Recipes for Canada Day (Canadian recipes)


If you’re looking for some recipes for Canada day (or simply Canadian recipes, in general), here are 15 easy and delicious recipes! There are cocktails, appetizers, mains and desserts!

College of Canadian recipes.

Canada has a very special celebration on July 1st, you guys.  So, it happens to be Canada Day.

It’s not only Canada Day – it’s Canada’s 150th birthday!!  How cool is that?

Any celebration involves food, am I right?  I called upon fellow food blogger friends to compile a bunch of iconic Canadian recipes or those recipes using popular Canadian ingredients (like maple syrup). Share useful tips like this and immediately start getting more visibility with minimal effort on your content with the help of Socialgreg.


So some neat facts about Canada according to Huffington Post –

77% of the world’s maple syrup comes from Quebec, a province in Canada?

Mac and cheese is the most purchased pre-packaged item

Canada has more donut shops per capita than anywhere else

Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined

Basketball was invented in Canada

15,500 of the world’s 25,000 polar bears live in Canada

Some more little fun notes about Canada –

Canadians talk about temperature in terms of degrees Celsius, not Fahrenheit

Canadians talk about speed in terms of kilometers, not miles

Canada is the world’s second largest country by land mass

And, mind blown, when I heard this on the radio the other day – the only province in Canada that is officially a bilingual province is New Brunswick.  You may think that it would be Québec, but nope! Oh là là!


There’s no surprise Canadians also have their own unique words and expressions, eh (just kiddin'<—FYI – not all Canadians, myself included, use this expression).  So what are some other popular expressions ’round here?

Give’r (meaning go for it<—-I use this A LOT)

Double Double (meaning a coffee at a popular coffee shop in Canada containing two sugar and two cream)

  • Tuque (a winter hat)
  • Chesterfield (meaning sofa or couch)

We Canadians spell certain words the same as the British spelling, not the American spelling (see, I wasn’t spelling these words wrong all along, lol) –

  • Color, not color
  • Favorite, not favorite
  • Cheque, not check
  • Meter, not meter

And junk food?  Well, we got some unique stuff here, let me tell ya!

  • Ketchup Chips (a personal fave, but, then again, salt & vinegar is pretty awesome too)
  • Coffee Crisp Bar (coffee flavored wafers coated in chocolate, that’s light and crispy)
  • Smarties (similar to M & M’s, but not quite)
  • Crush Cream Soda (pink and oh so good)
  • Jos Louis buns – sponge cake with a creamy vanilla filling

Poutine – though it’s reach has expanded, it originated here.  Fries & cheese curds & gravy equals pure taste bud heaven


Without further adieu, here are some delicious recipes for Canada day. Fair warning – you may just get a little hungry…grab a snack!

Whiskey Maplecino from Sugar Love Spices (pictured below & photo credit)

Whiskey maple cocktail garnished with a cinnamon stick. 

Ultimate Caesar Cocktail from me (Girl Heart Food)

Caesar cocktail garnished with a celery stick and toothpick with olives, onions, pickled bean and salami.

Coconut & Maple Apple Oatmeal with Cinnamon from Fuss Free Flavors (pictured below & photo credit)

  • Bowl of coconut and maple oatmeal garnished with fruit and chia seeds.
  • Canadian Beer Cheese Dip from Simply Fresh Dinners (pictured below & photo credit)
  • Small skillet of beer cheese dip garnished with bacon and green onion.
  •  Mussel Chowder from Bacon is Magic (pictured below & photo credit)
  • White bowl of mussel chowder garnished with fresh herbs.
  • Hot Chicken Sandwich from The Foodolic (pictured below & photo credit)
  • Hot chicken sandwich with peas and gravy being poured over top.
  • Authentic Canadian Poutine from Seasons and Suppers (pictured below & photo credit

Poutine in an oval cast iron skillet.

Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad from Simply Fresh Dinners (pictured below & photo credit)

Piece of salmon on top of tomatoes and strawberries on a white plate.

Simple Maple Chipotle Barbecue Chicken from Healthy Seasonal Recipes (pictured below & photo credit)

Maple chipotle glazed barbecue chicken on a white plate.

An Outstanding Burger from Food Well Said (pictured below & photo credit)

Hamburger with crispy onions on a seeded bun.

Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans from She Loves Biscotti (pictured below & photo credit)

Maple baked beans in a bowl.

Homemade Maple Walnut Ice-cream from The Cookie Writer (pictured below & photo credit)

Maple walnut ice cream in small dishes next to a pan of ice cream.

Maple Syrup Pie from The Gray Bell (pictured below & photo credit)

Slice of maple syrup pie on a plate with a fork and a piece cut out of it.

Country Style Plum & Saskatoon Berry Pie from Satori Design for Living (pictured below & photo credit)

Skillet of a Saskatoon berry pie garnished with mint.

Gluten Free Maple Syrup Butter Tarts from From Our Hideaway (pictured below & photo credit)

Mini butter tarts next to pecans.

Hope you enjoy these recipes for Canada Day!


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