Happy Canada Day 2019!
The Canada pavilion at Epcot is one of our favorite places, probably because we’ve been to Canada several times and Elly did a Study Abroad program in the beautiful French-Canadian city of Chicoutimi, Quebec.
Of course, we always stop in and watch the O’Canada movie narrated by Martin Short.
O’Canada! is a Circle-Vision 360° movie showcasing Canada’s beautiful cities, scenery and people.
Guests watching the fourteen-minute “O’Canada!” movie will view places like Horseshoe Falls, Quebec City, Victoria, and Montreal as well as learn about Canadian celebrities like Mike Myers and Jim Carrey.
Many guests don’t realize that at the back of the Canada Pavilion there’s a massive rockwall formation with a mighty waterfall flowing down it. There are several platforms and a small staircase next to the waterfall winding down to a babbling stream.
Guests can arrange to be married or have their vows renewed there.
Currently, a series of 6 rotating bands perform daily on the Canada Mill Stage.
Current band line-up: Entertainment at the Canada Pavilion
Flashback Friday: Seeing Epcot’s Canadian Lumberjack Show
During our first DCP program, a new entertainment act was introduced at Epcot’s Canada pavilion: Canadian Lumberjack Show.
They performed on the Canada pavilion Mill Stage stage and were a hoot.
We got to see the brand new Canadian Lumberjack Show: The Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks at Epcot’s Canada pavilion last night.
The show features a mini-competition between the “blue team” and the “red team.” Each team consists of two lumberjacks as they compete in a series of events, including axe throwing, crosscut sawing and wood carving using chain saws.
Conservation is a big initiative for the group, who claim that for every tree that is cut for the show, three are planted in its place. I must say, it smelled so good when they were chopping wood! Like we were in the middle of a Canadian pine forest…
The act consists of skilled lumberjacks from the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack group, which has performed for crowds around the world and has operated for more than 30 years. The group is based in Kissimmee, Florida.
You can catch their show 6x/day on most days. If it’s raining or there’s lightning nearby, the show will be cancelled.
Video of the Canadian Lumberjacks Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es1gdrqWbjw
(The Canadian Lumberjack Show replaced Off Kilter, a kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing band that entertained guests in Epcot’s Canada for 17 years.)
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Have a magical day!