Holiday Long Weekends

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This is your information source for Ontario long weekends and holidays to help plan the best Ontario day trips and getaways heading north in Ontario. 

Let us help you with our Ontario Trip Planner tools. Knowing the right dates is key and our page below will help direct you in finding the perfect Ontario holiday vacation. 

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


Holidays & Long Weekends to Celebrate the Best of Ontario

Valentine’s Day

Falling on Thursday February 14, Valentines can be a long weekend romantic getaway in 2019. Make it a start to a life-long romance or a week-long romantic vacation.  Getaway Valentines or getaway packages for lovers can be  Ontario’s February For Lovers .  Check Romantic Getaway Tips to get the most out of a winter romance north in Ontario.

 Family Day

Monday February 18 marks Family Day 2019.  Ontario Family Day activities  events and festivals continue in resort destinations north in cottage country. Monday February 18 is also time to celebrate Canada Heritage Day and is start to Ontario Heritage Week. This holiday weekend takes place at the peak of Ontario’s winter sports & outdoor recreation  season. Opportunities to get out and experience an extra day at a winter carnival or outdoor winter sports getaway for skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or snow tubing at Ontario resorts and lodges.

March Break

March break getaways or spring break vacations can be a 3 or 4 day long weekend or the entire 10 days away from the school books. See March Break FAQ’s Families, kids and parents can enjoy family time together during the school break. See March Break Getaways. March break events and kids camps offer  a selection of many  educational and fun  activities and events. With March Break or Spring Break occurring over two weekends many families may opt for day trips to a Maple Syrup Festivals-Pancake Barns or a mid week getaway during the traditional school break holiday. 



Friday March 30, 2018 Good Friday
Sunday April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday 
Monday April 2, 2018 Easter Monday

One of the earliest signals for spring flowers is the Easter holiday and vacation period. Easter Getaways could start on the Thursday before Good Friday for a nice 4 day long weekend get away. Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, special Easter Sunday church services, parades, family togetherness, and of course lots of Easter chocolate.  Please check our events page for Easter activities spring events and festivals north of Toronto, Ontario.  


Mother’s Day

May 12, 2019

Mothers Day Brunches and Getaways

Take mom out for a special  Mother’s Day brunch or visit a lakeside dining room in cottage country: Pick a country inn or luxury resort for that special treat and appreciation.  See a variety of more culinary getaways  

Mothers Day Spas or Gift Certificates

Mother’s Day Weekend is a good excuse to take mom to a surprise spa getaway locations.  Or, buy  a gift certificates for day spa, overnight spa or weekend spa getaways.  Most spa getaway locations will sell gift certificates for day spa gifts and overnight spa or wellness getaways.

Victoria Day

May 24 Long Weekend Getaways

Monday May 20, 2019 is Victoria Day however the official long weekend starts on the Friday, May 17 – through until Monday May 20, 2019 see Victoria Day Special Weekend Deals and events including fireworks displays. See more than 60 May Getaway and Vacation  Package Options

Many resort destinations celebrate Victoria Day Weekend as the official re-opening for the summer vacation season, and celebrate with a fireworks display…..always a kids and family favourite. Check family vacation getaways for resorts and resort destinations with May 24 Fireworks. For many this will be the first road trip of the season.  See  Romantic Ontario road trip ideas.

Many call this the May 24 weekend, “Open the cottage weekend” (anything to do with Ontario’s first beer bash–Beer stops for that case of 24 going north), even though the official holiday is not always on the 24th. Can’t getaway consider colouring Queen Victoria and please try to make her smile.

North of Toronto GTA Beer Stores

Memorial Day (U.S)

The Memorial Day Weekend will start on Friday May 24 through to Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States (equivalent to Canada’s Remembrance Day on November 11).

Father’s Day

June 16, 2019

Father’s Day Getaways are the perfect excuse for a June long weekend. Treat Dad to a fishing getaway or golf getaway, or an adventure getaway on the Father’s day weekend.

Ontario travel north of Toronto travel events may help you make the decision, or check the June Getaways for more father’s day ideas.

Canada Day

Sunday July 1st, 2018 is the Official Canada Day. Canada Day weekend starts June 29 and makes for the perfect summer long weekend. Many Ontario residents and visitors will be heading North to resorts and cottages on an extended three or four night getaway package.

Canada Day Quick Links

June Getaway Packages
July Summer Vacation Getaways
Canada Day Community Celebrations

Civic Holiday

August Long Weekend

Tuesday August 6, 2018

Simcoe Day Civic Day holiday events north of Toronto and more Ontario August Getaways

See a variety of Civic Holiday day trip ideas, events and festivals available north of Toronto over the holiday weekend.

Simcoe Day is generally the accepted name of the Civic Holiday in Ontario Canada. In Canada Civic Holiday is the first Monday of August and was originally a “Toronto only”  holiday to celebrate Simcoe Day, in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. John Graves Simcoe was an early Canadian hero with Lake Simcoe, Simcoe County bearing his name.

Labour Day

September Labour Day Weekend Getaways

The last long weekend of the summer–Labour Day in Canada, and Labor Day in the United States. Labour Day, the first Monday in September, Monday September 3, 2018   is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Canadian workers. Labour Day is the start to the September Fall Fair Season, See Labour Day Weekend Fall Fairs See more Ontario Labour Day events, parades, festivals and more September Events North of Toronto

Labour Day Shopping Traditions

Shoppers can take advantage of back to school bargains in many designated tourist destinations allowed to open over the Labour Day Public Holiday.…check local jurisdictions before heading out.   Most banks, liquor stores, and government offices are closed.


Canadian Thanksgiving falls during the peak of the Ontario Fall Colours season and is the perfect time to take in one of the many fall colour routes, a fall getaway to a fall fair,  or a fall studio tour. Find Thanksgiving studio tours, and fall fairs festivals and events north of Toronto.

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Halloween 2018 is Wednesday October 31. Featured Halloween member events include scary haunted houses and ghost walks at many resorts and Ontario destinations.   Many Ontario Attractions offer  Halloween fun and haunted House walks, ghostly excursions and dress up celebrations for romantic getaway fun. Get your Halloween Mask now.  Many destinations north of Toronto will be celebrating with Halloween dress-up parties and events. See October Getaways for more overnight accommodation package options. More on Fall Halloween Pumpkins and Halloween Tips.


Christmas 2018 is Tuesday December 25 and Boxing day on a Wednesday December 26. Find getaways for the Christmas holidays here: Christmas Getaways.

New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve Getaways

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve on Monday December, 31, 2018 ending on January 1st in 2019. Pick your long weekend options and getaways here.