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A Peace-ful Thanksgiving

Oct 10, 2014

thanksgiving, peace country thanksgiving, thanksgiving events northern alberta, It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend – a time for eating too much food with family you probably don't see often enough. For some of us, sitting down for that family meal to reflect and give thanks once a year is enough. For others though, one long weekend just isn’t long enough. For some of us, Thanksgiving lasts the whole season long and why not? Living in Peace Country sure gives us a lot to be thankful for.

Folks around here often say how thankful they are that they’re living the good life, but what exactly makes for a good life? We’d say if you’ve got clean air, water and fresh, plentiful food, you’re off to a great start!

You don’t get water much cleaner than here up North, and if you want to see how clean the air is, all you need to do is wander out and spend some time in it. A great way to get out in and enjoy the crisp fall air is to wind your way through a corn maze. The Grande Prairie Corn Maze may have been destroyed by the wind, but if you are in the High Prairie area or are looking for a great fall day trip, head on over to the EC Bar Ranch Adventures Corn Maze.

Open every Saturday & Sunday until Halloween, the Corn Maze has everything you need for a great family outing. Have fun twisting and turning through this year’s maze design then take an old-fashioned horse drawn wagon ride. Pony rides are also available some weekends and you’ll want to try your hand at firing off the new cob cannon/spud gun. For more information on EC Bar Ranch Adventures, click here.

If you live in the Grande Prairie area and want to stay a little closer to home, why not check out the scarecrows on display over at the Montrose Cultural Centre as part of the 7th Annual Stompin’ Scarecrows Festival? Although the festival runs until October 19, the scarecrows are only on display until October 16, so you better see them while you can.

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival after all and here in the Peace we have a plentiful harvest indeed. From top Grade A beef, to golden honey, there is no shortage of local food in the Peace Country. We are certain many tables this Thanksgiving will have local Peace Country region food gracing them.

So when you sit down to enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving meal after a day or two of breathing in the fresh clean air, remind yourself that you live in one of the best regions around - the Peace Country and that alone is something to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving from We Go North.

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