How to watch The Great Canadian Baking Show overseas



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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could stream The Great Canadian Baking Show outside Canada?

However, if you’ve already tried to watch, you’ll know it’s not quite so straightforward.

You see, the show is restricted to viewing from within Canada. As soon as you try to watch abroad, you’re hit with an annoying block message.

This leaves you dodging spoilers while your friends watch all the latest episodes.

There’s excellent great news – it doesn’t need to be like that.

In this guide you’ll learn how you can watch the Canadian Baking Show anywhere. So whether you’re travelling temporarily or you’re outside Canada on a more permanent basis, you can keep up with all the tasty cakes and bakes.

You can watch in the US, the UK, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Thailand… you get the idea.

Geo-restriction is the reason for the blocks and the solution is a super-simple app known as a VPN. There’s also a surprising bonus using a VPN app, but more on that later.

So what are you waiting for baking fans? Read below to get drooling… I mean watching.

What you’ll need to get started

The baking show is shown on CBC and it’s also available to stream online on their website and via their app.

To avoid the blocking you see when you visit outside of Canada, you’ll need a VPN app that I mentioned earlier.

They sound complicated, but let me explain…

A VPN is a service and a tool that allows changing your location, and by doing this, you can watch the show on the CBC website  or app as if you were in Canada.

Home baked pie

Mmm… Pie anyone?

But what is a VPN?

It’s a virtual private network meant to protect your privacy online by concealing your real location with another one. This way, you can avoid hackers, defend yourself on public Wi-Fi and a whole host of other uses.

As a side benefit of the VPN’s security goal, you get access to blocked content around the Internet such as websites, streaming services, YouTube videos, etc.

Let me explain what this means for you…

In a nutshell, it allows you to watch The Great Canadian Baking show wherever you are in the world.

Where can I get a VPN?

There are a lot of VPN services out there and believe me: it can be very confusing to choose the right one.

Not all VPNs work with the CBC website/app, which is where The Great Canadian Baking Show is streamed.

After some thorough testing, my recommendation is to use ExpressVPN.

But why, ExpressVPN over another service?

Well, it has fast connection speeds, and when you’re streaming video, that’s the #1 characteristic if you want to avoid annoying buffering, especially if you’re physically far from Canada.

It’s also straightforward to use, so even if you’re the worst with technology, if you can use the Facebook app or other social media, you’ll have no trouble with this.

Two other good choices are CyberGhost and NordVPN. They work with CBC too, so you’re free to choose.

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Step-by-Step: Stream the show anywhere

When it comes to using a VPN, it’s super simple.

With these steps, you won’t have any trouble, and you’ll be enjoying the Great Canadian Baking Show in no time!

Step 1: Sign up

Go to the ExpressVPN website, choose the plan that fits your needs and budget and sign up for an account.

Step 2: Get the app

Get the app from the “Products” section. There, you’ll find the app for your device since they have versions for everything.

If you’re using a phone or tablet, you’ll also be able to get it in your usual app store.

Step 3: Login

With the app installed and running on your device, log in with your account credentials, the ones you created in step 1.

Step 4: Connect

Now, it’s time to configure your location. Go to the “Selected Location” box and click on it. Then type “Canada“. Click on it and then click “Connect“.

ExpressVPN app connecting to Canada

Stream the show live or on catch-up using ExpressVPN.

Step 5: Enjoy

Once you’re connected, visit the CBC website or use their app and enjoy watching the show.

.. Oh, and that bonus I told you about? You can also watch the UK’s Great British Bake Off and the Australian show too.

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What’s the show all about?

The show is an adaptation of the series from the UK, The Great British Bake Off, and in Canada, it was named The Great Canadian Baking Show.

It belongs to the cooking competition series genre and began to be aired on CBC on November 1, 2017.

Home cooked brownie

How about some Brownie?

The premise is to gather ten amateur baking contestants in a bake-off competition according to different themes on each episode.

Each week, the judges will choose a “star baker” and which contestant who must go home. This is repeated until only three participants remain and compete with each other to be the ultimate winner.


If you love cooking competition TV series, and also you have a sweet tooth, then, you probably don’t want to miss The Great Canadian Baking Show.

Since it’s blocked outside Canada, you’ll need a VPN like ExpressVPN to skip the blocking.

With ExpressVPN you’ll enjoy all the benefits of its service like fast streaming speeds, a money-back guarantee and you’ll get your privacy online protected, all while you enjoy the show.

I would love to know what your favourite thing about the show is? Is it the cakes, is it the contestants? Or something else? Drop me a note in the comments area below.


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