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Here's What's Open & Closed On Canada Day In Montreal

Also known in Quebec as 'Moving Day.'
Here's What's Open & Closed On Canada Day In Montreal

Canada Day falls on a Thursday this year. Whether you're spending the day moving, partaking in COVID-safe celebrations or attending a vigil/protest, Thursday will probably have a different feel to it than the rest of the week.

Here's a partial list of what's open and closed in Montreal on July 1.

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What's closed on Canada Day?

  • Malls and boutiques will be closed.

  • SAQs and SQDCs will be closed.

  • Most banks will be closed.

  • Federal, provincial and municipal offices will be closed.

  • Canada Post and post offices will be closed, with no mail collection or delivery on Thursday.

  • Municipal courts will be closed.

  • The exo3 Mont-Saint-Hilaire train, exo4 Candiac train and exo5 Mascouche train will have no service. 

What's open on Canada Day?

  • Jean-Talon Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Atwater Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Swimming pools, libraries, sports complexes and cultural centers will be open according to borough schedules. Check your borough's website for more details.

  • The Biodome, the Botanical Gardens and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium will be open. Espace pour la vie recommends buying fixed-time tickets on its website beforehand.

  • Waste and recycling collection will run on their usual schedules, except for Montreal-Nord, where green waste will be collected on July 2.

  • Exo buses will run on a reduced schedule. The exo1 Vaudreuil-Hudson train will run on Sunday hours, while the exo2 Saint-Jérôme train will run on end-of-week service.

  • Société de transport de Montréal (STM) buses and the metro will run on regular holiday schedules. Check your bus schedule for exact times.

  • Société de transport de Laval (STL) buses will run on their Saturday schedules. Check your bus schedule for exact times. 

  • Montreal's municipal 311 line is open for questions on holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Some movie theatres will be open.

  • Some grocery stores and depanneurs will be open.

  • Service-based businesses (hair salons, gas stations, manufacturers) could remain open at the owner’s discretion.

  • Most restaurants and bars will be open.

  • Ecocentres will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.