February is here, ushering in another long weekend! This time around, it’s all about spending time with your nearest and dearest. From adventure to immersive exhibits, museums and more, here are 10 things to do on Family Day in Edmonton this year.

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Ice Dragon Boat Festival

With a ‘pass the poutine contest,’ a beer garden and sleigh rides, Sylvan Lake’s Ice Dragon Boat Races kicks off this long weekend! This Family Day weekend, check out Alberta’s favourite Lake Town for a series of exciting events, fun activities and fresh air.

When: Friday, February 17th – 20th, 2023
Where: See directions here
Time: 8 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Prices vary per activity

Immersive Disney Animation

This Family Day, the Edmonton EXPO Centre will host the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience and no matter your age, you won’t want to miss it! Brought to life by Lighthouse Immersive, the upcoming exhibit will make visitors “feel like they’ve entered the incredible worlds of beloved Disney characters,” and will celebrate the studio’s greatest hits like The Lion King and Frozen.

When: Until April 28th, 2024
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $37+

Muttart Observatory

This February has been chilly, but there’s no better way to avoid the cold than at the Muttart Conservatory. The indoor botanical garden is an urban oasis, offering nice, bright colours and a wide variety of plants to look at.

Where: 9626 96a Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $14.95+

Silver Skate Festival


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Edmonton’s longest-running winter festival is nearly here! This Family Day, check out the snow garden, go skating, hit the family fun zone or play some disc golf.

When: Until February 19th, 2024
Where: Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Alberta Museums

We love free! This long weekend, families will be able to learn from and explore some of Alberta’s very best and brightest spots for FREE! From the Royal Alberta Museum to the Lougheed House, the province will be offering free admission on Family Day.

When: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Tubing at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Hit the hills – even if you don’t ski or snowboard! Enjoy Family Day with the breeze on your face – or a face full of snow at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort. It’s going to be wild.

Where: 20715 57 Avenue SW, Edmonton
Cost: $22

YEG Ice Fest

Back with more food, live entertainment, winter markets and more, the YEG Ice Fest is the perfect Family Day activity. Check it out, it’ll be a whole year until it’s back again!

When: Until, February 19th, 2024
Where: ICE District at Fan Park
Cost: Prices vary for Single Day and Weekend Passes

Sweet Treats Latte Festival

From sugary sips and tarts to ice cream and cookies and cakes, tons of spots all over Edmonton have been challenged to create something unique, in hopes of getting people out and about this winter. Interested? Check it out on Family Day!

When: February 10th to 25th, 2024
Where: Participating businesses in Old Strathcona

Telus World of Science

There’s always something fun going on at the Telus World of Science, but this Family Day, we’d recommend Ancient Caves at the IMAX or an evening laser show.

Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $23.95


The ice is calling! From small and lesser-known spots to some of the most popular skating areas around, Edmonton is full of incredible options, and we’re going to make the most of them every chance we get!

When: Open throughout February
Where: All around Edmonton

Well, there you have it! 10 exciting things to do in Edmonton for Family Day 2024! Have fun, be safe and enjoy!