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7 Ways to Celebrate Family Day in Edson

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

Family Day is right around the corner! Stumped as to how you will celebrate with your family throughout the weekend? Read on for 7 of the family-friendly events taking place during Family Day weekend in Edson and area.

1. Participate in Museum Adventure

woman and children in museum
Photo from the Galloway Station Museum's 2019 Museum Adventure!

On February 18, the Galloway Station Museum will be hosting Museum Adventure from 1-4 pm! This family-friendly event will include lots of fun activities for family bonding, such as taffy pulling, a museum scavenger hunt, a Metis sash bracelet craft and more! And the best part? The cost is only $5 per family! Register by emailing or phone 780-723-5696.

2. Unplug at Willmore Park

photo of smiling girl on toboggan hill

Unplug this Family Day and join the Town of Edson and FCSS at Willmore Park on February 20 for hot chocolate, a wiener roast, tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more—all for free! Make sure to dress for the weather and bring a sled if you are planning on tobogganing.

3. Learn How to Ice Fish

yellowhead county intro to ice fishing poster

Have you or your kids always wanted to learn how to ice fish? Well, good news! Alberta Conservation Association (in partnership with Yellowhead County, Edson Fish and Game Association and Alberta Fish & Wildlife) will be hosting a free Intro to Ice Fishing event at Bear Lake campground on February 18.

Although this event is part of the Alberta Conservation Association’s Kids Can Catch events, people of all ages are invited to learn from experienced anglers on how to properly set up a rod, how to handle and release fish safely and more! There will also be complimentary snacks and fun giveaways while supplies last. Fishing licenses are not required for this event.

4. Participate in an Ice Fishing Derby

two men ice fishing
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.

Already know how to ice fish? The Moutainview Recreation Society is hosting its second annual catch and release Ice Fishing Derby on February 19 at your choice of two lakes—Miller’s Lake or Marlpond. The cost is $10 each, with ages 12 and under free. Register at Marlboro Hall the day of between 11 am and 12 pm. The hall will also be offering a concession ad some great prizes throughout the day. For more information, contact Gil at 780-725-2110.

5. Visit the Red Brick Art Gallery

poster of god's creation painting display

Visit the Red Brick Art Gallery with your family to view the incredible work of talented local artist Devorah Art! Debbie is one of the artists who sells work at the Galloway gift shop and we are always amazed at the stunning work she brings in! Her paintings can be viewed at the Red Brick until February 24. You can also view the display virtually at

5. Hit the Rink!

person is squirrel costume ice skating

Grab your skates and hit the rink! The Edson & District Leisure Centre will be hosting a Public Skate from 12-4 pm on February 20, as well as shinny from 2-4 pm (ages 11 and under) and 2:15-4 pm (ages 12 and up).

You can also visit one of the many rinks in Edson and area! The Squirrelly Whirly Loop at Water Tower Park and the Bear Lake campground loop are officially open for the season and are great way to spend time with the family.

5. Go for a Swim

photo of family in swimming pool

The Edson & District Leisure Centre will also be hosting a Public Swim on February 20 from 12-4 pm. The pool features a waterslide, diving board and sauna for ultimate fun and relaxation! Plus, as part of the Leisure Centre’s Family Day deal, if you purchase a yearly swim pass on February 20, you get $10 off!


How will you celebrate Family Day in Edson this year?

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