Ideas for Canada’s 150th
This year, Canada Day is going to be extra special. That’s because it’s Canada’s 150th! It’s a significant number for us, and we should celebrate in epic fashion. Cities around the country are planning big events to mark the occasion. Arguably, it will be a summer-long party rather than a single day. That said, we should also be planning our own ways to celebrate this incredible country of ours! Simple BBQ and cheap fireworks aren’t enough to truly mark 150. Below, find some of our own party planning ideas to celebrate Canada’s 150th in the celebration it deserves!
Canada’s 150th Food + Drinks
What’s a party without food? There are so many great Canadian foods that you could make and serve to celebrate Canada. For starters, let’s start with salty and savory foods. Poutine or a beer brined chicken are an ideal pairing to serve instead of hot dogs and hamburgers. You could even serve the much-debated Hawaiian Pizza. Yes, it was developed by a Canadian in the early 60s! Naturally, a Caesar is an ideal Canadian beverage – did you know it’s a Canadian thing? Try ordering one anywhere else in the world, and you’ll get a confused response or a salad. Of course, if you’re of age, a great Canadian beer should be in the mix.
Some recipes for other great Canadian foods:
- Nanaimo Bars– A delicious, no bake dessert!
- Lobster Rolls– East coast love right here – probably the best sandwich you’ll ever have.
- Dutchie Donuts– You may only recognize them in Tim Horton’s, but they were once a staple dessert in the Canadian diet!
- Maple Syrup Baked Beans– No one quite does baked beans like us! The maple syrup draws so much flavour!
- Quebec Tourtiere– Quebec nailed this simple meat pie recipe – flaky pastry, and meat. What more could you want?
Canada’s 150th Activities
With a stomach full of delicious Canadian food, the question becomes what next? Let’s assume you’re going to make a week of it. We’ve got plenty of ideas on fun things to do solo, with friends or with family to make the most of Canada’s 150th!
- Go for a Canoe Ride. If you’re not spending your time by water, in Canada, you’re never more than an hour away from a decent place for a canoe! Gentle rivers and small lakes make a great place to explore. You could even bring a fishing rod and try and capture dinner!
- Watch theHeritage Minutes. Remember those short 60-second history lessons about Canada? Now you can watch all 86 of them online at any time! Learn about John Cabot, Etienne Parent, the Saguenay Fire or Vimy Ridge.
- Spend the Summer crossingThe Great Trail. We have spent a long time developing a long continuous bike path that takes you all over Canada! It’s now 91% complete and ready to take you from Nova Scotia, through Ontario, the Prairies, up to the Territories and ending in Vancouver. 21,500 km of trail in total!
- One thing that makes our country so great is our desire to give back. We understand the value of community. Spend a day doing something great for your community. Help clean up the streets, plant trees, or just help someone else. Do what you can to give back and make this country even greater!
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