Holidays in Canada in 2024: long weekends to plan your travels

To help you plan your travel in 2024, we researched all holidays in Canada that will be long weekends next year.

Breaks during the year are excellent opportunities to relax and send the stress far away from your life. Check the perfect date opportunities to travel in our list below:

New Year’s Day – January 1st  

Start your year with colors! After the New Year’s Eve celebrations, wake up for a nice Downtown walk featuring our iconic Jellybean Row houses.

Travel tip: The Jellybean Row is not a specific street. Walk down Gower Street and adjacent streets to admire the Jellybean-colored row houses.

Good Friday – March 29th and Easter Monday – April 1st

Spring is an amazing time to visit St. John’s. The city gardens bloom and create a perfect scenario with our colorful row and Victorian style houses. The Easter holiday is a great opportunity to explore the city attractions since it is the longest weekend.

Travel tip: Use the extra time to drive to nearby locations such as the La Manche Provincial Park, one hour by car from the hotel.

Check more info about the park:

Route to La Manche Provincial Park from the Murray Premises Hotel
Route to La Manche Provincial Park from the Murray Premises Hotel


La Manche Provincial Park
La Manche Provincial Park. Picture from

Victoria Day – Monday – May 20

Victoria’s Day happens on a Monday, giving you three full days to explore the city. As the weather gets warmer, one good idea is to go for hikes and see the beautiful St. Johns scenarios.

Travel tip: A must-go for hiking lovers is the East Coast Trail. Views from the bay, lighthouses, and much more. Check more info on the East Coast Trail website:

East Coast Trail view. Picture by Curtis Meeker.

Civic Holiday – Monday – August 5

Enjoy the last bit of warmer temperatures to visit St. John’s outdoors. For a long weekend, picnics in parks, walks along the lake or strolls downtown are great.

Travel tip: Visit Bannerman Park, Downtown St John’s and go for delicious ice cream at The Parlour, right in front of the park!

The Parlour Gelato + Coffee
The Parlour Gelato + Coffee. Picture from The Parlour Facebook Page.
The Parlour Gelato + Coffee. Picture from The Parlour Facebook Page.

Labor Day – Monday – September 2

The city gains those brown and red shades in September as fall approaches. Are you planning a new couple, family, or personal photoshoot? Fall in St. John’s is a fantastic opportunity to have professional portraits.

Travel tip: Contact a photographer and take advantage of the fall scenarios and our hotel background.

Photoshoot at the Murray Premises Hotel
Photoshoot at the Murray Premises Hotel.
Picture by Emily Frampton.
Model Caroline Jardinee

Thanksgiving – Monday – October 14

The Winter Holidays can get very busy with all the gatherings and events, so enjoy a peaceful and cozy long weekend in St. John’s before the rush.

Travel tip: Check the Lester’s Farm Market Fall calendar for country fun, such as the Pumpkin Fest or the Petting Barn. More info on:

Lester's Farm Petting Barn
Lester’s Farm Petting Barn. Picture from Lester’s Farm Facebook Page.

Now that you have all the information about holidays that will be long weekends in Canada in 2024 start planning your next visit to St. John’s – NL.

Click here and book your room at the Murray Premises Hotel to stay in the city’s downtown, close to all attractions, restaurants, pubs, and shops.