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Festival Locations - 2020

We have been planning three 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.

Attention US Transfers

The border for land crossings is currently closed; individuals arriving to Canada via air are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you travel by land (car/bus/van) or via sea port (ferry) you may be able to cross the border with a passport card, which is cheaper than a passport book. For more information please visit the following page at the U.S. Department of State website.

Your U.S. dollar will be worth 20-30% more* than the Canadian dollar due to currency exchange rates. While many establishments accept U.S. cash, not all will do so. Some U.S. credit cards will automatically calculate the exchange rate without a foreign transaction fee; you may want to contact your card's customer service line to see what fee, if any, they charge.

*To see an approximation of the current exchange rate please see sites online such as http://www.xe.com.†

Osoyoos
British Columbia
Cochrane
Alberta
Midland
Ontario
Map of Canada Osoyoos, British Columbia Drumheller, Alberta Midland, Ontario

Osoyoos, British Columbia

Osoyoos, British Columbia

Beautiful Osoyoos Lake spans the Canadian-U.S. border south of Penticton and north of Spokane, providing a family Feast setting for British Columbia again this year. Nestled in southern Okanagan Valley, it is renowned for its clear water, surrounding mountains, vineyards, fruit orchards, sandy beaches and variety of outdoor activities. We expect around 250 brethren at this location.

The autumn harvest of apples, pears, plums and grapes abound around Feast-time. Hiking, golfing, boating, winery tours and shopping are all popular activities. Nearby trails offer walking, biking and hiking through panoramic views along Osoyoos Lake and up to Chopaka Lookout and Mount Cobau.

Families will enjoy the indoor Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad where 45 miniature trains pass along two kilometers of miniature track amidst dioramas that feature 18,000 hand-painted figurines of people, places and animals. Nearby, you can walk almost all the way across Osoyoos Lake at Sẁiẁs (Haynes Point) Provincial Park.

Church socials will be held at the Feast venue and will include a dinner dance, a catered seniors’ luncheon, and separate meet and greet events for singles, young adults and teens. Group volleyball, bocce ball, cricket and disc golf equipment are complimentary from the front desk for beachside use. The resort also offers rentable kayaks, SUPs and boat slippage. Sail boats, ski boats, jet skis, pontoon boats and boat charters are also available through local vendors.

From the Watermark Beach Resort, where services will be held, one can either walk out onto the beachfront or into the Osoyoos town center. Neighboring markets, eateries and shops are all within walking distance. Restaurants in Osoyoos include Canadian, American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, French and Mexican cuisine. There are also restaurants at wineries and resorts, pizza shops, pubs and fast-food.

The Watermark is located right on the lake in the town of Osoyoos. The facility and meeting space are both handicap accessible. The Conference Centre’s exterior entrance is on Main Street at the junction of 74 Avenue. Additional lodging (besides the Watermark Beach Resort) in the Osoyoos, B.C. area can be found online.

For More Information: email the Osoyoos Feast team at FOT-Osoyoos@ucg.ca.

We look forward to having you and your family with us for the Feast at Osoyoos Lake this year!

First Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
(Daily services will be held at 10:30 a.m.)
Location of Services: Conference Center of the Watermark Beach Resort, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Taxes: 15 percent.

David Palmer
Festival Coordinator
E-mail: bcfeast@ucg.ca

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Cochrane, Alberta

Cochrane is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains between Calgary and Banff and is a recreation playground for families, adventure enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Cochrane combines a proud western heritage with spectacular vistas of the rolling foothills and majestic Rocky Mountains with all the modern conveniences that can make for a comfortable Feast. Banff National Park is only an hour drive down the road. Canmore is even closer. Lake Louise is less than two hours away.

Cochrane has something for everyone, from quad rentals, horseback riding and hiking through original ranch country, to spending the day enjoying quaint shops, boutiques, dining establishments and the Spray Lakes Sawmill Family Sports Centre. You can also spend the afternoon visiting the galleries, enjoying the talents of a number of recognized artisans, musicians and writers that call Cochrane home.

Cochrane is about a half hour drive from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Calgary has many attractions including the famous Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park with 10 Festival Planning Brochure 2020 its historic buildings and car museum, the world class Glenbow Museum, the Telus Science Center, Calaway Park (the largest amusement park in Western Canada) and Winsport, which features North America’s fastest zipline as well as a four-man summer bobsleigh track. You can also ride more than 25 km (about 16 miles) of mountain bike trails, enjoy a scenic round of 18-hole mini-golf or skate at the Markin MacPhail Centre. Then, of course, there is always shopping.

For more information on the Cochrane area, visit the Cochrane Visitor Information Centre at https://www.cochrane-tourism.ca/. For more information about the Feast venue please visit http://cochraneranchehouse.ca.

For More Information: Email Rainer Salomaa at rainer_salomaa@ucg.ca.

First Service: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.
The next day’s Sabbath service will be at 1 p.m.

Location of Services: The Cochrane Ranchehouse, 101 Ranchehouse Rd, Cochrane, Alberta

Accommodation Info: Most people book accommodations through Airbnb and have been pleased with the prices and value. There are many suites, apartments, condos and holiday houses for rent at very good rates on the Airbnb website. Be sure to check the location of the accommodation before booking: https://www.airbnb.ca/s/Cochrane--Canada.

If you wish to stay at a hotel in the area, it is best to use the online hotel booking agencies (Expedia or Travelocity). This way you can get a better value than what the Church can negotiate.

The hotels in Cochrane are the Ramada Inn (1-403-932-6355), the Days Inn (1-403-932-5588) and the Super 8 (1-844-838-0484). For those looking for a less expensive motel option in Cochrane, you can stay at Bow River Inn (1-403-932-7900).

There are also many hotels on the west end of Calgary that are within a 20-30 minute drive from Cochrane, such as the Sheraton Four Points or the Sandman Inn and Suites Calgary West.

Since the Church has not negotiated room rates, you are free to book your accommodation at your earliest convenience.

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Midland, Ontario

Midland, Ontario

Tara Crompton

Due to complications and concerns regarding COVID the Midland, ON Feast of Tabernacles site has been cancelled.

Members are encouraged to contact their local pastor for information regarding alternatives this year.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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