Statutory Holidays in Canada in 2018

Canada Upcoming Holidays in Canada

Discovery Day
Discovery Day

25 June 2018 This Regional holiday is Today!. Newfoundland and Labrador only. Monday nearest June 24th, commemorating the discovery o...

The National Holiday of Quebec
The National Holiday of Quebec

25 June 2018 This Regional holiday is Today!. Celebrated on St. John the Baptist Day, the patron saint of French Canadians

Canada Day
Canada Day

1 July 2018 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. From 2018, Nova Scotia will treat 1 July as Canada Day, even if it falls on a Sunday

Canada List of National and regional statutory holidays of Canada in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Monday February 12 Family Day Statutory holiday in British Columbia
Monday February 19 Family Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan
Monday February 19 Nova Scotia Heritage Day 3rd Monday in February
Monday February 19 Louis Riel Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Manitoba
Monday March 19 St. Patrick's Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Govt only
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Nunavut. Optional in Alberta and Quebec
Monday April 23 St. George's Day Newfoundland and Labrador. Govt. holiday
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 21 National Patriots' Day Quebec only. Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
Monday May 21 Victoria Day Monday on or before May 24. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
Sunday June 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Thursday June 21 National Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories, Yukon. Provincial Statutory Holiday
Monday June 25 Discovery Day Monday nearest June 24th. Newfoundland and Labrador only
Monday June 25 The National Holiday of Quebec Quebec only
Sunday July 01 Canada Day Nova Scotia
Monday July 02 Canada Day (observed) As 1 July 2018 is a Sunday, the following Monday will be a holiday. Except Nova Scotia
Monday July 09 Nunavut Day Nunavut only. Not a holiday for Federal employees
Monday July 09 Orangeman's Day Newfoundland and Labrador
Monday August 06 Civic Day First Monday in August
Monday August 06 Civic Holiday Ontario. Non Statutory but widely observed
Monday August 06 Heritage Day Alberta. Optional Holiday. First Monday in August
Monday August 20 Discovery Day Third Monday in August. Yukon only
Monday September 03 Labour Day First Monday in September
Monday October 08 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day Statutory holiday in many regions
Monday November 12 Remembrance Day (observed) Federal statutory holiday and some provinces
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions. Optional in Alberta
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut. Govt. Only


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