Looking for some Canadian souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling, and it’s also something that’s fun to buy for yourself as a memory from your trip to Canada.
Here’s a list of 10 Canadian souvenirs to buy as a tourist:
Local designer jewelry
Local jewelry is a gift that’s always appreciated by women. When you’re in Montreal, make sure to visit the MYEL boutique. They sell beautiful locally made jewelry that will make any woman happy.
If you’re elsewhere in Canada, but still want to buy some beautiful Canadian jewelry, check out Foxy Originals. At their website you can shop some really nice jewelry pieces – all made in Canada. They even have a Canada Collection with both bracelets and earrings with maple leaves.
This is not doubt one of the best Canadian souvenirs to buy for the women in your life!
One of the most popular souvenirs in Canada is maple syrup. Canada is the world’s biggest producer of maple syrup and it’s a product that most Canadians have in their kitchen.
Maple syrup is popular to have on pancakes, waffles, French toast, oatmeal, and porridge. It’s also used as a sweetener for cooking and baking. The maple leaf shaped bottles are some of the most popular to buy.
If you’re a hockey fan, or know someone who’s a hockey fan, then this is the perfect Canadian souvenir to buy.
If you’re planning to go on a NHL game you have to wear one of these to support your favorite team. This way your souvenir will also have a fun story behind it.
One of the most magical Canadian souvenirs to buy are Christmas ornaments. Christmas ornaments are nice and inexpensive souvenirs to buy that you can hang in your Christmas tree during the holidays.
Every time you’ll look at your Christmas tree you’ll be reminded of your trip to Canada, which is really nice.
Having a hard time to buy a souvenir for a friend or family member? Buy some local snacks!
In Canada you can shop local snacks as well international snacks with local flavors. When you’re in the supermarkets of Canada you can check out these snacks:
- Dare Maple Leaf Cookies
- Thrills Gum
- Hickory Sticks
- Jos Louis Snack Cakes
- Lay’s Ketchup Chips
- Coffee Crisp Chocolate Bar
- Crispy Crunch
Stuffed moose & bear
If you’re planning to buy some Canadian souvenirs for the little ones back home, then you should buy some cute stuffed animals. The stuffed animal moose and beaver are famous in Canada, and will make any child happy.
The ones dressed up in Canadian Mountie attire especially makes a good gift!
In British Columbia First Nations, people used the beautiful traditional boxes to store their most precious possessions. Aside from being famous for its beautiful design, they’re also famous for its construction.
They’re made by bending a single plank of wood, which makes them so special.
Tim Hortons donuts
There’s no secret that Canadians love donuts, Canada is one of the countries that consume most donuts in the world.
When you’re in Canada you must stop by Tim Hortons and buy yourself some donuts. And while you’re at it, buy some for your friends and family as well – they’re going to love you for it. Just make sure to buy them right before you’re leaving the country, so they keep fresh on the way back home.
Maple fudge is one of the tastiest Canadian souvenirs to buy. They’re very sweet and will make anyone with a sweet tooth happy.
You can buy maple fudge at local markets, as well in souvenir shops where they sell a bit more travel-friendly packages of maple fudge.
One of the most unique things to buy in Canada is ice wine. Ice wine can be made in countries where it’s cold. First the grapes must be fully ripen, then they must undergo a hard freeze (around -8 °C / 17 °F).
When they freeze, the pickers have to work all night to harvest the grapes before the sun warms them up again.
It’s an interesting way to make wine, and it’s definitely a must to taste when you’re in Canada. If you like it, why not bring home a bottle or two and share with your friends and family!
What are your favorite Canadian souvenirs? Leave a comment below!