What's Open & What's Closed In Montreal On Quebec's Fête nationale

Bonne Saint-Jean! ⚜️

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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is here again. Quebec's Fête nationale will see most of the province shut down as revellers gather in celebration of la belle province.

In Montreal, several institutions will remain open, and some city services will continue. But many purveyors of critical holiday supplies and liquid fun will close their doors.

Here's what's open and closed in Montreal for the Fête nationale.

(At Least Somewhat) Open & Operating

  • Montreal public markets
    • Here are the operating hours of the three largest on Friday:
      • Marché Jean-Talon: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Marché Atwater: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Marché Maisonneuve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Espace pour la vie museums (with regular hours)
    • Biodome
    • Biosphere
    • Botanical Garden
    • Insectarium
    • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Trash, recycling, compost and yard waste pickup.
    • Boroughs' regular Friday pickup times will not change.
  • Écocentres (regular summer hours)
  • Metro Plus De la Montagne (grocery store)
    • This will be the only Metro grocery store open in Montreal on Friday (from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.). A few others elsewhere in the province will be open, too.
  • Provigo on avenue des Canadiens
    • It appears this will be the sole open Provigo in Montreal. Posted Friday hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The STM network
    • Buses will run on a holiday schedule.


Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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