It’s a holiday weekend in Canada; the second Monday of October means a time for gratitude and gluttony.
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
~Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
While many businesses are closed and tradition would have families spend time together, there are other activities to be done on Canadian Thanksgiving. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Some resort and/or destination hotels offer a special meal such as the Rimrock Resort in Banff. Someone cooks for you, no clean-up and a great view.
- See the autumn colours anywhere there are lots of trees e.g. an Agawa Canyon train ride; national parks in Quebec, New Brunswick or Nova Scotia.
- Visit the Niagara peninsula, a great fall destination for vineyards and colourful food. This is the time of year to carb-load for the winter after all. Bon apétit!
- Check out the bighorn sheep in Radium Hot springs, BC. Fall is rutting season so keep your distance if you spot any (in particular the males).
And some WWT suggestions:
Take a hike! National parks and walking/biking trails offer crisp air, a natural environment and exercise.
Treat yourself to an aromatherapy treatment at one of Canada’s many spas e.g. Temple Garden spa in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan; Ancient Cedars Spa in Tofino, BC.
DIY harvest time with a spot of apple picking in orchards across the country or a shopping trip to St. Jacob’s Farmers Market in Waterloo Region. There are also pumpkin patches and corn mazes if you want to get interactive with your food.
“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
~Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!~
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