When the clocks strike 11 tomorrow morning, Montreal’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony will begin. Held at Place du Canada, all are welcome to attend this year’s ceremony.
Whether you honour those who have served by wearing a poppy, donating money, or attending a commemorative ceremony, this is an important holiday not to be missed by Canadians.
In preparation for Remembrance Day, we’ve come up with a complete guide to what’s open and what’s closed in Montreal on November 11, 2016.
The bad news:
- All banks will be closed
- All federal and provincial government offices will be closed
- All post offices will be closed
- Some restaurants will be closed
The good news:
- SAQ liquor stores will remain open for regular business hours
- Most restaurants will remain open
- Most grocery stores will remain open
- Most retail stores and malls will be open (including all malls in downtown Montreal)
- Most depanneurs will remain open
- Most 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 and recycling pickup will mostly continue as normal, call 311 if you have any questions or concerns
- Most movie theatres will remain open
- The Casino will remain open
- Montreal museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and Pointe-A-Calliere will remain open
- Outdoor markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will remain open
- Public transit will remain in operation, though some buses will take different routes owing to Remembrance Day ceremonies
Lest we forget.