Canada Public Holidays Calendar

Canada Public Holidays

Canadian public holidays, known as “statutory holidays” or “stat holidays” are legislated at the national level countrywide as well as by each of the 10 provinces and three territories in Canada. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory has its own holidays as well.

Each province of Canada has its own provincial holidays. Although not being official holidays, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Halloween are traditionally celebrated by Canadians.

The Public Holidays Calendar 2014 in Canada listed below including all annual national holidays when banks, government offices, schools and businesses are closed  (unless other indications).

If you are going to travel to Canada, check out the Calendar of Public Holidays for your best holidays.

Public Holidays


New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st
Family Day (3rd Mon of Feb. in ALTA, SASK, MAN & ON. 2nd Monday of February in BC) February 17 (Feb 10 in BC)
Good Friday April 18th
Easter Monday Schools and government offices closed, many businesses and banks open April 21st
Victoria Day (the Monday before May 25th) May 19th
Canada Day Tuesday, July 1st
First Monday of August Civic Holiday:celebrated by most provinces. August 4th
Labour Day (first Monday of September) September 1st
Thanksgiving Day (2nd Monday of October) -different with Thanksgiving Day in US on 4th Thursday of November October 13th
Remembrance Day (banks and government offices are closed, but most business and schools still open) Tuesday, November 11th
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25th
Boxing Day (most stores open) Friday, December 26th