What's open and closed on St. Jean-Baptiste Day in Montreal

Jun 21 2019, 7:32 pm

On Monday, June 24, Quebec celebrates its statutory holiday, La Fête Nationale, formerly known as St. Jean-Baptiste Day (or La Saint-Jean).

Because of the holiday, many businesses and offices will be closed.

Generally, most stores and shops in Montreal will remain open except for government offices, municipal buildings, banks, and post offices.

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Some small businesses and shops, restaurants, and retail stores will remain open at their own discretion.

We’d recommend calling and double-checking before you head out on Monday. And be sure to do important shopping (ahem, SAQ) before June 24.

What’s closed on June 24:

  • Banks
  • Municipal court
  • Most Montreal city offices
  • Most private sector offices
  • Shopping malls
  • Grocery stores and supermarkets larger than 375 square metres in size
  • Sports centres and arenas
  • Ecocentres
  • SAQ liquor stores

What’s open on June 24:

  • 311, Montreal’s information hotline
  • Most d√©panneurs
  • Stores and shops located inside hospitals, train stations, airports, and tourism destinations
  • Some pharmacies (large chains remain open but hours could be reduced)
  • Cinemas
  • Montreal Casino
  • Public beaches
  • Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Montreal Biodome
  • Montreal Planetarium
  • Montreal Botanical Gardens
  • Montreal Insectarium
  • Montreal Science Centre
  • Montreal’s Museum of History and Archaeology
  • Public markets/farmers markets
  • Grocery stores 375 square meters (4,037 feet) or less in size can remain open at their leisure, though hours may be reduced
  • Service-based businesses (hair salons, restaurants, gas stations, and manufacturers remain open at their own discretion)
  • Bookstores, flower stores, and antique shops (small shops may close if they wish)
  • Public swimming pools (some are closed, call 311 to confirm)
  • Public transit follows their holiday schedule
  • Parking meters are in full operation
  • Garbage and recycling remains on schedule but may vary per neighbourhood
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