British Columbia Public Holidays 2021
British Columbia (BC) has 9 public holidays in 2021, it is of the most beautiful provinces in Canada and promotes “Ecotourism”. The province share it borders with Yukon and Northwest Territories at north, the Alberta at east, west by the Pacific Ocean and the south by the U.S. states of Montana. Victoria is the capital city of BC, and its named in the memory of Queen Victoria, who was the Monarch of the British Empire during the creation of the original British colonies in Canada. The major cities in this province are, Victoria, Sidney, Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Langley Delta, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Moody, White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Bowen Island, Anmore, Lions Bay, Belcarra, Saanich, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Highlands, Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Sooke, etc.
British Columbia joined the Confederation in 1871, and became the sixth province of Canada. In its early days the English, Scottish, and Northern Irish migrants played a major role in founding the province. As per the 2016 census, BC is the third-most populous province in Canada.
The table below shows the list of statutory holidays British Columbia or British Columbia Public holidays
|New Year’s Day||Friday, January 1|
|Family Day||Monday, February 15|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 2|
|Easter Monday*||Monday, April 5|
|Victoria Day||Monday, May 24|
|Canada Day||Thursday, July 1|
|British Columbia Day||Monday, August 2|
|Labour Day||Monday, September 6|
|Thanksgiving Day||Monday, October 11|
|Remembrance Day||Thursday November 11|
|Christmas Day||Saturday, December 25|
|Boxing Day**||Sunday, December 26|
* For banks and government offices only.
**Boxing day is not a statutory holiday in BC but its a paid holiday for many non-retail businesses