Looking for some Canada Day food inspiration? Here you will find some unique Canada Day food ideas for a party, camping, or enjoying Canada Day with your family!
A beloved Canadian dessert, butter tarts are sweet and gooey treats made with a flaky pastry shell filled with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Some variations include adding raisins, pecans, or even chocolate chips to the filling. Put Butter Tarts on your Canada Day Food menu!
We are starting right off with desserts but that is no problem! Originating from Nanaimo, British Columbia, these no-bake bars consist of three layers—a chocolate coconut crumb base, a custard-flavored buttercream middle, and a smooth layer of chocolate on top. They are rich, indulgent, and perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth.
Canada is known for its maple syrup, so why not incorporate it into a savory dish? Try marinating salmon fillets in a mixture of maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, then grilling or baking them to perfection. The result is a sweet and savory delight whether you are at home or camping for Canada Day!
Greek Yogourt Parfaits
These are perfect breakfast items or dessert treats that show off the red and white pride of Canada Day! Layer red berries such as strawberries or raspberries with Greek yogurt and granola in a cup or jar. Repeat the layers and top with a sprinkle of shredded coconut or a drizzle of honey for a healthy and delicious Canada Day treat!
Widely cherished around the globe, Canadian lobster has made its name for being the ultimate delicacy of Canada. For those living on the East Coast, there is no better Canada Day food options than lobster rolls! They are served on a hot dog-style bun and are perfect to picnic. If you are not familiar with this East Coast staple, this is one of the top Canadian foods to try, especially for visitors to Nova Scotia.
Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
Play up the red and white with strawberry shortcake in a jar! This easy dessert requires just shortcake (easy to find in the store and often near fresh strawberries), strawberries and whipped cream!
Skewer cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves for a classic red and white appetizer. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or sprinkle with salt and pepper for added flavor.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!