Friday, February 14, 2014

Family Day in Ottawa

With Family Day coming up on Monday February 17th 2014, Ottawa is a hot spot for events! Here is a list of great activities for you and your family to enjoy during this holiday!

  1. The final day of Winterlude 2014! You can see a full schedule of the day's events HERE  
  2. Skate with Mayor Jim Watson at the Rink of Dreams (City Hall) on Monday from 11am - 2pm. And if that doesn't interest you, maybe the free hot chocolate and music will!  
  3. Some Ottawa museums are open for Family Day including: Canadian Museum of History, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Aviation & Space Museum,  Canadian War Museum and Canada Science and Technology Museum. Some are even offering free admission for Family Day

  4. The public is invited to celebrate the 4th Annual English Theatre Family Day in the NAC lobby.  Presented by Boston Pizza, this special event features a cornucopia of hands-on activities for children and the people who love them! Join us for a memorable day of stories, songs, games, interactive displays, and special workshops throughout the NAC.
  5. The final day of "Chill Factor" presented by the Downtown Rideau - a "cool" collection of high fashion, cuisine and culture that takes the edge off winter.    
  6. For the adults, a number of cozy bars and restaurants on Elgin and in the Byward Market will be open for business throughout the day

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER most major shopping centres are closed Monday with the exception of the Rideau Centre which is open from 10am to 6pm. Stores in the Byward Market are also be open for business. Most grocery stores are closed Monday (Loblaws on Rideau is open 9am-6pm), with the Beer Stores and LCBOs closed as well.


Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

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