Those in PEI can plan something on Islander Day, since it falls on a Monday. For those of you in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, on Family Day, which falls on a Monday in 2012, you could plan a nice long weekend by renting a cottage and have fun skiing.
Victoria Day would be marking the end of winter, and thus you could plan a lot of fun summer activities that open up during this time. Civic Holiday comes on a Monday, so those in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nunavut can plan something substantial that time.
Again, Labor Day falls on a Monday, and is a holiday in all the provinces, so that is another longer-than-normal weekend for everyone. Thanksgiving again is coming on a Monday, so an exciting family get-together can be organized on that weekend.
|Canadian Statutory Holidays 2012|
|New Year's Day||January 1||Sunday||Holiday in all provinces|
|Valentine's Day||February 14||Tuesday||Not an official holiday in any province|
|Islander Day||February 20||Monday||Holiday only in PEI|
|Family Day||February 20||Monday||Holiday only in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario|
|St Patrick's Day||March 17||Saturday||Not an official holiday in any province|
|Good Friday||April 6||Friday||Holiday in all provinces except Quebec|
|Easter Monday||April 9||Monday||Holiday only in Quebec|
|Mother's Day||May 13||Sunday||Not an official holiday in any province|
|Victoria Day||May 21||Monday||Holiday in all provinces except New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland|
|Father's Day||June 17||Sunday||Not an official holiday in any province|
|St. Jean's Baptiste Day||June 24||Sunday||Holiday only in Quebec|
|Canada Day||July 1||Sunday||Holiday in all provinces|
|Civic Holiday||August 6||Monday||Holiday only in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nunavut|
|Labor Day||September 3||Monday||Holiday in all provinces|
|Thanksgiving||October 8||Monday||Holiday in all provinces except New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland|
|Halloween||October 31||Wednesday||Not an official holiday in any province|
|Remembrance Day||November 11||Sunday||Holiday in all provinces except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland|
|Christmas||December 25||Tuesday||Holiday in all provinces|
|Boxing Day||December 26||Wednesday||Holiday only in Ontario|
With all the rules and policies involved with these holidays, it may make planning a vacation a little tedious. But, with some Canadian statutory holidays 2012 falling on a Monday or Friday, you can plan a nice long weekend with family or friends. You can also keep some of the holidays free for some important work, or to meet up with people you haven't seen in a log time due to time constraints.