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 - 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
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.
Send in your comments, tips and ideas about holidays in Canada for 2017
I would like to see boxing day in bc be included as a stat
Yukon Now also observed Aboriginal Day
What about National Acadian Day?
Remembrance Day should be a National holiday! Many people require taking a day off work to attend ceremonies.
For generation Canadians have celebrated Halloween on October 31st. It's tradition, Maybe it's time to recognize it and make it a real holiday in Canada. I've personally had new immigrant young people experience it for the first time with wonder and enthusiasm. We take this tradition of fun and enjoyment on the positive aspect of the night for granted. Others have never experienced it. Something to think about..