Souvenirs from Canada
Canada is a vast country, covering many miles of forests, mountains, and coastlines, with unique products that you can only find there. Perhaps the best known symbol of Canada is the red and white flag, with a large red Maple leaf. This iconic image is draped onto clothing and housewares, and carved into artisan wood boxes and tables. One of the most delicious souvenirs from Canada may be maple syrup, a sweet amber liquid distilled from the sap of the maple tree. Formed into candies or poured into bottles, you can find it shaped into maple leaves and moose, or simply poured into tins. The Canadian Moose Mountie is another famous symbol. These park rangers are clad in red wool jackets, black pants and brown hats, and are seen as a symbol of law and order. You can purchase a number of items with their image on it, including shirts, magnets, coffee mugs and posters.
Canadian Culture and Wildlife
Canada is a fascinating mix of British, French and Native American cultures. In the capital city of Ontario, you will find fine dining and high end shopping, while in Vancouver, you may run into a film production crew shooting the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Quebec is a French speaking province, where you can find flourishes of the Parisian lifestyle on every street corner, including bilingual signs and souvenirs. Native American tribes are still active in the country, and you can find beadwork, totem poles and scrimshaw carvings on their reservations. The Beaver is the official animal of Canada and is found all throughout the 42 different national parks. Moose and black bear are also prolific, and are made into jerkies and sausages. Stuffed toys of these animals are very popular memorabilia, including ones dressed as Mounties. You can also take home a taxidermied moose head, if you have the space in your luggage, or enjoy the luxury of fur lined gloves or coats.