5 Outdoor Activities for Family Day in Canada
If you’re searching for an opportunity to venture outdoors, look no further! With Family Day long weekend falling between February 19th to 21st, take the opportunity to see what kid-friendly activities Canada has to offer. Don’t forget to confirm local conditions and restrictions before heading out.
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1. Free Family Fishing
There has never been a better time to put your fishing skills to the test! During the long weekend, residents in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick can try their luck at the perfect catch license-free. A few popular fishing spots are the Boundary Dam Reservoir in Saskatchewan, which is the go-to lake for largemouth bass, Windy Lake Provincial Park in Ontario known for Lake Trout, and the Miramichi River in New Brunswick for Atlantic Salmon.
While fishing, keep in mind that regulations, such as releasing any fish that exceed the size restrictions, catch, and possession limits, remain in effect. Always check your local fishing regulations prior to heading out.
To make sure you have the latest and greatest in fishing gear or accessories, browse Canadian Tire's Fishing category.
2. Winter Festivals / Winterfests
There is no lack of winter festivities in Canada, and this year is no exception. From the free Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls to the Hamilton Winterfest, leave it to Canada to do winter right! Other favourites include the Heartland Forest Winterfest and the Winterlude in Ottawa which features the national ice-carving championship.
To keep your visit safe, continue to follow the recommendations of your local public health authorities.
3. Winter Sports
Skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing are just a handful of activities to get the whole family moving. Whistler, British Columbia is home to one of the country’s more popular destinations for all things winter-sports. In need of ice skates, sleds, snowshoes or more? Canadian Tire's Winter Sports Gear category is full of winter gear for outdoor fun.
If your family is planning on traveling by car, consider installing winter tires for added confidence on the road.
4. National Parks
A great way to explore the outdoors and keep active is to hike along one of the many trails Canada’s national parks have to offer. Two favourites are the Point Pelee National Park in Ontario that allows you to wander their trails to view natural ice formations, or the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in Quebec which has close to 80km of hiking trails across over 9 different islands.
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5. Road Trip
Have a change of pace with a scenic ride the whole family can enjoy. Pack some snacks, drinks, activities, and download some tunes to prepare you for when you hit the road. With the temperatures this time of year, you can keep warm with the Treksafe Automotive 12V Heated Blanket. Be sure to read our tips on How to Keep Kids Safe While Travelling, to ensure an unforgettable and safe trip!
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