2017 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Good Friday in 53 days.

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

You can download the 2017 holiday calendar in a PDF format or view it as a printer-friendly page.

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.

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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.

Posted by Jim R. Warner:

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.

Posted by Parkpass:

The free pass is only for federal park not for provincial parks. Just wanted to clarify. Cheers.

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