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What’s Open & What’s Closed On New Years Day 2017 In Montreal

A brand new year has arrived.

Well, friends, we did it. We made it past the year of fire and brimstone that was 2016. Good riddance, 2k16. Good riddance.

READ ALSO: 11 Montreal Places For The Best Ice Skating This Winter 

Here's to 2017 being a whole lot better (honestly, almost anything would be an improvement to what 2016 had in store for us), and in case you're wondering where you can start off your year, I've got you covered.

What's Open

  • Some pharmacies (call to make sure)
  • Movie theatres
  • The casino
  • Most skating rinks (like the Old Port skating rink and the Atrium 1000)
  • The STM will run on a Sunday schedule
  • AMT trains will run on weekend schedules (check the website for more information)
  • The Montreal Science Centre will remain open
  • The Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Biodome, and Planterium will be open on January 1
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Pointe-à-Callière Museum will be open too

What's Closed

  • Banks
  • Most government (federal and provincial) offices
  • Municipal courts and most city offices
  • Malls
  • Some grocery stores
  • Some restaurants (make sure to call ahead to make sure)
  • Retail stores (like IKEA, Wal Mart, etc)
  • Garbage pickup might be interrupted in your area (call to make sure)
  • The SAQ (I know, you guys. I know.)
  • Public markets (like Marche Jean-Talon and Atwater Market) are closed

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