Unique and delicious specialties to enjoy in Canada

Chapter 3: Cheers

Published: 28-02-2022




Wine is mostly imported, so the national alcoholic drink is beer. The most popular types are pale lagers like Molson Canadian and Labatt Blue from the big breweries, i.e. Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Company.

There’s also a thriving microbrewery scene all over Canada—yes, even in Nunavut, with NuBrewCo!

Local wine is produced in Ontario (in the Niagara region) or British Columbia (in the Okanagan Valley). Keep it in mind if you’re hoping to make money during harvest season! Do try ice wine, produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Unsurprisingly, Canada is the world’s largest producer. Ice cider is also an option.

When buying alcohol in Canada, remember that the minimum drinking age is 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, and 19 years in the rest of the Canadian provinces and territories. Yes, your ID will be checked. Alcohol isn’t as easily available as in many countries—different provinces and territories, different rules. You may be able to buy beer and wine at the supermarket but, generally speaking, liquor and beer are sold at provincially owned liquor store outlets.

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