Overview 2017 Long Weekends in Canada
In some provinces, there are additional holidays. However, this list will focus on the long weekends that are Canada-wide, instead of individual provinces. It's always good to know when a long weekend is going to pop up. So, here is the list:
Know The Date & Celebrate!
There are 6 long weekends in Canada during the year 2017. These are three-day weekends only.
Monday, January 2
New Year's Day is observed on Monday, landing on the Sunday before. New Year's Day is often celebrated through recovery of the events on New Year's Eve. From the count down to midnight, to the toasts, New Year's Even can leave someone feeling drained. The day after is a good chance to recover. Because of this, traveling is uncommon on New Year's Day. It's a good time to plan a short trip with the family, or even alone.
Friday, April 14
Good Friday is a day of commemorating the death of Jesus Christ. It marks the beginning of Easter weekend, which includes Easter Sunday. Some may have the following Monday off work as well, allowing a four-day weekend. However, it's not a public holiday. Therefore, you need to check with your place of employment before making arrangements. On Good Friday, many choose to visit churches to listen to special sermons. Others will be loading up the car and driving to visit family. Easter weekend is a great time to spend with family members. Many people travel on Easter weekend, so traffic may be jammed. There may also be delays in flights.
Monday, July 3
Canada Day celebrates the day Canada became independent. The celebrations vary, but often involve festivals and fireworks. Since it's near the beginning of summer, many people will choose to travel on this long weekend. A common choice is to visit relatives, or even leave the country. Those who stay home for the long weekend can participate in the activities held in each city across Canada.
Monday, September 4
Labour Day celebrates workers' rights, allowing workers' across Canada to have an extra day off work. The intention of this holiday is to give workers' an extra day with their family members. This is one of the last weekends of the summer weather. It's most common for families to go camping on this weekend. So, flights are likely to be open and available. However, traffic jams may occur on the highway as people are heading out on Friday, or coming back into town on Monday evening.
Monday, October 9
Thanksgiving marks a long weekend everywhere in Canada except: NB, NL, NS, PE. In these provinces, it's not a statutory day off. However, many establishments may choose to close, giving their employees a three-day weekend. That is dependent on the area though, so check before planning a vacation. Thanksgiving is celebrated to mark the pilgrims landing, but also to celebrate the crops and harvests of the year. In some areas, the weather is still nice enough to go camping. But, most families stay home, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. Traveling is uncommon on this long weekend.
Monday, December 25
Christmas is a holiday across the world. In Canada, Boxing Day is not a holiday that follows. There are some stores that will be closed on Boxing Day as well, giving people a four-day weekend. However, it's not required. On Christmas morning, families gather together in front of the Christmas tree and have a gift exchange. In the evening, they enjoy a large feast. Since it's a time of gathering, traveling is common on this long weekend. Relatives drive in and out to visit one another. If you need to travel for Christmas, make sure to plan ahead. This will help you avoid the delays.
Holiday planner (calendar per provinces) 2017
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- Below choose the region and year in which you want to plan your holiday
- Enter as many vacation days at your disposal. Please specify whether weekends & public holidays should be calculated as off days (will public holidays be considered the Holidayomat is able to show you the best possible selection automatically! Try it!)
- Now, with a click on the calendar, set your holidays (click again to remove the selected day). With each selected vacation day, you can see the result in the "Calculation" field. You can also save or print out your plans later.
- Happy Holidays!
Detailed list next long weekends & holidays per provinces in Canada 2017
|Sunday, 1. January 2017||New Year's Day||National holiday|
|Monday, 2. January 2017||New Year's Day observed||National holiday||long weekend|
|Monday, 2. January 2017||Day After New Year’s Day||Quebec||long weekend|
|Monday, 13. February 2017||Family Day||British Columbia||long weekend|
|Monday, 20. February 2017||Islander Day||Prince Edward Island||long weekend|
|Monday, 20. February 2017||Family Day||Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan||long weekend|
|Monday, 20. February 2017||Nova Scotia Heritage Day||Nova Scotia||long weekend|
|Monday, 20. February 2017||Louis Riel Day||Manitoba||long weekend|
|Friday, 24. February 2017||Yukon Heritage Day||Yukon||long weekend|
|Monday, 20. March 2017||St. Patrick's Day||Newfoundland and Labrador||long weekend|
|Friday, 14. April 2017||Good Friday||National holiday, Christian||long weekend|
|Monday, 17. April 2017||Easter Monday||British Columbia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Yukon||long weekend|
|Monday, 24. April 2017||St. George's Day||Newfoundland and Labrador||long weekend|
|Monday, 22. May 2017||Victoria Day||All except Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Quebec||long weekend|
|Monday, 22. May 2017||National Patriots' Day||Quebec||long weekend|
|Wednesday, 21. June 2017||National Aboriginal Day||Northwest Territories|
|Saturday, 24. June 2017||St. Jean Baptiste Day||Quebec|
|Monday, 26. June 2017||Discovery Day||Newfoundland and Labrador||long weekend|
|Saturday, 1. July 2017||Canada Day||National holiday|
|Monday, 3. July 2017||Canada Day - additional statutory holiday||National holiday||long weekend|
|Sunday, 9. July 2017||Nunavut Day||Nunavut|
|Monday, 10. July 2017||Orangemen's Day||Newfoundland and Labrador||long weekend|
|Monday, 10. July 2017||Nunavut Day observed||Nunavut||long weekend|
|Wednesday, 2. August 2017||The Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Heritage Day in Alberta||Common Local holidays||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Civic/Provincial Day||Northwest Territories, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Terry Fox Day||Manitoba||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||New Brunswick Day||New Brunswick||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||British Columbia Day||British Columbia||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Natal Day||Nova Scotia||long weekend|
|Friday, 18. August 2017||Gold Cup Parade||Prince Edward Island||long weekend|
|Monday, 21. August 2017||Discovery Day||Yukon||long weekend|
|Monday, 4. September 2017||Labour Day||All||long weekend|
|Monday, 9. October 2017||Thanksgiving Day||All except New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island||long weekend|
|Saturday, 11. November 2017||Remembrance Day||All except Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec|
|Monday, 25. December 2017||Christmas||National holiday, Christian||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 26. December 2017||Boxing Day||Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Yukon||possible long weekend|