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

Jun 28 2019, 12:39 am

Our home and native land is celebrating its 152nd birthday this Monday, July 1.

And, as per usual, government offices including Canada Post and city hall will be closed along with banks and libraries.

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Don’t get stuck needing something at the last minute. Here’s your handy guide to what’s open and what’s not in Vancouver, this Canada Day.


Grocery Stores

liquor sales

Grocery stores/Shutterstock

Liquor Stores

Image: Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook

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



Pacific Centre / Shutterstock

The following malls are open – refer to their websites for specific hours:

City Services

  • 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



  • With the exception of the Carnegie Branch,  the Vancouver Public Library is closed on Canada Day.

Grocery Stores


  • 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)



  • All banks are closed on Canada Day

Post Offices

  • All Canada Post offices are closed. That said, some offices operated privately may be open if the host business is open.
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