What’s open, What’s not on Canada Day


Just when we think we finally have a handle on what is open and what is closed we have a holiday to mix us up again!! Here is a list of this year’s openings and closings:

Open on Canada Day

All SAQ liquor stores remain open except for those located inside shopping malls that don’t have doors that open directly onto the parking lot. Some SAQ’s have been closed due to COVID-19, best to check if they have been closed, they may still be. 

Legu Mylene in Ile Bizard will open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well as Jean Talon Market is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Les Serres Vaudreuil inc. / Fruits & Légumes Daoust will open until 5 p.m.

Supermarket hours will vary best to call. Most are open. 

Parking meters remain in effect on holidays.

Garbage and other collection services will take place as usual in most boroughs and cities. 

Some arenas, swimming pools, gyms, and sports centers remain open, and others don’t, depending on the neighbourhood. Call 311 in Montreal or your city for details.

Some dépanneurs

Some pharmacies, especially large chains, but hours and staff count may be reduced.

Closed on Canada Day

While there are many places that visitors may go on Canada, the following are usually closed:

  • Banks
  • Most city of Montreal offices
  • Municipal court
  • Most provincial and federal offices
  • Many private sector offices

SQDC stores will be closed across the province.

Permit counters and municipal courts in Montreal will be closed.


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