With the arrival of cooler weather, colourful fall foliage in full swing and Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve compiled all the best Thanksgiving and fall activities at Fairmont properties across the country. From delectable family-friendly Thanksgiving meals to pumpkin carving and outdoor fun, these beautiful properties have it all!
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Whistler)
Guests can reconnect and create new family traditions with a stay at the picturesque Fairmont Chateau Whistler this Thanksgiving. While taking in a stay in the beautiful BC mountains, guests can also enjoy a variety of festive weekend activities such as: a round of golf at Whistler’s premier golf course, pumpkin carving, family fall games or a visit to a local farmers’ markets.To learn more about the best Fall stay offers at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
For the Thanksgiving foodie, Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Thanksgiving dining offerings are the perfect complements to all fall festivities! From turkey dinners with all the fixings to decadent holiday brunches and three-course BBQ meals on the hotel’s rooftop with picture perfect mountain views, there is something for everyone this Fall.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport (Vancouver)
For those looking to stay away from the kitchen all together and enjoy views of the mountains and YVR’s active runways, Chef Ruth Wigman mixes holiday traditions with culinary creativity with a prix fixe menu at [email protected] The menu includes new twists on holiday favourites including: cauliflower veloute with smoked ham, shaved burgundy truffle, gorgonzola and pomegranate reduction and scrumpy cider-brined turkey breast with a turkey thigh ballotine.
Those searching for turkey and all of the fixings while in between flights or coming in and out of Vancouver can enjoy [email protected]’s Harvest Dinner To-Go, available for up to ten people.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Vancouver)
Guests can spend more time with loved ones while Fairmont Hotel Vancouver takes care of the rest. The Turkey Dinner To-Go provided by the Notch8 culinary team serves up to ten and includes a whole roasted Fraser Valley turkey, all the traditional fixings and a number of optional add-ons. Orders must be made online by 5:00pm and it is recommended to order in advance as Notch8’s turkey dinners to-go typically sell out.
For those looking to get out of their sweats and indulge, Notch8 is also offering a three-course traditional turkey dinner. This festive dining experience includes butternut squash soup, roasted Fraser Valley turkey with all the trimmings and a sweet finish of house made pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations are required with seatings available Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11.
Brunch lovers can enjoy pumpkin-spiced buttermilk pancakes, apple pie spiced french toast and turkey benedict at the Thanksgiving Brunch at Notch8. Reservations are required for Sunday October 10th.
Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver)
For a wow culinary experience at one of Canada’s best restaurants, guests are invited to give thanks at Botanist with a three-course Thanksgiving brunch. The experience begins with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a hand-crafted cocktail (spirit-free options also available), meant to sip while diving into autumn-themed dishes created by Chef Hector Laguna. Guests can choose from a variety of starters such as homemade burrata salad with salt roasted beets or hand-cut beef tartare with smoked egg yolk, followed by a selection of mains like the slow roasted turkey with roasted fall vegetables and traditional gravy or a carving of prime rib with pomme purée and horseradish cream and ending with a warm brioche pudding with poached cranberries and thyme caramel or the bittersweet chocolate praline fondant with a crispy hazelnut crust. This Thanksgiving brunch menu is available October 9 and reservations are required.
Fairmont Waterfront (Vancouver)
For a new way to enjoy brunch with truly endless culinary offerings, ARC Restaurant is offering a bottomlessThanksgiving brunch. Guests will enjoy the abundance of the season with a variety of unlimited brunch specialties, such as the waffles with rhubarb compote, Croque Madames and turkey skillets. Reservations are required with seatings available on Saturday, October 9 through Monday October 11th.
For a home-style Thanksgiving dinner, guests can let ARC Restaurant’s culinary team do the cooking (and the dishes). This four-course festive dining experience features all of the traditional favourites, from nutty squash bisque with toasted pecans and nutmeg cream to pumpkin spiced sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean ice cream. Reservations are required.
Fairmont Empress (Victoria)
The culinary team at Fairmont Empress is offering a complete “hot and ready to serve” Turkey Dinner To-Go for those looking to make this year’s Thanksgiving a stress-free weekend. This decadent spread serves up to ten and includes a whole roasted herb-brined free run turkey, as well as festive favourites like mashed yukon gold potatoes with turkey gravy and sourdough-sage stuffing. Orders must be made online by October 6, with pick-up available on Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11.
For those looking to get out of the house this Thanksgiving, Q at the Empress has created a traditional three-course holiday menu that includes the best of autumn flavours. Diners will start with farro & flax bread with Empress honey butter and butternut squash & apple bisque, followed by a choice of an entrée such as roasted free run turkey with all the trimmings or salmon and spinach coulibiac with baby beets and Dungeness crab mousseline, ending with a maple pecan tart with caramel crémeux and bourbon. Reservations are required.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (Edmonton)
This Thanksgiving guests can experience the grandest of flavours and more time with their loved ones with Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Thanksgiving dinner in The Harvest Room will feature Potato & Truffle Soup, Burrata, a Turkey Roulade with Brussel Sprouts, Confit Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, and Stuffing or Beef Tenderloin with Confit Potato, Charred Broccolini, Foyot Sauce, all finished with a Play of Pumpkin Dessert.
Or, let Executive Chef Jiju Paul and his award-winning culinary team take care of the cooking while you take all of the credit and enjoy the splendor of a Thanksgiving family meal in the comfort of your own home with Turkey To-Go.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Jasper)
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge thisThanksgiving weekend. Witness the trees burst into deep yellows and oranges, watch the elk show off their best looks of the season and enjoy a weekend of fall activities and adventures for the whole family with activities such as pumpkin carving, lake boat tours, and endless plates of delicious Thanksgiving food.
Fairmont Banff Springs (Banff)
There is no time like the fall in the heart of the Canadian Rockies with crisp weather, sunshine and the changing colours of the leaves. Guests can escape to the mountains this Thanksgiving and let the talented chefs of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs do the cooking. Fairmont Banff Springs will be offering plenty of Thanksgiving culinary offerings such as Thanksgiving-themed Afternoon Tea, Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go, Festive Brunch at The Vermillion Room and a turkey dinner feature.
Fairmont Royal York (Toronto)
Guests are invited to indulge in a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner in the beautiful REIGN Restaurant, located inside one of Toronto’s most historic hotels. Following dessert, guests can retire to the cozy marble fireplace in the REIGN bar for a nightcap and take in the views of the hotel’s bustling and beautiful lobby.
For those looking to enjoy the holidays in the comfort of their own home, the hotel is offering a Thanksgiving To-Go that includes a warm festive meal that is fully prepared and ready to serve! With choices of a main cider and thyme turkey or honey and mustard ham, guests can simply pick up at the hotel to enjoy a full day spending time with family and friends. Each order will include a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada and an early bird discount for the December Holiday Dinner To-Go Offer.
Media release and image provided by Maria-Paula Galia, Wild Child Group.