Ontario special occasion dates in 2015 and holiday Monday dates offer vacation and day trip opportunities to explore resort and cottage country. Recreation and leisure sports activities, historical events, festivals and often signal the start of the vacation in resort destinations. Special event dates are featured for Ontario around the related holiday festivals, public holiday news for occasions north of Toronto.
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
1st New Years Day
11th: Canada's First Prime Minister John A. MacDonald Birthday in 1815.
11th: Winter Carnivals, Ice festivals, Cabin Fever events start north in Ontario. See Ontario Winter Carnivals
23th - 25th: Open Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario
30st - Feb 1st: Masters Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario
2nd Ground Hog Day...Ground Hog Day Canada, Wiarton Willie Festival (Feb1-Feb 3)
Jan 31st - Feb 2nd: Masters Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship. Haliburton Ontario.
14th Valentine's Day...Valentines Getaways
15th: Canada Flag Day-National Flag Day
16th: Family Day weekend getaways starts: Friday February 13th Monday February 9th
18th: Canada Heritage Day celebrates Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods:
17th: The Official Family Day Public Holiday is on Monday...Family Day Weekend events
18-24: Ontario Heritage Week plus Ontario Events during Heritage Week
March Dates 2015
2015: Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015
7th: March Break Getaways, March Break History and runs over two weekends ending on March 16
8th: Daylight Saving Time Begins, More on Daylight Savings
17th: St. Patrick's Day, St. Patricks Day History
20th: First Day of Spring, Spring Equinox, Spring Getaways
March has 31 days and many special dates including first day of spring (Equinox), St. Patrick's Day, and the Ides of March and most important for school kids-10 days of holiday with no classes.
1st: April Fools Day April Spring Getaways
3rd: Good Friday Easter Getaways
9th: Vimy Ridge Day. Visit a Military Museum
10th: National Wildlife Week starts Hiking Getaways and Canadian Wildlife Week
1st - 30th: National Museum Month - Ontario Museums
2nd: Canada Book Week is a yearly event celebrated in Canada on May 2.
The week surrounding May 2 is celebrated as Canada Book Week. Romantic Reading Getaways
1st: Friday is May Day: A traditional spring festival day, and International Worker's Day
3rd: Doors Open Ontario starts in Guelph and Whitby
8th - 18th: Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa-Canada's Capital,
18: National Museum Day in Canada also International Museum Day. Featured Museum
10th: Mother's Day: May 10, Mother's Day Brunch & Package Getaways, Last Minute Mother's Day Spas
18th Victoria Day -Weekend May 15 - 18. May Getaways, May 24 Weekend Events
25th Memorial Day (US), Weekend starts May 22 - 25 May Getaways, June Getaways
Related Historic Events
May 2, 1670 - King Charles II of England signs the charter incorporating the Hudson's Bay trading company. See Hudson Bay Company
May 16.1853: The first train in Ontario runs between Toronto and Aurora on the Ontario Simcoe and Huron Railroad Union Company. See Railroad History
June 6: D-Day and the Battle of Normandy 71 Year Anniversary. See Military Attractions
June 21: Weekend starts on June 18. See Father's Day Getaway Gift Ideas
June 21: Summer Solstice: First Day of Summer, Summer Getaways, About Summer Solstice
June 21: National Aboriginal Day: Weekend at Sainte Marie among The Hurons (June 20-21)
Thurs. 26 CFL Canadian Football League Season Starts.
Thurs. June 26: Samuel de Champlain Day, Act of Parliament
Thurs. June 26: National Canoe Day, See Kayak and Canoe Getaways
Fri. June 27: Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Tuesday June 30: Canada Day Eve: Friday June 26 starts the summer holiday season and the Canada Day Holiday Weekend
1st: Wednesday July 1, 2015 is the official day. However celebrations start earlier in June. Ottawa, Canada's Capital is a special place for Canada Day celebrations. See more Canada Day Celebrations Fireworks Events for Canada's Birthday.
4th: Party-on and celebrate Fourth of July Independence Day With our American neigbours
4th - 12th: Family Fishing Week starts in Canada, find fishing at Cabins & Cabins, Ontario resorts, fishing lodges, fly-in resorts and lodges,
31st - 3rd: Civic Holiday Weekend: Top 100 Event Kempenfest in Barrie on Lake Simcoe's Kempenfelt Bay
1st - 31th: August events War of 1812 Bicentennial: Wasaga Beach War of 1812 200 year Celebrations. See Parks Canada for Ontario festivities.
1st - 31th: First Nation Pow Wows: See list of Pow Wow's in Canada including Rama First Nations
1st, Food Day Canada when Canadian celebrate the country's good food. Enjoy a culinary getaway.
4th Civic Holiday: August Getaway Packages
4th: Public Holiday in Ontario Labour Day Long Weekend starts.
7th: Labour Day September Getaways
13th: Grandparents Day
13th - 15th: Rosh Hashanah
23nd: First day of Fall, Fall Colours Road Trips
Future Labour Day Dates
12th Thanksgiving Day
Canadian Thanksgiving Information
Thanksgiving Getaway Packages
Ontario Fall Colour Road Trips
1st: Daylight Savings Time Ends
11th: Remembrance Day
11th: Veteran's Day (US)
First Light Festival November 26-28, 2015
26th: Thanksgiving (US)
November Santa Claus Parades
November Ontario Weekend Getaways
6th - 14th: Hanukkah
21st: First Day of Winter 'Winter Solstice'
22nd: Christmas Holiday School break starts (Christmas Getaways)
24th: Christmas Eve
25th: Christmas Day
26th: Boxing Day
31st:New Years Eve (New Years Getaways)
December Santa Claus Parades
Ontario Vacation Holiday Dates 2015-2017
March Break (Mid-Winter March Vacation)
2015: Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015
2016: Friday March 11th - Sunday March 20th, 2016
2017: Friday March 10th - Sunday March 19th, 2017
See more official Ontario holiday school break dates at Ontario Ministry of Education
Civic Holiday August Long Weekend (Monday Simcoe Day Holiday)
2015 Friday July 31st - Monday August 3th
2016 Friday July 29th - Monday August 1st
2017 Friday August 4th - Monday August 7th
Labour Day or Labor Day Long Weekend
2015: Friday September 4th - Monday September 7th
2016: Friday September 2nd - Monday September 5th
2017: Friday September 1st - Monday September 4th
Plan Resort Destination Vacation Getaways
Many resorts, inns, lodges, hotels, resort-hotels and accommodation facilities in resort destinations have local celebrations, special holiday and event packages corresponding to local history and cultural traditions. Check events and festivals. Check getaway package options by season: Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.