Ottawa

Here's how to make the most of Family Day 2019

Local museums, art galleries and sugar bushes will all be open tomorrow — and don't forget about the last weekend of Winterlude, either.

Shopping might be tough, but there are plenty of other events the holiday Monday

If you haven't checked out Winterlude 2019 yet, you've still got time this Family Day. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

There's lots to do around town to entertain both adults and kids this Family Day.

Winterlude is hosting its final day of activities around town, with free bus service connecting the three main sites.

The Big Bang Festival heads to the National Arts Centre with jazz musicians, the NAC orchestra and other performers taking visitors on an audio journey.

The National Arts Centre is hosting the Big Bang Festival, which will feature special performances from the NAC orchestra, jazz musicians and other activities. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)

Museums, galleries open

Most local museums will be open Monday, including the Bytown Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Royal Mint.

If you'd rather see some art, both the National Art Gallery and the Ottawa Art Gallery will be open.

You can also take the kids to enjoy some video games, pinball and perogies at House of Targ, where admission will be free — as will some of their games.

And if sports are more your thing, the Ottawa 67s will hit the TD Place ice at 2 p.m. against the North Bay Battalion.

Skating rinks across the city will be open on Family Day. (The Canadian Press)

Lots to do outdoors, too

There are also plenty of skating opportunities, like the Rideau Canal Skateway, the rink at Rideau Hall and the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall.

Most museums are open for Family Day, and some will have special programming. (Kate Porter/CBC)

Outside of town, you can take advantage of the free fishing weekend to try out ice fishing.

There's also the start of Fulton's Winter Magic and Spring Harvest season in Pakenham, Ont. The celebration includes music, sleigh rides and a historical walk explaining the history of maple syrup harvesting.

Some malls and grocery stores will also be open. For a complete list of what's open and closed, check here.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.