The best Canada Day party menu ideas

All the best recipes for your Canada Day party!


Planning a menu for a Canada Day barbecue can be overwhelming – lucky for you, we’ve pulled together some of our best party recipes in one place!

Appetizer: Appetizers are a great way to start off your afternoon with a red-and-white bang! Use simple, crowd-pleasing favourites, and bonus points if you use naturally red foods!

Easy crostini appetizers

Mini pizza margherita

Pomegranate goat cheese and basil bruschetta 

Salad on a stick

Main course: Since it’s a barbecue, for your main course you’ll want to stick with the classics: burgers and ribs. Be sure to make enough as your guests will be back for seconds!

Stick to your ribs 

Jason’s perfect ribs

Inside out cheddar burgers

Bean and vegetable burgers

Sides: Sides are great for adding some nutritional value to your meal. Serving a couple of salads are a great, easy-to-prepare option.

Grilled watermelon salad

Mixed bean salad

Corn, black bean and mango fandango salad

Thrill of the grill pasta salad

Dessert: Everyone knows that a patriotic celebration is all about the desserts! Check out these recipes for some berry-filled summer faves.

Strawberry shortcake martini

Tossed frozen raspberries with mango

Summer berry soup

Mixed berry crisp with frozen berries

Olive oil cake with strawberry rhubarb compote

Drinks: Don’t forget the drinks! While a Canadian BBQ wouldn’t be complete without a cold beer, having different types of drinks (including non-alcoholic options) will make you the best host ever!

Sparkling drinks

Easy tropical cocktails

3 summer rum drinks

Non-alcoholic drink ideas

Have you planned your Canada Day menu yet? What will you be serving?

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