British Columbia Public Holidays 2023

British Columbia (BC) has 9 public holidays in 2023, it is one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada and promotes “Ecotourism”. The province shares its borders with Yukon and Northwest Territories in the north, Alberta in the east, west by the Pacific Ocean, and in the south by the U.S. state of Montana.  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 2023 statutory holidays in British Columbia or British Columbia Public holidays 2023

Event 2023 Holiday
New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1
Family Day Monday, February 20
Good Friday Friday, April 7
Easter Monday* Monday, April 10
Victoria Day Monday, May 22
Canada Day Saturday, July 1
British Columbia Day Monday, August 7
Labour Day Monday, September 4
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation** Saturday, September 30
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9
Remembrance Day Saturday, November 11
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
Boxing Day*** Tuesday, December 26

* For banks and Federal government offices only.
** National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is not a provincial stat holiday in BC but is a holiday for all federal employees in BC, Click here for more details
*** Boxing day is not a statutory holiday in BC but it’s a paid holiday for many non-retail businesses.

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