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Happy Thanksgiving from Chilko Lake

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:34

Tsylos Park Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving and Hello from Canada!

I just wanted to send you our sincere thoughts and kind wishes for you and your family to enjoy and share many blessings. 

Here in Canada we celebrate our Thanksgiving in October. Fall time at Chilko Lake was the perfect place to celebrate the gathering of friends and family. Our brilliant fall colors were the perfect backdrop for the abundance of wildlife roaming the area; the salmon spawning in the river; the migrations of waterfowl;  and of course the Grizzly Bears meandering through the yard and along the waterfront.  Thanksgiving is about the gathering of who is near and dear to you, celebrating the bounty in all of our lives and the bounty of what the earth brings to us. Our big lodge table was where we gathered to celebrate while we sat in candle light with the fireplace roaring and crackling in the back ground, soft lights, and so much laughter and lively conversations.  

This year we shared our family thanks giving with a bunch of keen grizzly bear photographers and many surprise family members showing up from Canada, Mexico, and the USA.  It was a wonderful celebration and such a nice way to end our 2011 season surrounded by new faces, family and so many blessings to be thankful for.

I sincerely hope that you have just as many blessings this season. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours…

Karen McLean

Tsylos Park Lodge