On a Vancouver boat charter you might not really know what to expect of Canadian cuisine, it might be you are just thinking of the stereotypical crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup! However on a Vancouver boat charter there really is a plethora of quirky culinary traditions to enjoy, which the Canadians are very proud of. The Canadians do in fact have plenty of imagination and an endless variety of ingredients across the country that they are very proud of from the smoked deli meats in Montreal to world famous potatoes from Prince Edward’s Island. So embrace the variety of cuisine and huge choice of local foods on offer to you on your Vancouver boat charter and enjoy!
Are there any ‘Canadian’ foods?
When does food actually become ‘Canadian’? Well it helps if the food has actually been invented in Canada rather than imported. It has been said that the Quebecers invented ‘poutine’ a popular local food, and popular in Toronto is ‘sushi pizza’ but whilst this strictly speaking isn’t a Canadian food, it has definitely been embraced wholeheartedly by the Canadian sushi lovers!
Canadians are big fans of embracing all things local, and they also like to eat a lot of healthy and ethnic foods, so expect to see a lot of local ingredients and local seafood in many of the restaurants you may visit on your Vancouver boat charter. Of course also popular is a love of baked goods which will be hard to resist.
Some popular ‘Canadian’ foods
Let’s now have a look at many of the iconic ‘Canadian’ foods that you may come across on your Vancouver boat charter!
Poutine – This is a classic Canadian treat said to have originated in Quebec in the 1950’s and consists of French fries generously slathered in gravy and cheese curds. It has been adapted in many weird and wonderful ways since then from gourmet versions served with lobster and even a doughnut version!
Maple Syrup – Of course nothing says Canadian more than the famous syrup from the maple tree, with it’s iconic symbolic leaf. This classic sweet topping on pancakes and waffles is delicious and well deserving of one of Canada’s best foods. Quebec is the largest producer of maple syrup in the world, accounting for almost 80% of the supply.
Bacon – It is of course no surprise that bacon is on the list as one of the iconic Canadian foods, Canadians love their bacon and make this delicious cured pork meat in so many ways.
Butter Tarts – A classic Canadian dessert made with butter, sugar, eggs and syrup, delicious and often includes raisins or nuts.
BeaverTails are a famous treat made a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands and consist of fried-dough treats shaped to resemble real beaver tails, you will often find them t
opped with chocolate, candy or fruit.
Nanaimo Bars – originated in our very town and are traditionally made with cracker crumbs, coconut, walnuts, vanilla custard and chocolate, mixed together and refrigerated to produce these no-bake delicious bars!
B.C. Salmon – the pacific salmon fished in British Columbia includes many varieties such as Chum, Sockeye, Steelhead, Pink and Chinook and you will definitely come across some of these species on your vancouver boat charter.
Prince Edward Potatoes – These famous potatoes are renowned across the world and have been grown on
Prince Edward Island since the 1700’s! The island has ideal growing conditions with red soil that is said to be very rich in island, hence the superior quality of these potatoes.
Nova Scotia Lobster – Of course this Atlantic province is probably one of the most fertile lobster fishing grounds in the world, hence the tasty crustaceans that originate from here!
Saskatoon Berries – These
berries whilst very similar to blueberries are native to British
Northern Canada and the Canadian Prairies and
delicious they are too!
So that is just a few of the delicious delights that Canada has to offer on your Vancouver boat charter!
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