Family Day In Canada 2012: What Is Open And Closed
Family Day promises loads of fun for Canadians this year. Held on the third Monday of February in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Family Day is meant to emphasize the importance of family life among communities.
It has only been celebrated for a relatively short time; 1990 was the earliest instance in Alberta, and was only instituted in Ontario in 2008.
This holiday, most shops and businesses will be closed during the holiday to allow more families to be together. School is let out in the three provinces.
However, in the race to get ahead and to provide sufficient activities for those seeking it, some businesses will remain open. As a rule of thumb, skating rinks and other outdoor activities will be open.
Check with your community website or town hall for discounted admission prices. Some communities organize events, such as concerts, in honor of Family Day, which also happens to fall on National Heritage Day.
Many museums, as well as the zoo in Toronto, will be open and will offer discounted prices. The Toronto Star, one of Toronto’s main newspapers, reports that although Library services will be closed throughout Ontario, the post offices will remain open.
Movie theatres are another popular destination of families and will also be open.