turkey ahem, Thanksgiving plans.
If you are like most Canadian families, you have an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Traditions are wonderful of course but fresh new activities can infuse extra excitement into the holiday.
What are you thankful for? For me, its the ability to spend time outside with my family.
That is why one our favourite things to do over Thanksgiving is head outdoors. We usually rent a lakeside cabin somewhere in Saskatchewan, and spend quality time soaking up the beauty of fall by taking long walks around quiet campgrounds and beaches, followed by roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, while sharing laughs and stories around the campfire.
Don’t worry — we still get our turkey fix in too! But we try to make the most of the beautiful season while celebrating Thanksgiving. It makes the holiday so much more fun, especially for the kids.
This year we hope to try something new and finally make it out to Grasslands National Park. It has been on my ‘must visit’ list for some time now.
Why stay in, when you can go out? Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this year outdoors at a National Park.
Hike, bike, heck you can even go bouldering. Perhaps you are a wildlife lover? Looking for a festival or two? Or, maybe a mini getaway is just up your alley? You can find all these things and more in parks across the country.
Here are some ideas of how you can add easily add to your Thanksgiving traditions, or create new ones by visiting one of Canada’s wonderful National Parks.
This list of course, isn’t exhaustive, merely some suggestions to inspire you:
I would love to hear from you!
What are your favourite places to visit over Thanksgiving?
*Images courtesy of Parks Canada.