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Ontario Vacation & Holdiay Dates

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

January 2015

January1st 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 ResortHuntsville, Ontario

30st - Feb 1st: Masters Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey Championship, Deerhurst ResortHuntsville, Ontario

February 2015


2nd Ground Hog Day...Ground Hog Day CanadaWiarton Willie Festival (Feb1-Feb 3)

Jan 31st - Feb 2nd: Masters Weekend Canadian Pond Hockey ChampionshipHaliburton 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

March2015:  Friday March 13-Sunday March 22, 2015

7th:  March Break GetawaysMarch Break History and runs over two weekends ending on March 16
8th: Daylight Saving Time Begins, More on Daylight Savings
17thSt. Patrick's DaySt. Patricks Day History
20th: First Day of SpringSpring EquinoxSpring 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.

April 2015

April 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


May 2015

May1st - 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 WeekRomantic 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 GetawaysMay 24 Weekend Events
25th Memorial Day (US), Weekend starts May 22 - 25 May GetawaysJune 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 2015

JuneJune 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 21Summer Solstice: First Day of Summer, Summer GetawaysAbout 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 27Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Tuesday June 30Canada Day Eve: Friday June 26 starts the summer holiday season and the Canada Day Holiday Weekend

July 2015


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 & CabinsOntario resortsfishing lodgesfly-in resorts and lodges

August 2015

August 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

1stFood Day Canada when Canadian celebrate the country's good food.  Enjoy a culinary getaway.

4th Civic Holiday:  August Getaway Packages


September 2015

September4th: 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

October 2015

October12th Thanksgiving Day
Canadian Thanksgiving Information
Thanksgiving Getaway Packages
Ontario Fall Colour Road Trips
31st Halloween

November 2015

November1st: 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

December 2015

December6th - 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:  SpringSummerWinter and Fall.

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