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.
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!“