Ontario summer special occasion dates 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 - 4th: 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
2nd, Food Day Canada when Canadian celebrate the country's good food. Enjoy a culinary getaway.
4th Civic Holiday: August Getaway Packages
30th: Public Holiday in Ontario Labour Day Long Weekend starts.
1st: Labour Day September Getaways
7th: Grandparents Day
23nd: First day of Fall, Fall Colours Road Trips
24th: Rosh Hashanah
Future Labour Day Dates
13th Thanksgiving Day
Canadian Thanksgiving Information
Thanksgiving Getaway Packages
Ontario Fall Colour Road Trips
2nd: Daylight Savings Time Ends
11th: Remembrance Day
11th: Veteran's Day (US)
28th - December 5th Hanukkaha
First Light Festival November 27-29, 2014
27th: Thanksgiving (US)
November Santa Claus Parades
November Ontario Weekend Getaways
16th - 24th: Hanukkah
21st: First Day of Winter
19th: Christmas Holiday School break starts
24th: Christmas Eve
25th: Christmas Day
26th: Boxing Day
31st: New Years Eve
December Santa Claus Parades
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
24th - 26th: Open Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship. Haliburton Ontario.
31st - Feb 2nd: Masters Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship. Haliburton 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 14th Monday February 17th
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
9th: 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
9th: Vimy Ridge Day. Visit a Military Museum
10th: National Wildlife Week starts Hiking Getaways and Canadian Wildlife Week
18th: Good Friday Easter Getaways
23rd: Canada Book Day is a yearly event celebrated in Canada on April 23.
The week surrounding April 23 is celebrated as Canada Book Week. Romantic Reading Getaways
1st - 30th: National Museum Month - Ontario Museums
1st: Tuesday is May Day: A traditional spring festival day, and International Worker's Day
3rd: Doors Open Ontario starts in Guelph and Whitby
9th - 19th: Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa-Canada's Capital,
18: National Museum Day in Canada also International Museum Day. Featured Museum
11th: Mother's Day: May 11, Mother's Day Brunch & Package Getaways, Last Minute Mother's Day Spas
19th Victoria Day -Weekend May 16 - 19. May Getaways, May 24 Weekend Events
26th Memorial Day (US), Weekend starts May 23 - 26 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 70 Year Anniversary. See Military Attractions
15th: Weekend starts on June 13. 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 21-22)
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
Mon. June 30: Canada Day Eve: Friday June 27 starts the summer holiday season and the Canada Day Holiday Weekend
1st: Tuesday July 1, 2014 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
5th - 13th: Family Fishing Week starts in Canada, find fishing at Cabins & Cabins, Ontario resorts, fishing lodges, fly-in resorts and lodges,
Ontario Vacation Holiday Dates 2014-2015
March Break (Mid-Winter March Vacation)
2014: Friday March 7-Sunday March 16, 2014
2015: Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015
See more official Ontario holiday school break dates at Ontario Ministry of Education
Civic Holiday August Long Weekend (Monday Simcoe Day Holiday)
2014 Friday August 1-Monday August 4
2015 Friday July 31 -Monday August 3
Labour Day or Labor Day Long Weekend 2014-2015
2014: Friday September 1-Monday September 4
2015 Friday September 4-Monday September 7
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.