Canadian Public Holidays in 2022

To stop our routine during a long weekend, to visit friends and family, to go hiking or simply to relax not far from home, that’s what this article is for!

This calendar of the Canadian public holidays on 2022 will allow you to schedule your short and long trips for next year… So, everyone: grab a pen and go get your calendars!

This is the list of the official Public Holidays for 2022 in Canada:

Calendar DayHoliday or Celebration
Saturday, January 1, 2022New Year *
Monday, January 3, 2022New Year’s Day observed *
Monday, February 14, 2022St Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, February 15, 2022Islander / Family / Louis Riel’s Day
Monday, March 14, 2022St Patrick’s Day
Friday, April 15, 2022Good Friday *
Monday, April 18, 2022Easter *
Sunday, May 8, 2022Mother’s Day
Monday, May 23, 2022Victoria Day *
Sunday, June 19, 2022Father’s Day
Tuesday, June 21, 2022National Aboriginal / June Day
Friday, July 1, 2022Canada Day *
Monday, August 1, 2022August Civic Holiday
Monday, September 5, 2022Labour Day *
Friday, November 11, 2022Remembrance Day *
Thursday, November 24, 2022Thanksgiving Day *
Sunday, December 25, 2022Christmas Day *
Monday, December 26, 2022Boxing Day *

* These are official holidays in Canada

Every other legal holiday in Canada is set by either the provincial or territory governments, or a particular worker’s contract with their employer. This is why we suggest you to always consult at your place of work what are the non-working days that they have officially scheduled.

Some other things to consider…

What could be more annoying than a holiday falling on a weekend! Therefore, when this happens, the law allows Canadian workers to take off the closest Monday instead.

During these festivities, while most administrations such as banks and government agencies will be closed, hospitals will remain open as in a regular working day.

So, why not take advantage of these vacations to visit your area or province… Most museums and parks will be open and can offer you discounts!

Since schools, colleges and universities will be closed during these holidays, why not also take advantage of these few days to escape with your family to an entertainment park that your children love, or take them to a fair or parade in the vicinities of your place of residence.

And if you need some time alone or in couple to go on vacations, you may consider a destination outside of Canada: from a national or state park in the United States or a beautiful beach in Mexico, to an exciting tour in Italy or Spain… Just don’t forget to take your passports with you!

We hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to enjoy your days off in 2022… Have a good time!

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