Fun Things to Do in the GTA for Family Day Weekend

By Maryam Ahmed, Marketing Coordinator, Brand & Marketing Communications, SECL

Want to break up the monotony of the boring winter days? Are your kids climbing the walls with boredom on these dreary winter days? Family day is a great excuse for families to spend time together. There are plenty of fun and fabulous activities around the Greater Toronto Area to do with your family and friends this Family Day weekend:


Head to Mississauga Celebration Square to Enjoy Family Day Festivities (Presented by TD)

Enjoy winter festivities by heading over to the Mississauga Celebration Square, where there are several fun winter activities awaiting you. Test your skating skills or satisfy your cravings with the large variety of delicacies available here on the food trucks. If the weather gets a bit chilly you can warm up in the comfortable seating of the heated lounge. You can also capture these fulfilling moments with the family photo stations tributing to the upcoming Summer Games and Ontario Parasports. You can also enjoy short films played on the big screen throughout the day.


Winter Glow

This amazing winter festival exhibits ice sculptures, illuminated structures, snow carvings and life-size snow globes. Plus, enjoy live performances and amaze your kids with music synchronized light show. The Winter Glow festival is held at Black Creek Pioneer Village until February 27 (Open only on select days). They are, however, open on Family Day, so be sure to visit with your family and enjoy your day. Please visit https://winterglow.ca/index.html for more details, and to purchase tickets.


Enjoy the Outdoors

If you are feeling more in the zone for outdoor activities, strap on your backpack and fill it up with your favourite snacks. You can head out to the pretty parks in the GTA, to explore some beautiful winter sceneries. Visit https://www.mississauga.ca/parks, to find parks near you and get exploring


Kids Corner Live

Join in with your kids on the virtual fun ride. This free activity is accessible online. The interactive schedule will keep your children busy learning about the Canadian Parliament. The schedule consists of learning sessions, debates, and a lot of fun games. Please visit https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/find-your-tour/kids-corner-live to learn more and be sure to register to reserve your spot.


Enjoy Family Day at Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has an extended weekend schedule until February 21st, so make the most of it and plan your family day trip. Enjoy the majestic views and experiences the ROM offers, including learning about ancient lifestyles, variety of art forms, current and prehistoric wildlife, and everyone’s favourite – Dinosaurs! There are multiple free fun activities throughout the museum, so all you need to do is purchase an entrance pass to avail a full day of enjoyment and excitement. Some residents in Ontario can even avail the new distance discount. For more information about the ROM family day weekend and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.rom.on.ca/en/family-day-weekend-2022.

This post is focused on activities in the Greater Toronto Area. Please be sure to check your local city/community website for a guide to local family day events and activities in your area.