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The largest butter tart festival in Canada is back in Midland, Ontario this spring, full of even more ooey-gooey goodness. There will be 200 different vendors selling this quintessential Canadian dessert along with other treats and merchandise.

You can visit Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival on June 11, in David Onley Park, Harbourside Park and along King Street in downtown Midland. Both professional and amateur bakers will compete to see who has the best butter tart in the province.

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Although you probably don't need to be further convinced that Canada is the best country in the world, this list will definitely give you another reason to believe it. As it turns out, there are a lot of incredible treats available in Canada that Americans just don't have the same access to.

For starters, the British import ban in the States means that they are not receiving a lot of the good sweet stuff we are.

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There are so many classic Canadian snacks, food and drinks that you really need to try if you want to call yourself a true canuck!

Canada is home to a lot of unique food and drinks including some you're probably already familiar with like poutine and butter tarts but also some lesser-known ones that you've never heard of before like flapper pie and the Caribou drink.

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We all know Canada just does some things (cough, cough most things) better than most everywhere else. However, one thing we don't mess around with is our Canadian delicacies. From crafting the absolute perfect poutine to constructing the tastiest butter tarts - Canadians know what's up in the food department. 

Just the other day our Irish neighbours wanted to put themselves to the test and see if they too could handle the greatness that is Candian desserts. Up on the docket were date squares, beaver tails, pouding chômeur, Nanaimo bars, and lastly butter tarts. All sweet, all delicious, and all VERY Canadian. 

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