7 Canadian Hotels Showcase Delicious Thanksgiving Fare


Thanksgiving Day is around the corner and if you’ve ever hosted a turkey feast, you know just how much planning is involved. From creating the menu, shopping for all the ingredients, to basting the turkey, sending out the invites and cleaning the house, it’s clear the list is huge.

If this sounds like more work than you can handle, sit back, and relax because we are giving you a reason to be thankful this year. We have uncovered seven Canadian hotels serving up delightful turkey feasts you and your family can enjoy without all the fuss in the kitchen!

And, if that wasn’t enough, you can also turn this into a perfect long weekend getaway to unwind and reconnect with the ones you love most!

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa – Vancouver, British Columbia

Founded in 1984 this family owned luxury property is home to the award-winning Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge. The regal décor makes for the perfect setting as executive Chef Montgomery Lau’s serves up his take on the all-Canadian classic holiday. Enjoy a three-course dining experience featuring a mouthwatering sage and butter glazed free range turkey, foie gras chestnut stuffing, and vanilla yam puree all topped with delicious craft gravy. To help wash down dinner, each course comes with a perfectly paired glass of wine. And that’s not all –finish off with Bacchus’ spiced pumpkin pie topped with candied pecans, condensed milk ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, YUM!

Park Town Hotel – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, the Park Town Hotel boasts beautiful river views and offers a cozy atmosphere. When the day of giving thanks has arrived, gather up the gang and start stuffing your face at Park Town Hotel’s Four Seasons Restaurant Thanksgiving Day brunch or dinner buffet. Expect tasty breakfast classics like fluffy pancakes, waffles, sausages and bacon, and so you don’t forget what holiday it is, there’s also a dedicated turkey station. At dinner, wear your comfy pants, and prepare to be impressed by the spread of iconic homemade dishes like peach glazed baked ham, barbecue ribs, shepherd’s pie, scalloped potatoes, cabbage rolls, sliced turkey and gravy, and of course fresh desserts.

Hotel Blackfoot – Calgary, Alberta

If you’re planning to take the family out West this Thanksgiving, make a pitstop in Calgary. The assortment of eclectic restaurants, tourist attractions and culture will have you sold. To top it off, staying at Hotel Blackfoot during your holiday visit will not only give you and your family everything you need to have a comfortable experience, but you can also be carving up your own roast turkey at the hotel’s Thanksgiving Brunch. Enjoy a long list of traditional meals including mouthwatering peameal bacon and spinach-tomato Benedicts, smoked bacon rashers and house-made venison sausages and whipped nutmeg potatoes with cream and chives with bouquetiere of autumn squash and root vegetables.

Old Mill Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

 

This historical boutique property is one of Toronto’s best-known dining and entertainment venues. The site overlooking the scenic Humber Valley goes back to 1793 when John Graves Simcoe, the first Governor of Upper Canada, ordered a saw mill be built there, which he named the Kings Mill. Today, it boasts a full-service spa, 300-seat fine dining restaurant, rooms with spectacular fall foliage views. A delicious Thanksgiving Feast is offered at the Brunch Buffet and the Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet for Thanksgiving Sunday and Monday. Executive Chef Martin Buehner features traditional favorites – carved Ontario turkey with savory stuffing, giblet gravy and mulled cranberry sauce, an array of seafood specialties, a cornucopia of flavor abundant salads, decadent cakes, pastries and a chocolate fountain accompanied with select fruits and sweets to complete your Thanksgiving celebration.

Hotel Quintessence – Mont-Tremblant, Québec

 

There is no better place to experience the best Quebec has to offer than at this luxury, all-suite hotel and its restaurant, wine bar and spa. Imagine breathing in the fresh fall air from your private balcony overlooking the village and Lake Tremblant. The family can enjoy La Quintessence’s Thanksgiving buffet which features a cold station with house smoked duck breast and salmon, beet salad with goat cheese and honey vinaigrette, grilled beef shoulder carpaccio, an assortment of fine Quebec cheeses and breads. (YUM!) If that doesn’t have your bellies full, the carving station offers wild tea roasted turkey, glazed maple smoked piglet and sweet potato puree. And don’t even think of skipping dessert, there’s fresh tartlets, chocolate truffles, macaroons, and fresh fruits, just waiting to be enjoyed

The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Autograph Collection – Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

 

Recognized as one of the prettiest towns in Canada, this stately resort in St. Andrews by-the- Sea has been immaculately restored, making it one of the best places to stay in Atlantic Canada. The Algonquin Resort dominates the town’s landscape at a high point overlooking the Bay of Fundy and a picturesque ocean-side 18-hole golf course. Besides striking a hole in one at the nearby golf course, take the kids to the onsite pool while you unwind and relax at the hot tub. (Yes, please!) The onsite restaurant will be serving a scrumptious Thanksgiving Brunch with all the trimmings including a pecan baked cinnamon sticky buns, hot oatmeal with Algonquin granola, Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, Algonquin smoked salmon, roasted turkey and of course its famous sticky toffee pudding.

Digby Pines Golf Resort – Digby, Nova Scotia

Fantastic views, amazing golf and delectable Thanksgiving fare await guests visiting the Digby Pines Golf Resort in the scallop capital of Canada. The French country style rooms overlook the magnificent Bay of Fundy, featuring the highest tides in the world. Onsite you’ll find Churchill’s Restaurant serving up a three course Harvest menu prepared by award-winning Chef Dale Nichols. Taste some delicious Nova Scotia delicacies including salted fish cakes, scallop dumpling consommé and duck leg confit. Traditional entrees such as turkey Ballantine, braised lamb shank, seared Atlantic salmon and pork belly are also on the menu for those craving a classic Thanksgiving feast. No meal is complete without dessert, so make sure to try the pumpkin cheesecake, honey poached pear and the gluten-free whiskey cake.


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James Chung

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