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thanksgiving in montreal

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many Montrealers might be planning some festive weekend gatherings or are eagerly looking forward to having a day off.

To help you make the most of the long weekend, we have compiled a partial list of what will be open and closed on Thanksgiving Monday in Montreal. Luckily, for those who are missing some Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, most grocery stores will remain open, as will most pharmacies, restaurants, shopping malls and SQDC and SAQ stores.

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Quebecers are more than willing to talk turkey when it comes to sports and politics, but it turns out we're more reserved when it comes to buying turkey — especially this Thanksgiving.

The meat of the matter is a mix of inflation — with higher prices keeping most away from their local boucherie — and general disinterest. A recent survey by the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University and Angus Reid found that 45% of people in Quebec had no intention of celebrating the holiday, compared to 9 out of 10 respondents from the rest of Canada who do celebrate.

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Our provincial police will be keeping a close eye on the roads from October 7 to 10, with many Quebecers planning to drive to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) is advising drivers to stay alert, cautious and courteous during their road trips and recreational activities this weekend.

"Let's not forget that the key to safety is the commitment of the person behind the wheel. Whether one is using a road vehicle, a mountain bike or a boat, each driver is required to make the difference in the preservation of his life and those of his fellow citizens," the Sûreté du Québec wrote in a press release.

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Winter is coming, but it's not time to start hibernating just yet. Montreal's weather forecast calls for temperatures of up to 22 degrees this week.

Tuesday will be a perfect day to take a walk and admire the fall foliage around the city, considering it's expected to feel like 24 C.

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It's Thanksgiving weekend, also known as the only long weekend we have between now and Christmas in Quebec, and whether you're dreading your family dinner or are hoping to spend some time sleeping in, you might want to know what's open and closed in Montreal on Monday.

Lucky for you, not much will change! Here's what to expect for Thanksgiving Monday.

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