Experience destinations that best capture popular Canadian stereotypes
TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - So you're looking to explore Canada, eh?
Fortunately for you, the flannel-wearing Canadians at Hotels.com™ are always keen to help fellow travellers - particularly those looking
for an authentic Canuck experience. If you've ever wanted to spot a
moose, meet a Mountie or taste some of our liquid gold, aka maple
syrup, this is the obvious list for you.
Food & Drink
Poutine - This dish was said to be born in Warwick, QC, which is known for its
summer cheese festival, so it only makes sense to enjoy it in its
Beer - A source of national pride, Canadians take their beers very
seriously. For thirsty travellers, the Vancouver Craft Beer Market
pours Canada's largest selection of draft beers.
Canadian/Back Bacon - Does bacon music, comedy and cocktails sound good? Then mark July 4,
2014, in your calendar as Edmonton's top chefs are coming together for
Maple syrup - More than a breakfast topping, in Île d'Orléans, QC, visitors can
enjoy French-Canadian traditions, charm and savoury treats.
Moose - This prehistoric looking deer-cow hybrid is best viewed at Algonquin
Park in Ontario, home to an estimated 3,500 moose. The best months for
moose-spotting are May and June.
Beaver - Canada's largest national park, Wood Buffalo, AB, is home to the
largest beaver dam in the world. The dam took 40 years to make and is
home to generations of beaver families.
Polar Bear - Churchill, MB, is one of the few human settlements where polar bears
can be observed in the wild. Thousands of visitors from around the
world visit each fall.
Canadian Goose - Found in most provinces, they're often near lakes and golf courses,
but watch your head! A pack of 50 geese can produce two and a half tons
of excrement in a year!
Culture & History
Mounties - Learn more about Canada's version of the Queen's Guards in Regina, SK,
at the RCMP Heritage Centre.
Igloo - You may have heard of the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City but did you know it has themed rooms? Pretend you're way up north and
spend a night in an igloo, but with amenities!
Canadian Aboriginals - These indigenous groups are an important part of Canadian history and at
Stanley Park in Vancouver you can experience their culture, art and
Toque - This hat is a Canadian staple, especially in cold weather. They also
sell out quickly, like the Team Canada hat did this winter, get yours
early at the West Edmonton Mall.
Biggest Canadian Flag - Like a cheerful candy cane, the Canadian flag fuses fire engine red
with a distinctive design. Find a giant one in the tiny town of
Hockey - Canadians are known to live, breathe and sleep the national winter
sport of hockey. Check out the largest hockey stick and puck in Duncan,
La Crosse - The Toronto Rock, based in its namesake city, is one of the best teams
in Canada's official summer sport and are currently tied with
Philadelphia with six championships.
Curling - Canadians dominate in this sport on the world stage and rinks can be
found across the country, but start in Winnipeg as it's often referred
to as the curling capital of the world.
There's a lot of Canada to soak in, so start planning now. To find
hotels close to these attractions download the Hotels.com mobile app and don't forget to take advantage of mobile-exclusive hotel deals.
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