Today is a great day to get out and enjoy some time with the family for Family Day so here is a list of things open and closed in the Niagara Region.


Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick on the third Monday of February. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Here are places that are open.  Please call ahead to confirm hours.


  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharine
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Seaway Mall in Welland
  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • Most Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • There are over 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and most will be open. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Silversmith Brewing, 1523 Niagara Stone Rd, Virgil Noon to 8 pm
  • Bench Brewing, 3991 King St, Beamsville 11 am to 9 pm
  • Lock Street Brewing, 15 Lock St, St. Catharines Noon to 8 pm
  • Niagara Oast House Brewing, 2017 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake 11 am to 5pm
  • The Exchange Brewery, 7 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake Noon to 8 pm
  • Cold Break Brewing, 193 St Paul St W, St. Catharines 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Niagara Brewing, 4915-A Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, 11 am to 10 pm
  • Blackburn Brew House, 8001 Blackburn Pkwy, Niagara Falls 11 am to 7 pm
  • Gretzky Estate Beer/Wine, 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake 10 am to 7 pm
  • All grocery stores are open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most bars and restaurants but call ahead to be sure
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • All Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions but call ahead
  • Most community centres and libraries but call ahead
  • Most restaurants that are usually open on Mondays will be open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Canada Post (mail pick-up and delivery will not be affected by the holiday)
  • Federal government offices (most services can be delivered online)


  • All City and Town Halls
  • Federal and provincial government offices
  • Counterpart Brewing, 3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls
  • Niagara College Teaching Brewery, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Dragan Brewing, 100 Grantham Ave S Unit 1, St. Catharines (closed January 3 and 4)
  • Banks
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • All LCBOs
  • All Beer Stores
  • Banks
  • City Hall
  • Provincial government offices
  • Transit

GO Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule
Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours

No garbage pick-up on Mon., Feb. 21 (all waste collection will be one day later than usual)
Community Recycling Centres will be closed Monday

Let us know what you think!