Best Things To Do With Your Family On Family Day

If there’s one thing that should be at the top of your gratitude list, it’s your family. Thankfully, there’s a day dedicated to celebrating them: Family Day on February 18. Celebrated in six provinces, we put together a roundup of the best things to do with your family from coast-to-coast. From good eats to fun activities, Family Day with your fam is sure to be a hoot!


Aditya Chinchure  (@adityachinchure)

Aditya Chinchure (@adityachinchure)

Brunch - Cafe Medina

location: 780 Richards St.

instagram: @medinacafe

Cafe Medina serves up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that’ll satisfy the taste buds of the whole family whether it’s the coffee or the waffles. With locally-sourced ingredients, Cafe Medina keeps things close to home.

Activities - Grouse mountain

Location: 6400 Nancy Greene Way

Instagram: @grousemountain

Up at Grouse Mountain, there are so many options for active family fun that deciding what to do will surely require some deliberately. Take the skyride, go for skate, or soar through the zipline—this is just the tip of the iceberg for your family fun day.

Dinner - Pizzeria Ludica

Location: 189 Keefer Pl.


It’s not often that pizza receives objections from the crowd, so swing Pizzeria Ludica for a pie or two. Plus, it’s got hundreds of board games for the fun times to continue on.


Kyler Nixon   ( @knixon)

Kyler Nixon (@knixon)

Brunch - Belmont Diner

Location: 2008 33 Ave SW #19

Instagram: @belmontdiner

Belmont Diner serves an all-day breakfast and lunch menu that the whole family will love. Plus, the open kitchen provides entertainment if you aren’t already busy ogling at the diner’s homey atmosphere. Word has it that the chefs will make fun pancake shapes for kids.

Activity - olympic plaza

Location: 228 8 Ave SE.

Get out and moving by going for a skate with the family down at Olympic Plaza! Rental skates are available.  


Location: 616 17 Ave SW.

Instagram: @unacalgary

Whether you dine-in or take-out, UNA has a variety of pizzas, pastas, and desserts to choose from to end a great day with your family.


Joshua Reddekopp   ( @joshuaryanphoto)

Joshua Reddekopp (@joshuaryanphoto)

Brunch - yip hong’s dim sum restaurant

location: 3140 Preston Ave S.

Nothing like eating family style on Family Day than at Yip Hong’s Dim Sum Restaurant. Don’t miss out on the best dim sum in the city!

Activity - Apex trampoline

Location: 3910 Burron Ave.

Instgram: @jumpapex

Get active with your family at Apex Trampoline Park, the first of its kind in Saskatoon. Your family will be jumping for joy once they hear they’re headed to Apex! Pun totally intended.

Dinner - jerry’s food emporium

Location: 1115 Grosvenor Ave.

Instagram: @jerrysfoodemporium

Jerry’s Food Emporium is a Saskatoon staple for family-friendly dining. Their selection of ice creams is the perfect way to end a great day on a sweet note.


Brunch - Across the board cafe

Location: 211 Bannatyne Ave & Main St.


At Across The Board Cafe, you and your family can munch away at your lunch fare while playing one of over 1200 board games available.

Activity - Fortwhyte

Location: 1961 McCreary Rd.

Instagram: @fortwhytealive

Get out and active with the family with some snowshoeing fun at FortWhyte Alive. There’s also tobogganing, skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and hiking trails to experience too.

Dinner - nuburger

Location: various locations

Instagram: @ilovenuburger

Everyone loves a good burger, and the chefs at Nuburger have crafted ones that focus on fresh toppings and locally-raised, grass-fed cattle that won’t bog your system down. Their thoughtful menu has something for everyone, whether it’s a classic or unique creation.


Zia Syed    ( @syedzia123)

Zia Syed (@syedzia123)

Brunch - starving artist

Location: various locations

Instagram: @starving4waffle

Have your fill of waffles at Starving Artist. From waffle sandwiches to benedict waffles, this all-day brunch restaurant has waffle options to satisfy all taste buds. They’ve even got mini waffles to fill little tummies.

Activity - The royal ontario museum (rom)

Location: 100 Queens Park

Instagram: @romtoronto

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the perfect indoor learning and discovery activity that the whole family will be fascinated by. From the dinosaurs to the dedicated kids’ zone, there’s plenty for you and the kids to explore.

Dinner - triple a bar

Location: 138 Adelaide St E.

Instagram: @tripleabar

For award-winning Texan BBQ, Triple A Bar is the place to take the family. Dishing up classics like smoked brisket and mac and cheese, this dinner venue is sure to receive zero complaints.



Brunch - cafe archibald

Location: various locations

Instagram: @cafe.archibald.moncton

Cafe Archibald offers classic breakfast, and in kid portions, whether it’s sweet or savoury. They even offer crȇpes, which is a nice treat for a special day.

Activity - centennial park

Location: 811 St George Blvd.


At Centennial Park, outdoor activities are the name of the game. Skate, toboggan, cross-country ski, and so much more with your family. There’s also a dog park, so don’t leave your furry friend(s) at home!

Dinner - pump house brew pub

Location: 5 Orange Ln.

Instagram: @pump_house_ brewery

At Pump House Brew Pub, pub fare is the perfect way to end your fun-filled Family Day. With a menu full of appetizers, burgers, and pizzas, there’s something for everyone at this restaurant.