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Family Day Weekend in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

family snowshoeing

Whether it’s rounding up the kids for hockey practice, reading a book together before bed, building a snowman on a snow day or sitting down for a meal, we celebrate our families every day here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Family Day, and the weekend leading up to it, is a time to take a step back from the daily routine and make sure you truly appreciate your time together as a family. If you’re looking for some fun and exciting activities for you and yours this Family Day, we’ve got you covered!

There are plenty of things to see & do during the Family Day weekend, including Skating on the Canal. Click here to visit City of Peterborough’s website to check whether the flag is red or green to see if skating is permitted on the canal.

Make sure to take advantage of some of the amazing activities happening in Peterborough & the Kawarthas this Family Day weekend. We are sure you’ll find something you and your family will enjoy!


Ontario Family Fishing Event

All Weekend

Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.


OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day

Saturday February 16th, 2019

Bring your family to the OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day at Bel Rotary Park, in Ennismore on Saturday from 10-2. Enjoy a free day of ice fishing with family and friends. All bait, and equipment is provided, and every child takes home a prize. Canadian residents can fish licence-free.


Blizzard Fest at the Buckhorn Community Centre

Saturday February 16th, 2019

Come on out and Enjoy a day celebrating family and heritage. Participate in snowshoeing, skating and more. There will be horse drawn wagon rides, maple candy demo and so much more. Family priced, this is a great way to celebrate and winter and Canadian living. Vendors inside along with entertainment and a baking contest.


Family Snow Day at South Pond Farms

Saturday February 16th, 2019

It’s a Snow Day At South Pond Farms! In Partnership with the Kawartha Land Trust and Wild Rock Outfitters, Enjoy an afternoon with your favourite people – your family!

  • Stone oven pizza & pretzels
  • Hot drinks in our licensed bar
  • Trail Maps
  • Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – weather permitting.
  • Hiking and camp games


Great Canadian Family Day at the Canadian Canoe Museum

Monday February 18th, 2019

Enjoy ten camping-themed activities throughout the galleries! Participants will be able to make a clothes pin portager, a paracord zipper-pull or watch a canoe sail down our zipline! Artisans will be onsite demonstrating their craft. Our activity stations will provide fun for the whole family!



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