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Festival Locations - 2019

We have 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

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

The first Feast of Tabernacles in Canada was held at Penticton, B.C.. An hour’s drive south of Penticton is beautiful Osoyoos Lake, which spans the Canadian-U.S. border south of Penticton and north of Spokane. This will provide a family Feast setting in 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 outdoor activities.

The autumn harvest of apples, pears, plums and grapes abound around Feast-time. Hiking, golfing, boating, winery tours and shopping are 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 2 kilometers of miniature track amidst dioramas that feature 18,000 hand-painted figurines of people, places and animals. Nearby, Feastgoers can walk around Osoyoos Lake at Swiws (Haynes Point) Provincial Park.

Church socials will be held at the Feast venue and will include a Family Dinner and Dance, a catered Senior’s Luncheon, Family Day at an amusement park, a 9-hole Golf Challenge, activities for singles, young adults and teens. Group volleyball, bocce ball, cricket and disc golf equipment are free from the front desk for beach side use. The Watermark Resort also offers rentable kayaks, SUPs and boat slippage. Sail boats, ski boats, jet skis, pontoon boats and boat charters are also available through nearby vendors.

Location of Services: The Feast venue is the Watermark Beach Resort, located right on the lake in the town of Osoyoos. The facility and meeting space are both handicap accessible. Services are held in the Conference Centre, located on the first floor. The Conference Centre’s exterior entrance is on Main Street at the junction of 74 Avenue.

First Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. (Daily services at 10:30 a.m.)

From the Watermark one can either walk onto the beachfront or into Osoyoos town centre. Food is available at neighboring markets, eateries and shops—all within walking distance. Restaurants in Osoyoos include Canadian, American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, French, Indian and Mexican cuisine. There are also restaurants at wineries and resorts, pizza shops, pubs and fast-food. Please note that due to the Feast being later this year, some restaurants and businesses may have reduced hours, or in some cases may be closed for the season.

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

-John Elliott
Festival Coordinator
E-mail: bcfeast@ucg.ca

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Cochrane, Alberta

For 2019 the Feast of Tabernacles is returning to 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. If you wish to experience the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is only a one-hour drive, Lake Louise is 1 hour 40 minutes, making it an easy afternoon trip after services.

Cochrane combines a proud western heritage with spectacular vistas of the rolling foothills and the majestic Rocky Mountains with all the modern conveniences required for a great Feast.

Cochrane has something for everyone, from quad rentals, to hiking through original ranch country, to spending the day enjoying quaint shops, boutiques, dining establishments and the Spray Lakes Aquatic center and climbing wall. Or you can spend the afternoon visiting the galleries enjoying the talents of a number of recognized artisans, musicians and writers that call Cochrane home.

The Feast site is only 20 minutes from the city of Calgary and a half hour from the Calgary airport. Calgary attractions include the famous Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park with its historic buildings and car museum, the world-class Glenbow Museum, the Telus Science Center and of course the shopping.

For those planning to be in the area prior to the Feast, there will be a Sabbath service held on Oct. 12 at the Bow Waters Canoe Club, 1975 - 26 Street SE, Calgary, AB at 1 p.m.

Larry DeLong
Festival Coordinator

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Midland, Ontario

Midland, Ontario

Tara Crompton

We will once again return to Midland, Ontario, Canada for the Feast of Tabernacles. As in the past, “in house” activities that were a huge success will be repeated this year. Midland is 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. There is an array of shopping in the historic downtown or in Barrie, a short drive from the site. For food lovers, there are local culinary delights and a variety of restaurants throughout the area; for those who would prefer to stay in, dining will be available at the onsite Library restaurant. One of the main reasons for returning to Midland is the warm and friendly welcome that we received over the years. The Quality Inn is the premier full-service hotel in the Southern Georgian Bay area. It has an excellent remodeled ballroom with seating capacity for 500 people. Standard rooms and suites come with a small refrigerator, a coffeemaker and free Internet. Standard rooms start at $85. The fireplace Jacuzzi suite is $99. Your room rate includes a hot breakfast at the onsite Atrium Café and will include turkey sausage and/or turkey bacon. The Atrium also provides a wonderful setting for interaction and relaxation as you connect with other spiritual members of the family. The Quality Inn also has a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a sauna for total relaxation. For those who need alternative housing, there are also cottages and bed-and-breakfasts in the area. Festival activities once more center on “the family,” beginning with a meet-and-greet night, seniors’ brunch, Bible studies, Family Day, games night, variety night 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, go to www.southerngeorgian.bay.on.ca. The website for the host hotel can be found at www.qualityinnmidland.ca.

Patrick Read
Festival Coordinator

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