Numbers 61 to 70 of our ‘100 Things to do in Canada Before You Die’ countdown.
Take a walk over the wild side for the best view in Toronto
Get on top of the world with one of Canada's best urban views.  Read more
The Canadian comfort food you need to try at least once
Indulge in a little face-stuffing in Québec, sampling a local classic. No one is positive where the original poutine – the dish or the word – comes from, but most etymological stabs involve meanings that touch on “mess”, “mixture of leftovers”, “hodgepodge” and even “bad stew”.   Regardless, only an outdoor-mad culture like Canada’s, where everyone hikes, skis or wrestles grizzlies, could develop a dish this deliciously bad for you and not have everyone slip into a carb-induced coma. [caption id="attachment_20944" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Poutine Chez: a Canadian classic[/caption] There are variations, but basically what you do is take a plate of twice-cooked French fries, cover them with fresh cheese curd then pour hot spicy gravy over the top.   The guilty pleasure of an entire nation, great poutine is served in greasy spoon diners and ski lodges across Canada.   But to sample it as close as possible to the source, Québec’s Le Chic Shack has a classique version that will see you through a long day.   If you’re stuck for time, there are more than 10 Chez Ashton fast food chains in Québec City alone with a decent poutine plate that’s plenty for two to share. [caption id="attachment_20945" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Poutine with sausage: a twist on a Canadian classic[/caption] If you’re still not done, head to one of the Cochon Dingue cafes brimming with amazing food, including, you guessed it, poutine. GET GOING: Any day, any time, you’ll find somewhere serving poutine in Québec. You’ll find plenty on Travelmarvel’s Eastern Canada and New England Cruise. LOCATION: Served all around Québec City and region, some menus are only in French, but thankfully poutine is poutine no matter what the language, so it’s incredibly easy to find.   << Previous | Next >> Return to the ‘100 Things to do in Canada Before You Die’ countdown var axel = Math.random() + """"; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write('');  Read more
Explore 400 years of history in Old Québec
Stroll back in time, treading the streets of a city that's more than 400 years old.  Read more
Tiptoeing across Canada’s ancient Columbian Icefields
Ice is nice on the wonderful journey onto a centuries-old glacier. Read more
See red salmon fill Canada’s Fraser Canyon Rapids
See one of nature's great exoduses as salmon fill Fraser Canyon Rapids. Read more
Watch amazing husky sledding at the mighty Yukon Quest
Enjoy the dog days of the Yukon Quest, watching some amazing husky sledding.  Read more
Allow your woes to float away on Canada’s Lake Louise
Relax alongside, on, or perhaps even in Canada's beautiful Lake Louise. Read more
Get your motor runnin’ with a Harley ride down Canada’s Icefields Parkway
Get hog-wild on one of the world's great motorcycle journeys. Read more