With Thanksgiving weekend officially here, it’s time to embrace the harvest bounty of the season as we spend quality time with our loved ones. If you’re looking for an escape from your family dinner table this long weekend, try attending one of the many Thanksgiving activities taking place across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia or Alberta, there is no shortage nation-wide events that will keep you and your family entertained over this autumn holiday weekend.
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Casa Loma Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch (Toronto, Ontario)
Feast like royalty at Casa Loma’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch. Toronto’s own majestic castle will open its doors once more for a seasonal brunch that is open to the public. With seating in the conservatory and the library, visitors get to experience the wonders of the castle over a delicious buffet of classic breakfast foods and traditional Thanksgiving treats. After brunch, take a self-guided tour through the castle’s grounds.
Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park (Calgary, Alberta)
Travel back in time with Calgary’s Heritage Park. Thanksgiving marks the park’s final weekend of the season, and they intend to go out with a bang. With activities such as a pumpkin baking demonstration and horse-drawn carriage rides, Heritage Park is sure to cater to everyone in your family. For lunch, indulge in the park’s Thanksgiving feast, a home-cooked three course meal that may just leave you full until Christmas.
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival (Fort Langley, British Columbia)
Stock up on fresh cranberries for your Thanksgiving dinner at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival. This beloved annual festival, which takes place in the historic Fort Langley, celebrates the harvest of the region’s finest cranberries. The festival will host vendors selling everything from freshly picked cranberries to cranberry soaps, scrubs and more. Complete with live entertainment and a pancake breakfast, this festival is known to draw huge crowds, so get there early to have your pick of the best cranberry products British Columbia has to offer.
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Cascades en couleur (Cantley, Quebec)
Located 30 minutes from Ottawa in Cantley, Quebec, Mont Cascades is a popular skiing mountain during the winter and home to a water park in the summer. For Thanksgiving weekend, Mont Cascades will open their doors to families hoping to enjoy the famous fall colours that overtake the mountain during this time of year. The park will host activities such as an Oktoberfest BBQ and children’s games and face painting. The real attraction, however, stems from the mountain’s ski lift, which allows visitors to take a scenic trip along the mountain in order to catch panoramic views of the seasonal fall colours.