What’s open and what’s closed on Thanksgiving day in Montreal

Oct 5 2016, 6:08 pm

Happy Turkey Day, Montreal!

No matter how you choose to celebrate this year’s holiday, it’s important to be in the know. After all, you don’t want to run out of food or booze on a beautiful fall weekend in Montreal.

Whether you’re planning on heading to a pumpkin patch, hitting up Fright Fest, or spending time with the fam, you’re guaranteed to have a better holiday if no surprises come your way.

To ensure this Thanksgiving weekend is as awesome as the last, check out what’s open and what’s closed on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 10, in Montreal.

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 (check before you go as some restaurants close on Mondays normally)

The good news:

  • SAQ liquor stores will remain open for regular business hours (hooray!)
  • 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)
  • Some depanneurs will remain open
  • Some 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, the Aquatic Centre, and La Ronde 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 it will be operating on a weekend schedule

Happy Thanksgiving!