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Monday is Family Day for Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan residents. If you’re looking for fun stuff to do together, we’ve got you covered:
- Calgary families can skate at the Olympic Oval for the admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
- TD Winterfest at Olympic Plaza features ice sculptures, snowman and ice castle building, and a chance to meet hockey heroes Jamie Macoun and Colin Patterson.
- Calgary’s Old Navy store at Market Mall hosts an art and dance party for fashion-forward kidlets. The “Funnovation Imaginarium“ family party includes activities like an accessory design station, a cookie bar, and a dance-off on the “Funky Floor.”
- Speedy Saskatooners can lace up for a free Family Skate Day at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval.
- If it’s too cold to get outdoors, Saskatoon’s Field House hosts a free Tennis Fest, with on-site coaching, games and a super big tennis racket.
- Pioneering kids can see family life in pioneer times at Marr Residence, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Surefire draw will be the chance to sample pioneer cookies.
Even more great Saskatoon events.
- The Art Gallery of Ontario goes to the kids, with KGO. The awesome art extravaganza includes art-making activities, the Kid Nouveau exhibition, a chance to mix with Pablo Picasso and Frida Khalo, and kid-centric tours of the Gallery. The discounted Family Day pass is $39.
- Old Navy’s Etobicoke Store (on the Queensway) hosts an art and dance party for fashion-forward kidlets. The “Funnovation Imaginarium” family party includes activities like an accessory design station, a cookie bar, and a dance-off on the “Funky Floor.”
- Family Fishing Weekend: Brave the chill and get out on the ice. Ontario residents can fish without a license from Feb 18 to 20. See FFW’s site for area-specific activities.
- Hockey Hall of Fame features free admission for half-pint hockey nuts. Visit the Stanley Cup and practice a slapshot on Feb 20.
- Toronto Zoo: Visit adorable zoo families like the orangutans, green tree pythons and Western lowland gorillas.
- Hamilton’s Children’s Museum hosts Little Fairy Tales for Little People, a series of small-scale puppet shows aimed at young kids.
- Hamilton’s Historic Museums have all kinds of Family Day activities at site around town, including Dundrun Castle, and the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.
For more Family Day activities, check out Kids Around Canada‘s great calendar of events.