The Saint-Jean-Baptiste holiday weekend is quickly approaching so it’s time to start planning.
The holiday falls on Sunday, June 24 this year and will be celebrated on Monday, June 25 as a provincial holiday. That means that some businesses will be closed and some will not. Here is a list of everything that will be accessible in Montreal this Saint-Jean.
Nobody wants to be locked out of the SAQ on Monday, plan ahead!
All banks and unions will be closed.
All federal and provincial government offices will be closed.
Most retail stores and malls will be closed (with the exception of smaller stores).
All post offices will be closed.
All SAQ liquor stores will be closed.
Municipality offices are closed: libraries, town halls, consulates, embassies and courthouses.
Stores are generally open: Depanneurs and groceries stores are open at the owner’s discretion. Larger chains usually remain open.
The majority of restaurants will remain open.
Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains like Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix.
The Biodome, the Botanical Garden, and the Montreal Science Centre will remain open.
Garbage and recycling pickup will mostly continue as normal, call 311 if you have any questions or concerns.
The majority of movie theatres stay open, especially the large chains like Scotiabank, Cineplex, and Guzzo.
Montreal museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and Pointe-A-Calliere will remain open.
Farmers’ markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will remain open.
Public transit will remain in operation, though it will be operating on a weekend schedule. Consult the STM for planning your trips.
Municipal parks are open.
Keep in mind that the shops and restaurants that are open on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day operate with a staff reduced by law, so be patient.