This week we celebrate la Saint Jean-Baptiste, but unlike previous years, Quebecers won’t have as many options when it comes to celebrating with big crowds. This year, we won’t be able to cram into nightclubs, visit street festivals nor we will be able to attend Le Grand Spectacle— and as with every other year, there are plenty of businesses and offices that will be closed for the Holiday.
That’s why, we’ve assembled a list of many things that are open and closed for La Fête Nationale!
Canada Post offices
SQDC cannabis shops
Permit counters and municipal courts across Montreal
Most Montreal city offices
Most private sector offices
Grocery stores and supermarkets larger than 375 square metres in size
Most sports centres and arenas
Montreal Science Centre
311, Montreal’s information hotline
Parking meters remain in effect on holidays.
Pharmacies buy could reduce the hours
Public beaches (selective ones, call beforehand)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (hours might differ)
The city’s Botanical Gardens
Public markets/farmers markets
Some smaller grocery stores can remain open at their leisure, though hours may be reduced
Public swimming pools, although some are closed, so you should call 311 to confirm
Public transit follows their holiday schedule
Parking meters are in full operation
Several sports and cultural centres depending on the borough, but the city is asking people to call in advance before heading over.
The Sport Montreal 2020 centre will be open.
Garbage and other collection services will take place as usual in most boroughs, except in Outremont and Montreal North, where they’ll be postponed to Thursday. Meanwhile collections are cancelled on Wednesday in Ville-Marie.