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What's Open And What's Closed On St. Jean Baptiste Day In Montreal

Might want to buy your booze ahead of time...
What's Open And What's Closed On St. Jean Baptiste Day In Montreal

This weekend is a long weekend for most, as Quebec gears up to celebrate our national day. For many, this means BBQs, beers and free concerts.

Of course, as many take the day off to celebrate la Saint Jean Baptiste, some services at the municipal and provincial level will be closed.

Many grocery stores and SAQs are also closed. So, if you're looking to host some friends on Monday, make sure to grab what you need ahead of time. Read on for a partial list of everything that is closed on Monday, June 24.


On Sunday, June 23, stores will be open as usual. All SAQ stores will be closed on Monday, June 24th.

Grocery Stores

Public markets and most deps will remain open, but large grocery stores are for the most part closed.

Garbage Collection

All waste collection (domestic waste, recycling, compost etc.) will be happening as per usual aside from the following boroughs:

  • Anjou (moved to June 25)

  • LaSalle (moved to June 26)

  • Outremont (moved to June 25)

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Sport And Cultural Centers

Institutions like gyms, libraries, pools, arenas etc. have varied opening hours on Monday. You will have to call or look online to see if they are open or not.

Espace Pour La Vie

This space will be open on regular hours, but the biodome and Insectarium are still closed for renovations.

Gas Stations

Open at their own discretion.


Most malls, such as the Eaton Center and Alexis Nihon, are closed on Monday but open as usual on Sunday.


Some museums such as the MAC are open on Monday, but others, like the Museum of Fine Arts and Pointe-À-Callières, are closed

If you're looking for things to do to celebrate your extra day off, check out our list of awesome things happening in the city this weekend.

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