Take advantage of some great family activities during the Civic Holiday long weekend (July 31 – Aug 2)! From ziplining to drive-ins, there’s a ton of stuff to do in BC and Ontario! We’ve also got some options in Quebec if you plan on making a trip!

British Columbia

Playland Amusement Park

amusement park
2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 5J1

Head to this iconic BC amusement park for some thrills, games, and more!

10 am – 6 pm Pacific (7pm weekends) | $


WildPlay Victoria | Ziplines + More!

kid ziplining
1767 Island Hwy, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 1J1

From ziplines and adventure courses to axe throwing, WildPlay Victoria is perfect for young thrill-seekers!

10 am – 7 pm Pacific (closed Tue-Thu) | $


Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5

People of all ages are welcome to explore amazing tropical butterflies, rare birds, tortoises, and more!

10 am – 4 pm Pacific | $


Burnaby Wading Pools /Splash Pads

kid laughing in splash pad
Various Locations in Burnaby, BC

Beat the heat by cooling off at one of Burnaby’s many free wading pools and splash pads! Click below to view the full list of locations!

Various Times | Free



The Drive-In Experience Ottawa

posters for the karate kid, monsters university, and cars

Grab the fam and catch a flick at the drive-in! Here’s what’s playing this weekend:

The Karate Kid | July 31

7:30 pm Eastern @ 401 Corkstown Rd, Nepean, Ontario K2H 8T1

Monsters University | Aug 1

5 pm Eastern @ 401 Corkstown Rd, Nepean, Ontario K2H 8T1

Cars | Aug 1

5pm Eastern @ 300 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4P5

Summer Maze Days

aerial view of mazes
7893 Bleeks Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 3P0

Visit Saunders Farm and check out some awesome hedge and puzzle mazes as well as a huge mountain slide, a splash pad, and more!

10 am – 4 pm Eastern | $ (free for kids under 2)


Kanata Fun Fair

summer fair with ferris wheel
100 Charlie Rogers Pl, Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A2

The Kanata Fun Fair is back this Friday July 30th until August 8th at Walter Baker Park! Featuring rides, games, and foods, Kanata is split into two five hour time slots every day until Aug 8!

11 am to 10 pm Eastern | $


Queens of Egypt | Canadian Museum of History

ancient Egyptian statues in museum
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

Technically in Quebec but we’re counting it anyway! Explore a dazzling and immersive exhibit featuring statues, jewelry, and other amazing objects associated with legendary Ancient Egyptian queens. Available until Aug 22!

9 am – 5 pm Eastern (closed Mon-Tue) | $ (free for kids 0-2)


Andrews Farm

hand holding basket of berries
9365 10 Side Road, Milton, Ontario L9T 2X9

Visit Andrews Farm to walk the scenic acres, go for a tractor ride, enjoy the stunning fields of flowers, and pick some fruit!

10 am – 6 pm Eastern | $ (free for kids under 5)


Dinos and Friends

animatronic dinosaur
1355 Kingston Rd, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B8

Dinos and Friends is a socially distanced, contactless, drive-thru experience located at Pickering Town Centre. You have until Aug 1 to check out some incredible animatronic dinosaurs!

10 am – 9 pm Eastern | $


Dino Park Barrie

animatronic t rex
509 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z8

Dino Park is a walk-thru experience featuring roaring animatronic life size dinos, carnival rides, games, and more! Ends Aug 2!

10 am – 7 pm | $ (free for kids 0-2)


The Giving Place | Lavender & Honey Farm

honey and lavender
19618 E Townline, Newmarket, Ontario L0G 1M0

Located in the quaint town of Mt. Albert, this free family farm features over 2000 lovely lavender plants as well as 5 beautiful bee hives!

10 am – 2 pm | $


And lest we forget our friends in…


(even though they don’t celebrate the Civic Holiday!)

Parc Omega

399 RTE-323, Montebello QC J0V 1L0
grey wolf close-up

Observe the incredible wildlife of Quebec from the comfort of your vehicle. Check out farm animals, feed deer, visit the wolf observatory, and more!

9 am – 5 pm Eastern | $



Various Locations
kid on zipline

Check out Arbraska’s incredible ziplines and fly over some terrific views!

Various Times | $


SOS Labyrinthe

Hangar 16 – Entrée quai de l’Horloge, 360 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 0B4
family at indoor maze activity

An amazing adventure in the world’s largest indoor maze! Families can head to the Old Port and search for the four treasures of the longshoremen by exploring a 2 km maze of corridors filled with obstacles, traps and dead ends.

10 am – 10 pm Eastern | $



1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal, QC H3C 4G8
people on inflatable obstacle course in water

Check out Aquazilla at Parc Jean Drapeau! This obstacle course on water lets you climb aboard a huge inflatable structure with tons of slides and platforms.

11 am – 6 pm Eastern | $


A Railroad to Dreams

350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5
railroad to dreams banner with train illustration

A Railroad to Dreams is an exhibition produced by Pointe-à-Callière featuring hundreds of model trains and railway objects! And this exhibition isn’t just for history buffs; movie lovers can check out a real DeLorean, just like the one in Back to the Future, and step on the famous Platform 9¾ from the Harry Potter films!

10 AM – 5 PM Eastern | $ (free kids 4 and under)