OTTAWA, On. – While the LCBO, beer stores and most grocery stores and shopping malls will be closed on Monday for Family Day, there will still be plenty going on in the capital.
Most museums will be open – including the Goulbourn Museum, just south of Stittsville, where there will be free crafts and games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shops in the Byward Market and the Rideau Centre will also open its doors.
There will also be soccer training at the Louis Riel Dome in Gloucester from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those participating are being asked to bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank. Meanwhile, the Ottawa 67s host Brampton at 2 p.m. at Scotiabank Place.
If you feel like spending the holiday outside, there will be a Family Day Skating Party at the Rink of Dreams at City Hall with Mayor Jim Watson from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be free skating and hot chocolate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mlacak Arena in Kanata. You can also lace up your skates and glide on the Rideau Canal.
It is also the final day of Winterlude. The ice sculptures and lantern garden will light at up at Confederation Park. At Jacques-Cartier Park, kids who are up for a challenge can make their way through the Winter Obstacle Course. They can get their last few runs down the Super Slides at the Snowflake Kingdom.
The National Gallery of Canada is also offering a special Family Day $20 discount on a yearly family membership. The membership offers unlimited access to all exhibitions and costs $90. It can be purchased in person at the Gallery until 5 p.m. or by phone