Family Day observed on Monday

This weekend is a long weekend for British Columbians as the province’s second annual Family Day will be held on Monday, Feb. 10.

This weekend is a long weekend for British Columbians as the province’s second annual Family Day will be held on Monday, Feb. 10.

The provincial statutory holiday was introduced in 2013 and is held on the second Monday of February.

In other provinces where Family Day is observed, it is held on the third Monday of February.

British Columbia’s different weekend for Family Day was selected to avoid overcrowding at tourism destinations throughout B.C.

Common activities on family day include skating, hockey, skiing and other winter sports.

Throughout the province, in partnership with the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association, family friendly events are held in many communities. There are also plenty of independent events across the province.