2017 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Thanksgiving Day (except NB, NS, PE, NL) in 23 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 - although not as much as Canada Day this year, which was on a Saturday.

Many people sent in their comments about how their employer handled (or in some cases mishandled) the day off. Read those comments on the bottom of the Canada Day holiday page.

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

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

2017 holiday calendar for Canada

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 you would change Canada's holiday system an what changes you would like to see to our convoluted stat holiday rules.

Finally: 2017 is not a leap year.

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Recent comments
Posted by Shirley:

Would like to see it mandatory for ALL businesses to be closed for Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, the exception being essential services after all if you can't get what you need on the days before a holiday chances are you can do without it.

Posted by Greg:

Boxing Day is a federal statutory holiday.

Posted by engard nietorp:

I just got fired after working for five years. What a season to be firing any one but life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. Be nice to everyone and enjoy the Holidays!

Posted by PDiddy :

I like the farmer complaining about holidays, 4 on 8 off seems to be a pretty good year. But eh, if it ain't the holidays it's the weather...

Posted by roneel:

Do we get Nov 13th off in lieu of Nov 11th -- Remembrance day or is it the 10th we get off ?

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