Find school holiday dates

School calendars

School calendars are different for every school. Special events like parent-teacher interviews can affect when students are in school. Rural school calendars reflect the unique needs of their communities. Check with your school for daily schedules.

View the 2017 to 2018 calendar for all Yukon schools.

View the 2018 to 2019 calendar for all Yukon schools. 

2017–18 holiday dates for all Yukon schools

Schools are closed and there are no classes on the following dates.

  • August 21, 2017: Discovery Day
  • September 4, 2017: Labour Day
  • October 9, 2017: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 13, 2017: Remembrance Day
  • February 23, 2018: Heritage Day
  • March 30, 2018: Good Friday
  • April 2, 2018: Easter Monday
  • May 21, 2018: Victoria Day 

2017–18 key dates for Whitehorse schools 

  • August 28 and 29, 2017: First day of school
  • December 21 to January 2, 2018: Christmas break
  • March 19 to 29, 2018: March break
  • March 30 to April 2, 2018: Easter weekend. There are no classes on Friday or Monday.
  • June 8, 2018: Last day of school (Individual Learning Centre last day is June 15, 2018)

2018–19 key dates for Whitehorse schools 

  • August 21 or 22, 2018: First day of school
  • December 21, 2018 to January 4, 2019: Christmas break
  • March 11 to March 22, 2019: March break
  • April 19 to April 22, 2019: Easter weekend. There are no classes on Friday or Monday.
  • June 14, 2019: Last day of school 
  • The total number of school days is 180.

Future key dates for Whitehorse schools

Key dates for Whitehorse schools for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years are also now available. 

View the 2019 to 2020 school calendar for Whitehorse schools 

View the 2020 to 2021 school calendar for Whitehorse schools 

View the 2021 to 2022 school calendar for Whitehorse schools 

Rural calendar dates for these school years will be determined in the coming weeks. Each rural community in Yukon has a unique set of needs that need to be carefully considered when establishing school calendar dates. 

Rural schools

Rural schools follow different school calendars than schools in Whitehorse. The first and last days of the school year may differ from school to school. Some schools take a one-week, rather than a two-week, spring break. Important dates for each school are identified in the school calendar synopsis.

Contact: 

For questions about school holidays email bob.walker@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-8226 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8226. You can also contact your school directly.