Canada Day is a time to celebrate with friends, family and neighbours. In our house, celebrating our nation’s birthday usually includes food. Planning a themed party is great but coming up with menu items….not so much. No need to worry, here is your COMPLETE Canada Day menu with recipes from some of my favourite Canadian blogs.

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I love having simple finger foods on hand for my guests to munch on while others arrive, I put the final details on the meal or simply when working the room. Here are some great appetizer ideas to help whet your guests’ palettes. 

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1. Canadian Barbecue Nachos from Mommy Moment.

2. Roasted Cauliflower Dip from The Bewitchin Kitchen

3. Gluten Free Homemade Gravlax from Frugal Mom Eh

4. Best Ever Meatballs from Ninjamommers

5. Polenta Crostini from Frugal Mom Eh



The crowd’s arrived, cups are filled and it’s time to dig in. Canada Day…what to serve? Something patriotic? Something red and white? How about food to reflect our nation’s diversity? Here are some delicious mains that will leave your mouth watering.

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1. Spiced Chilli Fries from My Organized Chaos 

2. Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole from Country Fit Family

3. Poutine Dog from Mommy Moment

4. Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and Spicy Aioli

5. Sweet & Spicy Turkey Burger with Pineapple Sriracha Sauce



What’s a party without some sinfully sweet indulgence to cap off a delicious feast? Looking for that perfect decadent dessert to commemorate our beautiful nation’s birthday? You have GOT to check out some of these killer recipes below:

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1. Strawberry, Blood Orange and Cream Cheese Turnovers from Ninjamommers

2. Blueberry Cake from My Organized Chaos

3. Easy Lemon Tarts from My 3 Little Kittens

4. Maple Syrup Bread Pudding in a Jar from Echoes of Laughter

5. Mango Lassi Ice Pops from This Westcoast Mommy

6. Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp from This Lil Piglet

7. Maple Apple Crisp from My Organized Chaos

8. Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from Life Love Liz

9. Ambrosia Fruit Salad from Tales of a Ranting Ginger

10. Pineapple Citrus Fruit Dip from The Bewitchin Kitchen

11. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles from This Lil Piglet

12. Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake from Simply Stacie

13. Kit Kat Canada Day Cake from Lil Miss Kate

As the fireworks light up the evening sky this Canada Day and the local parks fill with seas of red and white; be sure to whet your appetite with these mouth watering menu ideas that are as delicious as our nation is proud.



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Fariha is a mom of two, journalist, blogger, social media specialist and digital influencer. She is also an ambassador for Canadian diversity. Her blog specializes in lifestyle, automotive, travel, giveaway and product reviews from a uniquely Canadian perspective. If you are interested in collaborating or promoting your product, service or travel destination, email Fariha: or find her on Twitter @CanadianMomEh.


  1. Whoa! That is an incredible list of ideas for a Canada Day menu, thanks for all this inspiration! We’ve just picked our first batch of strawberries from the backyard today, so am bookmarking some of those yummy desserts to enjoy the fresh berries with! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. This is an awesome list of goodies for Canada Day that you’ve put together. Great food always make themed parties a huge success and memorable.

  3. Everything looks delicious. I would like to try all of these, but I don’t know where to start. May I should go for the cold ones first.

  4. What a great list of yummy doods, I love eating different foods I want to grab it from my screen lol. These are really yummy.

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