Discover Burlington Ontario

Family Day Weekend 2020

by Guest Writer

The Family Day weekend will soon be here and it a great time to reconnect with our loved ones. There are lots of things to choose from to keep you busy as you celebrate Family Day.

wagon ride through forest cat mountsberg A time to play!

Nothing is more Canadian than skating and there are a couple of options for you. Burlington arenas are offering public skating, so check online for specific times and locations. You can also head downtown to the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond to enjoy outdoor skating on the rink overlooking the waterfront.  No skates? No problem. Take advantage of the free skating lending program (subject to availability).

Get vertical at Glen Eden where you can ski or snowboard on one of the many runs from beginner to advanced.  Want to try some tricks? Be sure to visit their terrain park for some fun. Remember just because it’s not snowy in your backyard doesn’t mean it’s not snowy on the hills. Check online for slope conditions.

This is a great time to visit one of our Conservation Halton parks. Experience winter at Crawford Lake Family Day weekend with Snowflakes & Snowsnakes, with Longhouse exploration, winter activities, crafts, and more Sat Feb 15 to Mon Feb 17. Also, visit Mountsberg Conservation Area for Winter Wagon Rides through the woods, ending in a marshmallow roast.

Bundle up and enjoy our Canadian winter with a variety of activities for the whole family at Winter Play at Tyandaga Golf Course on Sunday Feb 16 from 2-4. Enjoy winter hikes, outdoor games, frisbee golf and the imagination playground. Then head inside and cozy up with warm drinks, food, crafts and indoor activities. $3/person, children under one are free. Register your family here.


bronte creek playbarn exterior in winterFun Starts Here

On Sunday, Feb 16 let your inner artist come out at the Art Gallery of Burlington Creative Hub Open Studio. Try a variety of hands-on art experiences at this drop-in event that runs run 1-4 pm every Sunday.

On Family Day Feb 17 spend the day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park where they will have hands-on activities at the Nature Centre. In addition, there are the regular park activities that include the farm animals, children’s play barn, toboggan hills and more.

The Joseph Brant Museum welcomes you for Family Day Fun! on Family Day Monday.  Explore their new exhibit: Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, make a family keepsake craft and enjoy some unicorn popcorn.

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens to see their winter exhibition, Wildlife Rescue. Explore the interactive exhibit, meet a variety of species, and learn from the people who dedicate their lives to saving endangered species. This weekend you can meet a variety of native Ontario wildlife. This exhibit is included in your general admission to the RBG so be sure to make time to check out all they have to offer.

Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park kids bouncing and playing with ballsGet Active Indoors

Grab the family and head to one of the many escape rooms located in Burlington for some teamwork and fun! Check out Confundrum Escape Rooms or Mission Possible – reservations are recommended

Scale to new heights with indoor rock climbing at Rockin’Jump indoor trampoline park or Climbers Rock.

See who can get the first strike at one of the bowling alleys in Burlington including Burlington Bowl and Splitsville Burlington.

Other fun activities include PaintballIndoor Golf, or Viking’s Landing for axe – throwing and virtual reality fun.

Music Hall hamilton spectator photoCulture & Culinary

Visit the Burlington Performing Arts Centre for a show on Family Day weekend:

There are a number of other performances taking place over the weekend including the 40th Anniversary of  Drury Lane Music Hall with evening shows on Fri 14 and Sat 15 and a matinee on Sun 16, as well as Theatre Burlington’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” with performances on Fri 14 and Sat 15.

Salad pizza and cakeBurlington is a fabulous dining destination with the variety and unique offerings of larger metropolitan cities combined with the accessibility and service of a small town. Get your tastebuds ready, A Taste of Burlington is offered from February 17 – March 8 at 44 of Burlington’s best restaurants.  Enjoy three-course prix-fixe dining at restaurants that range from casual fine dining to intimate bistros.  Visit the website for participating restaurants, pricing and menus.

We hope that you have a wonderful Family Day no matter where or with whom you spend it.  Our visitor centre will be open Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16 from 9 am – 4 pm but we will be closed on Monday, February 17 (Family Day).  For information on city services visit their website and don’t forget parking is free in municipal lots & meters in Downtown Burlington on weekends and holidays. For more information on planning your visit to Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook we’re always happy to help.


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