This year Family Day is Monday, February 18 meaning we have a long weekend to enjoy winter carnivals, learn how to do an Ottawa Valley step dance, meet a new dinosaur – the ultimate example of everything old being new again – luxuriate in Impressionist paintings or amble among light sculptures and installations off the shore of Lake Ontario.
Catch the last day of
Cochrane Winter Carnival
Specifically for Family Day Weekend
Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay: Voyageur Winter Carnival, Feb 16-18
Brantford Frosty Fest, Feb 17-18
Artissimo Studio - Paint Play, National Gallery, Ottawa, Feb 16-18
Danse dans la Neige, Step dancing lessons with Tiny Township’s wonderful Ariko band playing lively fiddles and assorted strings at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, February 17 & 18
Thunder Bay Snowday, February 18
Oakville Family Day, February 18
Ontario Place Winter Light Exhibition, Toronto until March 17
Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibit, Impressionism in the Age of Industry including works by Monet, Pissarro, Van Gough + February 16-May15
Royal Ontario Museum’s Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, to May 20 [ Side note: This spectacular, 76 million year-old find – named after a look-alike monster in the original Ghost Busters – was prepared and mounted by the world’s leading dinosaur display craftspeople, Research Casting International, in Trenton, Ontario.