Canada Day is one of the biggest holidays in the country. Every year, friends and families gather together to celebrate Canadian pride by watching fireworks, drinking and, obviously, eating delicious treats.

So what’s on the menu this Canada Day? We’re starting our countdown to the big holiday with the most important part of any get-together – the appetizers. There are so many Canada Day appetizers to choose from grilled apps, dips and so much more.

So, let’s get started! Here are 42 great Canada Day appetizer ideas:

1. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Satisfy your salty craving with a kick of spice!

2. Grilled Salmon and Vegetable Skewers

Eat the colors of the rainbow with some fresh salmon.

3. Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers and Capers

Gourmet and SO GOOD.

4. Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

An oldie but a goodie. Take your asparagus to the next level with a little prosciutto.

5. Crispy Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

It’s a simple flavor but when you make it at home, the quality of the wings takes the flavor from simple to super!


6. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Scallops are amazing on their own, but when they’re wrapped in bacon, they’re just irresistible.

7. Nacho Cups

No mess, no problem!

8. Red And White Fruit Kabobs

Dessert has never looked so healthy-ish!

9. Vegetable Pizza

Fill all those pizza lovers up with all the veggies of the rainbow.


10. Quick and Easy Party-Pleasing Charcuterie Kabobs

Gourmet, filling and SO Instagram worthy.

11. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes with Smokey Garlic Mayo

Homemade chips? I’ll say yes to this snack anytime!

12. Spicy Chicken Pinwheels

A classic snack that keeps guests reaching for seconds.

13. Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mmmmm. Gooey cheese, some Mexican spices, corn and a squeeze of lime. Perfect!


14. Roasted  Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus

Skip the grocery store and make some hummus from scratch.

15. Beer and Cheese Dip

Beer and Cheese…on bread? The ultimate cheat day appetizer!

16. Homemade Bean Dip

Try out this creamy and oh so healthy bean dip with some multigrain crackers or chips.

17. Mediterranean Hummus

For all those Mediterranean food lovers out there, this hummus is for you!


18. French Onion Dip

Gimme Some Oven always has amazing recipes, and this dip is no different!

19. Mexican 7-Layer Dip

A three-layer dip is simply not enough.

20. Buffalo Chicken Dip

This has tons of protein so that means it’s healthy. Right? RIGHT?!

21. Crab Guacamole

Get your seafood fix with a little guac and crab mixed together into a wonderful concoction to be served on a chip.


22. Southwest Dip

This is one of those dips that has ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

23. Simply Fresh Guacamole

It’s simple, easy and has 4 ingredients. Whip this up before your guests arrive in the nick of time!

24. Mango Salsa

Sweet and salty, this salsa best scoops with some big nacho chips!

25. Easy Artichoke Dip

Skip the restaurant and make your favorite late night dip at home.


26. Authentic Canadian Poutine

Soaked in a Canadian brew, this authentic poutine will bring you right back to your Canadian roots.

27. Loaded Cheeseburger Fries

The delicious flavors and ingredients we love about cheeseburgers all combined with waffle cut fries, YUM!

28. Sheet Pan Nachos

Loaded nachos that are packed with flavor that you can simply bake and serve all on one glorious sheet pan!

29. Maple Bacon Popcorn

Enjoy authentic Canadian flavors of maple syrup combined with salty bacon for a great munchy appetizer.


30. Tomato And Bocconcini Salad

A red and white appetizer made with only 2 main fresh ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than this!

31. Canada Day Firecracker Pasta Salad

Show your true colors with this red and white pasta that you’ll dye yourself. Don’t forget the firecracker flavor of spicy sriracha and zesty Italian dressing!

32. Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Bites

These quick and easy chicken bites take 30 minutes to make with simple ingredients. They’re crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside with a whole lot of sweet sauce to keep your guests coming back for more.

33. Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

This cheesy pull-apart bread is an appetizer that everyone can dig into. You’ll find loads of bright flavors of garlic, sharp Monterey Jack cheese, and spicy red pepper flakes.


34. Loaded Deviled Eggs

This isn’t your ordinary deviled egg recipe! Take the delicious flavors of loaded baked potatoes and combine them with a cold savory treat like deviled eggs to make a big statement on your table this Canada day.

35. Juicy Lucy Meatballs

These tender meatballs are smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce with an ooey-gooey surprise in the middle that your guests will adore!

36. Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

These mini corn dogs get the stamp of approval from the kids and the adults! They’re easily homemade in under 25 minutes and require just a few simple ingredients.

38. Sweet & Spicy Pigs In A Blanket With Spicy Cheese Sauce

If you thought pigs in a blanket were a boring food then throw that thought out the window! These are sweet and spicy and come with a spicy cheese sauce recipe that’ll pair perfectly!


39. Cajun Oven-Baked Pickles

They look like potato wedges but are far from it! Every bite will be crunchy, spicy and oh so delicious!

40. Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Bites

These pizza bites are like pizza pockets meet pepperoni pizza and morphe into one unforgettable dreamy appetizer!

41. Drool-Worthy Instant Pot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is a crowd pleaser and once you discover how easy it is to make using the Instant Pot, you’ll want to make this for every occasion. It’s seriously garlicky, creamy, and so cheesy that you’ll find yourself licking the bowl clean.

42. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

There’s nothing that screams “tasty appetizer” quite like buffalo chicken sliders. They’re easy to serve up to a large crowd without a whole lot of effort and are almost guaranteed to be enjoyed by all, no matter a person’s tastes or aversions. To make this recipe come together even more quickly, we’ve created it in an Instant Pot so that the chicken is tender and shreds beautifully!


43. Insanely Delicious Copycat Big Mac Bites

These Big Mac Bites are absolutely drool-worthy and the Copycat Big Mac Sauce is spot on – you wouldn’t even know it didn’t come out through the drive-thru! Perhaps the best part? These little snacks or appys are perfect for barbeque and patio season when hosting commitments, parties, and potlucks are in full swing. They’re easy to serve and eat without much mess (hello anything on a skewer!) and they’re small enough that they pair well with other traditional BBQ sides.

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