Thanksgiving in Vancouver

Thanksgiving is a busy travel weekend around Vancouver in any regular year, but this year as more of us venture out to feast with family and friends we haven’t seen for a while, it makes this one that much more special. If you’re planning on coming to the city for Thanksgiving, why not plan on an extended stay, and enjoy the best that this cool, cozy season has to offer around the city.

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Thanksgiving in Vancouver

Vancouver Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner and Meal Kits

Thanksgiving feast from Railtown catering in Vancouver

Photo: Railtown Catering

As with everything in 2020, Thanksgiving is looking a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t eat well or support our local restaurants this October holiday long weekend. From dine-in to takeout and just the fixings to full oven-ready meals, Vancouver restaurants have got you covered for an abundant Thanksgiving feast.

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Vancouver Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner and Meal Kits

Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

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Photo: Fall Classic Run Facebook page

As the leaves turn to fiery shades of red, orange and gold, Vancouver’s crisp autumn air is that perfect temperature that makes it perfect for going to and from wherever it is you’re exploring in the city. Inside or outside, the month of October has some #VeryVancouver activities and events to help keep you active, healthy and cozy!

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Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

Where to Gobble Up Thanksgiving Turkey in Vancouver

Railtown’s Sage Roasted Organic Turkey; Photo Credit; Jelger and Tanja Photographers

It’s that time of year again when you have license to gorge on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and plenty of gravy. However, cooking the whole spread on your own can be considerable work. Or, if you’re visiting from out of town, you might not know anyone whose Thanksgiving dinner you can crash.

Fortunately, many places in town will do the slaving in the kitchen for you. Here are five that promise to be delicious:

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Where to Gobble Up Thanksgiving Turkey in Vancouver

5 Vancouver Restaurants Serving Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

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Turkey Dinner | Courtesy of Market by Jean-Georges

Whether you’re a visitor to Vancouver or just want to skip out on the prep (not to mention dishes) of cooking this year, here are 5 downtown restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in style. Click on the restaurant name to reserve your table now. Continue reading:
5 Vancouver Restaurants Serving Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

Pumpkin craft beer rolls out for Thanksgiving and Halloween in Vancouver

Photo credit: Carolyn Ali

Photo credit: Carolyn Ali

It’s not just the leaves on the trees: the beer labels at Vancouver liquor stores are turning orange, too.

A new crop of pumpkin beers is appearing both in stores and on tap at local craft breweries and restaurants.

Some are old favourites, and others are new, seasonal concoctions. Here’s a taste of what’s brewing.

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Pumpkin craft beer rolls out for Thanksgiving and Halloween in Vancouver

Where to get American Thanksgiving dinner in Vancouver

Fraser Valley turkey breast with all the trimmings at Yew seafood + bar.

Fraser Valley turkey breast with all the trimmings at Yew seafood + bar.

Right about now, Americans are gearing up for the big bird of all dinners. In Vancouver, we’re way ahead of you–Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. (Here’s more on how our celebrations differ.)

Fear not: there’s still plenty of fresh turkey to go around. While November 27 is not a holiday in Vancouver, several restaurants are welcoming their American cousins to dinner and putting on a south-of-the-border-style celebration. Here’s where to find turkey with all the trimmings.

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Where to get American Thanksgiving dinner in Vancouver