Family Day/Islander Day/Louis Riel Day/Nova Scotia Heritage Day are statutory holidays in some provinces.

The following is a brief overview of retail business regulations from across the country, as related to these holidays.  More information on retail closing days can be found on the RCC website at: http://www.retailcouncil.org/quickfacts/storehours

Since there are exceptions to Family Day, Islander Day, Louis Riel Day and Nova Scotia Heritage Day retail hours, based on jurisdiction and type of retail store, RCC members are encouraged to check with their local municipality or provincial/territorial government if they have specific questions.

Please note:
In provinces where there are no regulations related to holiday retail hours (see below), there may still be rules in a retailer’s shopping mall lease agreement pertaining to retail opening hours on that day.

B.C. celebrates Family Day on February 8, 2016. All other provinces that participate in Family Day, Islander Day, Louis Riel Day or Nova Scotia Heritage Day celebrate on February 15, 2016.
 
Atlantic Canada:
In New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador, Family Day is not a statutory holiday, so holiday hours do not apply.
In Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a retail closing day for most retailers.
In Prince Edward Island, Islander Day is a retail closing day for most retailers.
 
Quebec:
In Quebec, Family Day is not a statutory holiday, so holiday hours do not apply. 
 
Ontario:
In Ontario, Family Day is a retail closing day for most retailers.
 
Manitoba:
In Manitoba, retailers are allowed to open on Louis Riel Day between 9 AM to 6 PM as long as they pay their employees according to the law.  
 
British Columbia / Alberta / Saskatchewan: 
In British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, retailers are allowed to open on Family Day as long as they pay their employees according to the law. 
Please note: B.C. celebrates Family Day on February 8, 2016.

Territories:
In the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon, Family Day is not a statutory holiday, so holiday hours do not apply.

Again, more information on retail closing days can be found on the RCC website at: http://www.retailcouncil.org/quickfacts/storehours