Family Day Weekend in London 2021: A list of activities and events taking place in and around London region during Family Day Weekend. February 12 – 15, 2021
I. Family & Kids Events
Family Fishing Weekend – No license required. Residents and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply. – February 13 – 15, 2021 – Details
Family Day Farm-Cation!
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day or Family Day adventure?
We’re offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while meeting and interacting with the 11 friendly horses at Harmony with Horses, a FEEL equine facilitated learning centre near Dutton, ON – a short drive from London just off the 401! Details
February 13 to 15, 2021
Harmony With Horses, 31361 Shackleton Line, Iona Station
$225.00 for 2-6 participants
Outdoor Winter Activities in London
There is plenty to do in London and in the surrounding areas during the winter months. Whether you are a skier in need of an adrenalin rush or prefer a more laid back outdoor activity, there is something here for everyone. This list of attractions will guide you in exploring a variety of London’s winter attractions and will keep you physically engaged and mentally inspired.
Hit the trails
Enjoy a walk along the Cathedral of Pines at Fanshawe Conservation Area. Do note that the yellow gates across the entrance road (by the Fanshawe Dam) will be closed. The trails can be accessed by parking in any one of the 3 parking lots located south of the yellow gate.
Explore Sharon’s Creek Conservation Area
Escape to Sharon’s Creek Conservation Area on a cold winter day. This natural landscape is enjoyed by visitors in winter for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, and birding opportunities.
Enjoy a Picnic
A picnic in winter may sound unusual, but believe me, this is a really fun way to enjoy winter. So dress warm, pack hot food and drink, and head to your favourite picnic spot.
Explore Komoka Provincial Park
Located along the scenic Thames River, the Komoka Provincial Park with its hills and valleys transforms into a gorgeous outdoor space in winter. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing are a few activities that can be enjoyed here in winter. Do note that due to regulations, equipment rentals will not be provided.
Tobogganing is hands down the favorite winter activity for many, especially the young ones. So why not grab your favourite sled and get ready to slide. The hills at Doidge Park and Basil Grover Park are great places to spend your time tobogganing.
Go on a Ride
Fat biking is a wonderful way to keep warm in winter.
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Dress warm, grab a hot cup of coffee/cocoa, and head out to enjoy a walk.
Make the Most of Winter
With lots of snow outside you don’t have to go far to enjoy a fun time. Make a maple candy, build a snow fort, enjoy a scavenger hunt, have a snowball fight, and more – all activities that can be enjoyed even in your backyard.
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Shop at Covent Garden Market
Downtown London’s Covent Garden Market is one of the largest market space in the region. The market has a wide variety of vendors and farmers who sell fresh produce, wares, or goods. Why not head there today and shop for tonight’s dinner?
Visit Victoria Park
Victoria Park is a great place to spend a few hours in any season.
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Go on a Winter Run
A Run in the winter is an exhilarating experience. Try the Thames Valley Trail. This well-marked trail runs from Delaware to St. Mary’s.
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Appreciate Public Art
There are many art installations, murals, and graffiti located throughout the city.
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the many trails within the city. Not only is this a great exercise, but also a great way to stop and appreciate the season.
Hunt for Geocaches
Explore the many geocaches lo
cated throughout the city. If you though geocaching is challenging, try geocaching in winter! This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device. Check out the trails where you can enjoy Geocaching Trails.
Hike through the city parks looking for winter birds.
Fun at Circle R Range
Pre-purchase your trail passes online to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at 13 km of groomed and tracked trails.
Check out the new Deer Ridge Lookout Snowshoe trail, a 350m side trail off of the main advanced loop.
Go Ice Skating
Located in neighborhoods throughout London are outdoor skating rinks. So get your skates and go skating! Reservations are required.
Update: All London arenas are currently closed, but if the restrictions lift – the skating rinks might reopen.
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Trek Kains Woods
A trip to Kains Woods is a favourite activity for many families. The tranquil trails follow the Thames River and offer beautiful views of the river and its valley. PDF Map
Kick up some Snow
Escape urban life with a visit to the stunning Sifton Bog. This wetland area is beautiful any time of the year and is popular with visitors even in winter.
Zoom on a Snowmobile
There are plenty of great trails near Ontario to spend the day snowmobiling.
Experience Nature Walks
Experience and get to know nature! There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore and enjoy nature in London.
Go Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is a popular activity in many Ontario Provincial Parks. Why not head to the nearest park? Ice fishing is also available at Fifty Point at the marina and at Valens Lake.
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Take Winter Pictures
Pack your camera and test out your photography skills.
Hypothermic Half Marathon
The Virtual Hypothermic Half Marathon is a winter half marathon and 10K event held in beautiful winter cities across Canada. Details
February 1 – 28, 2021
Wherever you are
$35 – $50
Virtual Canadian Birkie
Join Canadian Birkie virtually. You can classic ski, skate ski, roller-ski, skijor, cycle, run, ice skate, snowshoe, or walk in a 4, 8, 13, 31 or 55 kilometre event. Details
February 12 – 21, 2021
Wherever you are
$15 to $20
II. Online Events
- Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World
- Quarantine Concerts to Watch Online This Weekend
Heritage Fair 2021
The Impact of Pandemics” on Facebook Live, which will bring together a panel of local historians, medical professionals, and cultural experts to discuss how previous pandemics, such as the 1918 influenza pandemic, impacted and shaped the culture and how the current COVID-19 pandemic is spurring change. Details
Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is *literally* in your house February 12–15. Thanks to the internet, you can get down at Battle of the Scores and the Opening Night Party, join a chat with Finn Wolfhard, binge on a Movie Marathon guaranteed to be A Trip, catch virtual screenings of brand new films (free for anyone under 25), and connect with film pros for tips and inspiration in the Young Creators Co-Lab. Details
February 12 – 15, 2021
Free – $9.03
Black History Month Movies
Discover our #BlackHistoryMonth collection on the Cineplex Store. This collection was curated to elevate Black history, artists and filmmakers. Details
February 1 – 28, 2021
$3.99 & up
From February 5 to 21, 2021, celebrate the joys of winter Winterlude style. Details
February 5 – 21, 2021
Kids Corner Live at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Virtually explore Ontario’s Legislative Building. Learn how provincial parliament works, see where laws are passed for the province of Ontario, and participate in a debate, games, and much more. Details
Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 10 AM – 11 AM & 1 PM – 2 PM
The Quest features a variety of online challenges focusing on mind, body, spirit and care. From a yoga practise and 5k walk, to a trivia night and brain health cooking lesson, participants will be engaged throughout The Quest. Once you complete a challenge, you will receive a virtual badge and move on to the next level. Participants can sign up individually or make an even bigger impact by joining or creating a virtual team with family and friends. Details
February 1 – 27, 2021
JFF Plus: Online Film Festival
Discover Japanese films, from the safety + comfort of home. Details
February 5 – 14, 2021