Canadian Fun Food Facts by Province:
There are many foods that are traditionally Canadian, like Ketchup Chips, Smarties, Caramilk and Crispy Crunch, but there are also speciality food items by province.
Canada's biggest star is Maple Syrup - it is the flagship of our country.
Here are some fun food facts you may not know are popoular in each province.
- British Columbia: Nanaimo Bars - always a fun dessert at a bake sale all over Canada, but its roots started in BC.
- Alberta: Beef - this province is home to the Calgary Stampede and some of the best beef in the country will come straight from Alberta.
- Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Berry Pie - The Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia), also known as the Serviceberry, Juneberry, and Shadbush, is a wild plant native to Western Canada. The name Saskatoon originates from the First Nations Cree noun misâskwatômina. This pie is really a taste of the Prairie province.
- Manitoba: Bannock - Another traditional First Nations food, bannock can be fried flat at home or wrapped around a stick over a campfire.
- Ontario - Beaver Tail - This Ottawa classic is a must-eat when you're skating the Rideau Canal in the winter, but we think it tastes great any time of year.
- Quebec - It has become an iconic symbol of Québécois cuisine and culture. Poutine is a Québécois dish made of fresh-cut french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. It first appeared in 1950s rural Quebec snack bars
- P.E.I.: Lobster Mashed Potatoes - Celebrate two of P.E.I.'s most famous ingredients — lobster and potatoes — with this decadent side dish that is hearty enough for a main course.