Family Day is the third Monday of February and observed as a public (or statutory) holiday in the three Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. (Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day and it's Islander Day in Prince Edward Island.)
In 2013, Family Day falls on Monday, February 18.
Most workers, public or private, are entitled to take statutory holidays off with regular pay. Some businesses remain open on holidays, such as medical clinics and some stores, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
What Does Family Day Mean for Visitors?Banks, schools, and provincial government offices are closed. See more about what's open on Family Day
Public transportation may run on holiday schedule.
Tourist attractions, stores and restaurants in designated tourist areas, movie theatres, live performance theatres, many museums, galleries and other family-friendly attractions are open (always recommended to check ahead)
Family Day Holiday Dates
2009: Mon, Feb 16 (This was the first Family Day.
2010: Mon, Feb 15
2011: Mon, Feb 21
2012: Mon, Feb 20
2013: Mon, Feb 18
2014: Mon, Feb 17
2015: Mon, Feb 16
2016: Mon, Feb 15
2017: Mon, Feb 20
Family Day Activity Ideas