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Festival Locations - 2015

We have four Feast of Tabernacle locations across Canada. The map below gives an approximate location of each site. Click on the site name at left or click on the dots on the map to show the site description.

Orford Feast site in Quebec, Canada Cancelled

Due to significant delays in negotiating pricing and other costs at the hotel in Orford, Quebec, Canada, we have decided to cancel this site for the 2015 Feast of Tabernacles. We do, however, expect to consider this location for the 2016 Feast.

Kelowna
British Columbia
Canmore
Alberta
Midland
Ontario
Gros Morne
Newfoundland
Map of Canada Kelowna, British Columbia Canmore, Alberta Midland, Ontario Gros Morne, Newfoundland

Kelowna, British Columbia

An urban oasis back dropped by a setting of rural splendor, Kelowna is the largest city located on stunning Okanagan Lake.  Kelowna is a recreational lakeside paradise with miles of beautiful parkland and sandy beaches that provide wonderful opportunities for fun. Kelowna offers many other venues including a water adventure park, zip lines, ZipZone, Wild Play Elements Park, North Americas longest suspension bridge and more.

There are unending miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and family walks, including the Kettle Valley Trail.  The downtown core houses galleries, museums, theatres, studios, excellent restaurants and a waterfront park and walkways

Kelowna is emerging as Canada's newest golf destination, offering 101,382 yards of golf heaven. From easy-going to ego-shattering there are 20 golf courses to choose from.   If you're a wine enthusiast, touring Kelowna is a must. There are more than 29 unique wineries offering tours and tastings for all palates.

Tourism Kelowna
Okanagan Food and Wine Festival
Kelowna, BC

The Kelowna International Airport serves the area with flights from many major cities.  It is accessible by vehicle from all directions; 400 km’s from Vancouver, 500 km’s from Seattle and 410 km’s from Spokane.

Location of Services: Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna.

First Service: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27

Host Hotel: Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna.                      

Michael Erickson

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Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is located about 60 minutes west of the outskirts of Calgary, which has the third busiest airport in Canada. The town of Canmore lies nestled along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It’s close to Banff and Kananaskis Country. Chosen as the site of the Nordic ski events (Canmore Nordic Center) for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Canmore began attracting international attention as a major tourist destination. It has sustainable growth with a small-town feel. There are several walking and cycling trails leading to the downtown core. Enjoy golfing, sightseeing, hiking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, biking, shopping, observing wildlife, a multitude of eating establishments, or just relaxing. The area has an abundance of quality housing to meet every need.

Banff National Park, which is about 20 minutes from Canmore, was established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park and third in the world. The park was awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 1984. Some describe it as “paradise”…“heaven on earth”…“a place where God lingered during creation.” The park and town site offers rugged beauty, unspoiled landscapes, and pristine mountain ranges. You will be hard pressed to find a finer balance of unspoiled wilderness and refined amenities. Experience an unrivaled alpine escape at “the World’s Finest National Park.” You can also drink in nature’s wonder at Lake Louise—one of the Canadian Rockies’ most beloved destinations, with turquoise waters sparkling underneath the towering Victoria Glacier. Enjoy days beyond compare in the unspoiled beauty that the area can offer.

Here are some local links:

http://www.canmore.ca/

http://www.banff.ca/

http://www.canadianrockies.ca/canmore/select/adventure

Location of Services: Cornerstone Theatre, 125 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta (Web site: www.atthecorner.ca) (Services on Oct. 3 will be at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, 709—7 St., Canmore)

First Service: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27. The following day’s service will be at 1:00 p.m.

Rainer Salomaa

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Midland, Ontario

The Feast of Tabernacles will once again be held in the quaint little town of Midland, located on beautiful Southern Georgian Bay, only 90 minutes from Toronto and 30 minutes from Barrie.

The area has a natural blend of scenic landscapes, wildlife diversity and a picturesque harbor with waterfront trails and parkland. The spectacular fall colors should be at their best during the Feast. You can also visit several historic attractions that reflect the region’s rich cultures.

Other superb attractions include the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and the Elmvale Zoo.

There is an array of shopping in the historic downtown, or a short drive to Barrie. For food lovers, there are local culinary delights and a variety of restaurants throughout the area.

One of the main reasons for returning to Midland is the warm and friendly welcome that we received at the Best Western Highland Inn and Conference Centre over the last two years. It is the premier full-service hotel in the Southern Georgian Bay area, and the hotel recently received the prestigious Director’s Award from Best Western International. It has an excellent remodeled ballroom with seating capacity for 500 people.

Accommodations include standard rooms as well as suites that come complete with a small refrigerator, a coffeemaker, and all rooms include free high-speed Internet.

Room rates start at $79 for the standard room and up to $99 for a fireplace jacuzzi suite. Your room rate includes a continental breakfast at the onsite Atrium Café. The Olympia restaurant located onsite provides casual fine dining for lunch and supper.

Other amenities at the Best Western include a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna for total relaxation.

For those who need alternative housing, there are also cottages and bed-and-breakfasts in the area. Festival activities will be centered on the family beginning with a meet-and-greet night, seniors brunch, Bible studies, family day, games night, hymn sing and much more.

For those who have not yet experienced the quaint little town of Midland we hope this will be the year you do. For those who have attended in the past we invite you to try it again for the first time.

For further information on the area, please go to www.southerngeorgian.bay.on.ca. The website for the host hotel can be found at www.bestwesternmidland.com.

Location of Services: 924 King St., Midland, Ontario (at the corner of Hwy. 12).

First Service: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27

Taxes: 13 percent for guest rooms.

Patrick Read

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Gros Morne, Newfoundland

The Feast in 2015 will once again be held in one of the most beautiful locations in Canada, Gros  Morne National Park in Western Newfoundland. It is an area of great natural beauty with a rich variety of scenery, wildlife and recreational activities. There is spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs of a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers. Waterfalls, marine inlets, sea stacks, sandy beaches and colorful nearby fishing villages completing the phenomenal natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National Park of Canada. It’s a perfect millennial setting for the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Feast will be held at the Shallow Bay Motel Conference Centre in the quaint town of Cow Head at the northern end of Gros Morne National Park. Services will be held in a beautiful meeting hall overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Shallow Bay accommodations include standard motel rooms or self-contained one- and two-bedroom cottages with full kitchens (a favorite with attendees). For more information visit the Shallow Bay website at www.shallowbaymotel.com. There is a restaurant available on site as well as many other eating establishments in nearby towns such as Rocky Harbor. For those staying in the cottages, groceries are available in Deer Lake. There is a small grocery store in the town of Cow Head, but it would be wise to pick up your groceries in Deer Lake before traveling to the Feast site.

For those travelling by air there are several flights available on West Jet and Air Canada. The airport is located in Deer Lake, a little more than one-hour drive from the Feast site. For those wishing to travel by ferry there is service from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. For information on schedules and rates please visit http://marineatlantic.ca.

The following activities will be available at the Feast in Western Newfoundland: a beautiful scenic tour, a fun variety show, a ladies tea, a hymn sing, and Bible study, and a very special evening with all attendees that includes a scrumptious Feast dinner and local entertainment. As well the local residences of the town of Cow Head invite everyone attending the Feast this year to their local arts and craft fair.

There will be Sabbath services on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. for those arriving at the Feast site early.

If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s world, love God’s natural beauty, a warm and friendly environment, and stimulating spiritual messages this is the Feast site for you.

Location of Services: Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head, NL A0K 2A0

First Service: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27

Larry DeLong

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