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4 Best Foods To Try In Canada

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, receive over a million visitors each year, and have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

Canada is known to be one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations thanks to its beautiful landscapes and the hugely famous Niagara Falls. However, what most people are not aware of is that Canada is known for its foods as well.

From delicious soups to steaks, Canada has done it all and continues to satisfy the taste buds of thousands of tourists that visit the country each year. 

How to get a Canadian visa?

To be able to try all of the delicious meals Canada offers to its visitors, travelers must first obtain an appropriate visa permit.

Luckily, most travelers are eligible for the electronic visa system that Canada has implemented. Apply online on using your phone, laptop, PC, or tablet with an internet connection.

Canadian eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) costs only 49 Euro and is usually approved within a few minutes!

Once your e-Visa will be processed, it automatically links to your passport and an additional copy is sent at your e-mail address in a PDF version.

Get your visa hussle-free and visit Canada to explore the country and taste every traditional dish there is!

Foods every traveler should try on a trip to Canada

So if you are looking forward to visiting Canada this year, you need to give the following foods a try. 

  1. Poutine

There are not a lot of Canadian dishes in the world that are as famous as poutine. Known as the meal of dreams, this dish includes a combination of squeaky cheese curds and rich gravy. However, today’s French Canadian food has become so popular that it can be found almost everywhere in the world.

There might be slight variations depending on the country or region, but the original is the classiest. The authentic Poutine dish with its bacon, pulled pork, and smoked meat really knocks it out of the park. Lastly, for a price as low as 3.50 pounds, it will hardly dent your wallet as well.

Bowl of traditional Canadian poutine meal on a wooden background

  1. Bannock

Bannock is a versatile and delicious bread, although simple, an essential staple for Canada’s Aboriginal people. Today, Bannock is presented as a baked bread, usually along with the fried versions as well.

In recent years, the popularity of Bannock has significantly risen due to the new variations and twists popping up in cafes and restaurants nationwide. This is one of the must-try food items in Canada. 

  1. Canadian Bacon

Canadian Bacon is known as the “peameal bacon” across the world. However, Canadian Bacon differs from traditional bacon, which comes from a pig’s belly. It is basically a slice of lean loin pork that is rolled and brined in oatmeal.

Back in the day, England used to import pork from Canada as it was experiencing a shortage. At the time, people used yellow peas to preserve it. However, over the years, the preference switched to oatmeal.

  1. Caesar

Walter Chell, a restaurant manager, based in Calgary, invented this cocktail in 1969. It did not take time for this item to become popular across the country. It is estimated that over 350 million Caesar cocktails are sold everywhere in the world.

The key ingredients used to make this cocktail include Worcester, vodka, and a salted rim. Once you try this drink, you will want to have a couple more down your throat. So make sure that you keep yourself within limits.

Final words

Judging from the variety of foods Canada has to offer, one is guaranteed to enjoy the best of it while enjoying the spectacular views.

This is a rare combination in the world, and Canada is naturally blessed in that respect. Therefore, make sure that you try at least one of the food items described above to see what Canada tastes like. Happy eating!

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!