What to Do in Ottawa on Family Day

Tuesday Feb 11th, 2020


What to Do in Ottawa

Family Day Weekend, 2020


Family day is coming fast! With an entire day off to spend with your family, you might as well make the most of it! Here is a list of things you can do in Ottawa and the Surrounding Area during the Family Day long weekend. 

For Family & Kids


January 31st-February 17th

Various venues across Ottawa

Both Free and ticketed events

Winterlude turns Canada's Capital reason into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the outdoors and skate along the Rideau Canal, view the elegant and beautiful ice sculptures, get a nice warm Beavertail, and take the kids to the Snowflake Kingdom (great for adults too!). With so many different things to see and do, you'll be entertained all weekend long!


The Museum's Winter Carnival 

February 15th-17th 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

30 Bank Street, Ottawa


The Museum's Winter Carnival offers fun for the whole family! Make an origami case for a lucky coin, borrow a detective tool kit for an artifact scavenger hunt, do some colouring, take a fun selfie with accessories, or try your hand at the beanbag toss! 


Maple Tree Tapping at the Vanier Sugar Shack

February 15th

300 des Peres-Blancs Ave, Vanier


The Vanier Sugar Shack is home to the only active sugar shack in an urban setting in the world! For many decades, tapping their trees has marked the opening of the sugar season in Ottawa. Come take part in this very Canadian activity, supervised by their in house maple producers, and enjoy a free pancake breakfast!

Harbour Harvest 2020

February 16th, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Nepean Sailing Club- 3259 Carling Ave, Ottawa


Ever want to try Ice Fishing? This is the perfect chance! Experience ice fishing in a cozy and fun environment. You'll have access to warm and clean washrooms, a restaurant, a fire pit (for roasting marshmellows!), and more! There are even various cash prizes for fishing! Anyone can fish, anyone can win, everyone has fun!


Family Craft Day

February 17th- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Mexicali Rosa's- 540 West Hunt Club, Ottawa


Looking for something for the older kids? How about making their own POM POM Pillow? No experience is necessary, there will be a guide to walk you through the process. Choose your colours and create your own design! The company is committed to using reused, recycled, or refurbished materials whenever possible. Ticket cost gets you entrance for 2 people, and all craft supplies are included!


Family Day on the Farm

February 17th- 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum- 901 Prince of Wales

Adult- $10

Youth (3-17)- $8

Senior (60+) or student- $8

Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun at the Experimental Farm! Create beautiful crafts, stop by the demonstration kitchen for pancakes and maple syrup, explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, and watch the hands-on presentations. 


Live Music

Goodyear Cello Concerto

February 14th, 7:00 p.m.

National Arts Centre- 1 Elgin St, Ottawa



Choir! Choir! Choir!

February 16th, 8:00 p.m.

National Arts Centre- 1 Elgin St, Ottawa



Beatles Orchestra 2

February 14th & 15th, 8:00 p.m.

Theatre du Casino, 1 Boulevard Du Casino, Gatineau



6 Guitars

February 15th, 8:00 p.m.

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe- 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa



Live Theatre & Related Events

9-5: The Musical

February 12th-15th

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe- 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa



Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

February 12th-29th

Ottawa Little Theatre- 400 King Edward Ave, Ottawa



Underneath the Harlem Moon

February 14th, 6:30 p.m.

Cafe Nostalgica- 601 Cumberland St. Ottawa



The Neverending Story

January 29th- February 15th

National Arts Centre- 1 Elgin St. Ottawa



Hopefully this list helps you get some ideas about fun family activities for your long weekend! 


From all of us at Invest Property Group, we want to wish you a Happy Family Day, and hope your day is fun and filled with adventure!

Remember to call Moe with all of your Real Estate needs, 613-299-3100






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