Family Day is just around the corner, and if you plan on spending it with your family, you might be looking for some fun and affordable options -- and what better option is there, than free?
Whether it's called Family Day, Louis Riel Day, Islander Day, or Nova Scotia Heritage Day in your province, there are plenty of events going on in most cities, including free skating at local ice rinks, or free games and activities at local libraries and community centres.
If you're looking for something free and fun to do over the long weekend, then mark your calendars and take note, as we've journeyed through the internet and compiled a list of some free events happening around Canada!
Alberta (Family Day: February 20)
Calgary (February 17-20) -- GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival
Calgary (February 20) -- RBC Free Family Skating
Edmonton (February 20) -- Family Day at City Hall & Churchill Square
Edmonton (February 20) -- Family Day at the Legislature
British Columbia (Family Day: February 13)
Brnaby (February 13) -- Family Day Pancake Breakfast
Surrey (February 10-13) -- Free Skating, Swimming, and other Activities at Recreation Centres
Vancouver (February 13) -- BC Family Day Activities at Douglas Park Community Centre
Manitoba (Louis Riel Day: February 20)
Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Heritage Day: February 20)
Halifax (every day) -- Free Skating at Emera Oval
Ontario (Family Day: February 20)
Province-wide (February 18-20) -- Ontario Family Fishing Event (no license required)
Various cities (February 20) -- RBC Free Skating Events
Toronto (February 20) -- HarbourKids North
Toronto (February 20) -- Family Day at Purina PawsWay
London (February 20) -- Family Day at the Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush
London (February 20) -- Free Skate Presented by the Heart & Stroke Foundation
Oakville (February 20) -- Make Your Move Family Day
Kitchener (February 20) -- Family Day Activities and Events Around Town
Prince Edward Island (Islander Day: February 20)
Saskatchewan (Family Day: February 20)
Province-wide (February 18-20) -- Family Fishing Weekend (no license required)
Regina (February 20) -- Storybag Drop-In at Sunrise Library
Saskatoon (February 17-26) -- Waskesiu Snow Days at Prince Albert National Park
Saskatoon (February 20) -- Cameco Family Day Skating Party
Note that while these most events are advertised as free, certain things such as food, or equipment rentals may require additional payment. We've excluded Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut from this list as they do not have a statutory holiday in February.
What are your plans for the long weekend? If you'll be attending any of these events, or know of other free events in your area, let us know in the comments below!