Family Day Activities

Yes, we are open on Family Day ~ Celebrate your family with us!

file000412558343WHAT IS FAMILY DAY?

Family Day was first held in Canada in the Province of Alberta in 1990. The holiday was designed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who first founded the Province of Alberta and to give modern-day workers an opportunity to spend time with their families. Family Day was introduced into the Province of Saskatchewan in 2007 and then, to the Province of Ontario in 2008. British Columbia followed suit and has observed Family Day as a statutory holiday since 2013. Those who live in the provinces that celebrate the holiday are pleased to have a break in the long period when in the past, there were no holidays from New Year’s Day until Good Friday.

Did you know that holidays celebrating families are also held in other countries? For instance, in South Africa, the day after Easter Sunday is known as Family Day. In the Australian Capital Territory, the first Tuesday of November is celebrated as Family and Community Day.


Now that you and your family has some time off from work and school, you can plan to enjoy this time together. Planning the best Family Day adventure starts with identifying what type of activities you and your family would like to enjoy together. Here are a few suggestions of winter activities that families have been enjoying for many years.


  • Nature walks/bird watching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling


  • Heated swimming pool
  • Sauna/hot tub
  • Dining room/Solarium
  • Spa services

1468669_10151678189410566_177983017_nAN IDEAL DESTINATION

The Benmiller Inn makes an ideal “base camp” for all your winter activities. The Inn is located in Huron County, nestled in the Town of Goderich, on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. Right next to the Inn, are expansive nature trails and groomed snowmobiling trails. Whether you plan to visit for the day, stay for a long weekend, or anything in between, once you experience the first-class service and friendly atmosphere of the Benmiller Inn, you and your family will want to come back again and again.

We are celebrating 40 years of hospitality this year.
Let’s celebrate your family at the Benmiller Inn!

Please call our reservations team at 1-800-265-1711
to begin your Family Day adventure at the Benmiller Inn and Spa