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
The free pass is only for federal park not for provincial parks. Just wanted to clarify. Cheers.
If a holiday falls on a Saturday then office employees should get the Monday off. I know that in Ontario both Monday & Tuesday are stat holidays if Christmas and Boxing Day both fall on the weekend.
What happens when a holiday falls on a Saturday? Do companies give the Friday off?
I just want you to know that Canada is a "Christian or Catholic" from its inception. So, if you came here lately, don't change whatever the "Canadians" do... "If you are in Canada, do what the Canadian do."
Would it be possible to synchronize Family Day in BC with the rest of Canada. Much better for coordination of business, family holidays, etc.