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Canadian Long Weekend Holidays

2014 Canada Long Weekends 

The next official public holiday long weekend takes place on the Easter Long weekend April.  The spring school holiday break  offers two different weekends that can be extended in to long weekends. The spring season in most of Canada will offer up some great snow sport outdoor activities over the weekend.

Mothers Day | Victoria Day | Memorial Day | Fathers Day | Canada Day | Civic Holiday | Labour Day | ThanksgivingHalloween | Christmas | New Years | Valentines Day | Family Day | March Break | Easter

Mother's Day FlowersMother's Day Weekend in Canada is Sunday May 11th, 2014

Make this weekend a special Canadian long weekend gift for Mom--a May Mother's Day getaway. consider a Mother's-Daughter spa getaway  present a special buffet brunch or dinner, or a travel getaway.  Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals.  See more on Mother's Day options in QuebecOntario North of GTAOntario Finest InnsVancouver

Mother's Day getaways for different budgets
Montreal Gazette‎  Flowers or gloves; lunch or brunch. Mother's Day would like to really spoil Mom,. Mother's Day is a challenge. If you would like to really spoil Mom, you can wrap up a mini-vacation that combines spa life, fine food and deluxe accommodations. Here are three suggestions, with different budgets, styles and locations. 
See complete Mother's Day Story

Anna Olson In Vancouver for Mother's Day
Scout Magazine (blog) - 
She is coming to Vancouver to join us for Mother's Day weekend and share her ... Each course will be paired with special Canadian wines, likeOntario's With Edible British Columbia’s expansion to Edible Canada last summer came the natural move to welcome guest chefs from across Canada to participate in our popular Market Dinner series. Unable to get to Vancouver, check out the Mother's Day possibilities at Best Mother's Day Gifts Ontario Travel or Mother's and Father's Day Gift Ideas for Savvy Sibling

Victoria Day Weekend May 2013Victoria Day Weekend May 2014

Monday May 19, 2013 is Victoria Day however the official long weekend starts on the Friday May 16, 2014  See Fireworks Displays Victoria Day Weekend in Canada Celebrating Queen Victoria's Birthday. Alo

See the Best Places to Party North of Toronto over the May 24 long weekend

Many resort destinations celebrate Victoria Day Weekend as their official re-opening for the summer vacation season and many have developed special Victoria Day long weekend packages.  Many call this the May 24 weekend  perhaps because Canada's beer case which holds 24 bottles. It is also know for gravel pit parties, and open the cottage-cabin weekend.   

Memorial Day Weekend 2014

The Memorial Day Weekend will start on Friday May 23rd through to Monday May 26th, 2014
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Memorial Day is officially held Monday May 26th, 2014. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States. (equivalent to Canada's Remembrance Day on November 11)

Fathers Day June 15, 2014

Father's Day is the perfect excuse for a June long weekend. Treat Dad to a fishing getaway or golf getaway, or an adventure canoe eco tour on the fathers day weekend.

Ontario travel north of Toronto travel news may help you make the decision, or check the June Getaways for more father's day ideas

Canada Day Celebrations (Canada Week June 21-July 1)

CANADA DAY: Tuesday July 1st, 2014
Canada Day falls on a Monday in 2013, and makes for the perfect Canada Day summer 3 or 4 day long-long weekend depending when you take the public holiday. See Canada Day Celebrations for each province.

Canada's 11 Day Long Weekend
For many Canada Day starts with National Aboriginal Day on  June 21 begins an 11 day celebration of Canada's unique cultures and heritage, including Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, culminating with Canada Day Celebrations  Canada's Birthday Day Festival. Book the hotel location in your province to go with the event below, or consider a trip to Ottawa for Canada's Birthday in the Capital of Canada.

Canada Day News
See Canada Day Travel news on updates, events, activities, festivals, fireworks, music & special places and featured destinations.

As many will be flying Canadian flags this weekend, you may be interested in Canada Flag Information

Civic Holiday:  First Monday in August 

Monday August 4th, 2014

Civic Holiday events start on Friday Aug 1. See Civic Holiday Events and Festivals. The Civic Holiday is the first Monday of August and offers a long weekend holiday during the summer vacation season in Canada....... a perfect time for family day activities, events and festivals.

The following provinces offer a statutory holiday: Bri`tish Columbia (British Columbia Day), New Brunswick (New Brunswick Day), Northwest Territories(Civic Holiday), Nunavut (Civic Holiday), and Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Day). Civic holiday (may be a paid vacation day depending on employer) inAlberta (Heritage Day), Manitoba (Civic Holiday), Ontario (Simcoe Day), Nova Scotia (Natal Day), and Prince Edward Island (Natal Day).

It is interesting to note, depending on the community in Ontario (according to Wikipedia), different assigned to what was known as Simcoe Day including Mountie Day in North YorkColonel By Day in OttawaJoseph Brant Day in BurlingtonFounders' Day in BrantfordMcLaughlin Day inOshawaAlexander Mackenzie Day in SarniaJames Cockburn Day in CobourgPeter Robinson Day in Peterborough, and John Galt Day inGuelph

Labour Day Canada-Labor Day U.S.

Ontario Last Minute GetawaysThe last long weekend of the summer--Labour Day in Canada, and Labor Day in the United States starts Friday Augut 30 1 for a 3 day end of summer getaway. This year Labour Day lands on Monday September 1, 2014. See Canada Labour Day Events. Canadian football fans often celebrate by watching the Labour Day Classic Football games.

Labour Day Shopping Tradition

Shoppers can take advantage of back to school bargains in many designated tourist destinations allowed to open over the Labour Day Public Holiday....check local jurisdictions before heading out. Most banks, liquor stores, and government offices are closed for this public holiday.Get Long Weekend Updates.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. More Labour Day Traditions and History. Book your getaways now at  hotels on-line.

Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall Thanksgiving HarvestCanadian Thanksgiving takes place during  peak of the Canadian Fall Colours (colors) fall foliage. See History of Canada Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October and in 2013 this is Monday October 14. There are many  Thanksgiving events, & festivals to celebrate the harvest season and is the perfect time to take a fall color road trip to include a visit to a farmers' market,  a fall fair, a Thanksgiving getaway or a fall studio tour.  Thanksgiving in Canada was a First Nations Aboriginal Tradition that became an European tradition with Samuel de Champlain in l604 with the Order of Good Cheer.  The American Thanksgiving takes place in  November.

Monday October 14, 2013

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Halloween Long Weekend 2014

Although not an official public holiday, many will take the day off as a start to a Halloween Long weekend on Friday October 31, 2014.  Pick your favourite destination and enjoy All Hallows' Eve.  See Halloween History

Christmas in CanadaChristmas Long weekend 2014

This year Christmas falls on Thursday December 25 and Boxing day on Friday December 26.  Many will celebrate with an extended holiday.  Some of the best value getaways take place after Christmas before New Year's Eve.  Engage in some pre Christmas activities including Santa Claus Parades or take in a Festival of Lights Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  Many light festivals will continue into January and the New Year.

Christmas / New Years Eve Getaways

New Years Eve at The Briars Resort and Spa

Photo: The Briars Reort & Spa - Jacksons Point, Ontario

New Years Long Weekend 2015

New Year's day falls on Thursdday January 1st.  Many will celebrate with an extended holiday.  Holiday weekends are best when they are long getaway weekends especially during the winter season.  Canadians work and live for their long weekends and combine them witha visit to a winter carnival or festival.  Canada has several statutory holidays in 2015 each year with most falling on a what has become known as Holiday Monday, thereby creating a long weekend. Additional holiday and vacation dates are often used as an excuse for a weekend getaway or long weekend holiday.

Valentines Day Long WeekendValentines Day Canada Long Weekend Romance

Falling on a Friday February 14, Valentines should be a long weekend in 2014. Turn the weekend into 7 Day weekend with a Canadian winter getaway vacation.  Getaway Valentines or romantic getaway packages can be found. See more than 30 romantic options Ontario's February For Lovers or check How to woo a Canadian on Valentines Day. 

Family Day Long Weekend - February 17, 2014 Holiday

Family Day Quick Links in Canada include: Toronto Family Day, Ontario Family Day, Alberta Family Day, and Saskatchewan Family Day.  The exception is Family Day in British Columbia (BC) which falls on Monday February 10.  For most provinces the 3 day long weekend will start on Friday February 14th through until Monday February 17, 2014. Canada Heritage Day falls on February 17, and coincides with many February holidays. Some Canadian provinces have a special February Day, but do not acknowledge it as a public day off.  Find more information on Family Day 2014 activities, In Manitoba residents celebrate Louis Riel Day, and in Prince Edward Island, Islander Day is the public holiday. Many winter celebrations, winter carnivals and winterfests will be taking place during this winter holiday vacation long weekend.

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March Break 2014 Dates and Highlights

March Break-Spring Break or Winter Break in 2014 kicks off in Ontario and Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador this weekend starting March 7.  Find March Break Activities and things to do  in both provinces.  Snow sports and maple syrup events highlight the 10 days of fun for kids and families.  See  Ontario March BreakBurlington OntarioNorth of Toronto, and  Toronto GTA March Break plus the east coast province Nova Scotia March Break

Easter in Canada Long Weekend 2014

Happy EasterCanada's Easter is the only official public Holiday in April. Many will celebrate a 3 or 4 day long weekend.  Create your own package getaway or get the latest last-minute Easter Activities and Events.  A good time for a four day long weekend starting on a Thursday April 17th and ending on Easter Monday.  

Friday April 18th, 2014 Good Friday
Sunday April 20th, 2014 Easter Sunday

Monday April 21, Easter Monday (a holiday for some Canadians..not an official Public holiday)

Passover starts on  the eventing of Monday 14 April end April 22nd, 2014


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