Family Day events - city hall closed - Conservation Authority wide open.

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February 13th, 2017



Lots of competition for what people decide to do on Family Day – Monday the 20th.

A number of the city’s administrative services will be closed

Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities: Activities and customer service hours at city pools, arenas and community centres will vary over the holiday weekend.

Handi van

Holiday service on Family Day for the Handi-van service

Burlington Transit and Handi-Van: On Monday, Feb. 20, Burlington Transit will operate a holiday service and the downtown Transit Terminal, Handi-van Dispatch and the administration office will be closed. Regular service resumes Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Roads and Parks Maintenance: The administrative office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20. Only winter control and emergency services will be provided.

Halton Court Services: Provincial Offences Courts in Milton and Burlington will be closed Monday, Feb. 20.

Free parking is available in the downtown core, on the street, municipal lots and the parking garage on weekends and holidays.

The Conservation Authority wants to get you out of the city and into the hinterland north of Dundas.
To embrace the magic of winter, you have to step outside! Beat those winter blahs, and get out to Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas on Family Day Weekend for a couple of fun, family friendly events.


Snowshoeing – how to do it right. A Family Day offering at Crawford Lake.

Crawford Lake wants you to enjoy a flurry of outdoor activities during its Snowflakes and Snowsnakes festival, while Mountsberg invites you to enjoy winter in the country at Tales by a Winter’s Fire.

Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snowsnakes event includes, winter themed crafts and games, a marshmallow roast, and an introduction to snowshoeing (weather permitting). During the snowshoe demonstrations, visitors will learn more about the history of this popular sport, proper snowshoeing techniques and the health benefits of snowshoeing. The winter games sessions will include a round of snowsnake (conditions permitting), a traditional Iroquoian sport that challenges you to see how far you can send a wooden “snake” down a snowy path.

Children will love experimenting with snow and ice during the craft sessions and the Iroquoian Village will also be open for exploration daily. Finally, when it is time to get warm, visitors can settle in around a crackling fire to roast their own marshmallow.

Mountsberg’s Tales by a Winter’s Fire features an opportunity to enjoy winter in the country. You can roast hot dogs and marshmallows and share stories around the warmth and crackle of an outdoor bonfire.

All of this and more can be done at the ‘Tales by a Winter’s Fire’ program. Come and enjoy winter puppet shows, wagon rides, live animal encounters and Raptor Presentations. Please note there is an additional fee for rides and the hotdogs. We invite you to join us at Mountsberg for a memorable winter experience for the whole family.

Entrance to Tales by a Winter’s Fire and Snowflakes and Snowsnakes is covered under the regular park admission fees of: Adults $7.50, Children $5.25, Seniors $6.50, while children 4 years of age and under are free. The daily park admission is good for entrance that day into any of Conservation Halton’s parks.

Certainly lots to do.

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3 comments to Family Day events – city hall closed – Conservation Authority wide open.

  • Jade Ed

    Dave, you’ll just have to suck it up. The organizers, VRPro say they are expecting 2,500 participants for this event and as it’s all in a good cause you should know that these “events’ are untouchable. According to VRPro “race notices were delivered to all residences, religious centres and businesses affected by the races” I don’t know about you but a flyer was put in my mail box on Friday 17th February 2017. I’ve read the flyer and honestly, if you live south of Lakeshore Road it might be as well to just consider yourselves in “lock down” and stay home, it’ll be easier than trying to use your vehicle or bicycle- it’s only from 6:00am to 3 pm. so you should be able to work around that. If you absolutely have to go out during this time frame all I can say is good luck with that. If anyone is planning on visiting you maybe just call and cancel. And just a heads-up to the surrounding neighbourhoods – you may see a larger than usual amount of traffic on your streets. That will probably be people who live north of Lakeshore Road and their vehicles won’t be there out of choice so, please, have a heart. More than likely the drivers are just trying to find a route to get to work, or church or run errands, visit family, you know, just go about their business.

  • David Fenton

    I would love to get out & about on Family Day but I live on Lakeshore Rd and will be blocked in by a couple hundred runners.
    After all we all know that this type of event is all about the runners, apparently its not enough to just run, you have to be seen to run.
    Why don’t you go run around a track or on a rural Rd.
    After all I don’t ask you to watch me drive my car do I.

  • Dave

    Also, there’s the “Meet the Trumpeter Swans” event at the LaSalle Park waterfront, Feb. 20, 10 am – 3 pm.