List of national public holidays of Canada in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Canada. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day
Feb. 12, 2018 Feb. 12, 2018 Family Day Statutory holiday in British Columbia
Feb. 19, 2018 Feb. 19, 2018 Nova Scotia Heritage Day 3rd Monday in February
Feb. 19, 2018 Feb. 19, 2018 Family Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan
Feb. 19, 2018 Feb. 19, 2018 Louis Riel Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Manitoba
March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018 St. Patrick's Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Govt only
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative
April 2, 2018 April 2, 2018 Easter Monday Nunavut. Optional in Alberta and Quebec
April 23, 2018 April 23, 2018 St. George's Day Newfoundland and Labrador. Govt. holiday
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 National Patriots' Day Quebec only. Commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 Victoria Day Monday on or before May 24. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
June 17, 2018 June 17, 2018 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 National Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories, Yukon. Provincial Statutory Holiday
June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 Discovery Day Monday nearest June 24th. Newfoundland and Labrador only
June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 The National Holiday of Quebec Quebec only
July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Canada Day Nova Scotia
July 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 Canada Day (observed) As 1 July 2018 is a Sunday, the following Monday will be a holiday. Except Nova Scotia
July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Orangeman's Day Newfoundland and Labrador
July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Nunavut Day Nunavut only. Not a holiday for Federal employees
Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Heritage Day Alberta. Optional Holiday. First Monday in August
Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Civic Day First Monday in August
Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Civic Holiday Ontario. Non Statutory but widely observed
Aug. 20, 2018 Aug. 20, 2018 Discovery Day Third Monday in August. Yukon only
Sept. 3, 2018 Sept. 3, 2018 Labour Day First Monday in September
Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia
Nov. 11, 2018 Nov. 11, 2018 Remembrance Day Statutory holiday in many regions
Nov. 12, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018 Remembrance Day (observed) Federal statutory holiday and some provinces
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Boxing Day Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions. Optional in Alberta
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Boxing Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut. Govt. Only
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Boxing Day Non-Statutory and Designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia