World Showcase -
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|At A Glance
||Canada is the eleventh and
final country on the clockwise tour around the World Showcase,
or is the first country on the anti-clockwise tour before
The United Kingdom.
Canada is the eleventh and final country on the clockwise tour
around the World Showcase, or is the first country on the anti-clockwise
tour before The United
Canada features the Victoria Gardens, based on the Butchart
Gardens on Vancouvr Island, along with a replica French-gothic
mansion, some typically Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery, the Hotel
du Canada, and a few shops.
O Canada! is a 360-degree Circlevision film, which really
makes use of the CircleVision format to showcase the sights and
sounds of Canada during it's 17-minute performance. It's well
worth visiting, though its standing room only and does tend to
get quite busy, as with the other films at the various pavillions,
especially from mid-morning through until late afternoon.
(NOTE: It's possible that the O'Canada film may be replaced later
in 2002 with a more up to date film - O'Canada has been running
since the 1980's and that Canadian Tourism board are rumoured
to be unhappy that it shows a dated view of the country).
Le Cellier is a relatively inexpensive cafe-style eatery
which serves sea-food, soups, chicken and salads for lunch and
dinner, with a speciality range of freshly poached salmon with
various side dishes, (Some of which seem very strange combinations
but actually turn out to be a pleasant suprise).
is the first shop on the left as you enter the main plaza en-route
to the Hotel du Canada, and has a distinct pioneering theme. Inside
the shop keeps to the Canadian theme with its merchandise, which
includes items of clothing such as lumberjack shirts, some items
that would have been used by trappers in pioneering days (though
all are of course politically correct items), Traditional Royal
Canadian Mounted Police style merchandise, and of course since
it's a Canadian shop, traditional Maple syrup.
At the back of the Northwest Mercantile shop there's a section
thats devoted to traditional North American Indian artifacts such
as fur-vests, moccasins and some Inuit-carved soapstone sculptures.
Le Boutique des Provinces is a smallish shop with a hometown
feel. Anyone that has read L.M. Montgomery's book "Anne of
Green Gables" will feel right at home with the shop's theming.
Inside the shop sells a few collectibles, specialising in various
items of jewelery and ceramics.