2017 Canadian Statutory Holidays
On what date and which day of the week are holidays celebrated in 2017? Find out all about holidays on this page.
On Canada day we are celebrating our country's 150th "birthday" this year. The Canadian Confederation took place on July 1, 1867.
Keep in mind when you plan your holidays that Parks Canada is waiving entrance fees in 2017. Annual passes purchased the previous year are effectively valid for 2 years.
It's also worth noting that Christmas in 2017 is on Monday and Boxing Day is on Tuesday. This makes it much easier to figure which day is a day off and which one isn't. In the past few years Christmas was on the weekend and that created some confusion.
Easter in 2017
Easter in 2017 is April 16, Sunday. Easter is the most important Christian religious holiday and widely regarded as the second most popular holiday in general after Christmas. Read more about Easter traditions, games and origins
List of Canadian holidays in 2017
|Holiday||Date in 2017||Observance|
|New Year's Day||January 1, Sunday||National|
|Islander Day||February 20, Monday||PEI|
|Louis Riel Day||Feb 20, Monday||MB|
|Heritage Day||February 20, Monday||NS|
|Family Day||February 20, Monday (Feb 13 in BC)||BC, AB, SK, ON|
|Valentine's Day||February 14, Tuesday||Not a stat holiday|
|Leap Day||Not a leap year||-|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17, Friday||Not a stat holiday|
|Good Friday||April 14, Friday||National except QC|
|Easter Monday||April 17, Monday||QC|
|Mother's Day||May 14, Sunday||Not a stat holiday|
|Victoria Day||May 22, Monday||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Father's Day||June 18, Sunday||Not a holiday|
|Aboriginal Day||June 21, Wednesday||NWT|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day||June 24, Saturday||QC|
|Canada Day||July 1, Saturday||National|
|Civic Holiday||August 7, Monday||AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU|
|Labour Day||September 4, Monday||National|
|Thanksgiving||October 9, Monday||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Halloween||October 31, Tuesday||Not a holiday|
|Remembrance Day||November 11, Saturday||National except MB, ON, QC, NS|
|Christmas Day||December 25, Monday||National|
|Boxing Day||December 26, Tuesday||ON|
Daylight savings time is from March 12 to November 5. Which way to turn the clock? Easy: spring forward, fall back!
In the mood for a quick poll? Tell us how would you change Canada's holiday system? Tell us what changes you would like to see to our convoluted stat holiday rules.
Finally: 2017 is a not a leap year.
Send in your comments, tips and ideas about holidays in Canada for 2017
Too many holidays, and everyone expect to get paid by staying home, I think holidays should be cut down. You already have at least 2 days off every week.
I recently heard that the Federal Government is scheduled to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000.00 on celebrating Canada's 150th. anniversary. If that figure is accurate, I'm very disappointed they couldn't better spend it on things more urgent and necessary then a party of sorts. I'm all for a celebration to recognize our great country's history but I feel it's very much in excess for such a thing when it's so badly needed elsewhere.
I love Canada .
Canada is one of the best countries in the world, and I think Christmas Day and New Year day are some of the biggest and most important days in the country and Canadian work so hard for a full year and looking forward to have these days off.
I think these days should be considered as stat holiday and every working citizen of Canada should either get paid for it or get a day off regardless of which day of the week it falls in to !
It's disappointing that many employers don't compensate for these days if they fall in to the weekend or if it's not employees working day!
I hope government of Canada changes the rules in this regard.
Why is it that BC's long wknd in Feb does not sync with the other provinces. I wish this could be changed somehow, it would make things a lot less complicated.
The free pass is only for federal park not for provincial parks. Just wanted to clarify. Cheers.