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Can’t-Miss Festivals & Events in Canada

 January 1 

New Year's Day


 3rd Monday in February 

Louis Riel Day

Manitoba

 3rd Monday in February 

Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Nova Scotia

 Friday before the last Sunday in February 

Yukon Heritage Day

Yukon

 3rd Monday in February 

Islander Day

Prince Edward Island

 February 

Winterlude

Ottawa

 February-March 

Québec Winter Carnival

Québec City

 March or April 

Good Friday


 March or April 

Easter Monday


 March-April 

Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Vancouver Island

 May 

Ottawa Tulip Festival

Ottawa

 Monday in late May 

National Patriots' Day

Quebec

 Monday in late May 

Victoria Day

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan & the Yukon

 June 21 

National Aboriginal Day

Northwest Territories

 June 24 

Quebec National Day

Quebec

 July 1 

Canada Day


 July 1 

Memorial Day

Newfoundland & Labrador

 July 9 

Nunavut Day

Nunavut

 July 

Grand River Pow Wow

Ontario

 July 

Calgary Stampede

Calgary

 August 

Caribana Carnival

Toronto

 August 

Discovery Day

Yukon

 1st Wednesday of August 

Regatta Day

Newfoundland

 3rd Monday in August 

Discovery Day

Yukon

 1st Monday in August 

British Columbia Day (British Columbia)

British Columbia

 1st Monday in August 

Civic Holiday

Everywhere but Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec & the Yukon

 1st Monday in August 

Saskatchewan Day

Saskatchewan

 1st Monday in August 

Natal Day

Nova Scotia

 1st Monday in August 

New Brunswick Day

New Brunswick

 1st Monday in August 

Heritage Day

Alberta

 1st Monday in August 

Terry Fox Day

Manitoba

 3rd Friday in August 

Gold Cup Parade

Prince Edward Island

 1st Monday in September 

Labour Day


 2nd Monday in October 

Thanksgiving


 October 

Celtic International Festival

Cape Breton

 October 

Cavalcade of Lights

Toronto

 November 11 

Remembrance Day (regional holiday)

Everywhere but Ontario, Nova Scotia & Quebec

 November 11 

Armistice Day

Newfoundland & Labrador

 December 24 

Christmas Eve


 December 26 

Boxing Day

Ontario

 December 25 

Christmas Day