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British Columbia Day 2014

British Columbia Day is celebrated on the first Monday of August in Canada’s province of British Columbia. The day is celebrated to honor the people who found British Columbia and to commemorate thetransformation of British Columbia colony into a province.

History of the British Columbia Day

Juan Jose Perez Hernandez, a navigator hailing from Spain, was the first person to set foot on British Columbia in 1774 as per documentary evidence. In 1778, James Cook, an English explorer, too visited British Columbia. In 1850’s, several gold finds were recovered in the colony. As a result, the British colonial office established it as a Colony of British Columbia in 1858. British Columbia Colony was made into a province in 1871.

It was on May 1, 1974, that Provincial Secretary Ernie Hall introduced the bill on British Columbia Day, saying that all the provinces in Canada celebrated August 1 or the first working day of the month as a statutory holiday. Interestingly, Parliament had passed an act which changedthe Colony of British Columbia into a province of Canada on August 2, 1858, he said during a session. He further said the British Columbia Day should be celebrated tohonor and remember those people who had enabled the colony of British Columbia to turn into a province.

How do People Celebrate British Columbia Day

Since the British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday, most of the business establishments, including offices, shops, post offices and libraries, are closed on the day. Public transport plying on the roads is close to nil. August being the summer holiday period, schools too are closed.

People along with their families and friends either hold get together on the day or go for weekend getaways, utilizing the long weekends and summer holidays for children. Some go for canoeing, camping, hiking or trekking.


Apart from that, various events are organized in urban areas, especially in Vancouver, like cultural festivals, firework display and parades. Eminent personalities in various fields like Sports, Cuisine, technology are honored for their achievements on the day.

British Columbia Day Calendar

British Columbia Day Dates 2000 - 2099   British Columbia Day Dates 2100 - 2199
British Columbia Day Date in 2000 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2001 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2002 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2003 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2004 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2005 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2006 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2007 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2008 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2009 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2010 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2011 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2012 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2013 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2014 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2015 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2016 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2017 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2018 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2019 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2020 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2021 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2022 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2023 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2024 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2025 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2026 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2027 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2028 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2029 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2030 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2031 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2032 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2033 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2034 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2035 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2036 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2037 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2038 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2039 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2040 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2041 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2042 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2043 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2044 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2045 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2046 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2047 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2048 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2049 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2050 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2051 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2052 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2053 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2054 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2055 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2056 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2057 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2058 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2059 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2060 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2061 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2062 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2063 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2064 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2065 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2066 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2067 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2068 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2069 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2070 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2071 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2072 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2073 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2074 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2075 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2076 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2077 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2078 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2079 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2080 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2081 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2082 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2083 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2084 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2085 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2086 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2087 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2088 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2089 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2090 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2091 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2092 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2093 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2094 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2095 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2096 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2097 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2098 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2099 - 3rd August
 
British Columbia Day Date in 2100 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2101 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2102 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2103 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2104 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2105 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2106 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2107 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2108 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2109 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2110 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2111 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2112 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2113 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2114 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2115 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2116 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2117 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2118 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2119 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2120 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2121 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2122 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2123 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2124 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2125 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2126 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2127 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2128 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2129 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2130 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2131 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2132 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2133 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2134 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2135 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2136 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2137 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2138 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2139 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2140 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2141 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2142 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2143 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2144 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2145 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2146 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2147 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2148 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2149 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2150 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2151 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2152 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2153 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2154 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2155 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2156 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2157 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2158 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2159 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2160 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2161 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2162 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2163 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2164 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2165 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2166 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2167 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2168 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2169 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2170 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2171 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2172 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2173 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2174 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2175 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2176 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2177 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2178 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2179 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2180 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2181 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2182 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2183 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2184 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2185 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2186 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2187 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2188 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2189 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2190 - 2nd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2191 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2192 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2193 - 5th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2194 - 4th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2195 - 3rd August
British Columbia Day Date in 2196 - 1st August
British Columbia Day Date in 2197 - 7th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2198 - 6th August
British Columbia Day Date in 2199 - 5th August

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