There is a disappointing satisfaction to be had when one's preconceptions turn out to be entirely justified. When the stereotype of a nation conforms exactly to actual experience.
So, Canada really does turn out to be an exquisitely friendly place, with an exceptional quality of life, fabulous scenery and better manners than I have come across anywhere in the Western world.
I'll stop there - as I don't want to become one of those irritating people who claim to 'know' a country having been there for no more than 48 hours. No doubt there is a dark side to this society. But so far at least, I have seen nothing that disappoints.
I'll probably be mugged on the way home tonight....