What's Open And What's Closed On St. Jean Baptiste Day In Montreal
Finally! It is now summertime in Montreal, guys! No more saying its like summer, or summer is around the corner. As of this morning, the summer solstice has officially brought us into summer 2018!
Let's all take a moment and shout out a quick hooray!
We also get a fabulous long weekend this week, all thanks to Quebec's Saint-Jean Baptise Day celebrations on Sunday, June 24th! Time for BBQs, and pitchers of sangria in the sun.
Let's all get this party going!
Montreal will have lots of celebrations going on. There's a massive free show downtown this weekend, bar parties, the summer village's like Village au Pied-du-Courant or the new Station F-MR are sure to be bumping.
But remember, this is a long holiday weekend! Nothing is worse than forgetting that many businesses and services will be closed. You don't want to be that person who didn't plan ahead and runs to SAQ just to find them closed on Monday, do ya?
I didn't think so. Stick with us, we've got you. Here's a list of everything closed, and open this holiday Monday, June 25th.
Most importantly, here's what will be closed Monday, June 25th:
- All banks and unions will be closed.
- All federal and provincial government offices will be closed.
- Most retail stores and malls will be closed. Some smaller stores may be open - check individual hours
- All post offices will be closed.
- All SAQ liquor stores will be closed(!!) - plan ahead
- Municipality offices are closed: libraries, town halls, consulates, embassies, and courthouses.
Several offices of the City of Montreal will be closed Monday, June 25, 2018, including borough offices, Accès-Montreal and service points.
So, you should plan all your stuff this weekend according to what will be closed.
Sunday, June 24th:
- Expect many places to be closed. Not only is it the weekend, but it's also a Holiday, so call ahead if you're planning on going anywhere.
- Businesses, stores, depanneurs and restaurants may be open at the owner’s discretion.
Monday, June 25th:
- Stores are generally open: Depanneurs and groceries stores are open at the owner’s discretion. Larger chains usually remain open.
- The majority of restaurants will remain open.
- Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains like Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix.
- The Biodome, the Botanical Garden, and the Montreal Science Centre will remain open.
- Garbage and recycling pickup will mostly continue as normal, call 311 if you have any questions or concerns.
- The majority of movie theatres stay open, especially the large chains like Cineplex and Guzzo.
- Montreal museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and Pointe-A-Calliere will remain open.
- Farmers’ markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will remain open.
- Public transit will remain in operation, though it will be operating on a weekend schedule. Check STM for planning your trips.
- Municipal parks are open.
The different collections (domestic, bulky waste, recyclables, food waste, green waste and dead leaves) will be held according to the usual schedule in all boroughs. For information, visit the website: ville.montreal.qc.ca/collectes or call 311.
Sports and cultural facilities such as arenas, swimming pools, sports centers, libraries and cultural venues have varied schedules set by the boroughs. The public is invited to communicate directly with the staff of the places concerned before traveling.
The Claude-Robillard Sports Complex will be closed Sunday, June 24 For information about the Sports Complex, call 514 872-6900.
Space For Life facilities will be open to the public at the following times:
- The Botanical Garden, from 9 am to 18 pm
- Montreal Insectarium, from 9 am to 18 pm
- The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, 9 h to 17 h
For information, visit the website espacepourlavie.ca or call 514 868-3000.
For all the information on Montreal's Saint-Jean Baptise Day celebrations, check out the La Fête nationale du Québec website.