Six sweet Canada Day recipes and where to celebrate this weekend

Celebrate this Canada Day with a Canadian-themed dessert. Try out one of these great recipes and impress your guests this weekend.

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Canada day recipes

Happy Canada Day long weekend! Don’t let the weather get you down this Canada Day. Barrel through with an amazing Canada Day recipe that’ll make you forget about the dreary rain. If you’re stuck on what to whip up for your Canada Day celebration, try one of these delicious Canadian-themed desserts.

Maple Walnut Cake

What’s more Canadian than maple syrup? Impress your family with this Canada Day recipe for a maple walnut cake. It’s nutty and filled with the taste of traditional Canadian maple syrup.

Watermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

Cross your fingers for a sunny day this Canada Day so you’ll have the opportunity to make some of these patriotic and fruity daiquiri popsicles in the shape of a maple leaf.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

A layered, light and luxurious red velvet cheesecake with a vibrant crimson colour to show off your Canadian pride.

Maple and Candied Walnut Ice Cream

Maple walnut ice cream goes with everything, especially pie. Put your ice cream maker to good use this Canada Day long weekend and whip up some decadent maple walnut ice cream.

Traditional Strawberry Shortcake

Take advantage of the delicious summer strawberries on sale and refresh your baking skills by making a traditional strawberry shortcake. 

Strawberry Cream Cake

Dig deep into our Canadian roots with this traditional British dessert, a strawberry cream cake. This cake is moist, sweet, and filled with refreshing strawberries.  

Free Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada day away from Canada Place at one of these great Canada Day parties in B.C. These free Canada Day parties will keep you busy for the entire long weekend.

  1. Canada Day  on Granville Island
  2. Canada Day in Surrey with Hannah Georgas and Sam Roberts
  3. Canada Day Food Truck party at the Waldorf
  4. Canada Day in Steveston with the Salmon Festival
  5. Canada Day in Whistler

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