Canadian Thanksgiving!

A brief post (something readers might be thankful for) to acknowledge Canadian Thanksgiving this coming Monday.

Low key drama
We’ve lived up in the True North for almost a decade, and we’re constantly thankful for the experience. As a nation, like other places, it isn’t perfect (many terrible mistakes have been made, particularly in relation to indigenous groups), but there is a sense of striving for a society that is working towards inclusivity and acceptance towards all – inside and outside the borders. It is, generally, a welcoming country, with many citizens who are prepared to live and let live, and where every day life for most people carries on without too much drama. Again, not perfect, and not for many northern communities, but (painfully small and slow) steps are being taken to right some of the past wrongs.

Fall drama
For me, the real drama is found in the landscapes of this great country. Personally, we have barely uncovered the tip of the wilderness iceberg here in western Canada, and beyond that there is so much more to discover from coast to coast to coast! Like the real icebergs and the true True North. Thousands of lakes large and small, tiny creeks and rushing rivers, more mountains (oh yes!), almost endless prairie, and an expanse of boreal and coastal forest to lose oneself in.

Lose yourself
I know, I know, we’ll never get close to exploring all that there is, but it’s fun to think that we’ll try anyway. It’s the pull of the north (and the east, and the west) and a need to see for yourself and attempt to comprehend the nature of Canada. Impossible! Folly! But so alluring…

Fingers crossed, touch wood, and we’re hoping to celebrate a few more decades here, and be able to look back at travels all across this wonderful land. 

The people we know, the place we live, where we’ve come from, and where we are going – so much to be thankful for!

Thanksgiving in a cabin!
Thanks for reading, happy Thanksgiving, and have a wonderful weekend!

Taylor Creek, AB

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

32 thoughts on “Canadian Thanksgiving!”

  1. First of all, LOVE that cabin! What a glorious place to celebrate thankfulness. And, your pictures make me want to get in my truck and drive to those views. (It’s got to be a lonnnnnng way! We drove north from Iowa to northern Minnesota once and it took 11 hours. Ha!)

    Lucky for me, I get to “see” the beauty of your country right where I am. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!


    1. Thank you, Jessica! Yup, it is a great little cabin, located in Field, BC. We are staying there now, and we’ve had all weathers this weekend – rain, snow, and some sunshine.
      Sounds like you like to take a trip north, and Canada is always a great place to visit! I hope your weekend is going well!

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  2. I enjoyed your gracious post, pc. I, too, am thankful for Canada, such a vast and beautiful place, demonstrated by your wonderful photos. Have a lovely long holiday weekend, my friend…and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs. pc.


  3. Great fall photos! It is true we are not perfect but I am hopeful that we are seeking unity in our diversity and that the positive will win out over the negativity.It is a good time to reflect on our gratitude and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.


  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I feel in love with the Canadian landscape when I first saw it back when I was 9 years old and I have had a heart for the country. I just might hop over when the election is said and done! oh my, I don’t even want to think about it. Anyway, I can’t even imagine all the beauty that you have at your beck and call, well, almost but you get my drift. Wonderful photos and post as usual. 😀


      1. but you realize……that it is going “wrong and then some more wrong”? lol we are basically in for it. oh well! sigh…..there is a providence in eastern Canada that is welcoming Americans after the election, and they are serious! lol

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    1. Thank you! I enjoy sharing our little adventures in our big country (and we did manage to take a little paddle earlier today – not warm, exactly, but very pleasant!)
      Hope your weekend is going well!

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  5. Indeed, you have lots to be thankful for. Your pics reflect a wondrous land that, compared to some countries in the world, is sane and progressive. You do a great job of bringing some of it to us visually and through your regular meditations. Kudos, and Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. Thanks, Walt! We got a reasonable result in the election up here last year, and that helps the feel good factor if nothing else. I can’t help but have one eye on events just to the south (this little cabin we are holed up in has Internet…) because it is awful yet compelling and so hard to ignore. Given recent revelations – although they’re not exactly surprising – I find it hard to understand it is still a contest. So, if the worst choice isn’t made next month, then that’ll be something to be at least a little thankful for, compared to what might be…(you have to hope!)
      I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  6. I feel the same pull for my homeland. This is such a beautiful post and the pride and gratitude you have for your country is obvious. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and stunning photos, one day I’d love to visit …


  7. Hi Adam – Just curious about something? In that shot of your cozy little cabin,I see horizontal runners across the roof.Is that to stop the snow from sliding off. The pitch of the roof & it being metal makes me think it’s designed to slide the snow off,but those metal runners across the roof seem to counter that? Just curious.


    1. Hi Wayne, sorry for the late reply. Not too sure why there are cross pieces on the cabin roof – just seems to catch debris. Maybe a strengthening precaution? I’ll ask the owner next time we’re out there…
      Hope your day is going well – heading over to your blog shortly, need to get my Tofino fix!

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