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The third Monday in February means something special in Canada—it’s Family Day!  

Family day is a civic holiday, designed for spending quality time with our loved ones. It’s a day to create lasting memories, spend some extra time together, and strengthen family bonds. At Product Care Recycling, we believe in not only caring for the environment, but also in nurturing connections within our families. That’s why we’ve curated a list of delightful activities to help you celebrate Family Day in Canada in style! 

Our list features a selection of cozy indoor activities, eco-friendly activities, and even a shortlist of family-friendly activities tailored to each province. Read ahead to discover activities to do with your family this weekend: 

1. Nature Walk (and optional clean-up): 

Take advantage of the beautiful nature that surrounds us in our country by embarking on a refreshing outdoor adventure with your loved ones. Bundle up in warm layers, lace up your boots, and head out for a scenic nature walk in a local park or trail. An optional add-on to this activity includes cleaning up—bring gloves and garbage bags with you so that along the way, you can challenge your family to a mini clean-up mission, collecting any litter you encounter to help preserve the beauty of Canada for future generations. 

2. Family Games Day:  

Unleash your competitive spirit and indulge in some old-fashioned family fun with a lively game night at home. Dust off your board games, shuffle your deck of cards, and prepare for hours of laughter and friendly (or not so friendly…) rivalry. Whether you prefer classic favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble or opt for newer additions like Codenames and Catan, there’s a game for every age and interest.  

3. Cooking in the Kitchen:  

Channel your inner master chefs and transform your kitchen into a bustling gastronomic scene for Family Day. Get everyone involved in the meal preparation process—from selecting recipes, to grocery shopping, to chopping, stirring, and tasting. Whether you’re whipping up a batch of hearty pancakes for breakfast, crafting homemade pizzas for lunch, or experimenting with decadent desserts, cooking together is a deliciously rewarding experience. 

4. Family Movie Marathon:  

Settle in for a cozy movie marathon that promises entertainment for the whole family. Create a lineup of feel-good films, ranging from timeless classics to contemporary favorites, and transform your living room into a cinematic sanctuary. Stock up on popcorn, dim the lights, and snuggle up under blankets as you immerse yourselves in a world of adventure, laughter, and heartwarming stories. 

5. Virtual Family Reunion:  

This one is especially great if distance prevents you from gathering in person with your family. Fear not—technology comes to the rescue! Organize a virtual family reunion via video call and bridge the gap by connecting with loved ones near and far. Share stories, play games, and reminisce about cherished memories as you celebrate the bonds that unite you across miles and time zones. 

Still not inspired? If you’re more inclined for a regional adventure on Family Day based on your province, read ahead for activities based on your province. Don’t forget to also click your province’s name on the list below to find a list of accepted products for recycling.

British Columbia: 

  • Explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in Vancouver, offering thrilling experiences amidst lush rainforest scenery. 
  • Visit Granville Island Public Market for a day of family fun, sampling local foods, exploring artisan shops, and enjoying street performances. 
  • Head to Whistler for a day of outdoor adventures, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. 


  • Spend a day at Banff Upper Hot Springs, where families can relax in the natural hot springs surrounded by stunning mountain views. 
  • Discover the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, where kids can marvel at dinosaur fossils and participate in interactive exhibits. 
  • Enjoy a winter wonderland at Lake Louise, with activities such as ice skating, sleigh rides, and snow tubing. 


  • Experience the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, offering immersive exhibits on the province’s history and culture. 
  • Visit the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo for a day of outdoor exploration, featuring various animal exhibits and scenic walking trails. 
  • Embrace winter at Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park, with opportunities for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. 


  • Take a trip to the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, where families can delve into the province’s past through interactive displays and artifacts. 
  • Explore Assiniboine Park Zoo, home to a diverse range of animals from around the world, as well as beautiful gardens and walking paths. 
  • Enjoy a winter carnival at The Forks in Winnipeg, with activities like ice skating, tobogganing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. 


  • Discover the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, offering fascinating exhibits on natural history, art, and culture from around the globe. 
  • Explore the Toronto Islands, where families can bike, picnic, and enjoy stunning views of the city skyline. 
  • Embrace winter at Blue Mountain Resort, with activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing for all skill levels. 


  •  Experience the Montreal Science Centre, featuring interactive exhibits on science, technology, and innovation for curious minds of all ages. 
  • Explore Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its charming cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and quaint shops. 
  • Enjoy winter festivities at Quebec Winter Carnival, North America’s largest winter carnival, featuring parades, ice sculptures, and outdoor concerts. 

New Brunswick: 

  • Visit Hopewell Rocks, where families can marvel at the world’s highest tides and explore unique rock formations on the ocean floor during low tide. 
  • Explore Fundy National Park, offering hiking trails, waterfalls, and stunning coastal views along the Bay of Fundy. 
  • Enjoy a family-friendly day at Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton, home to various animals and interactive exhibits. 

Nova Scotia: 

  • Discover the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, where families can immerse themselves in 19th-century military life through guided tours and demonstrations. 
  • Explore Peggy’s Cove, a picturesque fishing village known for its iconic lighthouse and rocky coastline. 
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking. 

Prince Edward Island: 

  • Visit Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish, where families can explore the setting that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. 
  • Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the Confederation Trail, which spans the length of the island and offers beautiful countryside views. 
  • Explore the picturesque coastal town of Charlottetown, with its charming streets, historic sites, and waterfront boardwalk. 

Newfoundland and Labrador: 

  • Discover Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its dramatic landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and coastal cliffs. 
  • Explore Signal Hill National Historic Site in St. John’s, where families can hike to the iconic Cabot Tower for panoramic views of the city and coastline. 
  • Visit The Rooms in St. John’s, a cultural hub housing art galleries, museums, and exhibits showcasing the province’s history and heritage. 

As you embark on your Family Day celebrations, remember that the most important aspect is not the extravagance of the activities, but the quality time spent together as a family. And if you do decide to participate in eco-friendly activities, or decide to de-clutter and recycle this weekend, be sure to visit our website for accepted products and nearby recycling locations.  

Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, or any other province, there are countless activities to enjoy.  

And if you decide to keep things closer to home, worry not: from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to celebrate family bonding. Whether you’re embarking on outdoor adventures, getting creative with crafts, or simply enjoying each other’s company at home, cherish these moments and the precious bonds that make your family unique.  

Happy Family Day from all of us at Product Care Recycling! 

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