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Public Holidays in Canada

Canada Public & National Holidays

Canada is located in the northern part of North America. With ten provinces and three territories, it shares its border with the Atlantic Ocean in the East, the Arctic Ocean in the North, and the Pacific Ocean in the West. It covers almost 9.98 million sq. Kilometer area and ranked on 2nd position in the world’s largest countries.  Majority of its part is covered by forest and tundra so, with respect to land, it comes on 4th position. Canada has the largest bi-national land border with the US and largest coastline that touches three Oceans. This country goes through many temperature changes the majority of its part suffers from severely cold winter while in the South region the summer is warm.

Public Holidays in Canada

DayDateHolidayComments
TuesdayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
MondayFebruary 18Louis Riel Day3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in Manitoba
MondayFebruary 18Family Day3rd Monday in February. Statutory holiday in several provinces
MondayFebruary 18Nova Scotia Heritage Day3rd Monday in February
MondayMarch 18St. Patrick’s DayNewfoundland and Labrador Govt. Only
WednesdayApril 17National Canadian Film Daymassive one day celebration
FridayApril 19Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday. Statutory, Except in Quebec where Easter Monday can’t be taken as an alternative
MondayApril 22Easter MondayNunavut. Optional in Alberta and Quebec
MondayApril 22St. George DayNewfoundland and Labrador Govt. holiday
SundayMay 12Mother’s Day2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
MondayMay 20National Patriots’ DayQuebec only. Commemoration of lower Canada Rebellion in 1837
MondayMay 20Victoria DayMonday on or before May 24. Statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
SundayJune 16Father’s Day3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
FridayJune 21National Aboriginal DayNorthwest Territories, Yukon. Provisional Statutory Holiday
MondayJune 24Discovery DayMonday nearest June 24th. Newfoundland and Labrador only
MondayJune 24The National Holiday of QuebecQuebec only
MondayJuly 01Canada Day
TuesdayJuly 09Nunavut DayNunavut only. Not a holiday for federal employees
MondayJuly 15Orangeman’s DayNewfoundland and Labrador
MondayAugust 05Civic DayFirst Monday in August
MondayAugust 05Civic HolidayOntario. Non Statutory but widely observed
MondayAugust 05Heritage DayAlberta. Optional Holiday. First Monday in August
MondayAugust 19Discovery DayThird Monday in August, Yukon only
MondaySeptember 02Labour DayFirst Monday in September
MondayOctober 14Thanksgiving2nd Monday in October. Statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and, Prince Edward Island
MondayNovember 11Remembrance DayStatutory holiday in many regions
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas Day
ThursdayDecember 26Boxing DayNon-statutory and Designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia
TuesdayDecember 31New Year’s EveQuebec Govt. Only

Capital of Canada

The national capital city of Canada in Ottawa. It is located on the bank of “Ottawa River”. With a population of almost 964,743, it becomes the fourth largest city.

The Canadian flag flies before the Old City Hall in Toronto, Canada

President of Canada

Being a Parliamentary Democratic county Canada doesn’t have any President.

Prime Minister of Canada

Mr. Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister of Canada and elected in 2015, on Nov-04. Prime Minister in Canada serves as the Chairman of Cabinet and Head of the Government.

Population of Canada

In 2018, the estimated population of Canada is over 37.06 million which is equivalent to 0.48% of the total population of the world. It ranked on 38th position in the world’s most populated countries.

Flag of Canada

The current Canadian flag is consist of three vertical red bars of red, white, and red color with a red maple leaf located in the center.

National Flag of Canada

Currency of Canada

The national currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar. The official code for currency is CAD and commonly used symbol is $.

Religion in Canada

The dominating religion in Canada is Christianity almost 67.3% population is Roman Catholics. While others are 3.2% Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 1.4% Sikh, and 1.0% Jew, look at Christian holidays in Canada .

Dialing code of Canada

The international dialing code of Canada is +1.

Crime Rate in Canada

Canada has a crime index 39.47 and safety index 60.53 in the world.

Famous Airport in Canada

Being a developed countries Canada deals with many national and international flights. Some of its busiest airports are Calgary International Airport which serves Calgary community and located in Alberta province, Edmonton International Airport which serves Edmonton Capital Region located in Alberta province, Gander International Airport which serves Gander community and located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport which serves Moncton and located in New Brunswick province, and Halifax Stanfield International Airport which serves Halifax Regional Municipality and located Nova Scotia.

Top Destinations of Canada

Canada has everything from cosmopolitan streets of Toronto to the mountain peaks. It has too many places to spend plan a trip on. Some of the best places to visit here are Jasper National Park, Banff, Niagara Falls, Victoria & Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec City.

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Area of Canada

With the area of almost 9.985 sq. Kilometers it becomes the 2nd largest country in the world.

GDP of Canada

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Canada is 1653.04 billion US Dollars which 2.67% of the total world’s economy.

Sports in Canada

Canadian people love a wide variety of games such as Canadian Football, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Curling, Lacrosse, and Ice Hockey.

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