It’s time to celebrate the birth of our glorious nation! While Canada Day in Montreal is sure to be filled with fun and patriotic activities, it is a national holiday, which means some places and things you rely on will be closed.
To make your lives easier, we’ve compiled a list of what will remain open and what will be closed in Montreal on Canada Day 2016.
The bad news:
All banks 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)
Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains like Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix
The Biodome, the Botanical Gardens, and the Science Centre will remain open
Garbage pickup will mostly continue as normal
Most movie theatres will remain open
The Casino will remain open
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will remain open
Outdoor markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will remain open
Clearly the good news outweighs the bad news this Canada Day! Don’t worry too much about planning ahead, though if you’re unsure whether a local store or restaurant is open, it’s best to call in advance.