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How To Celebrate Labour Day In Canada?

How To Celebrate Labour Day In Canada?

What is Labour Day?

Celebrated annually on the first Monday in September, Labour Day is a huge celebration in Canada. After Labour Day was declared a legal holiday by the Parliament of Canada on July 23rd 1894, the celebration was moved to the early fall, where it has remained ever since.

The day originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay, but in modern times the day is now part of a long weekend of celebrations and an opportunity to enjoy the last of the summer sun.

How To Celebrate Labour Day?

As Labour Day is the last three-day weekend of summer, and it’s set to be a warm one, Labour Day 2022 is the perfect time to soak up that vitamin D to get us all through those cooler winter months. No matter your personal tastes, you’ll find something exciting in our list to keep you and your family entertained this year.

Take a look at our recommendations for some Labour Day inspiration.

Things To Do On Labour Day Weekend

From the best things to do and places to visit, what to eat, here’s a round-up of our top recommendations for what to do this Labour Day.

What To Do On Labour Day 2022:

1. Soak up the last of the summer sun at a music festival. Diplo and Armin van Buuren are among many of the big names headlining the North Coast Music Festival 2022

2. Visit a Canadian National Park you’ve never been to before. There are plenty to choose from, and you can guarantee Labour Day combined with good weather will see an unrivalled atmosphere in any you visit. Why not take a great book with you and find a comfortable spot to sit and read?

3. Football fans could attend a game, or watch one on the TV with friends and snacks. This year, the likes of Hamilton Tiger Cats and Toronto Argonauts will come head to head on the big day.

4. Head to Granville Island Market for some unique retail therapy, which you could even couple with a ride on the mini ferries at False Creek while you’re there.

5. Learn something new and exciting by visiting a museum. The Canadian Museum of History is particularly apt on this holiday.

6. Make the most of the glorious weather by rounding up your friends and family for a Labour Day picnic or party in the sun.

7. If you’re hosting a Labour Day get-together, we recommend serving a crowd-pleasing mixture of appetizers, dips, entrées and desserts including grilled hotdogs, cheese burgers with wedges and slaw, corn dogs and brown butter fudge brownies.

8. Get swept up in the atmosphere of a Labour Day parade. Most main cities will have their own version, but Toronto Labour Day Parade is probably the biggest display you’ll find.



If you’re attending a Labour Day party or picnic as a guest, don’t forget to delight the host by coming armed with some home-cooked foods to celebrate.

Our top tip: always have a vegetarian and a family-friendly option for an event such as this!

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