Here is what's open and closed in Montreal on Thanksgiving

Oct 4 2022, 3:00 pm

While knowing what businesses are open or closed on a holiday is usually common sense, there are often a few places that take you by surprise.

So, in case you needed a little refresher, here is what’s open and closed in Montreal this Thanksgiving Monday.

All federal and provincial government offices will be closed in Montreal. Parking restrictions and automated parking payments will remain in effect.

We’d recommend always checking a business’s hours of operation before heading out and calling in advance.

What’s open:

  • 311, the city of Montreal’s information hotline
  • Pharmacies
  • Most supermarkets and depanneurs
  • Most shopping malls
  • Public markets, such as Jean-Talon and Atwater
  • MarchĆ© Bonsecours
  • Garbage and recycling pickups generally stay on schedule with rare exceptions, call 311 for details
  • All SAQ liquor stores, except SAQ stores located inside a closed shopping mall that doesn’t have doors connected to the street or a parking lot.
  • All SQDCs
  • Bookstores, flower stores, antique shops and service-based businesses (hair salons, gas stations, manufacturers) remain open at their discretion.
  • Hospitals and emergency services
  • Most spas
  • Hotels, resorts and most accommodations
  • Parking metres are still in effect
  • The STM will run on a holiday schedule with modified bus times. Check the changes specific to your route online
  • Montreal Science Centre and IMAX Theatre

What’s closed:

  • Banks
  • Most city of Montreal offices
  • Municipal Court
  • Most provincial and federal offices
  • Cinemas
  • Montreal Casino
  • Montreal Botanical Gardens
  • Most music venues, bars and clubs
  • Postal service and Canada post offices (private sector locations such as those located in pharmacies may remain open at their discretion)
  • La Ronde
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and MusĆ©e d’Art Contemporain
  • Some restaurants
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