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5 Ways to Spend Family Day in Ottawa

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:55 pm


If you’re looking for fun ways to spend Family Day in Ottawa this year, we have all of the events and activities happening throughout the city below to help you plan out your quality family time together. Here they are!

Check Out Winterlude

If you haven’t made the trip to Winterlude yet, now is the perfect time to catch it before it wraps up for another year. Winterlude is the perfect way to make Family Day fun for the whole family since there’s so much to see and enjoy here. Various activities will be happening throughout the city, so you can easily choose which you prefer to attend. Go skating on the Rideau Canal, check out Snowflake Kingdom, and go tubing down the super ice slides. You can even go zip lining for a really unique experience. If you prefer to stay indoors, head to the Ottawa Art Gallery for a slew of winter creative activities that are suitable for the entire fam jam.

Monkey Rock at the Brewery

Craft brew and a rock show for the kids is one of the best ways to enjoy your extra day off with the family. This annual event takes place at a brewery, which is always a fun venue, and features lots of kid-friendly music as well as modern and classic jams for the parents. Perfect for an afternoon indoors dancing, singing, and enjoying a few cold ones of course. This popular event is hosted at various locations and sells out every year. So make sure to keep an eye on the calendar of events to see where it will be held, and to get your tickets as soon as they’re available.

Museum of Science and Technology

Check out the amazing displays and exhibits at the Museum of Science and Technology. It’s always a fun and cool place for all ages to explore and learn about the latest science and tech that’s happening here in Canada. You can catch a magic show, participate in printmaking activities, watch demonstrations, and try out some amazing experiments.

Enjoy a Day at the Farm

If your kids love animals, take them for a day on the farm at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life both indoors and outdoors, pet the animals, watch exhibitions, and get in on some hands-on demonstrations. You can also enjoy some tasty treats at their onsite Demonstration Kitchen.

Family Hockey Day

What’s more Canadian than planning a hockey-filled day with a 67s game? You can cheer on your home team, enjoy a pregame family party, watch the Weiner dog race, meet the players, and you can even wear your PJs to the game!

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