Good times on tap in Cranbrook 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
3. Loads of family fun at Fort Steele Heritage Town
4. Take in some live theatre with The Importance of Being Earnest
Cranbrook Community Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest. The 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.