How to Host the Perfect Canada Day BBQ in 2022

Weber Charcoal Kettle with Canadian Flag for Canada Day 2022

If you’ve been counting down the days to July 1st, you are not alone! We love this holiday for so many reasons, but the opportunity to fire up the grill for a good party is top of the list. Whether you're having friends, family, coworkers, neighbours, or all of the above over to gather around the grill, it’s sure to be a fun and exciting weekend. 

Are you looking for the perfect plan to rock a backyard barbecue this year? At Barbecues Galore, we know all about it! If you’re wondering how to pull off the perfect Canada Day BBQ, perhaps even with a Canadian-made BBQ, read on for some amazing tips.

What’s the Plan?

The first thing you need to do is make a plan! What kind of event are you wanting to throw? Is it going to be a quiet patio affair or a raucous campground bonanza with fireworks included? Are you going to be hosting games for the kids or just allowing everyone to relax and enjoy? Assemble your supplies accordingly and get all of the necessary details and delegations sorted out. Try to get a headcount of how many people you will be barbecuing for so that you can focus on the essential next steps.

Food Prep!

Now that you have all the party plans sorted, it's time to focus on the main event: the grub! The barbecue meal we’ve all been waiting for. Below are our top suggestions for what to cook up to have the best Canada Day cook-out possible.

The Classic: Hotdogs & Hamburgers

Regardless of the size of your guest list, if you just want to keep things simple, hotdogs and hamburgers are the way to go! You can easily purchase either of these at the store along with buns and all the fixings, including fresh veggies and condiments. If you want to up the ante on your BBQ game, substitute hot dogs for sausages or smokies. You could also create your own hamburger patties for that extra special touch.

Man Barbecuing Hamburgers and fries in Cowboy hat in Calgary Alberta Canada Day BBQ Ideas - Burger with Canadian Flag

Rock the Rotisserie 

So many fanatics at our BBQ store seem to forget the simple glory of a rotisserie chicken! Fixing up something to spin on the rotisserie is a great way to ensure everyone is fed this Canada Day. Whether you want to stick to poultry or go all-in with a hunk of roast beef, the rotisserie is a wonderful way to satisfy your guests while still enjoying their company.

Canada Day BBQ Rotisserie Kabobs on Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill with Smiling ManNapoleon Prestige P500RSIB Natural Gas Stainless Steel | Barbecues Galore

Stick Some Kebabs

There’s nothing like a good kebab. We love kebab recipes for social events because it is easy to whip up something for everyone! You can choose a variety of different meats and vegetables and then spice things up even more by utilizing different combinations. Kebabs are a great way to make sure dietary restricted guests are still full without diverting from your main meal. 

BBQ Man and Japanese Smoked Yakitori BBQ Skewers Cooked on Yoder SmokerBBQ Man and Japanese Smoked Yakitori BBQ Skewers Cooked on Yoder Smoker

Some Final Tips

The best tip we have for making the most of your Canada Day BBQ is to enjoy yourself. Don’t forget to treat the chef - indulge in your favourite refreshments, whether that’s an ice cream treat or a bevy, and have a good time. The long weekend is surprisingly short. It’s a great opportunity to blow off steam and have a good time, whether you’re behind the grill or not! Happy Canada Day from your favourite BBQ store, Barbecues Galore!


Barbecues Galore has the best selection of barbecues, patio furniture, and outdoor heating supplies. We sell barbecues, accessories, and everything else you need for exceptional grilling. With locations in Calgary and the GTA, you can visit us in store or shop online. North Calgary Store: (403) 250-1558 | South Calgary Store: (403) 258-4440 | Burlington Store: (905) 639-5952 | Oakville Store: (905) 844-3224 | Etobicoke Store: (416) 546-3266


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