Nanaimo, British Columbia, should be on the top of your list of places to visit, and not just because it hosts the World Bathtub Racing Championships every year. Located on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island, this city in Canada is home to the country’s favorite dessert: the eponymous Nanaimo Bar.
The original version of this classic no-bake Canadian treat has three distinct and delicious layers. The bottom is a crumbly coconut graham crust, the middle is a smooth and creamy custard filling, and the top is a layer of rich chocolate ganache. Over the years, this rich, chocolatey treat has captured Canadian hearts and inspired an ever-growing list of sweet spin-offs trying to imitate the taste, including Nanaimo bar Martinis, ice cream, and a craft beer from nearby Vancouver Island Brewing.