Terrific Tuesdays: Exploring Canada at Disney’s Epcot


The Canada Pavilion at Epcot is another country in the World Showcase.  Once again, there are no rides in this pavilion, but plenty to enjoy. Authentic carved totem poles welcome you into the country. Canada has a 360^ CircleVision theater that shows the film “O’Canada”.  It takes viewers on a tour of the beautiful country, showcasing the Mounted Police, Ottawa and Toronto. The pavilion also features a large refreshing waterfall and gorgeous Victorian gardens.  

Shopping in Canada is also unique.  The Northwest Mercantile sells all things Canada, from hockey jerseys to other Canadian memorabilia. Also available here, you can find Kitras Art Glass handmade glass ornaments.  The Trading Post offers up authentic maple syrup, maple cookies and candy, as well as stuffed animals and replica totem poles.  Nearby, there is a carving station that sells items for engraving, such as key chains, leather bracelets and cell phone charms. 

A well known presence in the Canada Pavilion is the band Off Kilter.  They are a Celtic rock band that has been performing at Epcot since 1997.  Check your times guide for daily performance times.  

There are a couple of dining experiences in Canada as well. The Popcorn Cart is your one stop shop for Disney’s famous popcorn and a beer (they serve soda as well). Or hop on over to the popular Le Cellier Steakhouse.  The menu offers an array of fine wines and superb steaks and seafood.  They are quite famous for their Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, as well. This establishment is on the dining plan but is considered a signature dining experience and uses 2 dining credits for dinner (but only 1 for lunch).   Advanced reservations are strongly recommended here.  

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Shannan is a mom that was born and raised in rural Tennessee. She tells us: “I live with my husband and 3 of our 5 children. Travis is 24 and is father to my grandbabies, Emma and baby Judson. I can’t wait to start sharing Disney with them. Dusty is 22, Clay 12, Zachary 10 and Erin is 8. I clean houses to make money to fund my magical trips. I went to Disney the first time as a teen and couldn’t wait to start introducing my own children to the magic. We took our 3 youngest in 2004 and that started it all. We have been 3 times since then and have our first Christmas trip planned for this December. Usually my parents accompany us on the trip and I have to research and plan for things that will suit various ages in our party of 7. Each time I go, I try new experiences in lodging and dining so I can share it with friends and family that seek my advice on trip planning! Disney is definitely my first choice in vacation destinations. Hopefully there is a Disney surf and turf vacation in our future!“

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4 Responses to Terrific Tuesdays: Exploring Canada at Disney’s Epcot

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  2. Sounds like I’ve been missing a lot in the Canada section all these years! My family always starts at the Mexico pavillion…needless to say, we’re a little worn out by the time we get to Canada. Gotta switch it up next time!

  3. Shepard C Willner says:

    I had dinner at Le Cellier to celebrate my b-day in ’16, and loved both the food and the service: speaking as a single guy, I’ve found Canadian women to be both pretty and friendly, and you’ll find both at this establishment. I should know about Canadian women’s beauty and friendlinesws because I have several Canadian lady friends whom I’ve met on my travels to that country and on cruises.

    If you’re watching the Circle Vision of “O Canada,” be aware there are no seats in the theater: you have to stand up or lean against the pews that separate the rows. If you like wildlife, there are baby and adult bunnies in the enclosures on both sides of the walking path leading to the theater. Inside you’ll find a cool area containing benches to rest your aching feet before the show. Regarding the Popcorn Cart, I’ll visit it next time I’m at Epcot, which won’t be until this coming May. I agree about the beautiful waterfall.

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