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Vintage Walt Disney World: Boxing Day at the Canada Pavilion

posted on December 26th, 2013 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

Today, many countries celebrate Boxing Day including our friends to the North, Canada. As a special Boxing Day treat, here’s a look at the Canada Pavilion still under construction from January 1982.


If only I could figure out how to wrap up some Canadian Cheese Soup and ship it to myself for Boxing Day. It would be the perfect gift as I visit family up North (although I won’t be quite as far as Canada).

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Jacqueline on December 26th, 2013 at 9:19 am

Greetings Nate,

As always, a wonderful and informative post!

Being Canadian, I can truly appreciate the Canada Pavilion, World Showcase, Epcot. The representations in the pavilion are true to form, offer great information,are completely immersive and best of all incredibly accurate.

The representation of Butchart Gardens in British Columbia is outstanding. I always feel as if I’m right there.

Disney Imagineers never leave out any detail, even the smallest one which others might overlook. There is always meaning, purpose and accuracy. Congratulations!

Best regards from a loyal fan,


Greg on December 26th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Awesome picture! (It’s backwards though – needs to be flipped horizontally…)


Brandon from ON on December 27th, 2013 at 7:55 am

Thanks for posting this. Brings back many great memories from my time working at the Canadian Pavilion.


Debra on December 30th, 2013 at 11:05 am

As a Canadian, I have always loved the Canada pavilion ever since I first seen it in the spring of ’83 when I visited with my grandmother. I too wish there was a way to get cheese soup for take-out but do have the next best thing, a printed recipe card that I was given a while ago. Maybe you could ask the chef at Le Cellier for a copy and prepare it yourself. :-) As a side note, my daughter works at the Canadian Pavilion as a Cultural Representative in the Disney International Program. She loves her job and all the amazing experiences she is having on year tenure. What a GREAT program! Thank you Disney!