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.
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.