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The BOATsmart! team get the chance to experience the coolest boating products out each season, and we’ve handpicked some of our favourites from Canadian Tire for Summer 2017! Enter our photo contest to win a $150 Gift Card and treat yourself to some boating adventure essentials. Here’s our top picks!
Give yourself or your crew the gift of boating safety and get a BOATsmart! Safe Boating Course and Boat Licence with a Pre-Paid card purchased at Canadian Tire. Making sure your loved ones are safe and confident when on the water is always a great gift – and with our online course and temporary print boat licence, you can set sail as soon as you pass!
This is perfect for riverbank or wading anglers! It has generous front and side storage pockets with the convenience of outer mesh. There’s even a water bottle holder and the belt is adjustable–it will be a perfect fit! Time to get the catch of the day…
Increase the chance of a catch with perfect balance and flawless action of the Okuma Aventa fishing rod, with a tall frame providing precise line control. Attracting the ”fish from nowhere” is one of the key advantages to float fishing. Salmon and steelhead are sure to be the catch of the day with this float rod.
This 70′ (21.3 m) Pro LG (leather grip with baseball stitch) Connelly Wakeboard Package with Pistol Grip looks cool and is comfortable to hold. It has a Pro LG (leather grip with baseball stitch) and it comes in vibrant colours which will help to increase visibility when wakeboarding.
Enjoy music AND stay hydrated with the re-fuel 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker Water Bottle – the perfect backing track for the boat! This speaker delivers 360 degree surround sound, perfect for your Canadian adventures playlist on the road, at the campsite and aboard the boat.
This PFD Life Jacket is ideal for kayaking and canoeing, featuring two mesh pockets for storage, and neoprene shoulders and back for comfort! For those who are fans of hunting, the cool camouflage design will keep you hidden. Looking for a slightly cheaper version? This all-purpose vest is a fantastic alternative!
This Cart Propane Barbeque is fantastic for the crew who love to go camping and take their BBQ with them without too much trouble! It features 242 sq.in total cooking surfaces, a stainless steel loop burner, stainless steel construction lid and side shelves, cast aluminum side lid and a folding cart for easy portability and upright grilling. Perfect for small spaces, camping trips, tailgating or picnics!
After all that fun on the water, it’s time for the captain to relax! This double rope hammock is the perfect place to stretch out after driving the boat all day – and the best thing is the whole family can enjoy it. It’s made of 100% cotton, fits 2 people easily, and is the perfect accessory to your cottage or backyard patio.
And that’s it for our top picks – but there’s plenty more to explore in store…
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Get grilling this Father’s Day for a dinner dad won’t soon forget! We know how hard it is to thank dad for all those years we borrowed his car and didn’t fill it up with gas after or how his incessant years of advice actually paid off and became useful as adults (although we would never actually tell him that, obviously). As a way to show dad our appreciation, we’ve come up with a list of unreal BBQ recipes that will have you looking like the lord of the grill flame and dad a happy camper. These recipes are best enjoyed relaxing at the cottage after a long day out on the water, applying aloe to your sunburn and planning tomorrows activities. This Father’s Day, BBQ your way to dad’s heart with these easy yet mouth-watering recipes.
The old classic burger will never not be good. We’re just going to quickly ramp this recipe up by doubling the meat to pack that extra punch! Keep things “lit” with the Texas spicy BBQ sauce which this recipe calls for and keep in mind the burgers must stay on the grill a little bit longer than usual due to the sheer volume of beef. There is no way dad won’t appreciate this juicy burger when you top it off with bacon and serve it with a side of dill pickle.
The BBQ is a great way to add a smoky flavor to your pizza and a smart way to keep the hot temperature of the unforgiving summer outside. If you’ve properly heated the grill, there’s no reason why the dough would fall through and according to this recipe the trick is to grill the dough on one side, remove from the grill, flip it, add your toppings and continue grilling. That way, the dough is cooked equally on both sides and your pizza is at the optimal charcoaled perfection.
Everyone knows dad loves ribs; they’re meaty, juicy and tender little pieces of goodness that can have a variety of flavors. This recipe has only three ingredients making it an easy one to whip up however, you will need to take into account the prep time before actually slappin’ them on the grill. First things first, you’re going to need to slice the ribs into 1-rib portions and bake them in the oven under tinfoil and beer for 2 hours or until they are tender. This is the most important step as this will allow the sauce to absorb into the meat and will help accomplish that melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Sticking to the theme of beer and meat, this beer-can chicken recipe is one for the cottage books. The best part about this recipe is that you’re “required” to drink half the can before inserting it into the tail end of the chicken. The beer will act as a moisture conductor as it steams the chicken from the inside and adds flavor to the dish. Once the chicken is cooked, take it off the grill and dust it with the honey mustard dressing for a tangy taste. Serve up with a side of craft beer and enjoy!
These have to be the easiest yet most delicious sides to accompany your grilled Father’s Day meals. The sweet corn becomes more intensified while the grill adds the charred flavor and holds in the moisture. Once you take them off the grill, feel free to add some toppings such as sour cream and feta cheese with chili flakes and lime or herbed butter and paprika!
These are easy to make and serve as a perfect appetizer with a big, dynamic flavor. The muted spiciness from the jalapenos mixed with the creamy flavor of the cheese and saltiness from the bacon makes a bold impact to start off the grilling festivities.
Is there anything that says summer at the cottage more than grilled shrimp? This recipe is quite simple with minimal prep time as well as cook time. With summer just days away, this recipe is a great way to kick it off! The Cajun spice adds a nice little kick to these crustaceans while the charcoal from the grill invites a smoky flavor to linger making this dish an irresistible Father’s Day choice.
Let dad put his feet up in the hammock this Father’s Day while you take over the BBQ and grill like a pro. The grill will enhance the flavors of whatever you’re cooking, so don’t be afraid to allow the food to be a little charred. It’s hard to show dad how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you but a perfect way to start is by cooking your way to his heart.
With BBQ season upon us, why not spice things up this Mother’s Day with a fiery spin on some traditional brunch plates? Cooking on the BBQ sparks memories of warm days at the cottage, a cold drink in your hand and the sound of laughter filling the air. There’s really nothing quite like gathering around the BBQ after a fun-filled day at the cottage and enjoying a mouth-watering meal with the entire family.
Is there anything better than bacon and eggs? Some might say no; so, we’re here to challenge that theory by adding a whole lot of beefy goodness. This BBQ brunch burger may be confused for a dinner-time meal, but don’t let that deter you. The egg creates a rich, creamy sauce and the bacon adds that crunchy texture (also, it’s bacon). This will be a huge brunch win and a sure-fire way to get in mom’s good books!
Treat mom to this heavenly French toast dish and it will transport you both back to your youthful years with the sweet smell of warm bread drizzled with maple syrup and crisp, salty bacon on the side. You’ll need to factor in some preparation time to leave the bread cubes on skewers overnight ensuring optimal egg absorption, but these little guys are totally worth it!
Tacos for brunch, you ask? Don’t worry, you can thank us later. With tomatoes and corn being at the top of their game in the Summer, why not take advantage? Scrambled eggs and melted cheese are the base of this brunch taco; mix in some grilled chorizo sausage, grilled tomatoes and sweet corn and wrap it all up in a corn tortilla for your new favorite Mexican-inspired BBQ brunch dish.
This breakfast pizza is breaking brunch boundaries everywhere as a sharable meal the whole family can enjoy. With the spice from the sausage, the creaminess from the cheese and the buttery egg on top, your taste buds will be thanking you for this new rendition on a traditional favorite. The BBQ adds a smoky flavour to the dough, which you can either make yourself or buy already-prepared.
Turn your classic grilled cheese into a melt-in-your-mouth decadent brunch option by adding gruyere cheese and grilled zucchini. Use a smoked paprika to the pesto and enhance the rustic, earthy flavors from the grill to this tasty sandwich. This new spin on an old classic will have you reminiscing on the good old days and will be sure to keep mom happy this Mother’s Day.
Portobello mushrooms have been completely under-rated and it’s time that changed! This mushroom has a meaty texture for those of you looking for a meat replacement and goes well with a side of mimosa. The mushroom caps make a perfect little bed for the eggs to sit in on the grill while you whip up a delicious and easy hollandaise sauce to drizzle on top.
This summer-time delight is the perfect dish to accompany a warm cup of coffee. Take the crispy corn muffins off the grill and drizzle with the easy-to-make, homemade blueberry honey butter. You’ll find it difficult to stop at just one!
Oh avocado, you complement so many wonderful dishes, it’s time you were the main event! Rub some barbecue seasoning on the inside of the avocado and make room for the eggs to lay in it. Put them on the grill for about 5 minutes and voila, you have a fast and easy meal! Now you can enjoy some extra quality time with mom on Mother’s Day.
This BBQ brunch option is a great way to get your veggies in – mom will be so proud! Grill the asparagus and the ciabatta bun on the BBQ while the eggs are being poached. Lay the poached eggs on top of the bun and asparagus and shave some fresh parmesan on top to heighten your tastebud experience.
Get BBQ brunchin’ with these easy and delicious options that will have you cooking your way into mom’s heart while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors. You can make some new memories around the grill with new and inspiring dishes to show mom just how much she means to you this Mother’s Day.