Our favourite recipes for an epic Canada Day celebration

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Our favourite recipes for an epic Canada Day celebration

From irresistible barbecue classics to mouth-watering desserts, these recipes will be a hit at any Canada Day fête. 

Canada's Ultimate Barbecue-Smoked Ribs

Image by: Jodi Pudge

Saucy spice-rubbed ribs are smoked for an added layer of flavour. Look for wood smoking chips, such as apple or hickory, in the barbecue section of the grocery or hardware store. Be sure to check that your chips are food-safe before grilling.

Canada's Ultimate Barbecue-Smoked Ribs

Best Maple Butter Tarts

Image by: Ryan Brook

Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them. We've subbed in the very Canadian ingredient maple syrup for the more common corn syrup. Plus, we've included variations on the classic, with chocolate and pecans instead of raisins.

Best Maple Butter Tarts

Mini Lobster Rolls

Image by: Steve Krug

Assemble these four-bite lobster rolls right before serving so the bread doesn't get soggy. We like to use mini brioche rolls, but dinner rolls work well, too!

Mini Lobster Rolls

Togarashi Beef Burgers

Image by: Jodi Pudge

Up your burger game this Canada Day. The bold flavours of Japanese togarashi, ginger and miso add a trendy twist to the beloved burger.

Togarashi Beef Burgers

Frozen Nanaimo Pie

Image by: Ryan Szulc

We've turned the classic B.C. bar into an easy three-step pie—all without the need of an oven! Custard powder gives softened ice cream the same taste as the bar's signature creamy filling; pour it over a nutty crust and top with ganache for a minimal-effort dessert that wows.

Frozen Nanaimo Pie

Spice-Rubbed Barbecue Chicken

Image by: Maya Visnyei

Dry rubs are fuss-free, require no chopping and become easy flavour heroes for your protein of choice.

Spice-Rubbed Barbecue Chicken

East Coast Donair

Image by: Angus Fergusson

True Maritimers know lettuce doesn't really belong on a donair—after all, it's about the spiced meat and sweet, garlicky sauce—but adding this leafy green cuts the richness and provides great crunch.

East Coast Donair

Butter Tart Ice Cream

Image by: Ryan Szulc

Chunks of buttery shortbread and a sweet butterscotch ripple make this ice cream taste just like Canada's favourite tart. If you like raisins or pecans in your butter tarts, swirl a small handful into the ice cream when you add the butterscotch and the cookies.

Butter Tart Ice Cream

The Ultimate Poutine

Image by: Jeff Coulson

The best part about this classic poutine? The gravy is made using store-bought broth, so you don't have to make your own. With a few added aromatics, it has all the intense, meaty flavour of homemade. If you're really pressed for time, use frozen fries and be done in about 30 minutes.

The Ultimate Poutine

Canada's Best Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Image by: Canadian Living

Rose-Eh Snow Cones

Image by: Jodi Pudge

A sweet syrup made from rosé wine and real vanilla turns simple crushed ice into a sophisticated delicacy.

Rose-Eh Snow Cones

Grilled Corn With Sriracha Aioli

Image by: Jeff Coulson

Grilled corn is the ultimate summer side. Brushing the aioli onto the corncobs during grilling allows it to cook. If raw eggs are a concern for you, discard the remaining aioli rather than serving it at the table.

Grilled Corn With Sriracha Aioli

Canadian Maple Raspberry Cake

Image by: Michael Graydon

From sweet maple to zingy ginger to tart raspberries, this cake has it all. It's the perfect indulgence at the end of a big day of celebrating.

Canadian Maple Raspberry Cake

Maritime Blueberry Mess

Image by: Angus Fergusson

Though the mess (a layered mishmash of meringue, whipped cream and fruit) is a nod to our British heritage, the blueberries and biscuits in this version are inspired by the traditional Acadian grunt. Essentially a stovetop cobbler, this rustic dish was made by some of Canada’s earliest French settlers.

Maritime Blueberry Mess

Grilled Maple Mustard Short Ribs

Image by: Jodi Pudge

We've given Korean short ribs a Canadian touch by marinating them in a sweet, tangy blend of balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon. Korean-style ribs are sliced super thin, so they soak up the flavours and cook in minutes.

Grilled Maple Mustard Short Ribs

Naked Canadian Maple Fudge Cake

Image by: Joshua Marquez

We love the versatility of this cake: Make it a trendy naked cake and have extra icing for creating cake pops, or go to town and generously cover each layer with fudgy maple icing.

Naked Canadian Maple Fudge Cake

Butter Tart Ice Pops

Image by: Angus Fergusson

We've turned what is perhaps the most iconic Canadian dessert of all time, the butter tart, into an ice pop that'll be your new favourite go-to ice pop this summer. 

Butter Tart Ice Pops

Spiced Grilled Maple Lime Chicken

Image by: Raina + Wilson

Marinating the chicken in a spiced buttermilk keeps it moist and tender. We love this marinade for juicy chicken thighs and thick pork chops.

Spiced Grilled Maple Lime Chicken

Red and White Summer Sangria

Image by: Raina + Wilson

Nanaimo Bar Éclairs

Image by: Angus Fergusson

Even in Nanaimo, B.C., the origin of the Nanaimo bar is contested. One thing we can all agree on, though, is that Canadians love this triple-layered treat. Over the years, creative Canucks have used the traditional elements of this dessert in Nanaimo bar–flavoured martinis, cupcakes and more. We've married it here with an éclair to create an especially rich pastry.

Nanaimo Bar Éclairs

Maple Whisky Lemonade

Image by: Maya Visnyei

Kale and Fennel Salad With Lemon Dill Dressing

Image by: Maya Visnyei

You need at least one salad at your Canada Day bash. This refreshing salad can be made with your favourite type of salad greens, if you prefer to substitute the baby kale; mixed baby greens, arugula and torn red or green leaf lettuce are all great options. Don't like dill? The licorice-like flavour of tarragon complements the fennel.

Kale and Fennel Salad With Lemon Dill Dressing

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