Plan An Ontario Adventure This Family Day
McGuinty Government Invites Everyone to "Come Out and Play"
With exciting exhibitions, fun festivals and seasonal sports taking place throughout Ontario this Family Day, families can plan the perfect stay-cation, supporting local economies and jobs while making lasting memories.
Across the province, there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages including:
- Chocolate: The Exhibition, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington -- Indulge in a captivating and delicious journey.
- Winterlude, Ottawa -- Experience the world's largest skating rink, North America's largest snow playgroundand ice sculpture competitions.
- Voyageur Winter Carnival, Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay -- Northern Ontario's largest winter celebration with games, tubing, music and more.
- Tea Time for Teddy Bears, Casa Loma, Toronto -- Enchanting tea-time and storytelling in Casa Loma, with tasty treats and activities.
- Family Day and March Break @ Blue, Blue Mountain Village, Collingwood -- Nature treks, outdoor sports, scavenger hunts, science shows and firework.
- Harbourfront Centre, Toronto -- Skating, dancing, crafting, live performances and lots of other free Family Day Activities by the lake.
- "Kids Gallery of Ontario", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto -- all-day art-making activities, kid-friendly tours and more for families of all ages.
- Family Workshop and YOU dance performance at the Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto -- Families can participate in a Family Movement Workshop followed by a YOU dance performance.
- The Pine Cone Cafe, Hamilton Children's Museum -- Learn how to make bird feeders and snacks and enjoy bird books to take home.
- Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto -- Explore the science of art and machines and get inside the mind of a great genius.
With so much to see and do, families will have no trouble finding Family Day fun for the kids and the whole family right here in Ontario.
- Family Day is on February 20 this year.
- Over 330,000 people in Ontario are directly or indirectly employed by the tourism industry.
- In 2010, tourism generated over $22 billion for Ontario's economy, an increase of over 7 per cent over 2009.
“Ontario offers endless exciting and affordable opportunities for families across the province to enjoy a fun and memorable Family Day. With so much to see and do this Family Day, I encourage Ontario families to stay and play in the province helping to enrich local economies, generate jobs and create memories that will last a life time.”