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Looking for inspiration this Family Day? We’ve found some of the best events happening on Monday, February 18th.

British Columbia


Immerse Yourself in Education

The Museum of Vancouver

Admission: Free

Stop by the Museum of Vancouver to take a walk on the wild side and visit the Wild Things exhibit, discover captivating Haida stories including the Bear Mother, or travel back in time to learn about the city’s past from 1900 to 1970. An experience the entire family will enjoy!

The Vancouver Aquarium

Admission: Free for Children 12 and Under

Home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life, the Vancouver Aquarium is the perfect outing for the whole family. Take in the breathtaking exhibits or watch an exciting lineup of educational shows.


3-99: Fun for Everyone!

Lego Brick Festival at the Sidney Museum

10 AM to 4 PM

Admission: By Donation

Head over to the Sidney Museum to enjoy a LEGO wonderland complete with a 6 foot build by Robin Sather, a professional Canadian Lego Builder, interactive LEGO Mosaic Build, VicLug Lego Display and a LEGO scavenger hunt.


Carve Creatively

Family Day Soapstone Carving Workshop at The Robert Bateman Centre

10 AM – 12 PM
Admission: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members

You may have seen the soapstone we carry at Ten Thousand Villages, like the Friendship Candleholder or the We Are Three Statue, but now you can create your own soapstone carving! Head over to the Robert Bateman Centre where participants will start with a pre-cut soapstone animal shape of their choosing and are guided into a step-by-step process through a 90-minute workshop.

*For ages 7 to adult, parents can either accompany their child free of charge, or purchase their own soapstone to carve*




Get Outside!

Silver Skate Festival at Hawrelak Park

February 18th

1 PM to 5 PM

Admission: Free

Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun at this winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture and more. Whether you’re hoping to go for a slip down an ice slide, hitch a ride on a horse drawn sleigh, or explore your way through a fort, there is something for everyone!

*There will be a Free Festival Shuttle from the University of Alberta.*


Light up the Night

GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival

February 14th– February 18th

5 PM to 11 PM

Admission: Free

Visit the heart of downtown Calgary as they illuminate the city throughout the weekend with one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and activities.  On Monday, enjoy a free family skate party at Brightside Hub complete with music, games and prizes!



Prince Albert

Embrace the Winter Wonderland

Waskesiu Snow Days at Prince Albert National Park

February 18th-25th

Admission: Free with Park Gate Entry

Gather the clan and head to Prince Albert National Park for some snow-filled adventure of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing or doing Metis inspired activities. Borrow cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice fishing equipment at the Hawood Inn, free of charge, or check out a winter geocache kit at the Visitor Centre and practice your treasure hunting skills with a modern day scavenger hunt!


Get Out and About!

Waskimo Winter Festival In and Around the Conexus Arts Centre

February 18th,

Admission: Free

Enjoy a day with the whole family—including your dog! Embrace the great outdoors through public skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, snow cricket, cross-country skiing and more. If that’s not enough, it’s the only day of the year that the public is allowed onto the ice of Wascana Lake. Be there for all the fun!




Incredible Inflatables and More!

Kids Fest Toronto at the International Centre

February 16th to 18th

10 AM to 6 PM

Let the kids bounce, laugh, run and play at Kids Fest Toronto which spans over 80,000 square feet at the International Centre in Mississauga. With a variety of inflatables, shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more, there is something for kids of all ages and perfect for a family day out!


Take a Journey Back in Time

Family Day at Fort York

February 18th at Fort York

Admission: Free

Historic Buildings Open 10 AM to 5 PM

Fort York Skating Trail Open until 9 PM

Bring the family together to explore the past of Toronto by touring a historic kitchen from 1826 and sampling baking from the hearth, taking part in hands-on activities, pop-up shows and multi-dimensional exhibits. Make sure to bring your skates because The Bentway at Fort York public skating trail will be open until 9 PM!


Get Outside and Enjoy the Snow

Snowflake Kingdom at Winterlude

February 1st – 18th

Admission: Free, Some paid activities

Just over the bridge from Downtown Ottawa in the heart of Parc Jacques-Cartier is where super slides, magnificent snow sculptures, shows, a Kiddie Zone for toddlers and plenty more activities await you! This winter playground will get you out of the house, and definitely be a hit for the whole family!


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