It's Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day today, or La Fête Nationale as the French call it. And like all public holidays in this city, it can cause a bit of confusion as to what establishments have closed their doors for the day and what places have remained open. But never fear, for we have here for you a list of what is open and closed today in the great city of Montreal.

What's Open:

  • Public Markets (Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve and Atwater from 7am to 5 pm, and Bonsecours from 10am to 9pm)
  • Pharmacies
  • Garbage and recycling pickups
  • Ecocenters
  • Pointe-à-Callière Museum
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Biodome
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Planetarium
  • STM (on a holiday schedule)
  • AMT (on a modified schedule)
  • Parking meters (uhg)

What's Closed:

  • Federal and provincial government offices
  • Municipal Accès Montreal offices
  • Municipal courthouses
  • Banks
  • Most arenas, swimming pools, libraries and sports centres
  • Malls
  • SAQ (yeah, we're sad too)
  • Post offices
  • Grocery stores bigger than 375 square meters

It's supposed to be a beautiful day for Saint-Jean-Baptise so despite many things being closed around the city, here are a few things that you can do on your day off:

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