List of national public holidays of Canada in 2020

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 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, 2020 Jan. 1, 2020 New Year's Day
Feb. 10, 2020 Feb. 10, 2020 Family Day Statutory holiday in British Columbia
Feb. 17, 2020 Feb. 17, 2020 Nova Scotia Heritage Day 3rd Monday in February
Feb. 17, 2020 Feb. 17, 2020 Family Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan
Feb. 17, 2020 Feb. 17, 2020 Louis Riel Day 3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Manitoba
March 16, 2020 March 16, 2020 St. Patrick's Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Govt only
April 10, 2020 April 10, 2020 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, except in Quebec where Easter Monday can be taken as alternative
April 13, 2020 April 13, 2020 Easter Monday Nunavut. Optional in Alberta and Quebec
April 23, 2020 April 23, 2020 St. George's Day Newfoundland and Labrador. Govt. holiday
May 10, 2020 May 10, 2020 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020 National Patriots' Day Quebec only
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020 Victoria Day Monday on or before May 24. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
June 21, 2020 June 21, 2020 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
June 21, 2020 June 21, 2020 National Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories, Yukon. Provincial Statutory Holiday
June 22, 2020 June 22, 2020 Discovery Day Monday nearest June 24th. Newfoundland and Labrador only
June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 The National Holiday of Quebec Quebec only
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2020 Canada Day Nova Scotia
July 9, 2020 July 9, 2020 Nunavut Day Nunavut only. Not a holiday for Federal employees
July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020 Orangeman's Day Newfoundland and Labrador. Monday cloest to July 12
Aug. 3, 2020 Aug. 3, 2020 Heritage Day Alberta. Optional Holiday. First Monday in August
Aug. 3, 2020 Aug. 3, 2020 Civic Day First Monday in August
Aug. 3, 2020 Aug. 3, 2020 Civic Holiday First Monday in August
Aug. 3, 2020 Aug. 3, 2020 Civic Holiday Ontario. Non Statutory but widely observed
Aug. 17, 2020 Aug. 17, 2020 Discovery Day Third Monday in August. Yukon only
Sept. 7, 2020 Sept. 7, 2020 Labour Day First Monday in September
Oct. 12, 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Oct. 12, 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Thanksgiving 2nd Monday in October. Designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia
Nov. 11, 2020 Nov. 11, 2020 Remembrance Day Statutory holiday in many regions
Nov. 11, 2020 Nov. 11, 2020 Remembrance Day Federal statutory holiday and some provinces
Dec. 25, 2020 Dec. 25, 2020 Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2020 Dec. 26, 2020 Boxing Day Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions. Optional in Alberta
Dec. 26, 2020 Dec. 26, 2020 Boxing Day Non-Statutory and Designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia
Dec. 28, 2020 Dec. 28, 2020 Boxing Day Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut. Govt. Only