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What's open and what's closed on Canada Day in Vancouver

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Christy Wang Jun 26, 2018 4:01 pm 4,438

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.

Open

Grocery Stores

liquor sales

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Liquor Stores

Image: Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook

  • BC Liquor Stores (some open but with reduced hours; some closed)
  • Private liquor stores (regular hours)

Pharmacies

Malls

Pacific Centre / Shutterstock

Libraries

  • 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).

City Services

  • 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)
  • About half the fitness centres in Vancouver are open (check this list for exact times)
  • All pools are open, except Kensington and Renfrew
  • All golf courses are open

Post Offices

  • All Canada Post offices are closed; offices operated privately may be open if the host business is open.

Closed

Grocery Stores

Liquor Stores

Pharmacies

  • 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)

Malls

Banks

  • All banks are closed on Canada Day (even the ones that are usually open on Sunday)

City Services

  • 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)
  • About half the fitness centres in Vancouver are closed (check this list for exact times)
  • Kensington and Renfrew pools are closed

Post Offices

  • All Canada Post locations are closed, except privately operated post offices, which might open according to the hours of the host business.
See also

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