There is nothing better then a long weekend!

The weather won’t be too bad!

And there is a ton of stuff to do around the city!

  • Family Fun Day in City Hall
    Admission: FREE
    Time: Noon-4 PM
    Location: City Hall & City Hall Plaza
    Live entertainment, crafts, etc inside City Hall. City Hall Plaza has ice skating and activities along with an open fire to roast marshmallows!
  • Family Day Festivities at The Reuse Centre
    Admission: FREE activities, $5 for purchases up to 25kg
    Time: Noon-3 PM
    Location: Reuse Centre
    Family friendly drop-in activities including DIY wind chimes and wind socks, glitter tattoos and custom envelope making!
  • Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes
    Admission: FREE
    Time: All day
    Location: Your own home!
    Turn your front yard or a public space in to a beautiful winter-y display for Edmonton’s Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes competition. Pictures are accepted until midnight on February 17th.
  • Community Recreation and Leisure Centres
    Admission: *Most* recreation and leisure centres offer free admission on family day!
    Time: During facilities hours of operation.
    Location: There is a list of recreation facilities here.
  • Outdoor Ice Rinks
    Admission: FREE
    Time: Varies by location
    Location: Hawrelak Park, Jackie Parker Park, Victoria Park, Rundle Park and Castledowns Park.

    There is even a free shuttle to Victoria Park Oval or Iceway! The shuttle runs on family day from 11 AM-5 PM.
    The service will run from Downtown to Victoria Park, stopping every 30 minutes at:
    – Victoria Park
    – RE/MAX Temporary Stop (Rossdale Road & 96 Ave Northbound)
    – Stop #1620 (Jasper Ave/101 Street Westbound)
    – Stop #1619 (Jasper Ave/107 Street Westbound)
    Look for the “WinterCity Edmonton Victoria Park Shuttle Stop” signs. Please cover your skate blades or have them in a bag before boarding the bus!

  • Silver Skate Festival
    Admission: FREE
    Time: 9 AM-10 PM
    Location: Hawrelak Park
    Arts, crafts, spots and skating. This is Edmonton’s longest running winter festival.

    There is a free shuttle between the University area and Hawrelak park!
    Pick-up and drop off locations:
    – University Transit Centre (Bus stop #2636)
    – University of Alberta Windsor Carpark (116 Street and 93 Avenue)
    – Hawrelak Park, DATS loop
    – Bus stop #2749 (87 Avenue/114 Street Westbound, Butterdome)
    – Bus stop #2666  (87 Avenue/ 117 Street Eastbound, Lister Hall)

    The Shuttles run every 15 minutes from University Transit Centre to the Butterdome, Windsor Car Park and Hawrelak Park (DATS loop).

    Return trips depart Hawrelak Park, stop at Lister Hall and return to the University Transit Centre.

  • Family Day At The Legislature
    Admission: FREE
    Time: 11 AM-4 PM
    Location: Alberta Legislature
    Enjoy Family Day at the Leg! There is a lot of family friendly events taking place. Learn about the legislature building and it’s history, there is musical and magical entertainment, crafts, games and LEGO activities, there will also be a special screenings of Edmonton International Film Festival Family Shorts and storytime with Rocky the Ram.

Enjoy your Family Day!!!

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