Family day is almost upon us and as always there are lots to do in the capital city! Surprisingly it is going to be pretty decent weather-wise, at least compared to the last couple weeks. So hopefully the outdoor activities will still be fun for everyone! If you’re still on the hunt for something fun to do with your family read on as I have put together my list of must-dos!
When: Noon-4 pm
Where:13315 Buena Vista Rd.
Cost: General admission applies
Bundle up your family, beat the winter blues and “Get Closer” this Family Day! Indoors or outdoors, enjoy “arctic” activities and games throughout the zoo. Cozy up next to a campfire, learn to kick sled and snowshoe, or visit the free photo booth to capture a family memory! Learn why the Edmonton Valley Zoo is an Arctic Ambassador Centre for Polar Bears International and how animals adapt to life in cold climates.
When: 11 am to 4 pm
Where:10800 97 Ave
Family Day at the Alberta Legislature promises free family fun around every corner! Explore the Alberta Legislature with the Lost in the Legislature History Hunt. Sing along to the playful tunes of Rattle and Strum. Unravel the sleight of hand of magician Ron Pearson. Play dress-up in the Agora Interpretive Centre! Whatever you choose to do, Family Day at the Legislature promises to be fun for your whole family. We have a lot in store for you this year.
When: Noon to 4 pm
Where:151 McKenney Ave., St. Albert
Hosted by the St.Albert firefighters Local 2130 enjoy a kids firefighter obstacle course, petting zoo with Finnegan Farms, skating, crafts from Home Depot, and much more!
When: Noon to 3 pm
Where: 6835 83 St.
Celebrate Family Day at the Reuse Centre! Join us for free drop-in activities for the whole family, including DIY board games, temporary stencil tattoos from the Balloon Fairies, custom bookmarks with your name from the Edmonton Calligraphic Society, treats, compost tea bags, facility tours and more! Plus, shop the store for items to enjoy with the whole family, such as board games, puzzles, books, movies and more! Only $5 for up to 25kg.
When: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 9810 103A Ave
The Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is the largest museum in western Canada and one of the top museums in Canada. Located in the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, they collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment. The museum’s expansive permanent galleries feature engaging exhibits complemented by internationally touring features
When: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 9930 Groat Rd. (William Hawrelak Park)
The Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. You’ll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.
When: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Enjoy free admission and join us for art activities that celebrate Alberta forests and the families of animals who live there! Make your favourite animal puppets or create a multi-media forest with cardboard, yarns, oil pastels, and fabrics.
When: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall welcomes the Edmonton Oilers for a public Autograph Session on Monday, February 18. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for fans to connect with their favourite players, so be there early to secure your spot!
When: Times Vary
Where: Hawrelak, Jackie Parker, Victoria, Rundel and Castle Downs parks
Free skating is available at City of Edmonton outdoor ice surfaces in Hawrelak, Jackie Parker, Victoria, Rundel and Castle Downs parks. Take a twirl on the IceWay Skating Trails, located next to the Victoria Park Oval and in Rundle Park.
When: February 16,17,18
Where: Across Alberta
Fishing is an easy and enjoyable way for family and friends to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them.
During Alberta’s twice-yearly Family Fishing Weekends, no fishing is license required. Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply.