Recipe for a Great Canadian Thanksgiving

The leaves are starting to change colour and the weather is growing crisper. You know what that means – families will soon begin their journeys to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with their loved ones.

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On the second Monday of October, Canadians across the globe return home to their families to celebrate and express thanks for what they have. With all the family together it’s helpful to plan engaging activities to keep everyone, young and old, entertained. Here are some fun activities that will ensure a great time for your family in Toronto.

Visit a local farm and enjoy the harvest – Many farms across the greater Toronto area have charming family attractions like petting zoos, arts and crafts, corn mazes, tractor rides, pumpkin patches, and more. Many farms also have pumpkins available for purchase so this is a great time to pick the best pumpkin you can for your Halloween carvings.

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Apple picking – Thanksgiving is a great weekend for apple picking. Nothing says Canadian Thanksgiving like picking apples and eating them right from the trees. This is also a great opportunity to try warm apple pies available for sale. Don’t forget that pumpkin pie either! Both are staples for a classic Thanksgiving dinner

Take in the Fall colours – Visit any Ontario Park to take a hike and see all the beautiful colours and foliage the area has to offer. And don’t forget how fun it is to jump in the leaves… for you and the children!

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Visit attractions in Downtown Toronto – Toronto has many family attractions to offer families around Thanksgiving. Be sure to visit the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Toronto Zoo, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Casa Loma, Distillery District, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, and many more.

Gear Up for Grandbabies – If you’re a grandparent expecting young visitors this Thanksgiving, make sure your little guests and their parents have everything they need for an easy going holiday. It’s wise to gather games and toys you can enjoy with the little ones. Consider a high-end hiking backpack so you can work off those calories from the big feast while enjoying the gorgeous Canadian outdoors!

Thanksgiving is all about being with family, creating memories with your loved ones, and carrying on traditions. However your Canadian Thanksgiving may look, don’t forget to take a moment to truly appreciate everything you have and be thankful for the wonderful country we live in!

Need a full-size wooden crib to host your grandbaby this Thanksgiving? You can rent that, as well as an assortment of baby and kid gear, books, games and toys at Babierge Toronto. Click here to rent your baby gear early and and receive a 10% holiday discount!


Sara Pereira is a Babierge Trusted Partner in Toronto. She rents all kinds of baby equipment like strollers, carseats, cribs, and toys to families traveling to Canada and to local grandparents and relatives hosting grandchildren for Thanksgiving!

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