Find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Great White North at Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.
Journey across the country while enjoying a new musical score by composer Andrew Lockington and narration by beloved Canadian actors, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
Keep reading for our complete guide to Canada Far and Wide.
Canada Far and Wide Quick Facts
You can find the film in the back of the Canada Pavilion, which is located next to the United Kingdom Pavilion.
How to Watch Canada Far and Wide
Canada Far and Wide has a Standby Line. There is no Single Rider Line.
Do I need to use Genie+ at Canada Far and Wide?
Canada Far and Wide does not offer Genie+, but you don’t need it here.
Many of the other attractions at the park do have Genie+, though, so be sure to check out our touring plans for Epcot for more Genie+ advice.
Rider Switch/Child Swap
Since there is no height requirement for Canada Far and Wide, this show does not offer Rider Switch.
Rider Switch is Disney’s system that allows guests with small children to take turns riding bigger rides, while another person/people wait with the little one.
You can learn more about Rider Switch via our handy guide.
What to Expect when you Watch
The queue for Canada Far and Wide is designed to look like a scene from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. While not a traditional queue, this area this serves as more of a holding space for guests until the doors open for the next showing.
Those in ECVs and wheelchairs may remain in them to watch Canada Far and Wide. To gain access to the theater, take the path through Victoria Gardens by Le Cellier Steakhouse.
Those not in wheelchairs or ECVs are required to stand throughout the film and are provided with railings to lean against.
Handheld captioning, assistive listening, and audio description is available for guests.
During the Show
If you prefer to experience Canada Far and Wide without spoilers, you may want to skip this section.
Make your way into a large, 360 degree theater, where you’ll find railings to lean upon so you can ensure that you are able to take in all nine screens surrounding you.
As a Cast Member makes some safety and welcoming remarks, you will see a serene forest on the screens.
From there, Catherine O’Hara begins to tell the story of how Canada got its name. Joined by Eugene Levy, the two Canadian actors (and Schitt’s Creek co-stars) narrate the next 12 minutes, taking you from Canada’s bustling metroplexes to its gorgeous coastlines and majestic mountains.
They begin the tour of Canada with an overview of some of the major areas of the country such as Nova Scotia, Québec City, Montreal, Ottawa, the St. Lawrence River, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Calgary, Canada’s desert and wine regions, Whistler, Vancouver, Cathedral Grove, as well as the northern territories where you’ll find the northern lights and indigenous populations.
Also highlighted is the country’s love of the arts, architecture, sports (especially hockey), cultural events, outdoor activities, and wildlife, all while showing stunning images of each area and what makes this country unique.
The show concludes with a rousing finale that covers the entire land, set to “Canada, My Canada” sung by 2006 Canadian Idol winner, Eva Avila.
At the end, a Cast Member thanks guests for coming and then asks everyone to make their way out the doors to the left of the theater.
Is Canada Far and Wide Kid-Friendly?
While Canada Far and Wide is appropriate for guests of all ages, little ones may get antsy, especially since you are not allowed to sit during the show.
Strollers are not allowed in most queues at Walt Disney World, including Canada Far and Wide. Instead, you’ll need to leave your stroller in the designated stroller parking area.
A Circle-Vision film has been part of the Canada pavilion since it opened on October 1, 1982, the same day as Epcot.
O, Canada! was the original Circle-Vision 360 film. Filmed in the late 1970s, it ran from the park’s opening in 1982 until 2007.
On August 31, 2007, a new 14-minute O, Canada! Circle-Vision film opened, replacing the 17-minute original.
Narrated by Canadian actor Martin Short, this version of the film was designed to show a more modern look at Canada. It took guests on a tour of the country, featuring stunning landscapes as well as performances by Cirque du Soleil and the Calgary Stampede.
On January 17, 2020, the current digital 360 film, Canada Far & Wide in Circle-Vision 360 debuted. Narrated by Canadian actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, it features a mix of new footage and digitally converted footage that was produced for prior versions of the show.
Other Fun Details
- The theater for Canada Far and Wide is sometimes used as a food booth during festivals, so keep in mind the show may not be available during certain times of the year, specifically during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
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