Family Day 2023 – Things To Do With The Kids

Celebrate Family Day with the kids! Below you’ll find a long list of great things to do in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton! Family-friendly events, all in one place to help you make the most of this long weekend.

I remember the very first Family Day (I sound old, I know) but I loved having an extra day to spend with my family. You really do appreciate time together once you have kids. Because we live in the best province in Canada, there is lots of fun to choose from on Family Day. To make it easier to plan something amazing, we pulled all of the events together for you in one easy-to-use list.

Looking for local or driveable events? We can help on both accounts! So many great destinations are hosting activities in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. You asked and we listened! We are now adding things to do on Family Day in Cambridge, Guelph and Kitchener Waterloo, too.

We’ll be checking out the Little Canada exhibit in Toronto. It’s a miniature display of various iconic and unique Canadian locations, perfect for up close exploring. We can’t wait to tell you about it!

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That’s Not All!

Don’t feel like you need to attend an official Family Day event, there are lots of other things you can do with your kids to make some memories.

Ice skate on one of these outdoor ice rinks.

Enjoy the great outdoors with a kid-approved hike through nature.

Maybe some cross-country skiing?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Family Day?

A: This year it is observed on Monday, February 20, 2023. It is always on the third Monday in February.

Q: Is Family Day a stat holiday?

A: It is one of the 9 public holidays in Ontario, and in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

Q: What’s open on Family Day in Ontario?

A: Some major attractions (like the Toronto Zoo and Ripley’s Aquarium) and points of interest (like Malls) may be open, while municipal offices, the LCBO, and most grocery stores will be closed. Today is a day to call before you head anywhere to avoid disappointment.

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