Canada 150 is almost here!
Whether you’re planning on watching the fireworks, eating free cake, or attending the annual parade, we’re confident it’s going to be a fantastic long weekend!
In order to plan for this weekend’s patriotic festivities, we’ve compiled a list of what will remain open and what will be closed in Montreal on Canada Day 2017.
Please note that for most businesses, the holiday falls on Friday, June 30 as Canada Day officially takes place on the Saturday this year.
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)
- Most post offices will be closed
The good news:
- SAQ will remain open
- Most restaurants will remain open
- Some depanneurs will remain open
- Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains like Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix
- The Biodome, the Botanical Garden, and the Montreal 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
- Montreal museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and Pointe-A-Calliere will remain open
- Farmers’ markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will remain open
- Public transit will remain in operation, though it will be operating on a weekend schedule
Happy Canada Day, Montreal!