Our Favorite Souvenirs from Canada
On a short, solo trip to Canada, I was on a mission to come home with some great souvenirs and foods to share.
We may have a magnet collection, but we generally stay away from the generic souvenirs and try to bring home more unique, authentic items. Here are our favorites that I picked up in Toronto, Ontario!
All Things Maple-
Quebec, Canada is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup, which means you can find tons of maple-related and maple-flavored things in Canada.
I brought home various types of maple syrup, maple candies, and maple cream cookies.
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Our favorite of these treats all come from Turkey Hill, so check out their website to see all of the products they offer.
The maple-shaped candies are like a maple syrup lollipop, and, according to Jenni, the Chocolate Maple Cream Cookies “smell like pancakes and taste like Heaven.”
Ontario, Canada is the world’s largest producer of ice wine, which is a wine made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine.
The wine is sweeter and more concentrated than a normal wine. The process is very hard to get right, resulting in small amounts being produced and, of course, higher prices for this type of wine.
If you’re not a big wine drinker or don’t want to spend so much on one souvenir, pick up a box of Maple Ice Wine Cream Cookies by Turkey Hill.
These cookies are one of Jenni’s favorites. As soon as the package is opened, the smell of the grapes is amazing, and the taste is just as good.
Because hockey is Canada’s official winter sport, hockey-related items make great souvenirs! I picked up a Toronto Maple Leafs shirt and a (street) hockey puck that will always make me think of the Canadian flag.
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Tim Horton’s Coffee-
Tim Horton was a Canadian hockey player who opened his own coffee and doughnut chain. The cafes have flavorful coffee, and delicious pastries and doughnuts at very affordable prices.
Basically, this place is the Starbucks of Canada with, it seems, one on every street corner.
We love being able to relive our travel experiences through food and drink at home, so bringing some of the iconic coffee to brew at home (and a mug or two) was a must.
Have you visited any part of Canada? What are some of your favorite souvenirs? Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!
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Mark is half of the duo behind the travel blog Just Chasing Rabbits. He lives in Mississippi with wife/travel companion, Jenni, and doggie-daughter, Gizmo. Because travel is one of his biggest passions, Mark has become a master trip planner, budgeter, and has developed a love of photography. Mark and Jenni share their experiences in hopes of inspiring others to have wonderful adventures and see the world.You can follow Mark and Jenni on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.