August Long Weekend OverviewThe first Monday of August is a civic holiday in most Canadian provinces. It is commonly referred to as the August Long Weekend.
This civic holiday may be referred to by different names depending on location.
This year, the August civic holiday is Monday, August 5, 2013.
The following Canadian provinces and territories have a holiday on the first Monday of August: British Columbia (British Columbia Day), Alberta (Heritage Day), Manitoba (Civic Holiday), Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Day), Ontario Simcoe Day, Nova Scotia (Natal Day), Prince Edward Island (Natal Day), New Brunswick (New Brunswick Day), and the Northwest Territories (Civic Holiday).
Quebec, Newfoundland and Nunavut do not have an August long weekend holiday and therefore conduct business as usual.
When is the August Civic Holiday?2012: Monday, August 6, 2012
2013: Monday, August 5, 2013
2014: Monday, August 4, 2014
2015: Monday, August 3, 2015
What to Expect on the August Long WeekendThe August long weekend is the most popular weekend for summer travel. Expect crowds at resorts and hotels and busy highways.
Banks, schools, government offices and many corporations and businesses are closed. Service industries, including shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions remain open. What's Open / Closed on August Civic Holiday
See our city weather and event guides:
- Vancouver in August
- Toronto in August
- Montreal in August
August Long Weekend Ideas- Whistler BC is a 2-hr drive from Vancouver.
- Banff / Lake Louise are under a 2-hr drive from Calgary.
- 10 Toronto Day Trips
- The Briars Golf & Spa Resort is a lakeside getaway a couple of hours from Toronto.