Family Fun to Check out in Saskatoon & Regina on the February Break

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Top Photo Credit: Waskimo Winter Festival

The Family Day long weekend and February break are fast-approaching, meaning it’s time to plan out what’s on the agenda for family fun. With plenty to do outdoors during the winter in Saskatchewan, be sure to bundle up and get outside for some of Saskatoon and Regina’s best winter activities. If your idea of family fun is more on the warm and cozy side of things, then there are lots of options for indoor fun, too.

SASKATOON:

1. Skating: On Family Day, the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is open from 2 to 4 p.m., free to the public for Family Skate Day. There’s also the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink downtown by the Delta Bessborough, which is open to the public free of charge from noon to 9 p.m. every day. If you don’t have skates, the Cameco rink has skates you can borrow by donation too.

2. Winter Family Carnival: On February 17 and 18, check out the 2nd annual Winter Family Carnival at the German Cultural Centre for some inside winter fun. A $20 one-day family pass will get you access to carnival games, crafts, a petting zoo, bouncy castles and more. saskgerman.com

3. Family Day Walk in the Park: For some family exercise, bundle up on February 18 and head to the Forestry Farm for their annual outdoor walk. The historic Superintendent’s House will also be open for viewing and warming up with hot chocolate. This event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free of charge. facebook.com/events/723168688068299/

4. WDM Model Train Show: On February 23 and 24, visit the Western Development Museum for their annual model train show, which is the second largest model train show in Western Canada. Regular admission rates apply, so you can check out the museum’s regular displays while you’re there too. wdm.ca/saskatoon/

5. Wanuskewin Winter Programming: Visit Wanuskewin on Saturdays and take part in one of their guided walks, tipi raising program and powwow dance performances. If you want to visit and look around or take a walk on one of their trails, they are also open during the week. wanuskewin.com

6. Rawlco Radio Free Admission Day at the Remai Modern: On February 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Remai Modern is open to the public for free. Check out one of their 11 gallery spaces, free family entertainment and the Cameco Learning Studio, which offers art-making times. remaimodern.org/visit/free-at-remai-modern

Meewasin Rink, Saskatoon Photo credit: Meewasin

REGINA:

1. Waskimo Winter Festival: This annual event is the perfect way to spend Family Day in the Queen City. There will be lots to do inside and outside, including a fat bike race, cross country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides and indoor entertainment. It’s also the only day of the year the public can skate on Wascana Lake, so be sure to check it out! waskimo.com

2. Family Day Board Games at the Government House: On February 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., head to the Government House for a free board game event hosted by Boards N Beans. It’s a perfect way to beat the cold and stay warm this Family Day. governmenthousesk.ca/events

3. Skating: Check out one of Regina’s many rinks during the February break for some fun and exercise on ice. The Rink at City Square downtown is free and also has free skates the public can use. There are also free public skate times at the Co-operators Centre, the Al Ritchie Arena and the Jack Staples Arena.

4. School’s Out! at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum: From February 18 to 24, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum offers the School’s Out! program for families and groups, complete with  scavenger hunts, activities like the Paleo Pit, Field Stations and more. Admission is by donation and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. royalsaskmuseum.ca/rsm/visit/programs/schools-out

5. Coldest Night of the Year: On February 23, take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser and sign up with your family for a 2km, 5km or 10km walk through Regina’s downtown and Heritage neighbourhood. The money raised goes to YWCA Regina programs and My Aunt’s Place homeless shelter. cnoy.org/location/regina

6. Visit White Butte: Head out to White Butte Trails Recreation Site, which is just 20 minutes east of Regina. There are 12km of skate and cross-country ski trails, and a 5km pet-friendly hiking trail that you can enjoy for a winter walk. Check out the Regina Ski Club for more information. reginaskiclub.com/trail-conditions/white-butte-trails/

The rink at City Square, Regina. Photo credit: Bonny Bodnar

SASKATCHEWAN:

Free Fishing Weekend: On the Family Day Weekend, from February 16 to 18, it’s Free Ice Fishing weekend in the province, meaning you do not need a license to fish. Get outside for some fun and if you’re lucky, you might even catch something for a family supper! tourismsaskatchewan.com

Published on February 1, 2019 under Explore by

Naomi Zurevinski 

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