Canada has made some fantastic contributions to the culinary world over the years. From its famous maple syrup to its vast wine country, there is no shortage of delectables to go around. If you’re as passionate about food and drink as they are, why not take a look at just a few of the reasons why Canada should be so high up on your dream holiday list.
1) Take the Taste Trail in Prince Edward County
If you’ve never heard of the Taste Trail before, you’re missing out. It’s a programme of all the finest food and wine establishments from across the Prince Edward County region, letting you know all the insider information on the big foodie events coming up. Perhaps you want to sample the lovingly homemade jams and chutneys, or stop by the local artisan shops and famous creameries. From breweries to wine lodges, you’ll find it all right here.
2) Experience tradition on the Blue Mountain Trail
This year-round culinary trail is the perfect fit for any lover of apple pie. Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment are famous in the region for creating the very best apple crops, put to use in the perfect pie. You can make your own way along the serene Blue Mountain trail, or take one of the many tours on offer. Why not stop off at the Collingwood Cooking Academy to learn how to make the perfect apple pie?.
3) Indulge at Niagara Falls
What better way to indulge in this romantic and scenic location, than to go for a Niagara Wine & Chocolate Tour? You might think that cheese is the only great food pairing, but let the experts guide you through six wineries and decadent food before you make your mind up. If rich chocolate cake and cocoa-infused pulled pork are your cup of tea, then make sure you check out their full itinerary.
4) Soak up the syrup at a Sugarbush festival
Maple syrup has been the cornerstone of Canadian cooking for decades, but you won’t get any more authentic recipes than at a Sugarbush festival. Wagon rides, pancake breakfasts, and walking tours of how maple syrup is made all await you, and there are tonnes of places to take part. Why not take a look at which sugarbush activities are going on where you’re headed?
5) Find foodie hidden gems at a farmer’s market
In such a rural and down-to-earth country, you can bet there are tonnes of farmer’s markets to be had. None are as varied and bustling as those you’ll find in St. Lawrence Market though, where they like to think of it as the place where culinary inspiration meets education. They hold traditional Toronto cooking classes with local produce, as well as playing host to tonnes of vendors. Click here for more information.
I hope you enjoyed this list of reasons to visit the culinary side of Canada. Let us know if you have any highlights to add from your own travels.