Discover Burlington Ontario

Family Day Weekend in #BurlON

by Guest Writer

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

Family snowshoeing at Crawford Lake in winter

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 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 not snowy in your backyard doesn’t mean it’s not snowy on the hills.

Any day is a great day for a hike so why not hit the trails?  Experience winter at Crawford Lake Conservation by going on a Evening Moonlight Snowshoe Hike, on Saturday Feb 16.  Explore the trails at Royal Botanical Gardens, Conservation Halton, Bronte Creek Provincial Park or along the Bruce Trail. Don’t forget your “four legged” family members along with their leash.

Family at Bronte Creek in Winter

Fun Starts Here

On Sunday Feb 17 let your inner artist free 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 1-4pm every Sunday.

On Family Day Feb 18 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 playbarn, toboggan hills and more.

Ireland House Museum looks forward to welcoming you on Family Day Feb 18 for their Family Day Event. Learn about local history with a tour of the home, sample food cooked on the historic Rumford hearth, and participate in outdoor activities.  Visit the website for details.

Crawl on over to the Royal Botanical Gardens where they are presenting their winter exhibition, Spiders Alive! Explore the behaviours of over 17 species of spiders and other many-legged creatures. If you are afraid of spiders, this exhibition will change your mind! View the exhibits and be sure to leave time for activities and presentations.

Climbers Rock

Get 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 Bad Axe throwing.

Drury Lane Theatre

Culture & Culinary

There are a number of other performances taking place over the weekend including:

Familia Fine Foods close up of 3 tacos

Burlington is 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 now in its eleventh year is offered from February 18 – March 10 at 41 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 16 & Sunday February 17 from 9am – 4pm but we will be closed on Monday February 18 (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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