Good times on tap in Cranbrook this Family Day weekend

February 14, 2023 | There is just so much to do this Family Day weekend!

This year Alberta and B.C. Family Day fall on Monday, February 20. This long weekend will mark the return of the famous Winter Blitzville event, which brings high flying snowmobiles and X Games Champs to town on Saturday, February 18. But there is tons of other winter fun going on in Cranbrook, too!

What are your plans?  

1. Take in the big show at Winter Blitzville

This one is going to be epic. The night of February 18 take in an evening of snowmobiles, fireworks and big tricks!

Find all the details here.

2. Trains, fossils and lots of history! The Cranbrook History Centre hosts Meet Your Museum

Come meet YOUR Cranbrook History Centre on Saturday, February 18th for their Family Day fun day! Free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the backrooms of the museum with limited tours. Games, colouring contest and more!

More details can be found here.

3. Loads of family fun at Fort Steele Heritage Town

There will be a Sunday of fun at Fort Steele Heritage Town this Family Day weekend! There will be a scavenger hunt, games, activities, and a LIVE family gameshow, on-stage at the Wildhorse Theatre at 2 p.m.

The festivities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 19. Entry is by donation.

More details can be found here.

4. Take in some live theatre with The Importance of Being Earnest

Cranbrook Community Theatre presents The Importance of Being EarnestThe play follows Jack Worthing and his friend Algernon Moncrieff as they both pretend to be named 'Ernest' in an attempt to win the hearts of Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, two women who adamantly will only marry a man named 'Ernest'.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on February 16, 17 & 18, with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, February 19 at the Studio/Stage Door. Tickets can be purchased here.

5. Treat your palate to Cranbrook's diverse culinary scene

We don't want to tell you what to do, but if we did we would say it's a good weekend to make a date at one of Cranbrook's many restaurants.

If a big beer list is what you are after, the Heid Out or the Firehall Kitchen and Tap are not to be missed!

6. Cross-country ski or snowshoe at the South Star Trails

Round up the kids and throw the skinny skis in the car; its time to have some sliding fun!

7. Sled and a picnic lunch at Idlewild Park

Plan to make lunch on the fire after some fast fun on the snow. 


8. Go to the Big Hills

Plan a ski or board day at Kimberley or Fernie Alpine Resort. Many B.C. Ski resorts offer half-price tickets on Family Day. A number of resorts also mark the day with other special events.

9. Take it to the forest

Walking, dog walking, fat biking, or something in between the Cranbrook Community Forest is beautiful at this time of year. Get out there!

10. Enjoy a FREE swim and skate at Western Financial Place

Cap off your Family Day weekend with a FREE swim and skate at Western Financial Place on Monday, February 20 from 1-4 p.m.

Full details on the event can be found here.