2021 holiday calendar for Canada

When planning your Canadian vacation, it might be useful to refer to this list of public holidays in Canada in 2021.

Most businesses, government offices, banks and shops will be closed on the following days:

2021 Calendar

  • New Year's Day: Friday, January 1st, 2021
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 2nd, 2021
  • Easter Monday: Monday, April 5th, 2021
  • Victoria Day/National Patriot's Day: Monday, May 24th, 2021
  • Quebec national Holiday: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 (Quebec only)
  • Canada Day: Thursday, July 1st, 2021
  • British Columbia Day: Monday, August 2nd, 2021 (BC only)
  • Heritage Day - Alberta: Monday, August 2nd, 2021 (Alberta only)
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 6th, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 11th, 2021
  • Remembrance Day: Thursday, November 11th, 2021
  • Christmas: Saturday, December 25th, 2021
  • Boxing Day: Sunday, December 26th, 2021

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Other holidays in Canada

Many tourist attractions stay open on public holidays. It is recommended to check before visiting.

Students in Canada generally have a week off in November and another in March. The dates may vary between regions. 

Furthermore, nearly 25% of Quebec workers are on holiday during the last two weeks of July (known as the Construction Holiday). As many tourist attractions can be extremely busy at this time, you might want to take this into consideration when planning your trip.