Great Ideas For Celebrating Family Day

February 19th is Family Day in Alberta, Manitoba (Louis Riel Day), Nova Scotia (Heritage Day), Ontario, PEI (Islander Day), and Saskatchewan. Here are some ideas for celebrating family day.

Great Ideas For Celebrating Family Day

Outdoors

  1. Go ice skating on an outdoor rink
  2. Look for animal tracks in the snow and try to identify which animal made them
  3. Call and feed Chickadees from the palm of your hand
  4. Go ice fishing
  5. Find a safe hill and go tobogganing
  6. Snowshoeing is a fun family activity
  7. Enjoy an outdoor fire with hot chocolate and make s’mores
  8. Build a family of snow people and pets

Indoors

  1. Play board games
  2. Bake yummy treats together
  3. Host a movie marathon or binge watch a tv series
  4. Get your creative juices flowing and make some crafts with each other
  5. Visit a museum or historic site
  6. Bounce around at an indoor trampoline park
  7. Go and volunteer your time as a family
  8. Pop in an exercise DVD and get active together

What is Family Day, when is it, and where is it celebrated in Canada?

Family Day is a statutory holiday to encourage families to spend time together. There are lots of planned events to celebrate the holiday across the provinces which observe the Family Day holiday. If you have the time off work and plan to be with your family, why not check out some of the great events happening and create some special family memories you’ll cherish.

Family Day is observed on the third Monday in February in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. On this same day, Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day, Prince Edward Island celebrates Islander Day and Nova Scotia celebrates Heritage Day.

British Columbia also introduced family day in the province, however it is observed on the second Monday in February.

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32 thoughts on “Great Ideas For Celebrating Family Day

  • February 6, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    I would love to go dine out with my family so I would choose the dining gift card! Thanks for the contest!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    We are heading to a movie together on family day! Thanks!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    I would love the grocery gift card.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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    Our local Hockey team (who is currently number 1 in the league) will be playing in town on February 10th, February 13 in the afternoon – a bonus for Family Day and February 14th in the evening. We are going to all the games with our daughter and one of our grandsons (who loves hockey)
    Looking forward to cheering for our team as we head to the playoffs!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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    I would choose a Shoppers Drugmart gift card

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  • February 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    I plan on playing boggle and having a family dinner!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm
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    My boyfriend and I will be going skiing! First time out this winter 🙂

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  • February 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm
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    I would choose the Amazon.ca gift card!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    I would probably choose the amazon gift card.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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    I’m not sure what we will do on Family Day. Will probably depend on the weather. If there is any snow, we will probably take the girls to the local hill for some sledding.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Our first family day with our baby! Planning to go outside and do some nature hiking and exploring. So fun!

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  • February 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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    The grocery gift card would be awesome…The cost of food seems high lately. We will likely go visit some family that day.

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  • February 10, 2017 at 12:03 am
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    I would pick either a giftcard for movies or for eating out!!

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  • February 10, 2017 at 2:43 am
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    I would go with the Amazon gift card.

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  • February 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm
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    I would choose the $25 Ultimate Dining Card to go towards a meal out with my husband

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  • February 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    I would choose the grocery card.

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  • February 11, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    we will go for a nice family walk together, weather permitting of course. If not we will make it a movie and game day. I would choose the $25 gas gift card, as we love road trips.

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  • February 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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    I would love the grocery gift card.

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  • February 12, 2017 at 3:00 am
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    I’d choose a grocery gift card.

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  • February 12, 2017 at 6:56 am
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    Id choose a grocery gift card

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  • February 12, 2017 at 9:54 am
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    Either dining or grocery card

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  • February 12, 2017 at 10:16 am
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    I would choose the grocery gift card.

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  • February 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm
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    Our family is going ice skating because there are a ton of rinks offering free skating for a couple hours that day. For dinner we are having a family fondue night & play games, it should be super fun!

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  • February 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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    I would choose the grocery gift card to get some ingredients for a nice family dinner. Thanks for the chance!

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  • February 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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    I think we’ll take an outing to Niagara Falls.

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  • February 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    I would pick the dining card

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  • February 13, 2017 at 10:46 pm
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    I’d choose a grocery gift card.

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  • February 14, 2017 at 10:04 am
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    I plan on doing some ice fishing with the family. I’d love the amazon gift card if I’m lucky enough to win 🙂

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  • February 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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    I would choose either amazon or a grocery gc

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  • February 15, 2017 at 8:20 am
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    Its a tough decision, but I think I would take the grocery gift card

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  • February 15, 2017 at 8:38 am
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    I would choose the grocery gift card, always need food!

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