loïs Fournier March 9, 10 10:08 AM

It is with pride that I viewed these photos & watched the events on T.V. We've come a "long way baby" and are still competing with excellence and conviction to put Canada more prominently on the map!! Congratulations to those who made the Olympics possible.... job well done!

Posted by anne kranics fort erie,on. canada March 9, 10 10:32 AM

When viewing these pictures, thank goodness for the internet to be able to share such a rare moment in time!
Thank so much!

Posted by sue mulveney, newmarket, ont, canada March 9, 10 11:32 AM

Dear Boston Globve,

I would like to thank You for posting these wonderful pictures on the internet. We in Canada are proud to call you Good Neighbours.

Posted by Graham Eley March 9, 10 12:21 PM

The pictures are absolutely astounding. I am so proud to be a Canadian

Posted by Irene Campbell March 9, 10 01:33 PM

Beautiful memories of our best olympics.
So proud to be a loyal Canadian

Posted by Bruce Scott, Burlington, Ontario Canada March 9, 10 02:33 PM

Thanks for sharing these great pix. I sent them on to Costa Rica
where they can appreciaTe and share our delight and pride in our Canadianism. Izzy Barna

Posted by March 9, 10 03:25 PM

I have been living in America for more than two thirds of my life, I am still Canadian, and very very proud of my Canadian roots. This year's Olympics was the best I have ever seen. I am not only proud of my native country's beauty and cuture, but seeing Canada from the eyes of an American, I cannot tell you the pride in my heart of the people and their kind, gentle, sincere attitude that makes a Canadian a "CANADIAN"!

Posted by Colleen Rodd March 9, 10 10:01 PM

I'm so proud of all our atheletes, and so proud to be Canadian, we are truly blessed. It gave me goose bumps seeing all the beautiful pictures and watching every event. It was hard not to have the TV on 24/7, every event was so exciting. It was truly a pleasure hearing our "National Antthem" over and over and over again and the Government must leave it be and not change it. Signing off as a Proud Canadian. CONGRATULATION CANADA

Posted by Mary-Lou Bross, Ontario Canada March 9, 10 10:46 PM

The games were absolutely fantastic and these pictures are breathtaking. I am so lucky to live in this beautiful city of Vancouver and this wonderful country of Canada and I too cried a lot over the last few weeks and even now as I read all the reviews from so many around the world.

Posted by Darlene Yampolsky March 9, 10 11:26 PM

... sign in bookstore window in Vancouver
I couldn't agree more.

Posted by Chris Evanshen - visiting Vancouver March 9, 10 11:51 PM

Wonderful pictures.....Congratulations to all the athletes and all who carried a Torch...Proud to be a Canadian

Posted by Mary,,,, Pickering,On March 10, 10 12:29 AM

What glorious pictures and Thank You big time to The Boston Globe
for depicting the true natural beauty of Canada! Always and always, proud to be Canadian!!

Posted by Debbie Findlay, Oakville, Ontario March 10, 10 08:31 AM

What a wonderful display of the diverse range of cultures here in our beautiful country. We should be so very proud of our people and our country. Congratulations on a job well done!

Posted by Bonnie. . . . Alberta March 10, 10 11:05 AM

Absolutely breathe taking......Congrats to all the participants
GO CANADA.... You are #1... would'nt want to live anywhere else....

Posted by S Fung March 10, 10 11:33 AM

We were so proud of our grandson Mathew Piccioni and grand daughter in law Judy Piccioni (Mathew's wife) who were Olympic Torch Bearers in Brampton, Ontario. It was such a honor for them to be a part of the Winter Olympics.

Our family are also proud that Mathew was chosen by Rona's, his employer, to represent them in Vancouver, B.C. Mathew was one of the Blue coats who were high commended by the Olympic Officials. What a blessing and an experience of a life time!! Thanks to Rona's, a company who acknowledges and rewards their hard working employees.

Posted by Lorna and Tony Monteith March 10, 10 12:53 PM

I was never prouder to be a Canadian. Most of my family live in Vancouver and they certainly enjoyed every minute as I did.

Thank you to the Boston Globe for these photos they are magnificent.
The Tom Brokaw video "Explaining Canada to Americans" was very well done as well.
We couldn't ask for better neightbours than the USA.

Posted by Caissie March 10, 10 03:04 PM

All through the Olympics I felt a sense of pride. It seemed to resonate through the entire country. Thank you Canada for being the best country to live in BY FAR!!! Thank you to Canadians who stood together to cheer on our athletes. Thank you to the Boston Globe for displaying these photos for all of us to enjoy. We have shown the world who and what Canada is.

Posted by Paul Vandenberg March 10, 10 03:50 PM

I had the honour of being a torch bearer in St-Jerome, QC back in November. I followed the torch relay closely and have gone on to share the experience with a few schools and community organizations. I also took the family to Vancouver and experienced the games first hand. Being a Torch Bearer was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. The Olympics and the City of Vancouver were just incredible as well. Well done's should go all around as well as to the Boston Globe for sharing these truly amazing pictures.

Posted by Derek Kopke March 10, 10 05:32 PM

Thank you for sharing this amazing photographic journey with all of us. What a wonderful gift!

Posted by Sharon Seeley-Cavers March 10, 10 06:14 PM

it was a brilliant 2 weeks-very proud of being Canadian & met so many people from all over the world. Great way to connect with the world.Betty - Vancouver

Posted by Betty Byrne March 10, 10 08:45 PM


Posted by Bernice from Flin Flon, MB, Canada-YEAH March 10, 10 09:05 PM

It was heart warming to see Canadian's having so much fun. We let loose. Congrat's to all the athlete's who * BELIEVE* and the fan's who support them.

Posted by Jeannie from Ontario. March 10, 10 10:16 PM

WOW, what does one say to these beautiful pictures of my home and native land. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Boston for these pictures. I live in the states now but I am and will always be Canadian. I miss my home and all its glory and wonderment. And of course I miss my Timmies too. Can't forget the coffee. Everything that Canada is is shown in these pictures, we should all be proud.

Posted by Beth Sinking Spring PA March 10, 10 10:35 PM

Thank you for your incredible coverage - beautiful pictures
of our great country - Canada

I was born and raised in Alberta Canada

Someday hope to go down and visit Boston.....

Posted by pat March 10, 10 10:42 PM

Being Canadian never ceases to amaze me! I could sing our National Anthem a thousand times more and it wouldn't lose the thrill it gives me. I love our country.

Posted by Jan Baird March 10, 10 10:50 PM

Thank you so much for the wonderful photos I just received from a friend!
To the person who expressed concern about the possible word change to our Canadian National Anthem - forget it! There was such a national outcry against the really really really STUPID idea of someone on Parliament Hill (with nothing better to do- who managed to get that idea incorporated into the Government Throne Speech) that within 24 hours the Prime Minister had axed the idea completely!
Thanks for the pictures.

Posted by Barb McIntyre from New Brunswick March 10, 10 11:10 PM

Our family watched with pride and humility as the Torch bearers made their way across our land CANADA. We then watched the Games on five different TV channels for all the different events.
All the participants put their best foot forward and what a proud moment for all of them from all the different countries.
Many of them won Bronze; won Silver and the ultimate Gold Medals every day. May they all have nothing but good to say about the host country and will remember how great everything was for them.

Posted by Doug, Margret Morton and family, Scarborough, Ontario March 10, 10 11:16 PM

Makes me so proud to be Canadian. This event has brought Canadians together like no other event could ever. We are "one" all Canadians from B.C. to NFD. We all felt connected and the Nation was truly ONE. Culture,religion,race nor pride got in the way of our need to be "One Canada".....this is Awesome. We Are Canadian!

Posted by Kelly Blanchard March 11, 10 08:46 AM

What a great story and the photos were spectacular. I am pleased to see that real journalism is alive and well in North America.

My family like many others in Canada is a mixture of Canadian and American people. Why then should anyone be surprised that our two countries are so close and that when our Canadian competitors were not in the running we would chose to cheer on the American athletes.

Despite our two countries differences from time to time, we will always be your best friends.

Posted by Donald MacIntyre March 11, 10 09:55 AM

I hope these treasures become a book.
Thanks for letting us see the flame across Canada.
kellie mcdonell

Posted by Kellie McDonell March 11, 10 10:01 AM

My eyes are teary too after viewing these wonderful pictures. This event brought Canada together as a nation as nothing has for a long time. That passion and patriotism for our country is back. So glad you shared these pictures with so many.

Posted by Erika Foley March 11, 10 10:09 AM

I welled up admiring the photographs - and I DON'T well up. What a wonderful couple of weeks to be a Canuck. Thanks Boston!

Posted by Mike Snets in Whitby, Ontario March 11, 10 11:08 AM

The warmth of the World was pervilant every in all our native s sons and daughters. With pic from so many places all on one web site Wow If you have pic.s from Sask my Home Prov. May be you could share them with the Boston Golbe and Mail :well done Coodus to one and all. With no politics It would Have been Even Better.My hat goes of to each and every person Who made ou Candians Proud.

Posted by Robert halliday Strathmore Alberta March 11, 10 01:26 PM

Thank You Boston Glove for a spectacular display of GENUINE CANADIAN PRIDE. It made people understand that we are a upcoming and compassionate Country. What a fitting place to display such a breath taking event we witnessed.The torch relay showed a vast and different aspect of each and every explanation of what a CANDADIAN really is. Even though we're limited by vast oceans and a border--the World now knows that we accept all Humans no matter their race--color or creed. Hopefully we showed those that didn't understand what Canada was before the Olympics--now have a understanding that we are more than fur traders and live in igloos. The world is invited to visit as often as they wish and will be met with the same upmost respect. We as Canadians should petition our Government to make you a
(honary Canadain) for your devotion and compassion for the covering of our EYE-OPENER. Thank you again for such fantastic coverage while there is so much turmoil in the World to-day. I hope that even though it was a short time--we put some smiles and compassion in those who watched our introduction to the "NEW WORLD".

Posted by ;Greg Mcleod--Belleville ont. March 11, 10 02:28 PM

I was so impressed with these pictures and the flame's journey across Canada.....makes one so proud to have been a part of all of this....thought the picture of the embracing couple in Corruna, Ontario was particularly enchanting and would not have know about that proposal and it didn't get newspaper coverage in this area that I am aware......thanks for the memories.

Posted by D. J. Babcock March 11, 10 04:42 PM

Proud to be a Canadian every single day. Not just when the Olympics were happening.
These are phenomenal photos

Posted by Collee March 11, 10 05:10 PM

To live in CANADA, is to live in GOD'S COUNTRY. We are so lucky and so happy to share our country with others.

The Olympics need to be every year, four years is too long!!!

Stunning pics, thank you Boston Globe.

Posted by LLC March 11, 10 07:14 PM

What great pictures, thanks Boston Globe for sharing

Posted by Marie McEwe;n March 11, 10 08:42 PM

Thank you so much for posting this great land of ours! What an amazing bunch of photos!
It brings tears to my eyes and a feeling of Pride I only have seen in the United States before the Olympics.

Posted by Becky Marks March 11, 10 08:54 PM

Being a Canadian and now living in Washington State, I set my goal 7 years ago to go to the Olympics. It was an experience I will never forget! I have never felt so proud to be a Canadian. It's about time that we stand proud! In regards to the pictures....beautiful! I think Wayne's picture should be the last one. Where else in the world would a hockey icon ride on the back of a pickup truck and have people run along side him...some in waiter's garb and chef's hats....and have all participate in that very special moment? OH CANADA!! Always in my heart and soul and forever a PROUD CANADIAN!

Posted by Christina March 11, 10 10:16 PM

Beautiful pictures to show the world the wonder land we call Canada. Even though I have lived in the United States for 18 yrs. I have stayed "Canadian" and have never been prouder than during the Olympics. We may not get everything "right", such as the few quirks of the opening ceremonies, but we make up for it in the genuine warmth we show our visitors. Congrats to all the athletes and organizers!!!

Posted by Linda Shannon, International Falls, Mn. on the Canadian border. March 12, 10 12:09 AM

In Mexico enjoymented T.V. Olympic Games and I loved everithing. Whenever I can and I am going to visit Canada, I enjoy the people, the landscapes, the snow, all I can as long as I will be there. Thanks to appropriate persons for giving us this amazing moment and time for taking photographs.

Posted by Alberto Belmont March 12, 10 12:33 AM

It was so neat to see the torch coming over the railroad bridge at Lethbridge, this being the 100 th biethdate of the bridge the longest one of it's type in the world. Significant as well, that they chose to bring it across, on the old 'pump jack' unit that was common to use by railroaders back in the 1940's.

Posted by Kenn Blom March 12, 10 02:15 AM

Wow these are quite awesome and well worth thinking about when it comes to bringing happiness to people from all walks of life and fron all over the country. Kudos to the organizers and all the torch bearers.

Posted by Jayne Boyer March 12, 10 02:39 AM

Well done to 'all' Canadians, beautiful images of your beautiful country. You did yourselves proud. It reminded me of when the torch relay came through our suburb in Melbourne Australia. People spontaniously came out of their homes to be part of it, somehow the torch united and linked our wide land. I can see the same has happened to your wonderful country, look after it, care for it - care for strangers, it's what makes your country so unique and welcoming. I love image 13, like our indigenous culture, there's some much we still need to learn from them - that image reveals the soul of Canada.

Posted by Mark March 12, 10 04:02 AM

Beautiful photos of Canada and the Canadians who participated as Olympic torchbearers! The photos capture the enthusiasm and excitement of the Olympics. I especially loved photo #42 - gorgeous!

Only disappointing thing: I was looking for January 13th photos in Edmonton, coincidentally, also my daughter's birthday. What a way to celebrate - having the Olympic torch come thr that day!

Posted by Judy Wong, Edmonton AB March 12, 10 04:06 AM

Wow, that's fantastic, thank you, thank you for a great slide show!

I was there when Ryan Bennett went around the outdoor skating rink in Gage Park Brampton (picture #5), in fact I was on my way/walking to downtown Brampton to see the torch ceremony when all the relay vehicles came from a side street, so before it descended on the crowd, I saw the torch get passed, then get passed again. I couldn't quite see Ryan on the ice (I was too far away), but the roar of the crowd said it all. After his circuit on the ice, he transferred to his wheelchair, and proceeded to the stage where he made an emotional speech. Very, VERY inspiring. Then of course, the crowd broke out in 'O, Canada'. What a memory, I was so lucky that the celebration was just a stone's throw from where I live. How could I not go see it? I felt so proud to be Canadian, always am, but that night and throughout the Olympics in particular.

Like others who have posted here, I'm so impressed with the coverage the winter Olympics received here on I've seen some other Olympic photo galleries on this website, and they're brilliant. Thank you for sharing our country's pride with yours!

L.A. in T.O.

Posted by L.A. in T.O. March 12, 10 11:29 AM

Nice, really nice. Well done my American friends,

Proud Canuck

Posted by L lahay March 12, 10 11:35 AM

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the olympic torch travelling across SOME Canadian provinces. The torch beares also travelled across 1.Newfoundland and Labrador
2. Nova Scotia
3. Prince Edward Island
4. New Brunswick
so was dissapointed not to see these Provinces included. Do you have pictures of some of the torch beares in these provinces please. Thank you

Posted by Roberta Simms March 12, 10 11:43 AM

As torchbearer #066 on day 53 (the half way point of the relay) I must say how incredibly proud I was to be Canadian. Through my job I have been able to share the torch with thousands of school kids and hundreds of teachers. Every time I take the torch out of the bag and let kids hold it (yes...everyone who wants to gets to hold it!) there is a sparkle in their eye! The torch brought the Olympics to everyday Canadians just like me and I feel so privileged to be able to share it with others! Thank you to everyone who organized the did Canada proud!

Posted by Kathy March 12, 10 11:48 AM

I too carried the torch on day 46 #115 in Gananoque Ontario. I can't tell you what it felt like when the flame touched my torch and lit up. It was truly overwhelming and such a proud moment in my life. I too have visited schools and let the kids and teachers hold and have pictures taken with my torch, they were amazed when they saw the blackened area where the flame burned it (I make sure does not get wiped off). I work for the Ontario Government and my co-workers were so thrilled to have had a chance to hold the torch as well. To the VANOC relay team you were amazing!! Even though the OLYMPICS are over the pride that I feel to be a canadian is fantastic. GREAT JOB to all the other torch bearers that had this privilage.

Posted by Kathy March 12, 10 12:40 PM

God Love You, Canada.........

Posted by Anonymous March 12, 10 06:05 PM

Torch came through our small but beautiful town of Tumbler Ridge, South Peace Region in British Columbia - lived here 22 years and have never seen any event get residents out like the arrival of the torch, we welcomed two out-of- town torch bearers as well as one of our own, local physician Charles Helm. Was a day to remember - as young and old rose to the occassion.

Posted by Lynn March 12, 10 06:39 PM

Where are the people From the east provinces? My grand, grand daughter was carraying the flame at Pointe-Claire in Québec. L'on devrait pourtant s'habituer à être oubliés dans ce trop grand pays!

Posted by Denise Ostiguy March 12, 10 07:57 PM

Why did you not honor Anne Heggteveit? This was the Winter Olympics. We should have honored the "Golden Olympians" before the political stars or the disabled atheletes. Each of the above were honored in their catagories. I admired them but I was very disappointed you forgot Anne.

Posted by Maxine Barclay March 13, 10 12:16 AM

That was an AMAZING pictorial, Boston!
Beautiful photos, and great memories captured - it is unfortunate that some posters are disappointed their Province was not shown, however it is about the whole of Canada celebrating and we are aware of all of your efforts!

Posted by Randy March 13, 10 12:31 AM

It is with great pride that I watched the torch move across Canada. The pictures from the boston Globe just helped me relive the trip. It made me proud to be Canadian and that we were able to portray ourselves so well. I am sure that the rest of the world will enjoy these photos as a small snapshot of Canada. Through these pictures and the comments of the American TV reporters Canada is one of the greatest Nations in the world. Thanks

Posted by Al Hong Toronto March 13, 10 09:56 AM

To those wondering why there weren't pictures posted from your area, c'mon. There's only a little over 40 pictures? How the heck can you post pictures of every area in such a low number? There are so many great areas in both Canada and the United States, there is no way on earth you can cover them all with even 4,000 pictures, let alone just over 40. To the Boston Globe, thanks for sharing such great pictures.

Posted by John Galley March 13, 10 11:10 AM

Fantastic photographs! I have been to Vancouver twice and to Kelowna on vacation and have made lifelong friends of people who live there. I can't visit BC this year sadly but these photographs made me wish with all my heart I could. Thank you from the UK for these superb images!

Posted by Lorraine March 13, 10 11:25 AM

As so many can see we are not the frozen North but a country af love, proud of our great vastness and beauty. We have the nature of friendliness and eager to share pride and smiles to all nationallities.Canadians have that softness to welcome and make one comfortable. Aye! Thanks for sharing your point with the fabulous pictures and the comments have touched my heart.Many thanks!!

Posted by Donna Treiber March 13, 10 11:30 AM

I was born in vancouver 90 years ago and am very proud to be a canadian. I aam particularly proud of all our athletes, not only here, but from all over the world. God bless every one of them.

Posted by Ruth H Lang March 13, 10 02:07 PM

Thank you Boston Globe for sharing these wonderful pictures with the world. We love Americans and only wish that the average American citizen had more exposure to and understanding of not only Canada but the world in which we all live .Perhaps that will change with more pictures such as these of other countries also. God has mightily blessed America, and Canada also however we are only as strong as our weakest link.

Posted by June Sommers Toronto Ont. March 13, 10 03:04 PM

Desde Córdoba-Argentina, seguimos atentamente y con gran admiración, las secuencias de las Olimpíadas de Invierno 2010 en la Ciudad más linda del mundo!!!. Vancouver!!!! Agradecemos la posibilidad de compartir desde aquí tan hermoso evento, el que fué admirado por mucha gente . Felicitaciones por la organización tan "impecable", emocionante y hermosa. No tenemos suficientes palabras para agradecerles este obsequio que nos dieron desde allí hasta cada lugar del mundo!!!

Posted by Patricia Carreras March 13, 10 03:42 PM

Thans Boston, but you owe us, over the years we have given you some fantastic hockey players, such as Bobby Orr, Cam Nealy, etc.

Posted by Ron Brown March 13, 10 05:48 PM

Thank you Boston Globe, you have made this proud Canadian, very proud indeed of Boston. I can't remember when I've been so touched with the Winter Olympics. Perhaps it's because my late husband was not here to share it all with me. As a proud Canadian WWII Veteran, he would have been truly grateful to see your spectacular picture tribute to Canada. What a precious gift you have given us all to enjoy. Thank you.

Posted by Margaret McAllister March 13, 10 06:08 PM

Thank you Boston Globe.for the wonderful memories. A very proud Canadain from Port Perry, Ontario- -Joy Forbes

Posted by Anonymous March 13, 10 06:44 PM

What fabulous photos and many thanks to The Boston Globe
for depicting the true natural beauty of Canada!

Posted by Alice Rice March 13, 10 07:34 PM

words can not express the feelings you have awoken in us. Thank you!

Posted by monica catorc March 13, 10 08:50 PM

boston globe , next to canada your the greatest. thank you for the opportunity to show the pride of another greatnation

Posted by mike longpre March 13, 10 09:02 PM

pictures are very nice and interesting to look at

Posted by diane michaud March 13, 10 10:24 PM

I proudly carried the torch on Day 80 in Taber, Alberta and the flame burns just as brightly today in my heart as it did on that day. And as long as I continue to see beautiful pictures like the ones here - it will continue to glow.
Thank you Boston Globe.

Posted by Laura Ross-Giroux March 14, 10 03:11 AM

Thanks to all the free countries in the world...lets keep our freedom
FREE!!!!!!!!! With God's love for us it will be so!

Posted by larry March 14, 10 06:01 AM

What a wonderful display of never to be forgotten memories!!!!

Posted by Joanne London March 14, 10 10:13 AM

Between October 2009 and February 2010 my Country changed forever, and made a populous transition I personally have waited for since my earliest days in southwestern Ontario. My gratitude and pride for this change is best expressed in these reflections........

Excerpted from the Opening Ceremonies, "We Are More" by Shane Koyczan:

We are more than just hockey and fishing lines
Off of the rocky coast of the Maritimes
What defines us is as simple as 'please' and 'thank you' and 'you're welcome,
We are more than genteel or civilized
We are an idea in the process of being realized
We are young, we are cultures strung together then woven into a tapestry
And the design is what makes us more than the sum totals of our history
We are an experiment going right for a change
We dream so big that there are those
Who would call our ambition an industry
Because we are vineyards of good year after good year, we reforest what we clear

We can stand filled with all the hope people have when they say things like 'someday'
We are more than a laundry list of things to do and places to see
More than hills to ski, or countryside ponds to skate

We are the abandoned hesitation of all those who can't wait
We are first-rate greasy spoon diners and healthy living cafes
A country that is all the ways you choose to live
A nation that can give you variety, because we are choices

We are millions upon millions of voices shouting "keep exploring!"

We are the surprise the world has in store for you.
Canada is the 'what' in 'what's new'

We are the true North, Strong and Free

And what's more
Is that we didn't just say it - We made it be

Between October 30, 2009 (the start of the Canadian Olympic Torch Relay), and February 28, 2010 (the Closing Ceremonies), Canada came of age in our own souls. No one made the realization of that transition more evident than Shane Koyczan from his pedestal at the Opening Ceremonies. No one made our new found pride more personal than k d lang's performance that night of Halleluja. The Closing Ceremonies gave truth to our self deprecating sense of humour, and laid bare our acceptance of the world's previous perceptions of our pop culture icons.

Thank you Boston Globe for this montage - a visual reminder of all who and what we are - and perhaps the beginning of the understanding all Canadians hope to find some day south of the 49th Parallel.

Posted by Ronald Jones March 14, 10 11:18 AM

As Canadian "snowbirds", living in Florida during the Vancouver Olympics we cried, we laughed, we cheered. And we were never prouder to say WE ARE CANADIANS!!

Many thanks to the Boston Globe for these wonderful pictures

Posted by GEORGE & DORIS LYTHGOE March 14, 10 03:44 PM

Great pictures. Congratulations to everyone-BUT why was everyone except
one not wearing the same white toque while carrying the torch?
Shame on him for not being a true Canadian.

Posted by E.Oliver March 14, 10 03:57 PM

Thanks to all of you to let us see such a marvelous pictures like these, I pray to the Lord to help us to build a better world with peace and love GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Vallardo Antonio Ropdriguez Puerta March 14, 10 05:18 PM

Touche # 855. My sentiments exactly

Posted by sunny March 14, 10 11:35 PM

As a South African, I had the great privilege to have lived and worked in Calgary from July '69 to July '71. It is where I discovered the ultimate freedom of Skying, I so enjoyed watching the Olympics, brought back such wonderful memories in Canada as a young man.
Congratulations to the organizers on a magnificent show, was so sorry to see it all end. Also congratulations on the wonderful performance by the Canadian Mens and Womens Ice Hockey teams.
Finally, thank you to the Globe for the wonderful photos.

Posted by Vince O'Donoghue March 15, 10 03:02 AM

I am a grade 7 and 8 teacher in Ontario, and I want to thank, and celebrate, our native people, for welcoming the world into their home, for these Olympic games. We teach our children, or at least I try to, that we are essentially guests in this great land, and the opening ceremonies were a testament to the fact, that the original inhabitants of this country are not only to be recognized, but to be thanked and honoured for the hospitality they have shown, not only for these games, but for centuries gone by. I must admit, I was overwhelmed, awed, and unabashedley emotional, as our First Nations were honoured during the opening ceremonies. You were here first, this land is your land, and may the heavens help us all, without you, and your guidance, Canada would not be what is it. I threw curriclum to the wall, the Monday after the Opening Ceremonies, and my students and I revelled in the reality, that all nations were welcomed by FIRST nations. I have always been proud to be Canadian, but was humbled as much as I was grateful, that our native peoples were so deservedly recognized during the Opening Ceremonies. With great humility, I honour you, and I thank you, for remaining steadfast in the traditions that will forever precede us. How could anyone celebrate a gold medal, let alone call himself Canadian, without first acknowledging the beauty of this land and the ancestral keepers of it, whithout whom, we would be nothing. Together, we are strong and free, and please, may we impart upon our youth, that we are priviliged guests in this great country...respect those who made it what it is.

Posted by K.Lemieux March 15, 10 03:04 AM

I am proud to say"I am Canadian."

Posted by June Wright March 15, 10 08:55 AM

hi my name is Derek i live in a small city called Elliot Lake i work at a long term care we all watch the Olympics staff and residents it was outstanding to watch our athletes do there best if you won a medal or not i cheered you a canandien i was very proud of you all thank-you for that to all of Canada and the world we showed them what we can the one athlete that was crying on tv saying that she let us down can someone till me her name so i can send her a email to let her know that is not true you did your best.once again thank-you to all that was in the 2010 Olympics you made my day thanks

Posted by Derek Duhaime March 15, 10 12:09 PM

Did you know the Political cartoonist that was at the Boston Globe was

also a proud Canadian "Paul SZEP"

Canadians also have GREAT Neighbors to the South

Thanks Boston Globe

Posted by H.Hicks March 15, 10 03:01 PM

to all of us who are proud Canadians:
lets not forget that the torch bearers were chosen by RBC (4500 spots out 12000) and CocaCola company! many of them were executives of these and corporations associated with them or in case of RBC they were customers with high business dealings -- and far too many were non-Canadian, like Arnold Governor of CA who carried the torch in Vancouver. I know of one instance that the person did not have a desire to carry the torch but because he was an executive in US he said hey why not? I want to know how proud canadian were non-Canadian citizens who got this honor? also where are the pictures of protesters who in one occassion knocked down the torch bearer? where is their story?

Posted by Touraj March 15, 10 04:09 PM

Thank-you Boston Globe for the wonderful pictures.I think the Olympics made Canadians show how patriotic they can be.Our national anthem will now be recognized around the world..(.Barbara Walters even played it on The View and said how much she liked it).Thank-you to all our athletes for all of their hard work and effort.....We are sooo....proud of you.
OH! it feels so good to be a Canadian.

Posted by C. Langlois....North Bay,Ontario March 15, 10 08:08 PM


Posted by DANNY PAVIA March 15, 10 08:39 PM

I am so proud of the people all over the world.

Posted by jack field March 15, 10 08:43 PM

No one wants to hear the stories about the protesters because no one wants to let them ruin something that is truly special for this country. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing pictures! I have never been more proud to be a Canadian!

Posted by Danielle H. Winnipeg March 15, 10 08:50 PM

It has been a real pleasure to view these beautiful pictures of our country.What a nice thought from our friends and neighbours from the USA and Boston. I had the opportunity a few years ago to visit Boston and it is and will always be one of my favorite cities to visit. Thanks to all the persons who made this possible. Hopefully we can return the favor in the furure. Again thank you for your thoughtfullness and friendship.

Posted by John Travers March 16, 10 08:58 AM

I am a Canadian by choice, coming originally from Springfield & Boston, then the Adirondacks. Vancouver is a beautiful city, and did all Canadians proud in their presentation of the Winter Olympics, despite not having Mother Nature's complete cooperation. Thank you, Boston Globe, for your presentation.

Posted by Jene March 16, 10 12:54 PM

A great show !

Posted by john tomecek March 16, 10 03:52 PM

Absolutely outstanding pictures. God keep our lands glorious and free -- Canada and United States of America. Thank you Boston Globe!

Posted by Ruth Doerksen March 17, 10 12:40 AM

As a resident of the Capital City of Alberta I am really dissappointed that not one picture is show from here - but of course Calgary get recognized yet again!

Posted by Anonymous March 17, 10 10:30 AM

Thank you so much for such beautiful pictures. I am so happy that
Canadians from coast to coast were excited to wave our flag and wear our mitts. I was in Florida during the Olympics and was extremely impressed with the gracious comments given by the U.S.commentators doing the T.V. coverage. They did a fabulous job. What a proud and exciting time. Thank you again Boston Globe for the fabulous pictures of the flame and our country.

Posted by B. McKeown, Burlington, Ontario March 17, 10 04:28 PM

I want to thank the Boston Globe and the photographers that took them for posting these pictures for all to see. What wonderfull memories. The United States and Canada will always be friends. Many thanks.

Posted by Jim McCullough March 18, 10 09:38 AM

It would have been nice if it wasn't for the ridiculous "white suits" the torch bearers wore. I wore the same type of "white winter" camouflaged suits in basic training in the army, way back in the 50s.

Posted by Mark Atworthy March 18, 10 03:16 PM


Posted by ROBERT LANE March 18, 10 04:34 PM

These pics are wonderful. I am so proud to be Canadian. The Vancouver Olympic coverage was above and beyond. This is the first Olympics that I was hooked on from Torch Relay to Open Ceremonies through to the Closing. Also we had an amazing medal count. Go Canada Go!

Posted by K. Stelmaschuk March 18, 10 09:52 PM


Posted by Anonymous March 18, 10 11:17 PM

Makes me proud to be a Canadian in Kuwait/.


Posted by Sandra Baker March 19, 10 02:37 AM

The Games brought the country together in many wonderful Canadian ways. We really missed the Celebration when it was finished. Bravo Canada

Posted by Chris MacDougall, Mississauga March 19, 10 11:20 AM

As seniors in Saskatchewan we felt we were right there at the games, and carrying the flame. Thank you so much for the T,V. coverage to make it a wonderful experience for us. We were truly included .

Posted by Marion Boland March 19, 10 12:15 PM

I am SO proud to say I am Canadian. I think Canada showed what a wonderful country we are and what open and friendly people we are towards the rest of the world. Thank you ALL Canadians for showing who we are!!!

Posted by Jean Irving March 19, 10 01:17 PM


Posted by JUDY W March 19, 10 05:35 PM

As a former Canadian Olympian in Los Angeles, it is tremendously satisfying to see the results not just in Gold medals but in the precious mileage the Torch Relay brought to our Identity as Canadians.

Our Great Canadian Secret is not so any longer.

From successful war veterans to blue helmet peacekeepers, we are no longer content with a fourth place finish.

The pride that I felt as a 22 year old in 1984 has been revived and strengthened by a tremendous effort and a daring goal to own the podium.

Posted by Allan Reddon March 19, 10 07:52 PM

these pictures a reall beautiful thanks

Posted by Anonymous March 19, 10 09:38 PM

I carried the torch on Day 88 between Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. It was one of the highlights of my life and I will never forget the emotions I felt, the pride I felt in being Canadian. The words on the side of the torch"With Glowing Hearts" is an apt description of the way I felt. My heart was, and is, indeed glowing!

Posted by Margaret Shapiro March 19, 10 11:06 PM

Those are realy Beautyful!
I think it shows the true LOVE of our corntry!

Posted by Jacqueline March 20, 10 10:57 AM

awesome pics, makes you feel like you were there for it all, i love being canadian !!!

Posted by jodi monaghan March 20, 10 11:37 AM

I have been a very proud Canadian for 50+ years. All I can add to the previous comments is "God Bless America". I know that like most famillies, we make fun of each other from time to time, we don't agree on most things, but we compliment each other.
We are siblings in a dysfunctional familly. In order to become functional
we need to lean on each other, and who could ask for a better leaning post?

Posted by Dave Kendall March 20, 10 04:33 PM

So proud of being CANADIAN!!!

Posted by Hernando Patino March 21, 10 11:45 AM

Thanks Boston mail as always, "Gorgeous Photos" thank you from a European Canada immigrant:
The 17year young Chinese born Canadian daughter of my partner wanted to be a torch bearer she applied but was not chosen. Well that is luck no problem. So I ordered her the official book of torch travel across Canada. It arrived the other we opened it, excited. Just to find that "non even one" photo was in it showing its travel across China Town in Vancouver. A city with a community of 400.000 Chinese people. There was even a "special day " with the Vancouver Mayor in China Town hyping up the cross cultural importance and the wonderful participation of the Chinese community to the becoming of what Vancouver is today. So much for not even giving this one photo credit in a book showing every possible place in Canada where the torch has lead the way.

Posted by vicarious1 March 21, 10 03:37 PM

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of our Olympic Flame as it travelled across Canada.I am a very proud Canadian & we all have a lot to be proud of as the games indicated. It was the most wonderful experience to be hosts & we did it big. Well done Canada...we proved to the World we are the Champions

Posted by Karen Brack March 22, 10 01:24 PM

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Posted by warren maxwell March 22, 10 08:14 PM

Great pictures but I was disappointed that Saskatchewan was not included.

Posted by shari March 22, 10 10:02 PM

A warm thank-you from Oakville, Ontario, Canada to the Boston Globe for these photos as they are truly inspiring and by far some of the best we have seen. We couldn't ask for better neightbours than we have with the USA.

Posted by Stephen Morgan March 22, 10 11:26 PM

These are the most amazing pictures - and brings a sense of pride to Canada for hosting the event with great respect and humilty and being very hospitable to all concerned - Way to Go Canada .....

Posted by Alyssian S March 23, 10 03:05 PM

I think something rather strange and wonderful has happened to Canadians because of the torch run, the opening Olympic ceremonies, the performance of our athletes and even the early criticism by the Brits and a few Americans which had the effect of uniting us in a rare and spontaneous love for our country. That glow is still with us, and I thank the Boston Globe for these great pictures and memories. I regret that there were no pictures included in the official torch book of its passage through Vancouver's Chinatown, because it is the pictures of the diversity of Canada's people carrying the torch that really touched my heart.

Posted by Jeanette Slupsky March 23, 10 05:14 PM

The pictures brought tears to my eyes, as did the opening ceremony and the spirit of the games in general. I am proud to be Canadian. To see a Country invite the world with the same warmth as they would invite a guest in thier home was without a doubt amazing! I hope and pray we keep that spirit alive each and every day.

Posted by Pam Dafoe March 24, 10 11:48 AM

i'm speechless thank you

Posted by liv lauzon March 24, 10 03:37 PM

Well Canada is certainly unique, Une being Latin for One and Ique being latin for Horse.

Posted by sammi March 24, 10 05:31 PM

Those were wonderful pictures, Thanks to the Boston Globe. I am so proud to be a Canadian and although I live in New Zealand, the positive comments I heard made my chest swell!
#858 you are a jerk of the first water!

Congratulations Canada!!!

Posted by Leigh Mair, Opua New Zealand March 24, 10 11:58 PM

These photos made the hair stand up on my arms again with pride -thank you for these beautiful memories of a moment in our history when we have all been united and smiling. The flame came through Georgetown Ontario and people were pouring out of their homes at 7:00 am all wearing red gloves, carrying flags and smiling. Thank you Vanoc and all the volunteers who prepared for this special experience.

Posted by Chris Macewan March 25, 10 09:04 AM

I have just received these pictures and I'm proud to say that I'm a Canadian who fortunatly was able to hold the flame what a feeling. It just makes you all warm inside to be able to say a multicultuarl society like ours is One So Proud So Strong CANADA. THANK GOD I AM CANADIAN and Thankyou Boston for showing all our people and cultures in your photo's.

Posted by Ken Robinson March 25, 10 09:26 AM

Thanks Boston Globe, you did us proud.

We should have you in our hall of fame. You took the time to show all Americans who we are. God Bless you.

Canadians are such lovely people who care about one another and the rest of the world.

Would you say thanks to Tom Brokaw too who did a wonderful job of narrating the great things about Canada and Canadians.

Posted by C. Hall March 25, 10 10:49 PM

Once asked by an American "if you lived in the USA where would you like to live." Without hesitation I quickly answered "Boston". I love that city and have visited at least 25 cities in the US for more than 24 hours each.The food is wonderful and the many great chefs who have published their works are in my library. The Boston Museum ranks high in my list of great museums. However I think the really best part are the people who live there. Thank you Boston Globe for publishing these wonderful comments.

Posted by Marie Shales March 26, 10 01:53 PM

The games where probably the strongest contigment of the best athletes ever !! Proud to say congrats to all of them... winners or just finishing in any event takes lots of willpower and much discipline !! the rock

Posted by THE ROCK March 26, 10 06:28 PM

I am a proud B.C. Canadian. I have long been gone, I have travelled far, but my heart is always in my homeland.

These photos reflect the price of so many.

Thank you for publishing.

Posted by Selina DeHart March 26, 10 09:31 PM

Unreal photos very proud to be Canadian Congratulations to everyone on their hard work.Should try to sell some photos to help the athletes.Im in they are wonderful and speechless.

Posted by Debbie Edgar March 27, 10 06:22 AM

Being a lover of Canada and all things Canadian I watched as much action as I could on TV and enjoyed everything I saw. The presentation was excellent and the competition and competitors filled me with awe and emotive excitement, (which is quite something for a 78 year old stiff upper lip Brit to admit!).
Well done Canada, be proud.
Incidentally my last skiing holiday was in the French Alps in 2006 but I'm aiming to celebrate my 80th on skis in 2012.
I used to watch ice hockey in Streatham, South London in the 1950's.

Royston Brown. Redhill, Surrey, England.

Posted by Royston Stephen Brown March 27, 10 11:54 AM

Canadian (ka-nA-de-an) - the new definition.
A politely loud 'n proud individual who is a citizen of the Best Place on Earth - CANADA!!!!!

Posted by Joan N March 27, 10 06:10 PM

Magnificant, Great, Awesome, Just Amazing and hope to see more of this, Brilliant Pictures!!!!!

Posted by Karina & Serena March 28, 10 12:01 AM

If we read the comments, we can see how wonderfully proud we are of our country. Thanks to everyone who posted...I had tears in my eyes.

Posted by proud canuck March 28, 10 08:44 PM

Thank you so very much .My canadian pride is bubbling to the beauty of all those brilliant pictures of the joy these people display while carrying the links of light ,from the eastern seabord to the Vancouver torch.I am mooved.
We showed the world a very good side of canada. I hope they liked it half as much as i did." I believe"

Posted by Gerard Malette March 29, 10 08:41 PM

OHHHHHH CANADA... With GLOWING hearts.. The TRUE north STRONG and FREE..
BEAUTIFUL pictures along the trails of the Olympic torch.
Even ...MY city of Niagara Falls is included with these awesome pictures

l AM .....CANADIAN and damn PROUD to be one.

Posted by Jan Acaster March 29, 10 08:53 PM

58 years and counting as a Proud Canadian born with the last name of Maple, can't get anymore Canadian than that. Thanks Boston Globe: With Glowing Hearts!

Posted by Pamela in Stouffville Ontario March 29, 10 10:12 PM

beauty !!!!! thanks!!!!!! :)

Posted by dave March 30, 10 02:59 PM

Type your comment here...I know it's very hard to please everyone no matter who's hosting the olympics - after looking at these beautiful pictures how can you not be proud to be "Canadian" what a beautiful country we live, not perfect but it's our country....

Posted by diane maltais March 30, 10 03:02 PM

We really did 'BELIEVE' and it is evident by the results ..... from the planning that started many years ago following the successful bid, throught this magnificent torch relay, the opening ceremonies, the games themselves, and the closing ceremonies. I am proud to have been a part of it as a Volunteer at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and proud to be Canadian! Thanks to the Boston Globe for these wonderful pictures.

Posted by Beth, Dundas, ON March 31, 10 12:17 AM

breath taking photos!!

Torch Bearer #101,Chestermere, Alberta:
I am a Mom and I drive a cab. I live in the small rural town of High River. I am not a "high end client" or an "influential business exec": I was delighted and honored to be chosen by the Royal Bank to carry the torch.
I have always loved the Olympics and enjoy every moment of it.
I am grateful that the government sponsored our athletes with the "own the podium" program, and that Corporate sponsorship such as Royal Bank continue to sponsor our athletes. Without them all of this would not be possible.

My torch run was an experience that I will never forget. A wave of joy and love. The cheers, the smiling faces. I can still hear the children screaming with delight at the sight of the torch!! What a day!! I felt like I had the Whole World in my hands, it was a precious moment for me. I felt like a rockstar! The Vanoc crew were amazing.
Thank you to everyone for the support.
I am Canadian and proud of it!!

Posted by Cheryl Merritt March 31, 10 11:19 AM

Awesome !!
Brought tears to my eyes and hits home in my heart. Our country and people are the BEST.>> A great Show.

Posted by Doug March 31, 10 12:08 PM

Well done Canada, and thanks to Boston for sharing these amazing pics. The Olympics make every country proud. I'm an Australian Canadian - always renew my passport from Canada but choose to live down under. How touched was I and how PROUD am I for all Canadians. Well worth savouring the pics again and again. The athletes all deserve praise for their lifetime.

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Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 08:03 AM

What happened to the Maritime Provinces? The torch did pass through here as I witnessed it. Where are the photos?

Posted by Gloria Troop, Nova Scotia April 2, 10 10:52 AM

I also am a Canadian by choice and love my country dearly. I love it because it allows me to remember and pass on my hereditary while giving back to my country and community as a fellow Canadian. It saddened my heart to read comments such as "he is not a true Canadian" because he did not wear the white toque. I actually noticed TWO photo's where other head attire was worn. Look again at those pictures and notice the faces of the torch carriers in each. They show deep pride and joy in having been chosen to carry the symbol of Canada's Olympics what could be more Canadian than that. As an immigrant I know how deeply they were moved to be able to carry our torch and how deeply hurtful careless remarks about their commitment to our country can be. Their head dresses are sacred to them and I would imagine that to remove them would be an insult to the torch that they carry. It IS how they honour their country by including their new home in the sanctity of their past.

We are a country of freedom and of choices , one of acceptance and hopefully not of judgement

Posted by Andrea April 2, 10 09:23 PM

I salute the Boston Globe for publishing these fantastic pictures. We certainly were a proud country. However, just like the Maritimes, the torch went through Saskatchewan, too, and I was disappointed that not one picture was printed. I am from Saskatoon. Thanks for the recognition of the rest of the provinces.

Posted by Myrna April 3, 10 10:54 PM

Thank you for sharing your wonderhul photos.

Posted by Man Hung April 4, 10 01:34 AM

I am prode to be canadian

Posted by Anonymous April 5, 10 12:06 PM

Thankyou for the photos. What a job to coordinate all the places and people for the torch to be passed on. It does make me proud to be Canadian.

Posted by Anonymous April 8, 10 01:30 PM

Awesome pictures, awesome torch bearers, awesome Olympics. Thank-you so much Boston Globe for printing these!! You're awesome!!!!

Posted by Lise Shaw April 8, 10 07:46 PM

I too am proud to be a Canadian, a surge of pride rushed through me when I watched the torch coming down Lakeshore Drive here in North Bay, tears fell from my eyes, even though the weather was very cold.

Posted by Mary Leroux-Strobl April 9, 10 08:34 AM

Brought a tear to my eye as well & that doesn't happen easily. We're locals, this brought back many great memories of our experiences with the games in our backyard, the torch as it right up our street, the throngs of people downtown bringing our city to life with an energy we havent seen ever (not even during the Expo days) and, day 2 of the games, trapped at the top of Cypress Mountain for 8 hours massive lines for washrooms and food, no shelter, driving wind & rain and NOT CARING after all, we were at the olympics!

Memories to last a lifetime...

Posted by Ryan April 9, 10 05:31 PM

how exciting to see all these super photos from all over the country
am looking at them on april 9th and it is such a thrill to see
ce magnifique pays avec ces cliches pris de diverses facons plus intéressantes les unes que les autres
merci aux responsables.

Posted by isabelle lafreniere April 10, 10 11:27 AM

amazing photos and clarity. U must have an experienced photographer for these closeups. Thank u. We need more positivity people, not negativity.

Posted by Robert L. April 11, 10 12:42 PM

I want to complement the Boston Globe for publishing these fantastic pictures.
It brought back memories as we are still Canadian & Have lived in Calgary , Toronto , Burlington , London , Windsor , Riverside , Guelph etc.
We have lived here in Indiana for 19 plus years . It makes me want to take a trip back out West were our first son was born .
We really enjoyed watching the Olympics especially the Hockey as I was a former travel team coach/ manager for 7 years .USA & Canada played great ..

Posted by Robert P. Mayne April 11, 10 12:48 PM

Great photos. Where was Saskatchewan?

Posted by Anonymous April 13, 10 06:47 PM

I loved all these great pictures! Whoever toke th photo's, they were amazing!
I hope they do this again next year!
I even have my fingers crossed!
I think we all are now very positive of winning lot's of gold medals!
It was Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think everybody whom see's this will enjoy the pictures and righting very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you!

Posted by Holly April 13, 10 07:17 PM

Many thanks to the Boston Globe for such fine is heartwarming to myself and other Canadians as well that you caught the essence of what that Torch run meant to those of us who came out to see it in their communties across this fabulous country....I had the privilege of cheering on two torch bearers, one for the first set of games and the other for the Paralympics....for me nothing will replace those memories...and here during the games in this sweetest of cities the goodwill was palpable....wish we could have bottled it and given it to all the Hot Spots in the world

Posted by Libby Watts North Vancouver BC April 17, 10 05:30 PM

Beautiful pictures ,thanks so much .Know the torch went thru all provinces but would be a lot of pictures to cover everywhere.enjoyed the comments too.Proud to be CANADIAN!!

Posted by Judy Arnold,PEI April 20, 10 09:38 PM

Thank you Boston Globe, great idea, and I appreciate the amount of work that was involved to gather, review and post all those pictures!
Another proud Canadian......

Posted by Yvonne, St. Joseph Island, Ontario April 26, 10 06:47 AM

Thank you Boston Globe - you have pictorally shown the true spirit of what the torch relay was all about. I was fortunate enough to carry the flame myself and can say that the pictures you have posted really do the experience justice. Thank you!

Posted by Paul Varian, CEO, Sport BC April 30, 10 03:16 PM

We in Canada and the people of the world have had time to reflect on this year's Olympic event that took place in one of Canada's most beautiful cities, Vancouver, BC. It was so impressive watching the athletes show us their skills that could only come from hard work and a dedication to the country they love. Our Canadian athletes made us proud to be Canadians. I was born in Canada and acquired United States citizenship in 1990 as a choice becasue my father was born in the United States. I was very proud to be made an American citizen when it happened, but this winter I was even more proud to tell my neighbours in California that I am a Canadian and proud to be so.

The pictures you have taken of our country awoke in me a felling of pride, but more so a wonderful feeling that we in Canada have such great neighbours on our Sothern borders. You outdid yourselves with these photos of an event we in Canada will long remember. I thank you for showing the world that Canada is a beautiful country to see and get to know. Yes, our people are a friendly nation, made up of so many people of differing nations who embraced our country because of the freedoms and the opportunities this country has to offer.

We are blessed in North America with an abundance of everything. I do hope we all remember how blessed we are and where those blessing originated.

Posted by Tom Thornton, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON May 1, 10 05:51 PM

Wonderful web site, was very usefuk. Loveely touch having this guestbook. Thanks

Posted by Fill voipt May 7, 10 04:45 PM

nice design!= and greate news

Posted by Enfovesomfode June 7, 10 06:37 PM

that was beautiful.enjoyed it very much.

Posted by irma bourque October 25, 10 04:15 PM

It is now Jan. of 2011 and a friend just sent me these WONDERFUL pictures. Once again the tears flow, the heart bursts with pride as we
once AGAIN are SO proud to BE CANADIANS!! John+Mary wintering in Mexico this year.

Posted by Mary + John BOKSTEYN January 30, 11 02:57 PM
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