Family Day 2024 in Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Region: What’s Open and Closed


Published February 17, 2024 at 10:01 am

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Family Day falls on Feb. 19, 2024, in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland and Niagara Region.

Two-thirds of Canadian provinces celebrate Family Day in Canada with the third Monday of February as a statutory holiday, though while most refer to it by that name, not all do.

Some federal offices may be open as a provincial holiday and not a federal one.

Also, malls in Niagara Region can be tricky. Since Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake are both designated as “tourist destinations,” closing rules largely do not apply to their boundaries. Outside of those two places, many are closed. The best bet? Call ahead.


  • (It is strongly recommended you phone ahead or check online for malls before visiting.)
  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharines
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • Most Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • There are more than 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and most will be open. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Same goes for local breweries. Call your favourite to see if they’re open.
  • Most grocery stores are open in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • All Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions
  • Most restaurants that are usually open on Mondays will be open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Canada Post (mail pick-up and delivery will not be affected by the holiday)
  • Federal government offices (most services can be delivered online)


  • All City and Town Halls
  • Provincial government offices
  • Banks
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • All LCBOs
  • All Beer Stores
  • Banks
  • City Hall
  • Provincial government offices
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Seaway Mall in Welland


  • GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule
  • Transit services will operate on holiday hours


  • No garbage pick-up on Mon., Feb. 19 (all waste collection will be one day later than usual)
  • Community Recycling Centres will be closed Monday
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