The eleven pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase are some of the most popular places that guests explore to enjoy attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Each pavilion is completely immersive and makes guests feel as though they have traveled across the globe thanks to beautiful architecture, details that bring history and culture to life, and amazing Cast Members from those countries. Of the eleven pavilions, a favorite of many guests is the Canada Pavilion which features an incredible combination of details, beauty, culture, history, and more to immerse guests in all that Canada has to offer. Here are some of the things that make the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase so amazing.
1. Le Cellier Steakhouse
One of the most popular spots in all of the Canada Pavilion is a signature dining location that serves up classic steakhouse favorites paired with Canadian flavors and ingredients. Le Cellier Steakhouse is open daily for lunch and dinner and features one of the smallest dining rooms in Epcot which creates the feel of dining in a cozy wine cellar. Guests can enjoy the intimate setting of low vaulted ceilings accented with warm wood beams and beautiful chandeliers to create a welcoming and immersive environment. The menu at Le Cellier Steakhouse focuses heavily on steakhouse classics such as the Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Char-Crusted USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak, and USDA Prime New York Strip Steak in addition to a wide array of other options. Some unique menu offerings inspired by the flavors of Canada include the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Artisan Cheese Plate, Maple Sweet Potato Casserole, and various poutiness including the Le Cellier Signature Poutine and Lobster Poutine. With delicious cuisine and a cozy environment, it is wonder why so many guests love dining at Le Cellier Steakhouse!
2. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360
The Canada Pavilion is also home to one attraction which invites guests to enjoy Circle-Vision technology and experience all of the beauty and splendor that Canada has to offer. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 officially opened in January 2020 and brings guests into a rustic theater with many wooden accents where they stand and enjoy the amazing technology of Circle-Vision on screens surrounding them throughout the entire theater. Narrated by Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, the film showcases the different provinces of Canada and the natural and man-made wonders that lie in each. Paired with a beautiful score by Andrew Lockington and the favorite song “Canada (You’re A Lifetime Journey)” the film highlights the unique beauty of Canada and its people through stunning scenes and video.
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3. Trading Post and Northwest Mercantile
Guests who are exploring the Canada Pavilion ca check out a duo of charming shops that sell various merchandise celebrating all things Canada. Trading Post and Northwest Mercantile draw upon the rustic western regions of Canada with wooden accents and cozy lighting and guests who peruse the locations can purchase a variety of items. The two stores feature clothing, maple syrup, cookies and candies, stuffed animals, mugs, blankets, hats, accessories, soaps and more. A small counter serving up select beer, wine, and beverages can also be found in Northwest Mercantile, making it a great location to stop for a drink to sip and savor while exploring the rest of the pavilion.
4. Victoria Gardens
While some areas of the Canada Pavilion are always bustling with guests, there is a nice quiet spot where guests can take in some natural beauty. The winding pathway leading to Le Cellier Steakhouse works its way through Victoria Gardens which pays homage to many beautiful gardens in the Canadian province of Victoria. The gardens feature a small pond and gurgling creek, flowerbeds, rolling hills, and plenty of picturesque and serene spots to simple pause and enjoy. During the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Victoria Gardens also receives a gorgeous refresher with vibrant and extensive flower beds blanketing the rolling hills across from the pond. This is a great spot to stop and enjoy while exploring the Canada Pavilion!
5. KidCot Fun Stop
A fun location for kids and kids at heart to enjoy can be accessed either through the exit of Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 or via the winding path through Victoria Gardens that leads down towards Le Cellier Steakhouse. KidCot Fun Stops are located throughout Epcot and each location features a fun coloring activity for children to enjoy while learning a little bit about the country that they are in. The Canada Pavilion’s KidCot Fun Stop features a small seating area and table top where Cast Members can help guests color a small card and learn a little bit about Canadian culture in the process. This fun activity is a great way to spend some time in the Canada Pavilion and those who enjoy it should be sure to stop by the other KidCot locations throughout Epcot!
6. Entertainment at Canada Mill Stage
Between the Canada Pavilion and the UK Pavilion is a rustic themed stage that features a wide array of entertainment throughout each day in World Showcase. The Canada Mill Stage features mainly musical acts that share some of the culture and history of Canada and guests can comfortably seat in nearby benches to enjoy each performance. Some popular acts that perform regularly on the Canada Mill Stage include Alberta Bound who play Canadian songs ranging from traditional fiddling to popular hits, Blueberry Grass Band who perform Canadian hits combined with impressive acts from former Cirque du Soleil artists, and Bodh’aktan who combine various styles such as Celtic and punk to form amazing sounds.
7. Popcorn in Canada
A final great spot to stop while exploring the Canada Pavilion is a small snack cart that offers a delicious classic with a Canadian twist. The Popcorn in Canada stand serves up regular popcorn as well as Maple Popcorn for a salty and sweet combination that guests love. Guests can also order up various non-alcoholic options as well as Canadian beers including Moosehead, La Fin Du Monde, Blanche de Chambly, and Unibroue Autre Chose Peach IPA as well as cocktails such as the Ottawa Apple and Crown Royal Whisky.