2017 Canadian Statutory Holidays

The next holiday is Canada Day in 9 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

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

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.

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Recent comments
Posted by Jess:

What a great site! Love that you include which weekday is observed when the stat falls on a weekend. Thanks!

Posted by Philip Coleman:

Have you ever considered having a Russ Williams day? An opportunity for all those Canadian guys to wear frilly silk knickers whilst playing at being at Top Gun. Some fantastic photographic opportunities there!

Posted by Chrissy:

Remembers CE day should be a holiday rather before creating a new holiday like family day...? If our country can create a new holiday then why is not remembence day already one?...I truly believe we owe our veterans, & our acting Military their families, our nation deserves more than poppies n just a moment of silence that day should be a holiday for all to remember reflect the & appreciate all we've lost ,gained from thier loss & now have because of all our Military & members a time... a day to truly be with family!

Posted by Estelle:

Spring froward - Fall back. You can also Spring back and Fall forward...... So why use this example??

Posted by Fil:

Easter Monday and Boxing day should both be national statutory holidays.

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