School holidays in Canada 2023-2024 (all provinces and territories)

In this post, we will tell you when the summer, fall, Christmas, winter and spring school holidays in Canada 2023-2024 begin and end. We will also give lists of dates of public holidays when schoolchildren do not have classes. On the website All-Holidays.Info you can find more information about holidays and school holidays in different countries.

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What you need to know about school holidays in Canada 2023-2024

Canada is divided into 13 administrative-territorial units – 10 provinces and 3 territories. Some of them occupy a huge area, but are sparsely populated. For example, in the Yukon, there are 12 square kilometers of territory per person. And in Nova Scotia, there are more than 18.3 people per square kilometer. The population density differs by more than 200 times!

The larger the area of ​​the territory or province, the more different climatic conditions. To make schooling comfortable for everyone, in Canada, individual school districts can set their own schedule for the school year. But recommendations are given by the central government. Vacation dates may vary by several weeks for different school districts.

All provinces and territories have summer, Christmas and spring holidays. But some have introduced additional rest periods, such as:

  • Autumn vacation.
  • Thanksgiving holidays.
  • Winter holidays.

In addition to school holidays, children in Canada take public holidays. Some school districts are introducing additional non-school days to combine a public holiday with a weekend, Saturday, or Sunday. Due to them, schoolchildren get several free days in a row. In this publication, we will tell you about the school holidays in Canada 2023-2024 in all provinces and territories, namely:

  • Albert.
  • British Columbia.
  • Manitoba.
  • New Brunswick.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Nova Scotia.
  • Ontario.
  • Prince Edward Island.
  • Quebec.
  • Saskatchewan.
  • Northwest Territories.
  • Nunavut.
  • Yukon.

Ontario

  • Summer holidays 2023: until August 27 – September 4.
  • Christmas holidays (winter holidays): from Monday 25 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024.
  • Spring break (March break): Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2024.
  • Summer Break 2024: Effective July 1, 2024 (most school districts).

Legal non-work days:

  • October 9, 2023 (Monday) is Thanksgiving Day.
  • February 19, 2024(Monday).
  • March 29, 2024 (Friday) — Good Friday.
  • April 1, 2024 (Monday) — Easter Monday.
  • May 20, 2024 (Monday).
  • July 1, 2024 (Monday).

Quebec

  • Summer holidays 2023: until August 30th.
  • Christmas holidays: from December 25, 2023 to January 5, 2024.
  • Spring break: from 4 (Monday) to 8 (Friday) March 2024.
  • Summer holidays: from June 24 – July 1, 2024 (check with the school).

Additional holidays:

  • September 4, 2023 (Monday) is Labor Day.
  • October 9, 2023 (Monday) is Thanksgiving Day.
  • March 29, 2024 (Friday) — Good Friday.
  • April 1, 2024 (Monday) — Easter Monday.
  • May 20, 2024 (Monday).
  • June 24 (Monday) – the day of Saint Jean-Baptiste.

Nova Scotia

  • Summer holidays 2023: until August 31, 2023.
  • Christmas holidays: from December 21, 2023 (Thursday) to January 1, 2024 (Monday).
  • Spring break: from 11 to 15 March 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 29, 2024.

Non-school days for holidays:

  • Labor Day – September 4 (Monday).
  • Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30 (Saturday), October 2 (Monday).
  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Heritage Day – February 19 (Monday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Easter Monday – April 1 (Monday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

New Brunswick

  • Summer holidays 2023: from June 24 to September 4, 2023.
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: March 4th to 8th, 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 26, 2024 (Wednesday).

Schools are closed on the following dates:

  • Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30 (Saturday), October 2 (Monday).
  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Family Day – February 20 (Tuesday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Easter Monday – April 1 (Monday).

Manitoba

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 4-5, 2023.
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: March 25 to 29, 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 29, 2024 (Saturday).

Holiday days:

  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Louis Riel Day – February 20 (Tuesday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

British Columbia

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 4, 2023 (Monday).
  • Christmas holidays: from December 25, 2023 (Monday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: from 18 to 28 March 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 28, 2024 (Friday) to September 2 (Monday).

Non-school days for holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Family Day – February 19 (Monday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

Prince Edward Island

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 6, 2023 (Wednesday).
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: March 22 to April 1, 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 27, 2024 (Thursday).

Schools are closed on the following dates:

  • Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30 (Saturday), October 2 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Islander’s Day – February 19 (Monday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

Saskatchewan

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 4, 2023 (Monday).
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • February break (winter holidays): from 20 to 23 February 2024.
  • Spring break: from 1 to 5 April 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 27-28, 2024 (Thursday-Friday).

Days off for holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Family Day – February 19 (Monday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

Alberta

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 4, 2023 (Monday).
  • Autumn holidays: from 10 to 14 November 2023.
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: from March 23 to April 1, 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 27, 2024 (Thursday).

Non-school days for holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Family Day – February 19 (Monday).
  • Good Friday – March 29 (Friday).
  • Easter Monday – April 1 (Monday).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 5, 2023 (Tuesday).
  • Christmas holidays: from December 21, 2023 (Thursday) to January 1, 2024 (Monday).
  • Spring break: March 29 to April 7, 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 21, 2024 (Friday).

Schools are closed on the following dates:

  • Day of Truth and Reconciliation (optional) – September 30 (Saturday), celebrated on October 2 (Monday).
  • Thanksgiving Day – October 9 (Monday).
  • Memorial Day – November 11 (celebrated on November 13).
  • Victoria Day – 20 May (Monday).

Northwest Territories

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we were unable to collect significant information about the school holidays 2023-2024 in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the spread of dates can be quite large in different school districts.

For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Fort Good Hope had spring break from February 27 to March 6. And in Hay River and many other counties, they were from April 3 to April 14. Therefore, check with your school, municipal government, or check the school district website for school holiday dates.

Yukon

  • Summer holidays 2023: until September 4, 2023 (Monday).
  • Autumn holidays: from October 19 (Thursday) to October 23 (Monday).
  • Thanksgiving break: November 20 (Monday) to November 24 (Friday).
  • Christmas holidays: from December 23, 2023 (Saturday) to January 7, 2024 (Sunday).
  • Spring break: from March 18 (Monday) to March 22 (Friday) 2024.
  • Summer holidays 2024: from May 23, 2024 (Thursday).

Nunavut

As in the case of the Northwest Territories, the spread of 2023/2024 school holidays in Nunavut is very large. Therefore, we are attaching the official calendar of the school year in pdf format. You can view it or download it for your convenience.

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