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Canada Day Celebration with Province by Province Menu Ideas


Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching! If there’s any year to throw a Canada Day celebration for your friends and family–this is the year.

Planning the perfect backyard Canada Day celebration doesn’t have to be hard.  I’ve come up with a couple of easy and fun ideas to make your party a success.

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Homemade Tim Hortons iced coffee and poutine. . . could anything be more Canadian?

For this particular bash, I kept the menu simple with fruit infused water, poutine, smarties, and red and white fruit kabobs.  (Check out an epic Canada Day version of fruit kabobs and Frugal Momeh.)

I think it would be really fun to throw a potluck with a dish representing the different regions of Canada.  Here’s some of the things I would make for my fantasy-Canada-Day-potluck.

Province by Province Canada Day Menu Ideas

This list is by no means comprehensive, and there is some overlap between provinces and regions.  I’d love to know your suggestions!!

First Nations

Go beyond the stereotypical aboriginal food and check out this article about how many foods actually come from aboriginal roots.

British Columbia

Related: Sour Cherry Cheesecake No Churn Ice Cream

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Nova Scotia

New Brunswick


  • Potatoes
  • Cows brand ice cream

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Northwest Territories

  • Arctic Char
  • Gourm(eh)? has an excellent list of Northwest Territories goodies, from cranberry sauce to whitefish stirfry, you’re sure to find something excellent!


You’ll also want to check out these adorable Inukshuk appetizers by Corinna Johnson

Need even more ideas?  Check out this list of 35 Canadian foods by Jennifer at Ricotta and Radishes.  You can’t go wrong with Kraft Dinner or ketchup chips!

Or be lazy and bring a box of Timbits and coffee.  No one will complain.

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We kept the decor super simple by sticking to a red and white theme.  I picked up the flags and dishes at the dollar store.  For the craftier among us, here are 25 Canada Day Inspired DIY’s from Rebecca at Simple As That Blog.

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Keep the kiddos entertained with bubbles, a splash pool, sidewalk chalk, a sandbox, and a few outdoor toys.

You really don’t need a lot of stuff for kids to have fun.  All we had was bubbles, balls, and a few toys and no one was bored.

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If you want to go all out, try these fun backyard game ideas from the blog DIY and Crafts.

Adults might like a fun Canadian trivia quiz, with prizes for the winner.  You can even set up a photo booth with these Canadian themed props.

Need a Canadian playlist?  Check out this one to get your party rocking.

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Wherever and however you celebrate this July 1st. . .Happy Canada Day!

What are your plans for Canada Day?  Or for our American friends, what are your plans this Independence Day?

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Hurray, it's Canada Day!  Show your Canadian pride with these easy party ideas.  Province by province menu ideas, activities, and more!


Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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