Pavilions

Try delicious, authentic food and learn about other cultures at 50 pavilions.

Welcome | Sawubona (sah-woo-BOH-nah)

South Africa, located in the southernmost part of Africa, is a country of remarkable diversity and natural beauty. From the stunning landscapes of Table Mountain in Cape Town to the iconic wildlife of Kruger National Park, South Africa offers a captivating blend of cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant traditions that leave a lasting impression on visitors.

 

Welcome | Bienvenido (byen-veh-NEE-doh)

Spain, located in southwestern Europe, is known for its vibrant culture and historical landmarks. From the iconic architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the lively flamenco music and dance in Seville, Spain offers a captivating mix of rich history, delicious cuisine, and stunning Mediterranean beaches that attract visitors from around the world.

 

Welcome | Huan ying (hoo-wan ying)


Taiwan, an island nation in East Asia, is renowned for its technological advancements and beautiful landscapes. From the bustling streets of Taipei, the capital city, to the majestic cliffs of Taroko Gorge, Taiwan offers a fascinating blend of modernity, traditional culture, and natural wonders that captivate travelers from around the globe.

Welcome | Sawatdee Ton Rap (sah-wat-dee ton rap)

Thailand, located in Southeast Asia, is a country renowned for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes. The capital city, Bangkok, is a bustling metropolis that blends modernity with historic sites like the grand Wat Arun temple. Thai cuisine, famous for its bold flavors and aromatic spices, is enjoyed worldwide, with popular dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup. The country's pristine beaches, such as Phuket and Krabi, attract tourists seeking relaxation and water activities, while the northern region offers opportunities for exploring lush jungles and visiting traditional hill tribes.

 

Welcome | Tukusanyukidde (too-koo-sahn-yoo-kid-eh)

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos and giraffes.

 

Welcome | Vitaemo (Vee-tie-am-oh)

Ukraine, located in Eastern Europe, is a country with a rich history and diverse cultural heritage. From the golden-domed churches of Kyiv to the picturesque Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine offers a blend of historical landmarks, vibrant traditions, and scenic beauty that leave a lasting impression on visitors.

 

Welcome | Bienvenido (byen-veh-nee-doh)

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago. To the northwest are the Andes Mountains and the colonial town of Mérida, a base for visiting Sierra Nevada National Park. Caracas, the capital, is to the north.

 

Welcome | Hoan Nghênh (ho-ahn neh-nn)

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia. Located at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia, it covers 311,699 square kilometres (120,348 sq mi). With a population of over 96 million, it is the world's fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and shares maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia through the South China Sea.

 

Welcome | Kính Chào (King Chow)

The settlement of Vietnamese nationals in Canada is relatively recent. It resulted from two waves of immigration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The first wave consisted mostly of middle- class people who were welcomed to Canada for their professional skills after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Because Vietnam had been part of the French colony of Indochina until 1954, these immigrants generally spoke French, if not English.

The second wave of immigration consisted of refugees from the former South Vietnam, seeking to escape the harsh living conditions and deteriorating human-rights situation following the reunification of the two Vietnams into a single country. These refugees were widely referred to in the media as “boat people.” Moved by the desperate plight of the hundreds of thousands who, to escape the Communist regime, took to the high seas in makeshift boats that threatened to sink at any moment, many Canadians offered to sponsor their journey to Canada.