When you head to our neighbor to the north, the first thing you'll notice is the the mansard-roofed Victorian-style "Hotel du Canada." The Canada pavilion's centerpiece was inspired by the Chateau Laurier, a historic hotel found in Ottawa.
It's amazing how they manage to feature an entire country's landscaping into the setting. The colorful grounds are reminiscent of the Butchart Gardens found in Victoria, British Columbia.
The majestic Canadian Rockies are featured complete with a boulder strewn stream that rushes to a 30' waterfall.
There's also a totem pole, and displays of snowshoes and kayaks. The railings have maple leaf cutouts. (There's no shortage of photo ops as you stroll the grounds.)
There are two shopping options in the Canada pavilion, the Northwest Mercantile store and The Trading Post; however, the Northwest Mercantile is the only shop open currently. They carry apparel, accessories, food, pins, toys, and plush. Guests can also find NHL jerseys, lumberjack shirts, Maplefoot babies, plush toys, folk art, and of course, maple syrup.
The outdoor kiosks typically feature CDs, personalized leather and pewter, Canadian flags, t-shirts, pins, mugs, and other collectible items.
HIDDEN MICKEYS: As you enter the Canada pavilion, look toward the top left of the totem pole (to your left) in this pavilion and although it can be tricky to spot, if you look closely, you'll see a Hidden Mickey just under the left-wrist straight out from the Thunderbird's wings.
While the entertainment in the Canada pavilion is ever-changing, it can always be seen at the Canada Mill stage. Guests passing by can discover fantastic live entertainment by renowned Canadian bands.
Canada Far & Wide
In the Maple Leaf Mine, the theatre shows “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” in the Canada pavilion is an update to the previous “O Canada!” film with new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
The newest Canada “Far & Wide” Circle-Vision 360° film made its debut on January 17, 2020.
Le Cellier -
signature dining restaurant in the Canada pavilion is one of the most popular dining venues to enjoy an amazing steak. It's popularity combined with its small size has led to some issues getting dinner reservations, so if dining here is a priority for you, be sure to reserve up to 180-days in advance.
If you are able to get a table, one of our "must haves" is the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. The menu also features steaks, prime rib, and salmon.
To accompany your meal, there's a selection of Niagara wines as well as Canadian beers.
If you don't get into the restaurant but crave a Canadian brew, just stop at the outdoor kiosk for a Molson.
All areas of the Canada pavilion are wheelchair accessible.