Canada Wood offers a great escape from the town. A beautiful countryside location with excellent walks nearby. In fact, the John Muir Way long distance trail passes by the door. If you’re walking it, do drop in, we’ll be happy to stamp your John Muir Way passport.
There are some good walking and cycling trails around the café. Take a short walk and build an appetite for some good food on your return. You’ll find plenty of free parking, plus a bike hire business that is next door to the café.
The café is located next to one of Scotland’s most significant battlegrounds. The Battle of Falkirk Muir took place on 17th January 1746. For the Jacobite’s Bonnie Prince Charlie were victorious against the Hanoverian army, ultimately capturing Falkirk. Read more on story boards close to the café, or in one of the books about the battle that we sell.
More recent history has seen the change in the local area from heavy industry to tourism. Two of Scotland’s finest examples of modern tourism can be found nearby, they are The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel.
First visit to Café @ Canada Wood, we wanted to check out the setup for dogs before bringing our pooch next time. Beautiful building with picturesque views, staff were very helpful and attentive. Menu was reasonably priced, quick service, with great mouth-watering portions, presented beautifully! There was plenty of people in the welcoming outdoor area with dogs having dinner and just drinks. Can't wait to go back with the pup! Highly recommend!