We all love Canada Day, its food specials, and fancy fireworks. But Canada Day also means that lots of businesses will be closed, and some of us shopaholics just cannot sit at a backyard barbecue all day.
Here’s your handy guide to what’s open and what’s not in Vancouver, this Canada Day.
Vancouver Public Library is open on Canada Day (the Sunday), but closed on Monday, July 2 (except for the Carnegie Branch, which is open every day).
Champlain Heights (on July 1), Creekside (on July 1), False Creek, Hillcrest (on July 1), Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Sunset (on July 2), and Trout Lake (on July 2) community centres (check this list for exact times)
Pharmasave (some open with regular hours; some are closed)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Vancouver General Hospital, Hornby Street, East Broadway, East 49th, Glenlyon Parkway, Nordel Way, 140th, Kerr Street, Commercial Drive, and East 10th locations are closed; the rest are open but might have reduced hours)
All banks are closed on Canada Day (even the ones that are usually open on Sunday)
All government offices closed
All community centres are closed, except Champlain Heights (open on July 1), Creekside (open on July 1), False Creek, Hillcrest (open on July 1), Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Sunset (open on July 2), and Trout Lake (open on July 2) community centres (check this list for exact times)