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Family Day Weekend Activities

Family Day 2014 North of Toronto

Family Day in Ontario falls on the 3rd Monday in February and is an official public holiday (holiday long weekend) set out by the Province of Ontario on Monday February 17, 2014. Family Day coincides with Canada Heritage Day, and Ontario Heritage week. BC, Saskatchewan and Alberta join Ontario and celebrate Family Day as a public holiday. Pick events and activities Ontario wide, by a town, city or familiar resort destination or by winter ski area destinations for outdoor sports.

Wye Marsh, Midland Family Play Day

Winter Fun in Towns, Cities or Resort Destinations 

Ontario Wide | Alliston Area | Algonquin Highlands | Barrie Area | Barry's Bay Area
Blue Mountain / Collingwood Area | Caledon Area | Eastern Ontario | Haliburton Area
Jackson's Point Area | Kearney Area | Kawarthas Area | Midland Area | Muskoka Area
Northern Ontario | Wasaga Beach Area

Last Minute Activities and Ideas are listed by area and region below:

Ontario 2014 Ontario Family Ice Fishing Weekend

This year Family Fishing Weekend is February 15-17, 2014 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) is designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.See Ice fishing Getaways for overnight accommodation packages. See Ice fishing tournaments and derbies.

Backyard Bird Count Family Day Weekend

The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming up on the February 14 -17 long weekend on Canada Heritage Day and Family Day Weekend in Ontario. The four-day event is free and is open to bird watchers of all ages and skill levels. Participants watch birds for any length of time on one or more days of the count and enter their tallies. The GBBC is a joint North American project of the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

Winter Ski Areas and Destinations

Algonquin Highlands Trails
Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails
20130 Hwy 35  12km south of the Town of Dorset.
Cross country Ski or Snowshoe on 26km of groomed and track set trails .
~ $30/person + tx includes skis, boots, poles, snowshoes and trail passes for the day (A $53 value!)

Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station
Margaritaville - February 16
Margaritaville is a mid-winter celebration with a DJ, food & drink on trail so if you can't go south, come north to the beach & ski.

Horseshoe Resort, Horseshoe Valley
There's 4 seasons of family adventure waiting for you at Horseshoe Resort, only one hour north of Toronto. 

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, Blue Mountain-Collingwood
Cross country ski  and snowshoe trails meandering through a quiet forest of sugar maples, beaches and oaks high atop the Niagara Escarpment

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike, Haliburton
Family Day Weekend including Monday February 17th.  Make Sir Sam's your family playground for the weekend or a day on the slopes . For decades, family traditions have been made at Sir Sam's & this weekend has already become an annual tradition for many , Deck barbeques, tasty treats & maybe even a sighting of Sammy the St Bernard, the  famous mascot.

Snow Valley Resort, Barrie
Stay & Play
Barrie Ski & Snowtube Packages
Plan a Family Getaway!
"stay & play" packages available through a number of local hotels.
Packages start at just $54.50 (pp/dbl occupancy) and includes 1 night accommodation, breakfast and a ski or snow tubing pass. Valentine's Day Ski Fun

Wye MarshMidland
Family Play Day, Monday February 17
Have fun outdoors with your family! Skiing, snowshoeing, animal shows, chickadee feeding, bannock roasting and more!


Nottawasaga Inn Resort
Have the most fun this Family Day at the Nottawasaga Resort. Family Day weekend is a fantastic time for a getaway! Our “It’s On Us” package starting from just $130* is great for families.

Algonquin Highlands

Township of Algonquin Highlands Trail Department
Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails

Family Day Weekend 
February 14-17, 2014

Cross country Ski on 26km of groomed and track set trails for the morning, take a break or eat lunch by the woodstove in the historic towermans cabin and then head out for an afternoon of snowshoeing on 11km of backcountry snowshoe trails overlooking beautiful St. Nora Lake.
~ $30/person+tx includes skis, boots, poles, snowshoes and trail passes for the day (A $53 value!). 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Algonquin area

Barrie Area

Barrie Ski Resort Destination (Featured Event)
Barrie's nearby cross-country ski area offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate Family Day outdoors. Hardwood Ski and Bike hosts Margaritaville - February 16.  Margaritaville is a mid-winter celebration with a DJ, food & drink on trail so if you can't go south, come north to the beach & ski.

Family Day at the Tiffin Centre!
Family Day - Monday, February 17th - enjoying outdoor activities at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation. 
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots to do for both adults and kids.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON

Family Day Fun at the Simcoe County Museum
Minesing. Family Day Fun at the Simcoe County Museum!
February 17th, 2014 
Spend Family Day at the Simcoe County Museum and enjoy traditional indoor and outdoor winter activities.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Barrie, ON

Barry's Bay Area

Barry's Bay Timberfest (featured event)
Barry's Bay 

A fun filled family weekend celebrating logging and the timbering heritage of the Madawaska Valley in Barry's Bay, Wilno and Combermere. 
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Barry’s Bay, ON

Blue Mountain / Collingwood Area

Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain
Family Day Weekend. (3 nights)
February 14-17 add $500 to the Weekend. price.

Blue Mountain Village - Family Day Weekend (featured event)
February 15-17

There’s no better way to spend Family Day Weekend than at Blue Mountain Village! With something for everyone including Skating on the Mill Pond, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Horse & Wagon rides, Do-it-Yourself Pottery Making, Wood carving shows, Birds in Flight Shows, Guided Snowshoeing Tours, Scavenger Hunts & Fireworks!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood, ON

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Ski 3 Nordic Centres
Your passport to cross country skiing in the Georgian Triangle!
3 days of fun, 3 nordic centres - Highlands Nordic, Wasaga Nordic, Scenic Caves Nordic - Ski all 3 nordic facilities with one passport, only $35! 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Collingwood, ON

Caledon Area

SnowFest 2014
Caledon Fairgrounds
February 17, 2014
SnowFest 2014 returns for Family Day with a full slate of winter activities including returning favourites plus new features which will keep visitors of all ages engaged from the moment their boots, skates or snowshoes hit the snow at the Caledon Fairgrounds.  Admission is free to the public with gates open 10am to 4pm.
Featured Accommodation in Caledon:  Millcroft Inn and Spa

Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Ottawa Valley, Land O' Lakes, Ontario's Highlands)

Winterlude (featured event)
January 31-February 17, 2014

Come to Winterlude, where three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity await the whole family! From glittering ice carvings and majestic snow sculptures to the world’s largest skating rink, a gigantic snow playground and explosive shows under the winter sky, Winterlude is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the winter season.
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in the  Ottawa area

Frotenac Heritage Festival
Arden and Sharbot Lake  - Land O' Lakes Destination
Family Day Weekend February 14- 16, 2014
Winter Fun Day, full of activities as part of the festival.  Skating, hockey, chain-saw wood carving, hot chocolate and cider.

 Haliburton Area

Haliburton Frostfest (featured event)  
February 15, 2014
Celebrate winter in the Haliburton Highlands This is a weekend packed with events for all ages, including: 9th Annual Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby, Ice Slide, Snowmobile Scavenger Hunt, Outdoor movie, Giant Bonfire.
Stay at Resorts, Inn, Hotels Haliburton, ON ,
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Destination

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike
Family Day Weekend including Monday February 17th
.  Make Sir Sam's your family playground for the weekend or a day on the slopes . For decades, family traditions have been made at Sir Sam's & this weekend has already become an annual tradition for many , Deck barbeques, tasty treats & maybe even a sighting of Sammy the St Bernard, the  famous mascot.

Jackson's Point Area

Briars Resort & Spa
Family Day Weekends
February 1 to March 2, 2014
From $169 per person per night (plus tax and house service charge)
Are you dreaming of the perfect winter escape? The Briars is an easy drive. Cosy up by a crackling fire, slip into the hot tub, or enjoy a walk or ski in the brisk fresh air... the choice is yours on our Winter Magic Weekends. Enjoy one of our special activities: horse drawn sleigh ride, dinner dance and guided hike with hot mulled wine.

Kearney Area

Family Day Weekend BBQ Fundraiser
Highland Roveres, Kearney Legion 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Stay at Sand Lake Cottages & Inn

Kawarthas Area

Pine Vista Resort, Lakefield
Family Day Package February 14-17 
Wondering what to do with the kids on Family Day Weekend? We are offering a safe, fun filled Family Day package perfect for all ages. Enjoy 3 nights in a cottage or resort townhouse with fully equipped kitchen, 4 pc bath with whirlpool bath, TV/DVD, wood fireplace and deck with BBQ. The whole family can be enjoying our "hot tub under the stars", indoor hot tub, games and fitness rooms, go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, tobogganing, and hiking.  From $535/Family of Four & $675/Family of Six based on 3 nights for a family of four.

Irwin Inn, Lakefield
“Family day” at Irwin Inn is a time for fun and relaxation. You start your 2 or 3 night adventure upon arrival with hot chocolate and cookies for the family. Family day means doing things together and at Irwin Inn, we have lots of activities for the whole family. Rates from $250 to $435 per adult for a two night weekend; $345 to $525 per adult for a three night long weekend.  Two children (under 12 years of age) stay free!

Midland Area

Beachview Cottage
Beachview Cottage boasts over 3,200 Square Feet of Above Group Living Space. The huge Cottage has 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 family rooms, games room and children's toy area. Located within 5 Minutes of Balm Beach. 20 Minutes to Wasaga and 35 Minutes to Collingwood and 9 km from Midland/Penetanguishene Ontario. This cottage is less than 1.5 hours from Toronto. Family Day weekend is $1,250.00 for the 3 nights.

Tranquility on Georgian Bay
Our Beautiful Cottage is truly minutes away from some of the best Cross Country Skiing available in the Midland/Penetanghuinese area. Awenda Provincial Park is renowned for it's great trails and with an outstanding location. We are also 30 minutes from Horseshoe Valley and Snow Valley. Family Day weekend is $1,250.00 for the 3 nights.

Wye MarshMidland
Family Play Day, Monday February 17
Have fun outdoors with your family! Skiing, snowshoeing, animal shows, chickadee feeding, bannock roasting and more!

Muskoka Area

Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn Bridge 
Family Day Holiday 
Feb 14-17, 2014
Three nights from $429pp/dbl includes 6 meals and 2 Kids Stay Free 
Two nights from $306pp/dbl includes 4 meals and 2 Kids Stay Free

Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Muskoka Your Way
Packages from $199* per night includes $100 resort credit 
Do more, spend less! Deerhurst's most popular package includes a $100 activity credit each night you stay. Ski, Glide, Ride & Explore our Muskoka wonderland.  Share some rosy-cheek moments together as a family on the slopes, trails, or even the treetops with a whole world of winter fun at your doorstep. Indoors more fun awaits with our 11,000 sq. ft. holiday playzone, climbing wall, Stargazer Ridge games and bright newly renovated pool, hot tub & children's wading pool.

Rawley Resort, Port Severn
Family Day Weekend
February 15-17, 2014 
Packages start at $280.00 based on double occupancy.  (Taxes and gratuities not included)
TIME TO PLAY! IT'S FAMILY DAY! Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for some great family fun. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling...you name it, we are in the hub of Ontario's winter wonderland.  Or, simply sit back, relax and let us pamper you - visit our onsite spa for a relaxing treatment.  End the day with a gourmet dinner listening to the sounds of Eric tickling the ivory's of the baby grand piano....and please feel free to sing along!
Your package includes two nights accommodation for 2 people in one of our luxurious suites with a full hot breakfast each morning.

Family Day Weekend Try Our Trails
Baxter Snowriders, Port Severn
Friday February 15 through Monday February 17
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotelsin  Port Severn

Muskoka Sno-Bombers "Treats on the Trail" BBQ (featured event)

February 15, 2014
This annual family day weekend event will take place at the Muskoka Sno-Bombers groomer shop. Stop by for a warm drink and a bite to eat with proceeds going towards keeping the sport going.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Bracebridge

Du Yu Wanna Snowmobile Club BBQ
February 15-16, 2014
Taking place at the Stisted Fairgrounds.  Bring your family.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Huntsville

Algonquin Snowmobile Club BBQ
Dwight, ON
February 16, 2014
Enjoy Family Day Weekend at the Shelter on Trail 101B with a sausage or hot dog and drink from 11am to 2pm.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Dwight area

Northern Ontario

Voyageur Winter Carnival
Thunder Bay
February 15-17, 2014
Join in an exciting celebration of winter! Snow sculpture & snowman making contests! Sleigh & dog sled ride

Kirkland Lake Winter Carnival
Kirkland Lake
February 13- March 2, 2014

The Winter Carnival is a community event focused on children events. Highlights include the Mush for Gold Dog Sled Races and the Annual National CSRA Canadian Snowcross Championship Event.

Magnetawan Ridge Runners SC 3rd Annual Trail Lunch
February 15, 2014
The annual trail lunch takes place right on Trail C104D. Soup, hot dogs, chicken burgers, hot chocolate and more. Come by car or sled. Lots of parking for both. Meet fellow snowmobilers and enjoy MRR's smooth and wide trails and have fun. A great way to enjoy Family Day Weekend.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Magnetawan area

Snowarama 2014 (featured event)
Timmins, ON
February 16, 2014
Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and friends on OFSC trails and help kids with physical disabilities succeed! Collect pledges and ride your machine in support of Easter Seals kids. This year’s event will take place at the Cedar Meadows Resort.  A complimentary lunch courtesy of Cedar Meadows will be available from 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. for all participants.
Stay at Cedar Meadows Resort

Wasaga Beach Area

Snowman Mania
Wasaga Beach
February 13-17, 2014
Affordable family fun. Activities include: Chili Cook-off, Bingo, Live Entertainment, Pancake Breakfast, Skating, Nordic Skiing, Tobaggaing, and Fireworks
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Wasaga Beach,

Overnight accommodation can be found Ontario Hotels, or by looking at Ontario Resort Family Getaways

Canada Embraces Winter on February Family Day

Family Day coincides with Canada Heritage Day, and Ontario Heritage week.    Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. join Ontario and celebrate Canada Family Day as a public holiday. Get a feeling for the possibilities for a family day outing with Family Day Photo Gallery.

Dog Named Crosby Scores
Ice Rink On Lake Simcoe
Tobogan Pull On Ice
Kids Snowmobile

Family Day Ontario begins "Canada  Heritage Week" 

Heritage Canada The National Trust promotes the third Monday of February each year as Heritage Day and has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday.On February 17, 2014 Canadians to Have Fun with Heritage by celebrating Historic Places Made for Play.  Certainly winter carnivals are one of many historic outdoor activities deeply rooted in Canadian culture. February is one of the busiest winter carnival and fun festival event months in Ontario.

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