Visiting from Canada and missing home? Or just a big fan of the Canucks? Whether you’re a Canadian native or just a fan of poutine and hockey, Las Vegas has what you need, from sports to beautiful natural settings. While our weather might be a little different than our neighbors up north, read on to see how to have the most Canadian trip ever in Las Vegas.
Step one: Drinking like a Canadian. You can’t kick off a Canadian weekend without a cold brew straight from the North. Located on the second level of the D, you’ll find an ode to Canada at BarCanada – filled with impressive cocktails, beers on draft, imported brews, and plenty of screens to catch a hockey game to cheer on your team. Modern design meets the high-energy vibe that every game day needs for any serious hockey fan. Aside from actually being in Canada, does it really get more Canadian than that?
Even though hockey is the main focus of this Canada-inspired bar, you’ll be able to catch all major sporting events while surrounded by 85-inch TVs. Coming up, you’ll be able to catch all the Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup playoff games at BarCanada and cheer on your favorite team with us with full audio, high-energy, and stiff drinks! And to make the experience even better? Place your bets at Circa | Sports just a short walk away.
With hockey season around the corner, you’ll be right on time to enjoy all the grit and excitement of attending a game. One of the best parts about Vegas is its growing sports scene, and we are no stranger to getting rowdy at a Vegas Golden Knights game to cheer on our boys. If you’ve never seen a city really come together for their team, be sure to get some VGK tickets to see the team – and the crowd – in action. Vegas energy mixed with hockey enthusiasm is a sight that could even rival Canadian hockey’s loyal fan base!
Whether you attend a home game at the T-Mobile Arena or watch on a screen, there are a number of options available to get your fill. Grab a drink at BarCanada for the full Canadian experience. Or, up the ante and place some bets at the largest sportsbook in the world at Circa | Sports in Circa Resort, where you can also catch some VGK watch parties. And one last place that gives you the ultimate Canada-Vegas hockey experience? Watching the game while lounging by the pool at Circa Stadium Swim®.
There are quite a few famous Canadian artists both residing and performing in Las Vegas! And a few of them are pretty big names that have become synonymous with both Canada and Vegas. If you’re in town and are looking forward to a show, definitely consider these artists who have become a Las Vegas staple after moving down from the North and starting up some of the most successful residencies in the city.
Dubbed the “Queen of Country Pop”, Shania Twain was raised in Timmins, Ontario, and has since established a pretty loyal following across both the US and Canada. At the end of 2012, she started her first Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. Currently, Twain is gearing up for her second residency, Let’s Go!, at Zappos Theater starting up again in early December.
Undoubtedly some of the most popular shows to see in Vegas, Cirque du Soleil is a Montreal-based company. Out of the current active Cirque shows, 5 of the 20 have established residencies in Las Vegas. Depending on your tastes, there’s pretty much a show for everyone. Options include “O” at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Mystère at Treasure Island, Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage, and KÀ at MGM Grand.
Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Celine Dion has become a household name – obviously showcased by being the best-selling Canadian recording artist in history. Las Vegas is a huge part of her career. Her 2003-07 Vegas residency, A New Day…, is the highest-grossing concert residency of all time. In 2011, her second residency, Celine, began. And now, Dion sets out for a new Las Vegas residency, picking up again at Resorts World in November 2021.
Aside from drinking, watching sports, and seeing shows like Canadians, Vegas has some natural beauty anyone can appreciate. Canada is known for its natural landscapes that are perfect for exploring, hiking, and camping – and the surrounding Nevada desert certainly doesn’t pale in comparison. While the landscapes might be totally different, switching some snow-capped mountains for our sweeping valleys and canyons is a pretty beautiful tradeoff.
Make a day out of exploring the different areas near the city. Some of the best Nevada hikes and trails can be found in the Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, and Mount Charleston. Always be sure to do your research to pack the right clothing and gear! And if hiking and camping aren’t your thing, you can still take in the sights from the city at a rooftop bar or by taking a visit to Springs Preserve.
You might have been questioning us when we said you can have a Canadian experience in Las Vegas, but we weren’t joking! With bars, sports, nature, and entertainment, you can easily find a way to make the Nevada desert feel like Canada for a weekend. When you’re planning your experience, be sure to book a room at the D so you can be right in the middle of all the action. Sounds pretty good, eh?