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All scheduled events take place on Monday February 18, 2019.

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Bundle up your family, beat the winter blues and "Get Closer" for some Family Day fun! Go on a mission to find animals that love the cold. Stay warm while you visit the Polar Bear craft table and engage in some hands-on science experiments. Learn why Edmonton Valley Zoo is an Arctic Ambassador Centre for Polar Bears International and visit our free photo booth to take home a family memory!

Time:  Noon-4pm (Please note: Zoo is open from 10am-4pm)
Location: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: Regular winter admission

Family Day Festivities at the Reuse Centre

Celebrate Family Day at the Reuse Centre! Join us for free drop-in activities for the whole family, including DIY boardgames, a balloon artist from the Balloon Fairies, compost tea bags, treats and more! Plus, shop the store for items to enjoy with the family, such as puzzles, books, movies and crafting supplies! Only $5 for up to 25kg.

Time: Noon-3pm
Location: 6835-83 Street
Cost: Free activities; $5 for purchases up to 25kg

Outdoor Ice Rinks

Free skating is available at City of Edmonton outdoor ice surfaces in Hawrelak, Jackie Parker, Victoria, Rundel and Castle Downs parks. Take a twirl on the IceWay Skating Trails, located next to the Victoria Park Oval and in Rundle Park.

Weather conditions apply. Be sure to check the online notifications or call 311 for current ice surface and toboggan hill conditions before heading out.

Edmonton Public Library

Visit your local Edmonton Public Library branch this Family Day for a special selection of free drop-in and scheduled programs. There's so much you can do, and it's all free! Take a peek at all the fun Family Day activities.

Time: 1-5pm
Locations: Various
Cost: Free

Silver Skate Festival

Celebrating its 29th year, the Silver Skate Festival is Edmonton’s longest running winter festival. Rooted in the Dutch tradition of a love of the outdoors and of experiencing winter’s cultural and aesthetic beauty, the festival has exploded into an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sports programming.

Edmonton Transit Service will run a shuttle service to and from the University Transit Centre (bus stop #2636) to Hawrelak Park. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to noon, and then every 15 minutes until the last departure from Hawrelak Park at 6:15pm.

Family Day at the Legislature

Family Day at the Alberta Legislature promises free family fun around every corner! Explore the Legislature Building with the Lost in the Legislature History Hunt. Sing along to the playful tunes of Rattle and Strum. Unravel the sleight of hand of magician Ron Pearson. Play dress up in the Agora Interpretive Centre. Whatever you choose to do, Family Day at the Legislature promises to be fun for your whole family.

Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Alberta Legislature, Edmonton Federal Building and the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
Cost: Free

Community Recreation & Leisure Centres

Check out what's happening at your local City of Edmonton recreation centre. Visit the webpage for facility locations, hours and admission prices.

Front Yards In Bloom: Winterscapes

Bundle up the family and spend Family Day creating a wintry display in your front yard or any public space as part of the City’s fifth annual Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes. Visit for information about the award categories, inspirational photos and a list of cool prizes you can win.

Entries and nominations are accepted until February 25.

Family Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta

The Art Gallery of Alberta invites families to enjoy exhibitions and art activities for free in celebration of Family Day. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities themed after our current exhibitions.

Time: 10am-5pm (Last entry at 4pm)
Location: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Transit Information

Edmonton Transit Service will run on regular Saturday schedules. Regular ETS fares apply.

Enjoy unlimited all-day travel and transfers for one adult and up to four children (ages 12 and under) with an ETS Day Pass for $9.75.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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