Family Day Weekend in the Soo

Skiing, skating, concerts for kids... Spend your family day weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

By Sault Tourism

Family Day in Sault Ste. Marie is always a good time. We’ve got downhill skiing, a new outdoor skating rink with great ice, plus, we have a bunch of fun Family Day activities lined up, including Mini Pop Kids and events at Searchmont and the Bushplane Museum

Keeping reading for some idea ideas on how to make some great family day memories this year in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Family Fun Day at Searchmont

Despite the unusual winter weather, Searchmont Resort has maintained fantastic skiing throughout! Upgraded snow making, plus just enough of the natural stuff has meant that runs and lifts have stayed open! So check them out! One of the highest verticals in Ontario, rentals, restaurant and a variety of trails for all skill levels. This family day they have special activities planned including balloon twisting, cotton candy and face painting and more!

Mini Pop Kids!

Mini Pop Kids Live is bringing good vibes to Sault Ste. Marie with their brand-new, high-energy GOOD VIBES TOUR! Monday, February 19, 2024 1:30pm, as Sault Community Theatre. 

This jam-packed concert features songs by Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, and even includes some favorite throwbacks that EVERYONE will love. Don’t miss your chance to sing, dance and pop with Canada’s best-selling music group for kids! It’s the show for kids by kids…and adults too!

Tickets are selling fast! Get more details here

New public skating rink!

We’ve got a new public, outdoor skating rink! The downtown plaza officially opened in the fall, and the skating pad, with underground freezing, has stayed busy since then! Come down between noon and 9 or 10pm depending on the day for a skate! You’ll find a warm, indoor changing room, benches to rest on, and food options local vendors selling snacks and drinks. 

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New Soo MRKT

Also at the new Downtown Plaza, is the New Soo MRKT – a local craft, artisan and farmers market, featuring a wide range of local vendors. During winter months the market is open 9am – 2pm. Get all the info here!

Family Fun Day at the Bushplane Museum

Come down to the Bushplane Museum on Family Day and make it day to remember!

Join us for a day of bonding, making memories, and enjoying a wide range of fun-filled activities and cultural vendors. You can expect cultural performances, cultural food, cultural vendors and hands-on activities such as Roller skating with the Roller Derby! Family Fun Feud! Cookie Decorating! Games! F-U-N!!

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Black History Celebration

Join ACCANO for their annual dinner celebration on Saturday, February 17th, commencing at 5:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Grand Gardens North, located at 1324 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience featuring a diverse dinner menu and live music.

Get more details here

Make a weekend of it!

Why not make a weekend out of it! When not putting on fun-themed events, you can explore our famous Bushplane Museum featuring 24 real Bushplanes! Inside the museum you’ll also find Entomica Insectarium, complete with a host of real life insects and bugs you can actually hold! 

Another thing to do here is to keep it cultural and visit the Sault Ste. Marie Museum or Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, both offer fascinating histories of the local area. Need to catch up on some shopping? Station Mall has many of your favourite high street stores, as well as a fantastic food court. 

Have you ever tried axe throwing? Check out one of our newest and most fun indoor activities! Missing golf and still need a fix? The Up and Down Lounge has state of the art golf simulators, which can be booked by the hour. You can also grab a drink and some food to be able to make an evening of this fun winter activity!

The Soo Blaster is another fun spot for families, with games including pool, Air FX Hockey, Pinball, golf simulators and plenty more! There is also ten-pin bowling at Northcrest Bowling with 24 lanes, food and drink options too.