Holidays Days & Long Weekends

Take Advantage of Public Holidays & Explore Your Ontario

The following list of holidays in Ontario will help plan any Ontario holiday vacation. Travelers in and to Ontario know that long weekends in Ontario are a great time to road trip.

Knowing Ontario stat holidays or Ontario’s statutory holidays can be the centre point of planning vacation time. 

Halloween | Christmas | New Years Eve Family Day | Valentines Day | March Break | EasterMother’s Day
Victoria Day | Father’s Day | Canada Day | Civic Holiday | Labour Day | Thanksgiving

Valentine’s Day

February 14

Valentine’s Day is all about winter romance. Inside fireside or outside in the snow, cozy and intimate weekends are what it’s all about.

Valentine's Day Events

Valentine's Day Getaways

 Family Day (statutory holiday)

Third Monday of February

This holiday is best celebrated in Ontario doing winter activities in the snow. You can break up any winter with fun ski and snowboard packages or find new activities to try.

Family Day Weekend Events

February Getaway Packages

March Break

Mid March

This holiday week is the best of two seasons! You can enjoy winter activities with the remaining snow and longer days and warmer temps. This is mainly a spring break time and perfect for families and travelers with children.

March Break Events

March Break Getaway Packages

Good Friday (statutory holiday)

& Easter Monday

Friday before Easter, Monday after Easter

Easter is a religious holiday that includes the holiday days of “Good Friday” and “Easter Monday”. Families travel and gather to spend time together, usually taking advantage of a four day weekend. 

Easter Weekend Events

Easter Getaway Packages

Mother’s Day

Third Sunday of May

North in Ontario and Cottage Country is the perfect place and time to spend with Mom and show your appreciation. Relax together at a spa, shop, dine and spend quality time doing quality activities.

Mother's Day Events

Victoria Day (statutory holiday)

Third Monday of May

Victoria Day, also known as the May Long Weekend, is the official unofficial start to cottage season. Many seasonal businesses open this weekend and start gearing up for summer.

Victoria Day Events

May Getaway Packages

Father’s Day

Third Sunday of June

Here you can find activities and experiences perfect for time with Dad. We suggest golfing, beer tasting, fishing, hiking or all kinds of other new and expected things to do.

Father's Day Events

June Getaway Packages

Canada Day (statutory holiday)

July 1

Here come the fireworks and some of the best places to see them from in Ontario. Street parties and community parties, attractions and every up north is ready to celebrate this fine country. You can take advantage of resorts and accommodations that offer Canada Day holiday getaway packages.

Canada Day Events & Activities

July Getaway Packages

Civic Holiday
August Long Weekend

First Monday of August

This long weekend in August has promotions, packages and special events meant to keep the summer fun rolling! The warm sunshine and high temps make this the perfect time for enjoying the fresh waters of the lakes and rivers.

Civic Day Events

August Getaway Packages

Labour Day (statutory holiday)
September Long Weekend

First Monday of September

This is it, the last weekend of summer. Labour Day Weekend is summer’s last hurrah. Swim, boat, enjoy the warm sun in a relaxed fun vibe.

Labour Day Events

September Getaway Packages

(Canadian) Thanksgiving (statutory holiday)
October Long Weekend

Second Monday of October

This long weekend in October presents fall leaf colour changes and weekend road trips that are part of all our memories of Ontario. Many resorts and restaurants offer thanksgiving dinners, and some even offer the full thanksgiving meal for take-out.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

Thanksgiving Getaway Packages


October 31

Scary fun in corn mazes,  old buildings and all kinds of other scary rural places. Ontario Attractions and other places up north offer the perfect balance of scary and cute. Families with small kids have a long list of pumpkin patches, wagon rides and other October – Halloween themed fun.

Halloween Events

October Getaway Packages

Christmas (statutory holiday)

December 25

Usually Ontario has a winter wonderland backup for this picture perfect Christmas holiday time with family and friends. Travelling north in Ontario is worth it for skiing, snowshoeing, fireplaces and hot chocolates experiences that help build memories.

Christmas Getaway Packages

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day (statutory holiday)

December 31

Overnight getaway packages without any worries and with all the fun are a perfect way to bring in the new year. For couples or families, there are events and resort packages that will leave you with only one worry – what to wear!

NYE Getaway Packages

May you make the best of Ontario holiday days, or even Ontario holiday weeks! 

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