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Family Fun Activities for Holidays

      
      


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Here We have listed Many activites and fun places that you can choose for your family fun during these long weekends. They are sorted by Provinces. Since Canada has many seasons, we have specified which activities are season specific.

There are always some events and activities happening around town specific to the particular Holiday for Example, St. Patrick Parade, Special lighting shows on Niagra for Canada Day etc. You can always view Holiday Specific Events and Activities in different provinces by clicking on "the Holiday" and you can see the list.

Have Fun !!

Alberta

 
Alberta is known as "Canada's Sunniest Province". With plenty of nice weather, visitors will have ample opportunity to experience the impressive mix of prairies, parkland, forests and mountain regions that this province offers. No matter what your taste is, there is something for you in Alberta.

Family Day celeberation began in Alberta in 1990 and later it was adopted by Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Go ICE Fishing: Alberta is full of natural resources. Waterways and lakes are plenty. Go for Ice Fishing and see if it is for you.
Province waives Fishing license fee for Family Day weekend and second week of July i.e., 12, 13 2014.
Season: Winter. You can go for normal fishing during any month though.
Click here for more information on Winter Family Ice Fishing Weekend
Winterfête at the Legislature: Enjoy winterfete at the Alberta Legislature. The Alberta Legislature hosts a variety of activities for the whole family. Meet members of the Edmonton Eskimos, go for wagon rides or go on a scavenger hunt through the government building. Special Tea is Served for Senior's week and for Canada Day celebration they have annual open house and touring of the building.
Admission: Free.
Event/Season: Winter and Summer. Family Day, Canada Day, Month of November and Seniors Week in first week of June.
Click here for more information on winterfête at the Alberta Legislature
World WaterPark: Whether you live Edmonton or visiting, a trip to West Edmonton Mall, which is North America's Largest Mall, is a must. Bring your snowsuits though. World WaterPark features Blue Thunder (the biggest indoor wave pool on this earth) as well as 17 awesome slides including one of the scariest go around: "the Cyclone" For weaker hearts, there is a jungle gym with rope pulling, water buckets and spray nozzles. There is a Dolphin Kiddie pool for infants and toddlers.

Needless to say you will find amazing food choices in between your fun. Great Shopping. So there is fun for the whole family over there.
Admission: Adults 32.95; kids 3-10; 26.95; Younger; Free.
Event/Season: All seasons ....... Have fun!
Click here for more information on World WaterPark/West Edmonton Mall
Village Square Leisure Centre : Located in Calgary, this fun Jam-packed leisure Centre is different from your ususal Centres. It has safari splash zone with 500 gallon dump bucket!! Not impressed yet.
It has wave pool, swaying bridges andvall swing kids can use to plunge into pool and a wildest slide 'Thunder Run' that loops in and out of the building. Wait there is more ....... Nuclear Globe Ball - These are inflatable huge balls that are floating on water and you can hold onto handles and walk on water.
Admission: Adults 11; kids 7-17; 6; 2-6; 3; Younger; Free.
Event/Season: All seasons ....... Have fun!
Click here for more information on Village Square Leisure Centre
Calgary Stampede : Calgary Stampede is huge 10-day Exhibition and Stampede (or Calgary Stampede for short): the rodeo, chuckwagon races, Prade agricultural fair & exhibitions, midway, trade fair, art exhibit and sale, Indian Village, Evening Music show, Colorful Music Plays and much more

If you have never been to a stampede, this is the one and it is Oh So Canadian!

In 2014 the Stampede will run from Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 13 (and in 2015, July 3-12).
Admission: Varies ... Check the website link below
Event/Season: Jul 4 - 13
Click here for more information on Calgary Stampede

This photo of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The Canadian Badlands : Are you interested in History. Do you like a little fun play with a twist of History and Geography.

The Canadian Badlands of Alberta a unique tourism destination in Canada's “Wild Wild West”. The Canadian Badlands has unique coulee landscapes and hoodoo rock formations. The region in Alberta is famous for rich deposits of fossils, including dinosaur bones, unearthed at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dinosaur Provincial Park and showcased at the world-class Royal Tyrrell Museum.

So you have wide range of options from Great Museums to plays set in badland dramatic settings. Our Recomendations include UNESCO World Heritage Site Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canadian badland Passion Play and world-class Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Admission: Varies.
Event/Season: Summer and Spring.
Click here for more information on Canadian BadLands
Canadian BadLands Pasion Play
Fossil World Dinosaur Discovery Centre
Hidden Valley Ski Hill : Hidden Valley is located in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park near Elkwater, Alberta Canada. Their facility offers a unique opportunity to experience winter activities in a family friendly environment.
Admission: $44.0 and under depending on age and the length of stay.
Event/Season: Winter of course .... They are open from early December thru to the end of March
Click here for more information on Hidden Valley Ski Hill
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park : Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park stands 600 meters above the prairie between Saskatchewan and Alberta.
It is an island of cool and moist forest. With its mix of forests, wetlands and grasslands, it is home to an astonishing diversity of plants and animals.
With such varied resources, Cypress Hills is perfect touring place. Campgrounds are open year round or you can relax in one of our resort lodges. Enjoy a quiet stroll along a lake, go fishing or wildlife viewing. Over 50 km of trails are waiting for you to explore on foot, mountain bicycle or cross-country skis.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Year round ... All Season
Click here for more information on Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Jasper National Park : Nature Lovers Alert!!!
As one of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks, established in 1907, Jasper was once seen as an island of civilization in a vast wilderness.

With nearly 1000km of trails, thousands of campsites, wildlife beyond measure and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve on the planet, there are endless ways to enjoy the magic of Jasper National Park in Summer and Spring with your loved ones and family.

In Winter, white sheet of soft snow transforms the mighty slopes into huge slides perfect for smooth ski and winter fun. One of the magical attraction during winter time is 'Maligne Canyon'. With its frozen waterfalls, surreal ice formations and frosted limestone walls, Maligne Canyon is a magical place in the winter.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Year round ... All Season ... Ski in Winter, explore in Summer and Spring.
Click here for more information on Jasper National Park

This photo of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Various Lakes - Go Fishing or just boating : Alberta is so full of nature that you will find lots of lakes over there. Just to name a few; Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, Grassi Lakes, Moraine Lake, Maligne Lake.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Year round ... All Season ... Ski in Winter, explore in Summer and Spring.
Click here for more information on Jasper National Park


British Columbia

 
Imagine - Lots of Sun - Lots of Wild Reserves and Natural forests - Lots of Lakes - Friendly and laid-back locals - What will happen

FUN ............ and lots of it.

Whether you are a nature lover or water lover or Music lover, Possibilities of Fun and activities are endless but here are few of our favourites.

Ski - Hit the slopes: Many ski resorts offer get-away deals for Holiday weekends. BC residents can save 50 percent off lift tickets at nearly two dozen ski hills across the province at resorts like Whistler Blackcomb, Grouse Mountain and more. Not a Skier ... dont worry ... you will find ur thrill at the tubing or terrain parks. You can explore various man-made trails on cross-country skis or snowshoes.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Winter!
Click here to get more information about Canada West Ski Area Deals and promotions
Skating at Robson Square (Vancouver): Enjoy old-fashioned Canadian Fun ... skates in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a magical place to enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.
Admission: $4 for rental of Skates; Free if you bring your own.
Event/Season: Rink open till end of Feburary.
Click here to get more information about Skating at Robson Square
Vancouver Aquarium: Learn exciting details about Aquatic life. Experience the thril first hand. Thousand of under water species to explore and Touch!! Better yet ..... sleep with the fishes and Beluga at night. Camp inside the Aquarium wit your family under thousand of Fishies and enjoy the majic in serene glory. Exciting isn't it.
In addition there are always some events happening at the Aquarium. Please check their Calendar to plan ahead.
Admission: 110 Regular and $88 for Members
Event/Season: All Season.
Click here to get more information about Vancouver Aquarium Sleepover


Manitoba

 
Manitoba - Family Day is known as Louis Riel Day



Louis Riel Family Day - Portage La Prairie : Head to Portage La Prairie for a full day of indoor-outdoor fun. Families can swim, skate and snowshoe together. There are horse-and-carriage rides and storytelling, and music, too.
Admission: Free
Event/Season:
Click here to get information about special event/Activites offered by PPCA
Festival du Voyageur :Winnipeg families love this week-long festival, which features a mascot challenge, a fiddling contest and a torch-lit night walk. Don’t miss the largest living Métis flag.
Admission: Adult $28, Kids $10
Event/Season: Guided Tour 20 May - 31 August
Click here to get information about Festival
Fort Gibraltor :During the summer, Fort Gibraltar is a historical site featuring colorful characters living to the beat of 1815. Their guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Admission: Adult $8, Kids $5
Event/Season: Guided Tour 20 May - 31 August
Click here to get information about Fort


Ontario

 
Ontario - Yours to discover

Ontario is a big, diverse place and its residents, spread across more than a million square kilometers.

Cottage Country: If there is one Ontario tradition worth mentioning, it is going to Cottage with Family. Almost everyother family (who can afford of course), own a second home in the cottage country. With Cottage you think campfires, canoe rides, fising and exploring the natural life with your family. Rental cottages are readily available for visitors. Popular “cottage country” areas include the Kawarthas and Muskoka, both within a couple hours’ drive of Toronto, and the Rideau Lakes, near Ottawa.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Summer and Spring is the best time. Although in winter season people who actually own sometime go to cottage to relax, ski or ice fishing. So Canadian!
Search Rental Cottage or book your next weekend
Rideau Canal (Ottawa): A Work of Art!
It was built after the War of 1812 as the key link in a chain of locks, rivers, and lakes that provided an alternate route between Montreal and Kingston, in case of an American invasion of the St. Lawrence River. Today there is nice forest linning it with bike and jogging tracks. A very peaceful meditation place. A quiet and secluded place in the center of a very busy city.
It is located at walking distance from parliament building and other important goverment buildings. In winter, it’s transformed into the world’s longest skating rink.
Admission: Free
Event/Season: Summer and Spring and in winter you can also go for skating at the parliament building.
Click here for more Information about Rideau Canal
Click here for more Information about skating at Rideau Canal
Winterlude (Ottawa): Winterlude, the Capital's winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. It was created in 1979 to celebrate Canada's unique northern climate and culture.
Ice Sculptures, Ice Skating, snow slides and all kind of snow sports during day and in the evening. The white magical glow of snow at night creates a mesmerising effect that you remember for a long time. It is an feeling worth "experiencing"
Admission: Free
Event/Season: Feburary
Click here for more Information Winterlude
Toronto Zoo: Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada and one of the largest in the world. There are more than 400 species of animals and they are given habitat as close to their original habitat so whole zoo is categorized in different regions of world. For kids there are many interactive and educational shows and families learn about nature first hand. In many shows kids are able to participate and experience the feeling.
Recently Toronto Zoo have expanded its horizon and it is getting more international animals from other parts of world as guest and there are special exhibitions at the time. Keep an eye on Toronto Zoo Calendar to make sure you don't miss any.
Admission: Parking is additional i.e., $10.00. General Admission (ages 13 - 64) $23.00; Senior (ages 65+) $18.00; Child (ages 3 - 12) $14.00; Child (under 2) FREE
Event/Season: All Season :)
Click here for more Information about Toronto Zoo
Twin Science Centers: Science North and Dynamic Earth: Largest Twin Science Center in Canada.
Sudbury’s twin science centers offer hands-on exhibits covering a broad array of scientific topics, often with a northern flavor. At Science North visitors can learn about bush planes and butterflies, try their hand at performing experiments on measuring emissions and air quality in the region, and visit an IMAX theater and a planetarium.

In Dynamic Earth, it is all about Earth. Simulations for inside the earth and mining eviroment. Very good educational opportunity.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: All Season :)
Click here for more Science North
Click here for more Dynamic Earth
Canadian Museum of Nature(Ottawa): The permanent exhibits feature everything from skeletal dinosaurs to live tarantulas and cockroaches. There are also other exhibition from time to time which are equally thrilling. Lots of educational hands on workshop and shows.
But fun doesn't stop there. The museum building itself is a thrill for kids: It’s castle-like, more than a century old, and rumor has it the place is haunted. WHo hah hahaha

Check the Museum Calendar for active exhibition and events. A very information and mind stimulating place for the whole family.
Admission:
Event/Season: All Season :)
Click here for more Canadian Museum of Nature
Ontario Place (Toronto): Located in the heart of a very hustling city of Toronto. It is a fun theme park which offers a lot to its visitors. Since it is located near the water, it naturally has a big beach. Also it has an amphitheatre, carnival stalls, large thrill rides, water park, IMAX theatre and an eco-learning theatre. It is a mix of many things.
Admission:
Event/Season: All Season :)
Click here for more Ontario Place
Resort and Ski: During winter seasons, there are many resorts that provide you with attractive Deals for skiing and boarding. A few of the famous resorts that have every thing from cottage, ski, fishing to skating are Blue Mountain Resort, Bayview Wildwood Resort (winter tuesdays are free), Sand Lake (Muskoka).
Admission:
Event/Season: All Season but both winter and summer seasons have their own perks :)
Click here for more Ontario Place


Prince Edward Island

 
Prince Edward Island - Family Day is known as Islander Day.

Click here to get information about PEI Tourism

Brookvale ski packages: Whether you ski alpine or Nordic, PEI’s Brookvale Winter Activity Park has an Islander Day deal for you, with two-for-one lift ticket and ski rental packages
Admission: Adult $18-$22; student (with school ID) $12-$15; child $5-$7. Other passes and rates available.
Event/Season: Winter
Click here to get information about BrookVale Ski
Shining Waters Family Fun Park (Cavendish): PEI's fun-filled place to play! Explore 36 acres of family fun including over 40 attractions. Take the plunge down one of our four large waterslides or splash around in Turtle Cove, our splash pool with three junior waterslides. Enjoy the live and animated animals in our barn. Be sure to visit the Mirror Maze, Buccaneer Bay and the Topsy-Turvy Cabin. Canteen facilities, rental barbecues and picnic facilities available.
Admission: Varies
Event/Season: Summer and Spring
Click here to get information about Shining Waters Family Fun Park


Quebec

 
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Admission: Varies
Event/Season:


Saskatchewan

 


Zip and Sip at Cypress Hills: Raise a glass to Victoria Day with Saskatchewan’s unique off-the-ground adventure, Zip and Sip. A winery tasting and zip line excursion.
Admission: $85 per person
Event/Season: Victoria Day but you can experience the zip line anytime of the year.
Click here for more information
Family Day Ice Skating: Head to PotashCorp plaza for a family skating party. (Dont have skates? No Worries you can borrow skates.) Warm up with a cozy drink in the Meewasin Skaters’ Lodge.
Admission: Free
Event/Season: Family Day
Click here for more information
Art Attack: Make a masterpiece at Prince Albert’s Mann Art Gallery. Spend the afternoon creating all kind of art, decorating one of many masks, or making wire sculptures and much more.
Admission: Free
Event/Season: Family Day
Click here for more information


      

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