When I heard that Family Day, celebrated in most of Canada, was also becoming a BC Stat Holiday - I was thrilled! Another paid day off! And the best part is, the day is dedicated to families. Life gets busy and unfortunately, family fun-times often gets replaced with work and chore-times. So, having a whole day to enjoy with your family is a really welcomed, especially in the middle of winter.
We try to get the kids out as much as we can. Every Tuesday is “adventure day” with daddy and the girls, and we set every Sunday as our “family day”.
It's really important to my wife and I that the girls never take their surroundings for granted. We live in a beautiful city, in an incredible province, it would be a waste if we didn’t get out together and enjoy it. Sometimes when we want to have a adventure/family day, one or two of us aren’t always thrilled to get up and get moving, but we do. And once we get out there - we always have a good time!
If the brisk outdoors isn't your thing, and you would rather be cozy in the warm indoors, try the Kelowna Art Gallery, a local restaurant for a special breakfast, the pools at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, Scandia Golf & Games, or check out a variety of activities at the Energyplex Family Recreation Centre.
Kelowna offers so many options for both outdoor and indoor enthusiasts for families that making a once a year Family Day holiday, or a weekly adventure day, is always easy to accomplish.
Matt Ferguson is a BC born and raised landscape photographer. Matt and his wife, Jennifer, have made it a priority to make sure that their girls (Hannah and Mylah) get to experience all that the Okanagan offers.