In 2016 Family Day is Monday Feb 15 (Feb 8 in BC).   Family Day is not a national statutory holiday, it is only observed in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia.

So with a bit of time off…let’s check out some of the things on the go in niagara for families to get out and enjoy together so far… (More things to come)

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls History Museum

  • 10am – 5pm
    FREE Admission
    Crafts, Scavenger Hunts, Exploration, and Reptiles Kingdom
  • chameleon-200319_640Winterfest 2016 at Heartland Forest     
  • 11am – 3pm
  • FREE Admission
    Bring the family out for a great day of indoor and outdoor activities.
    Great food available, crafts, nature knowledge, campfire and more!


  • St. Catharines
  • Seymour Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
  • 11:15am – 1:15pm
  •  FREE
  • Public Skate


  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
    • 12pm – 5pm FREE Pop Up Play Tent & Fun Zone
      FREE Leisure Swims
      (8-10am, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, 4-7pm at the Leisure Pool, 3-5:30pm, 6:30-8:30pm Lane Pool
    • St. Catharines Museum
    • 10am – 4pm
      Admission by Donation
      Stories from the Front, Collections Vault, Family Memories Project
    • Meridian Centre
      1pm (free skate for season ticket holders beforehand)
      FREE Admission with donation to Community Care
      IceDogs hosting Skills Competition


  • Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena (Youth)
    10:30am-12:30pm, 1-3pm
    FREE Admission (donations of non-perishable food items for the Hope Centre are appreciated)
    Free Family Day Skate
  • Welland Community Wellness Complex
    10am – 2pm
    FREE Admission
    Kids Kraft Korner, Inflatables and massive children’s play arena, drop-in badminton and table tennis, visit the computer lab or library
  • Civic Square Outdoor Ice Rink
    Public Skate



  • Pelham Arena
    Community Expo
    Get to know services, programs and events offered in our local community
  • Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street)
    9:30-11:30am, 1-3pm
    FREE Admission
    Family Skate



  • Thorold Community Arena
    10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm
    FREE Admission
    Family Skate

West Lincoln

  • West Lincoln Arena
    Art On Ice – 8:30-9:30am
    Chainsaw Carving Demonstration – All Day
    Free Public Skate – 10am-11:30pm
    Figure Skating Demonstration – 11:30am-12:30pm
    F.O.R.T. Craft Stations – 10am-1:30pm (Upstairs Arena Hall)
    Free Public Skating – 12:30-2pm
    Mad Science Show – 1:30-2:30pm (Upstairs Arena Hall)
    W.L.M.H.A. Superskills – 2:30-4pm (Register at
    W.L.M.H.A. Coaches Vs. West Lincoln Fire Fighters – 4-5pm


  • Wainfleet Township Public Library
    Family Day at the Movies:
    2pm Hotel Transylvania 2, 6pm Goosebumps
    FREE Admission, must pre-register at the Library



  • Jordan Arena
    Public Skate
  • Fleming Centre
    Public Skate


  • Grimsby Peach King Centre
    10-11:30am – Adult Open Skating
    12-1pm – Shinny Hockey
    1-4pm – FREE Family Day Skating
  • Grimsby Museum
    Explore the world of rocks and minerals with a special travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Grimsby Half Marathon and Family Day 10K & 3K
    In Support of McNally House Hospice
    9am – Half Marathon & 10K, 9:15am – 3K
    Race Day Registration and Kit Pick Up: Grimsby Secondary School 7am to 8:30am

Fort Erie

  • LeisurePlex Jaycee Arena
    FREE Admission
    Public Skate

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