Lotus Land

LOTUS LAND is a phrase used by some writers to characterize BC—especially southern BC—as a place where life is slower-paced and people are more self-absorbed than in the rest of Canada. The reference is drawn from the episode in Homer's Odyssey where an atmosphere of languid indolence in the land of the lotus-eaters saps the will of Ithacan soldiers to continue their mission. The comparison to BC was first made by the journalist Bruce HUTCHISON, who used the phrase "The Lotus Eaters" as a...

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