Family Day: What's open and closed in Ottawa

June 7, 2023 – 05:41 am
Family Day 2017: What s open and closed in Toronto - Toronto - CBC

Family Day is a provincial holiday in Ontario, meaning that people who work in the Outaouais will have a normal business schedule and federal government operations are running.

But for people in Ottawa, there are some closures and schedule changes on Feb. 20 to keep in mind.


  • The Rideau Canal is open on Family Day, the final day of Winterlude, weather permitting.
  • The Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the heated changing facility open starting at 8 a.m. Mayor Jim Watson is hosting the annual family day skating party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it includes free coffee and hot chocolate.
  • The skating court at Lansdowne Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the changing facility open at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
  • The Ben Franklin Place skating rink at 101 Centrepointe Dr., is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.
  • Public skating will also be offered at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex, the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Check for details.
  • Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be operating on modified hours, and there will be changes to schedules for public swimming, aquafitness and other programs. Again, check for more information.
  • Most museums, including the Canadian War Museum, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature are open.
  • The Barbara Ann Scott Gallery, Karsh Masson Gallery and OAG Annex at City Hall are open.
  • OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule with minor reductions. Customer service centres will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., aside from the Rideau Centre office which opens at 10 a.m.
  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions apply on Family Day.
  • The Rideau Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores in the ByWard Market and the Glebe are also open.
  • The Loblaws grocery store at 363 Rideau St. is open.


  • All LCBO and Beer Store locations are closed.
  • Most grocery stores are closed.
  • Most malls are closed, including Bayshore, St. Laurent, Place d'Orleans, Tanger Outlets and Carlingwood.
  • All Ottawa Public Library branches, as well as city archives services, are closed.
  • Most Ottawa Public Health clinics will be closed, although the Site Mobile Van will operate on its normal schedule from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • City of Ottawa client service centres and daycare centres are closed.
  • There will be no curbside or multi-residential garbage, green bin, recycling or bulky item collection on Monday. Collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week, aside from multi-residential garbage pickup, which will not be delayed.


Historic Map 1870 Map Johnson's China and Japan. - Size: 20x30 - Ready to Frame - China | Japan | China | Japan
Home (Historic Map)
  • Real Canvas Map - Ready to Frame - Archival Quality Reproduction on Fine Art Canvas - Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Size: 20x30 (Ready to Frame) Map of Johnson s China and Japan. Map Location(s): China | Japan | China | Japan
  • Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. From Johnson s new illustrated family atlas of the world with a treatise on physical geography...
  • Map Subject: China | Japan | Maps

Related posts:

  1. What Date is Family Day?
  2. Whats open on Family Day
  3. What flower means family?