Family Day – What’s Open & Closed

Changes to garbage collection, public transit, retail hours and more

Family Day is a provincial holiday. As such, federal government offices are open and it’s business as usual at Canada Post. 


  • Municipal and provincial government offices
  • Schools
  • Banks
  • Beer stores
  • Liquor stores (Some agency stores may be open)
  • MOST grocery stores; see OPEN below
  • SOME drug stores: see OPEN below
  • Georgian Mall
  • Bayfield Mall
  • Kozlov Centre
  • Orillia Square Mall


Some Drug Stores: Click below for which stores are open and hours

Some Grocery Stores: Click below for store locations that are open and their hours:

  • Tanger Outlet Mall – 10am-6pm
  • Vaughan Mills – 10am – 7pm
  • Upper Canada Mall – 11am-6pm
  • Convenience stores
  • Some gas stations
  • Gateway Casinos – Innisfil
  • Casino Rama
  • Canada Post delivery is business as usual; pharmacies that operate post offices and choose to close on Family Day will be inaccessible; stand-alone Post Offices will be open for business
  • Federal government offices


  • Simcoe County – regular garbage collection day for areas serviced by Simcoe County
  • Barrie – NO garbage collection; collection will be a day late this week
  • Orillia – NO garbage collection; collection will be a day late this week


  • Barrie Sunday schedule
  • Bradford No service
  • Colltrans Regular Colltrans service; the Collingwood/Wasaga Beach link and Collingwood/Blue Mountains link will be running as usual
  • Clearview No service
  • Midland/Penetanguishene No service
  • Orillia No service
  • Simcoe County Linx No service
  • GO Transit Saturday schedule, including train service between Barrie and Toronto


  • Barrie Family Day Winter AdventureFamily Day Skate
  • Collingwood Family Jam
  • Oro Medonte Lions Family Day Skate, Family Day at Sweetwater Park
  • Penetanguishene Winterama
  • Springwater Hillsdale Family SkatePhelpston Family SkateMidhurst Family Day Fun
  • Wasaga Beach Snowman Mania
  • YMCA Simcoe-Muskoka Free Family Day Activities
    • The Barrie YMCA will feature a fun-filled day of arts and crafts, family yoga, wheelchair basketball, a lifesaving sport demonstration and a family swim
    • The Collingwood YMCA is running exciting programs throughout the day including family swim, family basketball, and open gym
    • At the Gravenhurst YMCA, you’re invited to spend the day enjoying activities such as Drums Alive, family yoga and family swim
    • The Innisfil YMCA invites you and your family for a free community swim and open gym
    • The Midland YMCA’s schedule is packed with exciting family programs including open swim, and open gym. Crock A Doodle will also be visiting the Y for family pottery painting (fees apply)
    • Join the Orillia YMCA for a bake sale and face painting, family open swim, kids crafts and science activities, family Zumba, fitness challenges, family yoga and more
    • The Wasaga Beach YMCA is excited to participate once again in Snowman Mania, where you can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities for parents and children of all ages