family smiling on board boat in Niagara Falls, Canada


If you are a Canadian living in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia then you most certainly know what Family Day is. If you are not a Canadian and reading this and asking yourself, ‘What is Family Day?’ then you have come to the right blog. Family Day started in Canada in the province of Alberta in the early 1990s and followed the provinces of Saskatchewan and then Ontario in 2008. The holiday (which is not a statutory holiday) is celebrated on the third Monday of the month of February in the province of Ontario. Many businesses will close their doors for the day in order for Canadians to celebrate a day of their busy lives with their family.

In Niagara Falls, Canada Hornblower Niagara Cruises will be celebrating the day and so will many of the Niagara Falls tourism attractions opening their doors to the thousands of families that visit the city during that special weekend. If you have only travelled to Niagara Falls, Ontario in the spring or summer months then think something different and visit the city of fun and excitement. The city and the Niagara Region is filled with many colourful natural attractions both inside and outdoors.


Buckle up your shoes and dress warm as the Niagara region’s flat terrain offers the perfect conditions and climate to snow shoe with friends and family. Whether you are in the country or walking from one winery to the next this activity is the perfect solution to spend quality time with friends and family while working on your fitness. There are a number of great walking paths and scenic trails to follow across Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. 


Taste the flavours of Niagara. Explore hidden beers at a number of local breweries including: Silversmith, Oast House, Taps Brewery and Syndicate. Each brewery offers a unique approach to flavor by using many local Niagara ingredients. Breweries can be found both in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario just a half hour drive from Niagara Falls and of course in the city of Niagara Falls. 


Looking for somewhere to dine but aren’t looking at paying a fortune? Niagara Falls, Canada offers many smaller restaurants, diners and pubs for locals to choose from. Country Fresh Donuts offers delicious mouth-watering won ton soup and homemade freshly baked donuts. Antica Pizza offers thin-crusted pizza that melts in your mouth. If you are a sandwich lover then Druxy’s is the place to go.  Their sandwiches offer a wide selection of delicatessen meats and toppings to choose from.  Paris Crepes is a local French restaurant that offers unique crepes both sweet and savoury. See some of the resturants found in Niagara Falls that both locals and visitors are raving about. 


Splish splash in Niagara Falls, Canada. Why wait for the warmer summer temperatures to take a dip in the refreshing pool.  Gather up the whole family and experience the fun and thrill at any of the indoor waterparks located in Niagara Falls, Canada. Overlooking the Falls the Fallsview Waterpark is located at the Crowne Plaza. Travel down the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake to Great Wolf Lodge where it offers affordable accomodation and waterpark packages. 


Bring your lucky horseshoe to Niagara Falls, Canada and play your hand at both the Fallsview Casino and Resort and Casino Niagara. Nightly live entertainment including award winning artists, comedians, fine-dining restaurants and shopping make for a great outing with friends and family. Must be over the age of 18 to gamble and over 19 years to purchase alcohol.

Whether you are celebrating the day with family or friends Niagara Falls, Canada is the place to celebrate it in.


Make your family day a memorable one in Niagara Falls, Canada!