2016 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Family Day (Feb 20 in AB, SK & ON. Feb 13 in BC) in 23 days.

Details and a complete list of all Canadian statutory holidays in 2016.

Canada Day is on Friday, giving all of us an automatic long weekend without having to take an extra day or two off to fill the gap between Canada day and the weekend.

Halloween is on Monday. Too bad it's not a holiday - a halloween long weekend would be awesome!

The 2016 summer olympic games in Rio are from Aug 5 - 21, 2016. There are no Canadian holidays during this time so you will need to take a few vacation days if you plan to go.

Christmas in 2016 is on Sunday and Boxing Day is on Monday, which means that similar questions will arise about "official" vacation days as the year before when Boxing Day was on a weekend. See what people had to say about Boxing Day last year.

List of Canadian holidays in 2016

Holiday Date in 2016 Observance
New Year's Day January 1, Friday National
Islander Day February 15, Monday PEI
Louis Riel Day Feb 15, Monday MB
Heritage Day February 15, Monday NS
Family Day February 15, Monday (Feb 8 in BC) BC, AB, SK, ON
Valentine's Day February 14, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Leap Day February 29, Monday Not a holiday
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Thursday Not a stat holiday
Good Friday March 25, Friday National except QC
Easter Monday March 28, Monday QC
Mother's Day May 8, Sunday Not a stat holiday
Victoria Day May 23, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Father's Day June 19, Sunday Not a holiday
Aboriginal Day June 21, Tuesday NWT
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Friday QC
Canada Day July 1, Friday National
Civic Holiday August 1, Monday AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day September 5, Monday National
Thanksgiving October 10, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Halloween October 31, Monday Not a holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Friday National except MB, ON, QC, NS
Christmas Day December 25, Sunday National
Boxing Day December 26, Monday ON

Leap year 2016

2016 is a leap year, February 29th is a Monday. A leap year is when the year is divisible by 4 or 400 but not by 100. It's a general misconception that every year is a leap year that is divisible by 4. There are two exceptions to this rule: If a year is also divisible by 100 then it's not a leap year unless it's also divisible by 400. In other words every 400 years there are three years that, while divisible by 4 aren't leap years.

You can download the 2016 holiday calendar in a PDF format or view it as a printer-friendly page.

Daylight saving time is from March 13 to November 6. Which way to turn the clock? Easy: spring forward, fall back!

Finally, a poll: How would you change Canada's holiday system? Tell us what changes you would like to see to our convoluted stat holiday rules.

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Posted by Negan :

We as Canadians get way more holidays than the Americans,we should be happy with what we have.

Posted by Stephen Long:

Remembrance day is NOT a celebration of war! It is a remembrance of those who died as a result of the folly of war and the falure of diplomacy. We hold this day in remembrance because if we fail to remember our history we are doomed to repeat it!

Posted by Dawn:

We should do away with all these religious and war-related days and emphasize family and comfort. War begets war and celebrating it is sick.

Anonymous:

I vote for a 4 day work week (10 hour days). It would be more rewarding to work 4 on and have 3 off.

Anonymous:

If New Years day falls on a weekend is Monday then a holiday

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