New experiences inspire travellers to discover the authentic Canada through its past.
Destination Canada is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Canadian Signature Experiences collection. Travellers can explore powerful human rights stories from across Canada and around the world in Manitoba; learn about Canada’s military history with volunteer veterans in Ontario and hit the streets of one of Vancouver, British Columbia’s oldest neighbourhoods during a culinary tour of hidden gems.
The Canadian Signature Experiences are a curated collection of extraordinary and authentically Canadian travel experiences. As diverse as the country itself, these unique experiences are offered from coast to coast to coast and provide an introduction to the best Canada – and Canadians – has to offer.
“From our cool culinary scene to our rich and unique history, these Canadian Signature Experiences will inspire travellers to learn more about who we are, and why Canadians are so proud to call our country home” says the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism. “Visitors from around the world will have an unforgettable opportunity to learn more about our proud history and the unique culinary culture that is quickly making Canada a top destination for travellers in search of diverse cuisines from around the world.”
“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian War Museum and Off the Eaten Track are important additions to our Canadian Signature Experiences collection,” says David F. Goldstein, Destination Canada’s President and CEO. “Visitors can really get to know the authentic Canada through these intimate encounters with our history.”
The three new experiences highlighting Canada’s history and culture are:
- Exploring a Canadian Landmark with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights - ManitobaExperience a unique kind of museum that connects us all, no matter what our place of origin via rights – human rights. Travellers hear powerful stories from across Canada and around the world as they are guided through the Museum’s galleries to explore the stories and architecture that combine to create this Canadian landmark. While dining on a creatively-prepared, farm fresh meals, learn about why the Museum was built at the forks of two rivers on the Canadian Prairies, a place where people have come together for millennia.
- Museum Grand Tour with the Canadian War Museum - Ontario
Walk through time, across Canada and around the world in four Canadian Experience Galleries presenting military history. Travellers can learn about war experiences as they talk with volunteer veterans, reflect on how ordinary Canadians faced extraordinary challenges and experience how human conflict has shaped Canada.
- Railtown Urban Eats Tour with Off the Eaten Track - British Columbia
Gathering amid the heritage buildings and industrial grit of Railtown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, travellers set off on a fun culinary tasting tour of hidden gems. This little neighbourhood is a magnet for trendy small eateries even the locals don’t know about. Travellers nibble comfort food in a former Japanese gambling house that’s now a culinary training school, and sip wine and craft beers created on site at an early 20th century steel warehouse as they learn more about Railtown’s history.
Since the Canadian Signature Experiences program’s inception, the collection has grown to over 200 members and Destination Canada works in partnership with all 13 Canadian provincial and territorial marketing organizations to build and maintain the collection.
- Canadian Signature Experiences for a comprehensive list of members.
- Canadian Signature Experiences Backgrounder for further information on the program.
- Tourism in Canada to learn more about arrivals and the tourism industry's contribution to Canada's economy through jobs, GDP and tourism spending.
- Brand Canada Library for rights-ready, free-to-use images and videos (including of the new Canadian Signature Experiences).