Hank - and what exactly is "America's culture" like?
Don't forget - YOU'RE IN ALBERTA - IT DON'T GET MUCH MORE AMERICAN, north of the 49th....
Both our countries are a blend of dozens of immigrant groups; the one difference is yours has the "melting pot" theory and ours encourages incoming cultures not to throw the baby out with the bathwater (although there is some disageement with that among some of us).
Lonnie, one major thing you might find is a lack of outright, in-your-face "Patriotism", after your up-bringing... it's a bit unusual to find a home with a flagpole, for instance. (although I have a 4'x5' flag flying off my deck, and am not embarrassed by the fact that two of the nearby neighbours got one, at some time after I did).
Another thing is it is hard to find citizens that have what we see as a BLIND FAITH in their political leaders, they way so many Americans seem to. Most of us consider the vast majority of them to be pompous, lying b*stards - the only real choice we make is HOW we get shafted, not whether we will or not.
I'm not going to drag out that old saw about "polite Canadians" - it may be true most of the time face-to-face, but I have seen PLENTY of stunningly rude and arrogant Canucks on the Internet, at least. And having lived for a few years, and subsequently travelled in the USA, I have met scads and scads of very polite Americans, too....
Also, don't pay attention to anyone using this phrase: "free Health-Care". THE HELL IT IS FREE! The RIGHT to health care is a universal right, yes - that's exactly what it is called - but the funding comes from a myriad of sources, not excluding monthly membership payments... although next to your HMO plans that I've heard about, they would almost LOOK free!
Which, of course, means that taxes will be higher than you are used to, probably noticeably so. But I know a guy in Detroit who once BRAGGED about his $1800/month Medical plan... I'll stay here, thank you!
Give it some thought - ask some questions - the answers might not all agree completely, but then neither do we all.