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Family Day 2014

Family Day is celebrated in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

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In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, Family Day is the third Monday of February and observed as a public (or statutory) holiday. As of 2013, British Columbia introduced Family Day, but is holding it on the second Monday of February. (Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day and it's Islander Day in Prince Edward Island.)

In 2014, Family Day falls on Monday, February 17.


Most workers, public or private, are entitled to take statutory holidays off with regular pay. Some businesses remain open on holidays, such as medical clinics and some stores, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

What Does Family Day Mean for Visitors?

  • Banks, schools, and provincial government offices are closed. See more about what's open on Family Day
  • Public transportation may run on holiday schedule.
  • Tourist attractions, stores and restaurants in designated tourist areas, movie theatres, live performance theatres, many museums, galleries and other family-friendly attractions are open (always recommended to check ahead)

    Family Day Holiday Dates

    2009: Mon, Feb 16 (This was the first Family Day.
    2010: Mon, Feb 15
    2011: Mon, Feb 21
    2012: Mon, Feb 20
    2013: Mon, Feb 18
    2014: Mon, Feb 17
    2015: Mon, Feb 16
    2016: Mon, Feb 15
    2017: Mon, Feb 20

    Family Day Activities in Vancouver Family Day Activity Ideas

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