Epcot World Showcase: O’Canada and so much more

The Canadian Pavilion located at Epcat. Photo by Brian Miller
The Canadian Pavilion located at Epcat. Photo by Brian Miller /

The Canadian Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase is getting a big makeover and a new 360* movie that will take you around the vast Great White North. The previous film that was hosted by Martin Short was a fun treat to visitors but was outdated.

Canada is a fun little country that is located to the right of the Port of Entry. It doesn’t look like much from the outside in terms of size but climb the steps upwards through the archway or downwards to the pond and you will be treated to a nice architectural delight.

Designed to show off the Canadian outdoors, you can experience a garden full of flowers and a waterfall. Totem poles greet you at the entrance.

If food is what you want, you will be treated to the Le Cellier Steakhouse. The steakhouse is a sit-down restaurant and you should plan ahead by making reservations before your visit.

There is more to see in the back. At the top of the stairs, you will see the Canadian influences from French and English cultures that line both sides of the pavilion. View the ponds and gardens as you wind your way through but know this, Canada isn’t just the main part of the showcase, it extends past the Le Cellier Steakhouse to the right and towards England to the left. A phone booth that is located in the pavilion sometimes connects to a similar one in England. Give it a try!

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One of my favorite places in Canada isn’t located in the pavilion itself. There is a food kiosk just before you get to the steakhouse. Here you can get Poutine. A gravy and cheese curd topped order of fries. You can get them stripped of meat or order them with meat. Poutine is a Canadian favorite and is one of the best ways to eat fried potatoes.

To the left of the pavilion, you will find a small stage where bands will perform traditional music styles.

Canada features shopping options as well. The Northwest Mercantile sells Christmas ornaments, syrups, stuffed animals, wines, and more. The decor represents western Canada. Another, The Wood Cart sells everything from wine to bracelets and features an area to have things engraved.

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