Top Things to Do This Family Day Weekend

A happy family at a skating rink on Family Day

Family Day is the perfect weekend to get out with your family! Whether you want to enjoy the winter weather, get active inside, or just have a fun time together, consider the ideas below to make it a memorable weekend.

Share your Family Day memories with us on Instagram with #visitmarkham.

Pictured: @mexi_canintoronto | Skating at Markham Civic Centre


Take advantage of the winter weather this weekend and head outside to one of seven city-run skating rinks. Some rinks have designated hockey times and free skate times, so pack up your gear and head over to the rink of your choice! If you need to rent skates and helmets, then you can do so on-site at the Markham Civic Centre rink.

For more information, visit the City of Markham website.

Markham Civic Centre

Address: 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 9W3

Downtown Markham

Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd, Unionville, ON L6G 0B6

Huntington Park

Address: 46 Lambert Rd, Markham, ON L3T 7E3

Markham Museum

Address: 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3

Milliken Mills Park

Address: 4277 14th Ave, Markham, ON L3R 0J2

Milne Dam Conservation Park

Address: 8251 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3

Victoria Square Park

Address: 2929 Elgin Mills Rd E, Markham, ON L6C 0H7

Pictured: Skating at Milne Dam Conservation Area

Hub Climbing

No matter the age or skill level of your family, Hub Climbing is a great climbing gym for all ages and skill levels.

Choose between bouldering or belayed climbing for a fun day as a family. Each climbing route is colour-coded, so you can pick the right route for your skill level.

Race to the top to see who the faster climber is!

Address: 165 McIntosh Dr, Markham, ON L3R 0N6


Instagram: @hubclimbing

A person indoor rock climbing

Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park

A skate park

This weekend is the perfect time to start biking before the summer! Visit Joyride 150 to warm up your biking skills before taking it outdoors in the spring and summer. Try out the different routes to test your skill and level up by trying out the different jumps and obstacle courses.

Address: 150 Bullock Dr #1, Markham, ON L3P 1W2


Instagram: @joyride150

Claw & Kitty

Hop on the latest craze at Claw & Kitty!

Pick up some tokens and head on over to the claw machines! There are more than a dozen claw machines to choose from, so be sure to pick the one with the best chance of winning a prize.

After you run out of tokens, bring all the plushies you won over to the desk to see if you want to trade any in for a plushie you’ve been eyeing! Once done, take some fabulous pictures at one of many backdrops to show off your prizes!

Address: 3215 Hwy 7 Unit G3, Markham, ON L3R 3P3


Instagram: @claw_andkitty

Pictured: @drew1__1drew
A claw machine with toys inside

Markham Museum

Snowshoes in the snow

Want to get outside, get active and learn at the same time? Then the Markham Museum should be on your list for this weekend! With snowshoes available on site, borrow a pair and head out to do their geocaching course or just to wander the grounds. Step through time as you visit the buildings of Historic Markham in the snow.

Address: 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3


Instagram: @markhammuseum

Escape Rooms

If you like solving puzzles and playing games as a family, then book an escape room at one of these Markham Escape rooms! Between these different businesses, you will be able to find the right theme and style your family will love.

VR Escapism

Address: 7500 Woodbine Ave Unit 108, Markham, ON L3R 1A8


Instagram: @vr_escapism

Omescape Markham

Address: 7501 Woodbine Ave #7, Markham, ON L3R 2W1


Instagram: @omescapecanada

Trapped Escape Room Toronto Markham

Address: 3130 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3R 5A1


Instagram: @trappedcanada

Pictured: Omescape
A bullseye

Winter Hiking

A bench on a trail in the snow
One of our favourite things to do in Markham is to explore the 95 winter-maintained trails throughout the city!

Read through our Get Outside, Markham! Blog for a sampling of some of our favourite trails!

Pictured: @jlam487 | TooGood Pond Unionville

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