Family Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to call your siblings and plan some activities! We’ve rounded up five great things to do in Toronto this Monday to make the most of the family-loving time.

Ripley’s Aquarium

If you haven’t gotten a chance to dive into Ripley’s aquatic world yet, there’s no better time to then with your family. With nine unique interactive galleries, you and the family will have a great time walking through life underwater. Ripley’s has over 16,000 aquatic animals, and holds North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. To save time when arriving, you can purchase your online entry tickets here.

Glen Eden

Take advantage of this past week’s snowfall and take the family out skiing for the day. Glen Eden is less then a forty minute drive from Toronto and has great prices for day passes. Bring your skis or head up early to grab a pair of rentals and enjoy a day filled with great hills! Glen Eden offers 10 trails, a progression park and tube trail for the kids. Click here to see more details and get directions.

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hit up the Lightbox this weekend and make film-watching a family affair. TIFF’s programming is on point, as always, so be sure to check out the Next Wave 17 lineup or get Oscar-ready and take in the nominations for Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film.


With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most recognized art museums in North America. For Family Day, the AGO is having its screening premier of “Cave Small Cave Big”. This unique piece of work is the first in a series of short films written by children. You can watch the trailer and learn more here. The AGO is located in the heart of downtown Toronto on Dundas and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Family Day. Order your tickets for the screening in advance here.

Toronto Zoo

If you and the family want to leave the downtown attractions, make a day trip and head to the zoo! At the Toronto Zoo, you can meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panpan, enjoy over 10 km of walking trails and explore five indoor tropical pavilions. Open on Family Day, the Toronto Zoo has an exciting event for the kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. called “Connecting with Wildlife Conservation – Big and Small Wild Families”. Here, kids and adults will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation by visiting our BIG and SMALL interactive Interpretive Stations at Polar Bears, African Rainforest and Indo-Malaya Pavilion. To plan out directions and buy your tickets, click here.