Ontario�s culinary landscape is getting some international exposure thanks to the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection.
The prestigious collection features unique and authentic Canadian experiences and will be advertising some of Ontario�s delectable destinations to a global audience. Experiences that have been featured in the past include Inniskillin Winery’s Extreme Canadian Icewine Experience and Long-Point Eco Adventures’ Wilderness Mushroom Foray.
Culinary explorers will be excited to hear that this year’s Ontario additions to the Canadian Signature Experiences family are are edible experiences! A�From Muskoka to Toronto, these iconic experiences invite visitors on a taste adventure.
Here are this year�s newest members:
Escape the City: Canoe Paddle and Beach Dining Adventure
“Never trust a skinny chef, or a fat tour guide” is what Scott Savoie, chef and tour guide A�likes to say. A�The aptly named Culinary Adventure Company launches people into all sorts of tasty experiences and this is no exception.
Foodies will work up an appetite paddling through Toronto Island’s tranquil bird sanctuary and scenic channels while learning about the natural evolution of the area from a professional canoe guide.
Adventurers will lay down their paddles and pick up their forks for a gourmet dinner picnic featuring delicious locally sourced food. As the sun sets over the Toronto skyline, canoers make their way back to the city lights. A�Find out more!
Bog to Bottle: Muskoka’s Cranberry and Wine Discovery
Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh is a generational farm in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Surrounded by lakes and wilderness and neighbour to an award winning winery, Johnston’s is a juicy red gem of a retreat.
The Bog to Bottle tour reveals the secrets of cranberry farming, with an exhilirating and informative tour of the grounds.A�After gaining appreciation for the process, guests sit back and enjoy a tutored tasting featuring Muskoka Lakes Wines paired with cranberry-kissed cuisine. A�A�Find out more!
The Ultimate Canadian Craft Beer Experience
The Ontario Group of Touring Companies invites you to explore the wonderful world of micro breweries on this diverse and educational tour.
Learn what it takes to pump out a palatable pint and sample some of Ontario’s finest and most exotic brews. Meet award-winning brewmasters and get their take on the booming craft that is sweeping the country. A�Find out more!
Food forward Signature Experiences abound across the country, including these tasty temptations:
Starting on the west coast, Vancouver Foodie Tours boasts the World’s Best Food Truck Tour, sampling the meals on wheels that drive the city’s food truck scene. Canadian Wilderness Adventures takes you 6,000 feet up Blackcomb Mountain, through winding forested trails by snowmobile for a Crystal Hut Fondue.
In Quebec, Fitz and Folwell’s Flavours of “The Main” Culinary Heritage TourA�offers a restaurant tour steeped in history, along the St. Lawrence, ending up at North America’s largest open-air market for a taste of Quebec’s terroir.
The east coast is bursting with culinary delights. In P.E.I., take a trip with Top Notch Charters for Lobster Fishing at its Best or lace up your cooking boots for Holland College Culinary Bootcamps’ Local Flavours Bootcamp for a true farm-to-table experience. In Newfoundland, Lighthouse Picnics will wow you with its Picnics by the Sea.
Watch this video to learn more about the Canadian Signature Experiences program:
About the Canadian Tourism Commission
The Canadian Tourism CommissionA�(CTC) is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, we lead the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Canada as a premier four-season tourism destination. Our vision is to inspire the world to explore Canada.
With our partners in the tourism industry and the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories, we promote Canada’s extraordinary experiences in 11 countries around the world, conduct market research, offer stunning visuals through the Brand Canada Library and provide resources and toolkits to help industry leverage Canada’s successful tourism brand�”Canada. Keep Exploring.” CTC is a proud member of the Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of FameTM for Executing Strategy. For regular updates on CTC initiatives, subscribe to CTC News, search our corporate website, become a fan onA�Facebook, follow us onA�Twitter, share images on Instagram or subscribe to ourA�YouTubeA�channel.