Family Day in Canada is February 18 for most provinces and February 11 for B.C. This is the last day of the long weekend, and a number of provinces and communities celebrate with events, festivals and tourist activities embracing a fun long weekend with outdoor winter activities. Canada Heritage Day falls on February 18.
Spend a day with your family at the Alberta Legislature! The day´s activities include a children's carnival, horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment, hot chocolate, skating, Legislature Building tours every 10 minutes and more. A detailed list of events will be posted closer to Family Day Family Day Legislature Events, Waterton Winterfest news or Parks Canada
Ontario Family Day
Toronto Family Day (GTA)
Toronto Family Day activities are taking place throughout the City of Toronto in museums, parks, outdoor venues, art galleries. Links here include the GTA and Towns and cities north of Toronto for day or overnight trips.
Family Day North of Toronto
Family Day activities listed below in many of the resort areas and towns and cities north of Toronto GTA. Get a feeling for the possibilities for a family day outing north with Family Day Photo Gallery. See family day activities in the following resort destinations north of Toronto.
Ontario Wide | Alliston Area | Algonquin Highlands | Barrie Area | Barry's Bay Area | Blue Mountain / Collingwood Area | Eastern Ontario | Haliburton Area | Jackson's Point Area | Kawarthas Area | Midland-Penetang Area | Muskoka Area | Northern Ontario | Owen Sound Area | Wasaga Beach Area |Woodview Area
Backyard Bird Count Family Day Weekend
A good place to count birds along with 411Ontariokids is Wye Marsh Wildlife Centrein Midland Ontario. The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming up on the February 17-20 long weekend on Canada Heritage Day and Family Day Weekend in Ontario. The four-day event is free and is open to bird watchers of all ages and skill levels. Participants watch birds for any length of time on one or more days of the count and enter their tallies. The GBBC is a joint North American project of the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.
Ontario Family Free Ice Fishing Weekend
This year Family Day Free Fishing Weekend is February 16-18 2013 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) is designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.See Ice fishing Getawaysfor overnight accommodation packages. See Ontario Ice fishing tournaments and derbies.
2013 marks the sixth anniversary of Family Day in Saskatchewan. Regular public holidays enhance people’s ability to create better work-family balance, something the province.....see original Family Day Announcement,. See Public Holidays in Saskatchewan Find Saskatchewan Family Day activities and events in Regina at RCMP Heritage Centre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum: or Prince Albert,
Significance of Third Monday in February in Canada
Although not named family day across Canada, a public holiday occurs in the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. The timing of Family Day coincides with Presidents Day in the United States
British Columbia Family Day
This is the first year for B.C. Family Day on February 11. with the long weekend starting Friday February 8, 2013. One of the best sources for events
for families is the British Columbia Tourism Blog, where dozens of events are listed for family fun.
Family Day Dates 2014-2017
Note: BC hosts family day one week earlier than either
Saskatchewan, Ontario or Alberta (Rest of Canada ROC)
2014: BC-Feb.10 ROC Mon, Feb 17
2015: BC-Feb. 9 ROC Mon, Feb 16
2016: BC-Feb. 8 ROC Mon, Feb 15
2017: BC-Feb 13 ROC Mon, Feb 20