Canada Day has come and gone again. When the celebration dies down, you may be wishing Canada Day came more than once a year! However, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate this great holiday and our great country all year long! Here are a few food-related activities you may want to try to celebrate Canada Day any day you want! These are just a few of our favourites:

•   Have a maple syrup-inspired meal—Nothing says Canada quite like delicious maple syrup! Host a pancake breakfast with your neighbours or try making maple syrup pie, sprinkling sweet potatoes with maple sugar, or glazing a rack of ribs with maple syrup.

Pancakes

•   Go to a local cheese shop—There’s nothing like fresh cheese from your local shop! Go try out a few samples or pick up a few pieces for a gourmet meal later on in the day.

Cutting a cheese for woman customer

•   Sample a few craft beers at your local brewery—Many towns and cities across Ontario are home to local breweries that make their own craft beers and wine. Take a few friends to your local brewery and enjoy a few drinks while you’re there.

Friends toasting with beer glasses in the microbrewery

•   Eat a beaver tail—A true Canadian specialty, a beaver tail is not what non-Canadians may think. Batches of dough are stretched by hand to resemble a beaver tail, fried, and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Yum!

Beaver-Tails-donuts-from foodnetwork.ca

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•   Sample poutine—A French-Canadian classic, there’s no better way to end your Canada Day festivities than with a hearty serving of French fries, brown gravy, and cheese curds.

Close up photo of poutine in a white bowl with fork

•   Enjoy a Caesar—Mix up a round of Caesars for your guests at your Canada Day barbecue. Typically made with vodka, this blend of tomato juice, clam broth, and Worcestershire sauce served with a wedge of lime and stalk of celery is sure to be a hit.

Bloody Mary Cocktail with Celery, Lime and Olives

•   Visit us at Mylar & Loreta’s Restaurant – Any day is a great day to visit local restaurants in your area! If you live near Collingwood, Ontario or have plans to visit, come and see us at Mylar & Loreta’s Restaurant with your friends and family to try out some of our house specialties.

Roasted Pork

We hope you had a great Canada Day and look forward to celebrating Canada all year long! What are some unique Canadian foods, meals, and snacks you love but are rarely seen outside of Canada? Let us know in the comments!