What to do on Family Day in Edmonton

Happy long weekend! Family Day might just be my favorite holiday of the year because it’s the perfect day to get out with the family and make memories; this year we are lucky enough to have some awesome weather to accompany it as well! So whether you are looking for something to do outdoors or indoors, we have got you covered:

Family Day Pancake Breakfast

Start your day off right with the 5th Annual Family Day Pancake Breakfast in Sherwood Park.

When: February 20 | 8:30 am to 11 am
Where: Strathcona County Museum & Archive
Cost: $5 per person || Children 4 and under eat FREE

Winter Fest

Start your family day off with free breakfast, a street hockey tournament, horse & wagon rides, hot chocolate, coffee and more! Find the details here.

When: February 20 | 10 am to 4 pm
Where: McLeod Avenue at Coloumbus Park, Spruce Grove
Cost: FREE

The Backyardigans: Musical Playdate

The adventure continues with Pablo the penguin, Tyrone the moose and Uniqua the purple-spotted creature as they set out on their latest musical journey in The Backyardigans’ Musical Playdate.

When: February 20 | 10:30 am | 12:30 pm | 2:30 pm
Where: Tri-Leisure Centre, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12 per ticket

Family Day at the Legislature

All activities and entertainment will take place in the Edmonton Federal Building and the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, throughout the warm pedway and inside of the Legislature Building. There will be various activities for the family and you can find the full line up here!

When: February 20 | 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Legislature Building
Cost: FREE

Highlands Family Fun Day

Bring your family and your sled, snowshoes, skis and/or skates down to the Highlands Golf Club for some family fun!

When: February 20 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 6603 Ada Blvd
Cost: FREE

Family Fun in City Hall & Churchill Square

Enjoy live performances, crafts, Canada 150 Giveaways and more in City Hall all while there is skating (free skate rentals – while supplies last), sleigh rides and bannock making taking place outside!

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: City Hall & Churchill Square
Cost: FREE

Family Day Festival

Take a step back in time and enjoy pioneer fun for the whole family! There will be old fashioned sleigh rides, farm animals, a penny carnival, crafts, music and more!

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: 5812 149 Avenue
Cost: FREE

Fire and Ice Festival

The annual Fire and Ice Festival is back again and is sure to thrill the whole family! There will be a kids firefighter obstacle course, fire hose tug of war, fire performances, fire trucks, skating with fire fighters, sleigh rides and more!

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Lacombe Lake Park, St. Albert
Cost: FREE

Family Day Fun!

“Get Closer” at the Edmonton Valley Zoo this family day and enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt, photo booth and more!

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Family Day at Elk Island National Park

“Get outside and embrace the winter season at Elk Island this Family Day. Pack a thermos and set out into a frosted landscape by snowshoe or cross country skis to explore one of the many trails in the park. Or lace up your skates and skate around Archer Island on Astotin Lake for a truly unique winter experience. When you’re ready for a warm up, settle in near the crackle of a campfire with hot chocolate in hand or visit the Elk Island Golf Course Clubhouse for a bowl of chili and live musical performances.”

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Elk Island National Park
Cost: FREE

Ice Castles

The Ice Castles are back and bigger than ever; this makes for a great family activity or for a night out for Mom and Dad.

When: On now | Friday: 3 pm to 10 pm | Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm | Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Hawrelak Park
Cost: General Admission: $16.95 online or $20 at the door | Children: $12.95 online or $15 at the door | Toddlers (3 and under): FREE

Family Day Event

Celebrate Family Day at the Reuse Centre! There will be reuse crafting, facility tours, scavenger hunts, popcorn and more. We encourage you to look around the store for some puzzles, games, movies or books to bring home and enjoy with the whole family.

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Reuse Centre, Edmonton
Cost: $5

Family Day Open House

Celebrate Family Day with a visit to the historic home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, and discover the unique personalities in the Rutherford family.

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Rutherford House, Edmonton
Cost: FREE

Winter Family Fun Day

Bundle up and enjoy the lovely weather with your family, there will be snowshoeing, cross country skiing, campfires, ski lessons and more! Find the details here.

When: February 20 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Cost: FREE || $2 Ski Lessons + Rentals available at an extra cost

Family Day Fun

Celebrate Family Day with Edmonton Public Library and enjoy a variety of live entertainment that is sure to please the whole family! Find the full list of programs here!

When: February 20 | 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Cost: FREE

Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival is a 10 day festival that is rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation.

When: February 10 to 20
Where: Hawerlak Park
Cost: FREE





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