Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why I love Canada in the World Showcase

I think that Canada is often one of the most overlooked countries in Epcot's World Showcase.  There is no ride.  No counter service.  And people just keep walking. But I also think it's one of the most beautiful in the World Showcase.  And deserves a moment of stopping to check it out.

When you approach from Future World, enter a path by the check in booth for LeCellier, and you are now in Victoria Gardens.  And it's simply exquisite.  Your kids should be on the look out for the bunnies that live here.

Keep wandering down the path and it narrows between a rock wall - and you'll come out at a gorgeous water fall - and the entrance to "O Canada" (which is a circle vision movie showing the beauty of Canada and narrated by Martin Short).

In addition to the gardens, there is the beautiful representative of the Hotel du Canada.

There are Native influenced totems.

A trading post.

And there are some great souvenirs to be found here.  Naturally, there are Canadian tshirts, Pluto dressed as a Canadian Mountie, and even cute beaver stuffed animals.  But you can also find Canadian chocolates (like my girls' favorite - the Aero bar).

 And my personal favorite - assortments of soap with fantastic names like "Beaver Butt," "Dog Team Drool" and "Sasquatch Sweat."

So next time you are in the world showcase, take a moment to explore.  And I promise you'll find the amazing Disney details!

So...what about you?  Have you explored Canada?  Do you have a favorite country in the World Showcase?

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  1. Canada is our favorite country in World Showcase, simply because IT IS BEAUTIFUL. We love Victoria Gardens and the waterfall, as well as the daily performances by Off Kilter.

    1. It really is beautiful!! And I completely forgot about Off-Kilter - must be because I don't have any pictures of them. I need to work on that :-)

  2. My favorite thing in "Canada" is going into the Trading Post and seeing those candy bars from home, I grew up outside of Montreal. Love that picture, I took the very same photo last summer! Aero, Coffee Crisp and Caramilk, oh my!

  3. I'm totally buying that soap for Christmas gifts when we go!

  4. Is Aero really a Canadian chocolate bar? I never realized that any of those bars were considered Canadian. Hmmm..you learn something every day. I'll take much more pride when I'm eating my Aero bar this afternoon (and my Coffee Crisp this evening).
    The Beaver Butt Soap though, there's no mistaking that. Now THAT'S Canadian.

  5. Canada is really beautiful, we love to walk around and enjoy the gardens. First I have seen the soap though, how fun!

  6. Love the Canada Pavilion and pictures are beautiful. The first one looks like a watercolor painting!!Beaver Butt soap is one of my favorite stocking stuffers! Thanks for sharing and for joining the hop today:)

  7. Glad you enjoyed the Canada pavilion - next step is traveling north to visit our beautiful country! :) I knew that Smarties were unique to us but I had no idea that Aero, Caramilk and Coffee Crisp were as well - bonus if you travel to Canada then you can stock up on chocolate. Love your photos!!

  8. Love this! Why do I suddenly want chocolate and funny soap?

  9. I've meandered around some...and I really do like it, but I need to explore Canada more.

  10. Bever Butt Soap!!! LOL!!! We missed that on our trip, I think I will steal Deb's idea and use it for stocking stuffers this year. My boys would love it.
    Beautiful pictures. The ones of the waterfalls are my favorite.

  11. What a fantastic post, Katrina! You put together some fantastic shots - I want to go right now! (And I get a kick out of how persuasive you can be ;)

    I absolutely love the Canada Pavilion, too. "Canadaaaaaaa, my Canada..." and I've seen and loved those soaps, they are too funny. I also love anything in lumberjack print (red & black checks) or moose-themed, so the gift shops there are right up my alley. :)

  12. Came over via SITS sharefest! Wish we had made it to Canada on our trip to Disney in March, as my hubby and I honeymooned there, so I know we would have enjoyed it. However, my four year-old made it pretty clear to most of Epcot that we would be seeing no countries that day! ;) Great post, so glad I read it and saw your pictures...you made me feel like I was there! :)

  13. Fascinating! I visited Canada in 2010 and thought it to be a beautiful country. These photos are also beautiful.

  14. Beautiful flowers!

    We'll be at Disney next June and I can't wait.

  15. Canada is beautiful, came over via SITS sharefest!


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