Family Day is a public holiday in Ontario on Monday February 18, 2013. Many Ontario residents begin the holiday weekend on Friday for a mid-winter long weekend. The public holiday also encompasses the kick off to Ontario Heritage Week.
Winter Carnivals on Family Day Weekend
The introduction of the Family Day public holiday has entrenched winter into the Ontario psyche in particular with winter festivals and carnivals such as Timberfest in Barry's Bay, Snowmania in Wasaga Beach, Haliburton Frostfest, and Penetanguishene Winterama. Go to a selection of winter carnivals in Ontario.
Weekend Getaways from Toronto
A variety of resort weekend getaways and activities are available in resort destinations north of the Toronto GTA. Resort destinations,ski hills and lodges will be hosting many outdoor activities including free fishing weekend, ice fishing tournaments, ski races, outdoor barbeques and on-site entertainment.
Hardwood Ski & Bike, Oro Station
Margaritaville - February 17
Margaritaville is a mid-winter celebration with food and drink on trail. If you can't go south to the beach go north for winter fun. Stay in Barrie hotels and resorts close to Hardwood Ski and Bike.
Free Fishing Weekend on Ontario Lakes
Family fishing weekend is February 16-18, 2013 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) is designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. See ice fishing getaways for overnight accommodation packages, or ice fishing tournaments and derbies.
Resort Getaways with Accommodation
Enjoy Family Day at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort. Book a two night stay in a deluxe resort room from February 15 - 17, 2013 on the passport to play and receive admission for up to two children to our popular pay-as-you go programs for free! Save up to $60! Nottawasaga Resort is easily accessible north of Toronto via Highway 400 to Highway 89 to Alliston. See more family getaways in Ontario resort destinations.
Ontario Heritage Week Starts Monday February
Events and activities will be featured throughout the Province of Ontario around the theme of cultural expressions. According to the Ontario Heritage web site "This theme encourages communities from across the province to celebrate the close connection that exists between heritage and the arts. Pick an Ontario arts or heritage activity north of Toronto.