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

Aug 28 2018, 6:16 pm

For many people, Labour Day signifies the last unofficial day of summer. Time is spent at a cottage, in the pool or asking yourself “where did the summer go?”

This year, the statutory holiday takes place on Monday, September 3.

In celebration of the long weekend, many businesses are shut down. But, since nobody wants to be locked outside of Costco on a day off, we’ve put together a list of what’s open and closed this Monday in Vancouver.

Open

Movie Theatres

Image: Movie Theatre / Shutterstock

Image: Movie Theatre / Shutterstock

Movie theatres are always open throughout the weekend.

Check your local listings.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is open on Christmas Day. (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

The Vancouver Aquarium (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

Spend the long weekend surrounded by sea creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Science World

Science World

Science World

Spend the day immersed in Science! Hours and rates are available online.

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)

Pharmacies

Malls

Pacific Centre / Shutterstock

Libraries

  • Select branches of the Vancouver Public Library are open. Exact hours, times and locations are listed here.

City Services

  • Champlain Heights (on July 1), Creekside (on July 1), False Creek, Hillcrest (on July 1), Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Sunset (on July 2), and Trout Lake (on July 2) community centres (check this list for exact times)
  • About half the fitness centres in Vancouver are open (check this list for exact times)
  • All golf courses are open

Post Offices

  • All Canada Post offices are closed; offices operated privately may be open if the host business is open.

Closed

Grocery Stores

Banks

  • All major banks are closed on Labour Day

City Services

  • All government offices closed
  • All community centres are closed, except Champlain Heights (open on July 1), Creekside (open on July 1), False Creek, Hillcrest (open on July 1), Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Sunset (open on July 2), and Trout Lake (open on July 2) community centres (check this list for exact times)
  • About half the fitness centres in Vancouver are closed (check this list for exact times)
  • Kensington and Renfrew pools are closed

Post Offices

  • All Canada Post locations are closed, except privately operated post offices, which might open according to the hours of the host business.
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