Events for the month of August 2016
Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August each year.
Although it is not a statutory holiday, and businesses can choose whether or not to recognize the day as a general holiday, many Calgarians use this day... Read More
The first Monday of August is a holiday for people in many parts of Canada. It is a statutory holiday in some provinces and territories but in others it has another legal status.
British Columbia (British Columbia Day) New... Read More
New Brunswick Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on the first Monday of August.
In June 1976, the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick adopted the New Brunswick Day Act, making the first Monday in August the... Read More
The first Monday of August is a legal holiday to be observed and known as British Columbia Day, BC Day or B.C. Day, in the province of British Columbia.
Natal Day is not a statutory holiday but many people in the province of Nova Scotia have a paid day off work.
Several of Canada's provinces observe a holiday on the first Monday in August. In Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and... Read More
The August civic holiday is renamed for a Winnipeg-born national hero.
Terry Fox, born in Manitoba on July 28, 1958, started his Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer in 1980, not long after he lost his leg to cancer. He... Read More
Holiday for : Newfoundland and Labrador
Regatta Day is a statutory holiday for the city of St Jonh's under provincial legislation and the first Wednesday of August is set aside for it. In 1993 it received its title as the... Read More
Discovery Day is a statutory holiday in Yukon commemorating the discovery of gold that set off the Klondike Gold Rush and led to the formation of the territory. George Carmack, the son of an American forty-niner, and his partners and...
Public holiday in: Prince Edward Island
Gold Cup Parade Day on the third Friday of August in the province of Prince Edward Island. The Gold Cup and Saucer Parade has been in existence since 1961. The is the... Read More