Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food

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It doesn’t get more Canadian than camping on Canada Day and if you’re wanting to bring the celebrations to your campsite with some hands on fun activities, including some campsite friendly Canada Day food for kids, look no further.

We’ve put together our top 8 Campsite Friendly Canada Day Treats!

Cupcake Decorating Station

Cupcake station for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food If you’ve ever been to my campsite on a special occasion you’ll know that I’ll probably have a decorating station of some sort set up! Bake up some cupcakes prior to your camping trip and bring a tub of icing and set up a cupcake decorating station for the kids. Sprinkles, red and white M&M’s, jelly maple leafs, and jelly beans are all great ways to give your cupcakes a Canadian feel.

Popcorn Candy Station

Popcorn with red candy for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food Another hit with the kids is to set up a popcorn candy station. Have the kids fill up their bags with popcorn and top them up with Canadian themed candy! This is a sweet treat that the adults love to indulge in around the campfire as well!


Fruit inukshuk for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food A healthier treat that can easily be prepared at the campsite is a fruit Inukshuk station. Cut up the pieces into building block style strips and let the kids use toothpicks to design their own inukshuks.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food Swap out milk chocolate for white and red chocolate and melt the chocolate on your camp stove. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate and for an extra sparkle, add red sprinkles!

Maple Leaf Cookies

Chocolate dipped maple leaf cookies for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food Similar to a vanilla Girl Guide cookie, these maple leaf cookies are the perfect addition to any Canada Day themed party. Add some extra flavour and colour and dip them in red and white chocolate!

Red and White Jello

Red and white jello dessert for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food Jello cups filled with red jello and topped with whip cream are a treat for kids of all ages! You can make these more of an adult friendly treat by adding certain ingredients. I’ll leave it to you to google “jello shooters” as this is a family channel 🙂

Maple Leaf Watermelon Sticks

Fruit skewers for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food A cookie cutter, some watermelon, and some marshmallows and strawberries are all you need to make these super cute Canadian themed sticks. These are perfect for the campsite as little hands are sure to get sticky!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries for Campsite Friendly Canada Day Food A guaranteed crowd pleaser, chocolate covered strawberries are a must! I’ve always thought about bringing a chocolate fondue pot to a campsite for a party… hmm, maybe I do have another idea for Canada Day celebrations!

Mom Advice: Get the kids as involved in the party planning and stations as possible. As you can tell from my less than Pinterest perfect images, I’m not a professional chef or baker, but the process of creating these items with my kids is what they remember. They also love to transition into being the campsite host and setting up their own popcorn candy or cupcake decorating station. So no matter how simple or fancy you go, just make sure your kids are a big part of the celebrations! Looking for more long weekend adventure ideas for your family this summer? Check out these articles for inspiration.

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Is this a sponsored post?: No, but we love celebrating Canada Day in our family, so we wanted to share our campsite friendly Canada Day food ideas with our followers.

Jami Savage
Jami Savage
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