Provincial Point of View
February 13, 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again…Canada’s newest long weekend is approaching! Family Day, as it’s known in Saskatchewan, is a chance to set aside the busy-ness of working life and spend some time with the ones we love. Lucky for Saskatonians, there is no better place to get out and enjoy some quality time with our families than right here at home.

12 Cool Ways to Celebrate Family Day in Saskatoon

1. Hit up a $3 Movie

Cineplex’s Saturday morning’s showing of ‘My Little Pony : The Movie’ is the perfect place to kick off your Family Day Weekend in Saskatoon! Grab some popcorn, cozy up with the family, and don’t break the bank with Cineplex Family Favourites’ budget-friendly price of only $3!
Book a Tour of the Synchrotron

On Friday or Monday of your long weekend, you can book a FREE tour of the brightest light in Canada! The Canadian Light Source, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus, offers informative tours of their cutting edge facility. Just remember to phone ahead of time to prevent any disappointment!

3. View Some Celestial Objects

Head to the University of Saskatchewan Observatory on Saturday evening between 7 and 9:30pm where staff can assist you in viewing the night sky through a telescope! The Observatory is FREE.
4. Go Skating

There’s no shortage of places to skate in Saskatoon! Take the family to any of the fantastic and FREE Places to Find Public Skating in Saskatoon.
Take the Family Sledding

Winter is a long season in Saskatoon. Why not make the best of it with the family at a tobogganing hill near you!

6. Attend a Party

On Family Day weekend, attend a Family Day Carnival with the German Cultural Centre where you can look forward to bouncy castles, snow art, carnival food and more!

7. Get Moving at an Indoor Play Place

Why not get the family out and active this Family Day Weekend? Whether you’ve got young kids or are just a big kid yourself, Saskatoon has it’s fair share of indoor places to do just that. And don’t forget to check out the newest attraction on the Indoor Play Scene! Prairie Jurassic is OPEN and ready to entertain your family with hours of arcade, Nerf, and laser fun!

8. Check out the Remai Modern for FREE

Saskatoon’s newest world-class attraction invites you and your family to come enjoy all the museum has to offer for FREE! On Family Day, between 10am and 5pm, drop by and check it out!

9. Get Arty with SCYAP

Drop in, bring the family, start creating–those are the rules at SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming) between 1 and 6pm on Saturdays! There are materials and helpful staff available to help you in your creative pursuit!

10. Nab Yourself a Bargain

The Super Duper Saskatoon Lions Flea Market runs at the Western Development Museum on February 17th with knick knacks, antiques, and bargains galore!

11. Watch a Puppet Show

Get cozy on Family Day Weekend with a puppet performance by Wide Open Children’s Theatre. They will be showcasing some Robert Munsch favourites including Mmmm Cookies, Smelly Socks, Up, Up, Down, Hugs, Seeing Red, and Swamp Water in a delightful collection called Very Merry Munsch.

12. Rev it Up With Some Monster Trucks

Get your tickets to see RAM Motorsports spectacular exhibition of death-defying stunts and revved up FUN! Look forward to The Monster Truck Challenge, Motocross Arenacross, Canadian Tuff Truck Challenge, Side-by-Side Racing, and a Free Style Motocross Radical Jump Showcase!

Enjoy a fun and fashionable Family Day in Saskatoon!
Whats open on Family Day in Saskatoon?  Check out this
CTV article to find out.

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