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Statutory Holiday Weekends

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
Holiday Date Day Province
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.