I don’t know about you, but I find World Showcase absolutely fascinating. Talk about attention to detail! The Imagineers simply out-did themselves when creating the international pavilions. Each country is absolutely replete in details that truly tell the story of each country’s people, traditions, architecture and history. The more I learn about the intricacies of each pavilion, the hungrier I become for more knowledge! And how fortuitous that this month a perfect opportunity presented itself to delve further into the details of Epcot’s Canada pavilion. On July 1st, Canada celebrate it’s annual national Canada Day holiday. Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 constitutional enactment that united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – thus creating Canada. Let’s celebrate Canada in our own “Disney” way and stroll through the Canada pavilion.
1. Hotel du Canada, the main building in Epcot’s Canada pavilion, is modeled after which famous Ottawa hotel?
- Chateau Laurier
- The Fairmount Chateau
- The Fairmount Pacific Inn
2. How many stories tall is the Hotel du Canada?
- 5 stories
- 6 stories
- 3 stories
3. Within the Canada pavilion there are 3 totem poles. Two of the totem poles are fabricated from fiberglass and one from wood. Who carved the wooden totem pole?
- Disney Imagineers
- David A. Boxley
- Marvin Davis
4. Which garden in Victoria, British Columbia inspired the Canada pavilion’s Victoria Gardens?
- Butchart Gardens
- Flemmington Gardens
- Toronto Gardens
5. True or False: The Canada pavilion’s signature dining restaurant Le Cellier Steakhouse was originally a cafeteria style dining establishment.
6. What is the name of the mine that houses the queue area for Canada pavilion’s film O Canada?
- Iron Shaft Mine
- Cooper Mine
- Maple Leaf Mine
7. True or False: The former entertainment act at the Canada pavilion, Off Kilter, was the opening day entertainment act.
Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001. The fire was ignited and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.