Canada: food and travel guides

by Great British Chefs19 September 2016

Whether you’re planning a foodie trip to the country or just want to uncover some of Canada’s incredible flavours, we’ve taken an in-depth look into what makes this vast, beautiful nation an absolute treat for the senses.

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Even if you take away the breath-taking scenery, rich wildlife, cosmopolitan cities and friendly locals, Canada still has a lot going for it. Whether it’s the country’s world-class restaurants serving up regional delicacies, the incredible produce found in the Canadian countryside or the truly passionate artisans that are using innovative and modern techniques to ensure their nation’s cuisine remains contemporary, there’s something to delight all palates.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Destination Canada to take a look at every aspect of the country’s amazing food and drink. From the French-inspired cuisine of Québec to the Icelandic influences found in Winnipeg, the multicultural society Canada has fostered over the years has resulted in some delicious regional specialities. We’ve also brought together recipes from some of Canada’s best restaurants, showcasing signature dishes and flavours that make the most of the country’s produce, and city guides from bloggers who have travelled around the country to seek out the highlights. If you’re thinking of visiting the country, then take a look below and be inspired.

Foodie guides

Planning a trip to Canada but want the inside scoop on where to eat, drink and visit? Check out our regional guides on the best spots in the country and start mapping out your culinary adventure.

Richmond's thriving Asian food scene

Welcome to Winnipeg!

'The Peg' is one of Canada's best-kept secrets – while the majority of visitors flock to Toronto and Vancouver, those in the know make sure they stop off at Winnipeg for its incredible food and drink. Learn a little more about this exciting city.

Raise a glass

British Columbia is home to some incredible drinks that you'll be hard put to source outside of the province. Here are three stories from some of the region's most dedicated artisans.

Discover Canada

Canadian seafood

Whether it's the spot prawns from British Columbia, gargantuan snow crabs or something a little more exotic, Canada is home to some of the best fish and seafood on the planet. Recreate the flavours of the country with recipes from Canada-obsessed bloggers and some of the country's best chefs.

More Canadian treats

And to drink…

It's not just amazing food that Canada's got going for it – the nation's beers, wines and cocktails are recognised the world over as some of the best around. Learn more about delicious ice wine, how British Columbia is home to swathes of vineyards and why the cocktail bars of Vancouver are simply unmissable.

Cocktail culture

Want a taste of what some of the best bartenders in Canada are serving up right now? This Canadian take on a martini uses sweet, fruity ice wine and local bitters to create a cocktail that's well worth the effort.

Prize produce

Chokecherries, fiddleheads, Malpaque oysters – there are plenty of ingredients used across Canada that are all but unheard of in the UK. Get to know them and discover how Canadian chefs make the most out of their beloved produce.

Christmas in Québec

We’re no strangers to feasting through Christmas, but in French-speaking Canadian region of Québec Christmas Eve is a day when the meal to end all meals is served. Discover the banquet of the Réveillon and realise you’ve been celebrating the festive period all wrong.

Walk on the wild side

One of the great things about Canada is that once you step outside the trendy, modern cities, there's a wealth of nature and countryside to explore. Naturally, it's where you'll find some amazing food and produce, too.

Steak, Canada-style

If you're a fan of big, juicy steaks, then Alberta province is a must-visit. As the home of Canada's cattle farmers, it's where you'll find incredible chefs cooking up world-class meat. Take a look at this recipe from one of the region's best restaurants.

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