What’s open and closed Canada Day Weekend 2018
What’s open and closed Canada Day Weekend – Canada Day 2018 falls on Sunday, July 1, meaning that we get a three-day weekend as the holiday will be “observed” on Monday, July 2. As such, government offices and banks will be closed on Monday as they would be if it were a Sunday.
Public transit will be operating Monday, but on a weekend schedule with reduced service. Municipal services such as swimming pools and libraries will generally be open with regular hours over the three-day weekend, but this varies by municipality or borough. Many private businesses will be closed, but smaller businesses and especially those in the service or tourism industries will generally be open.
- Most city and borough government offices will be closed but call centres may remain open
- Most retail stores and malls
- Banks will be closed, but automatic teller machines (ATMs) will remain open
- Most company offices
- No Canada Post delivery Monday
- Courts and law offices
- Some street closures downtown Sunday because of the Canada Day Parade
- Pools, libraries and sports complexes will generally be open, but check local schedules
- Public attractions (i.e. Planetarium, Biodome) will be open
- Museums and National Historic Sites
- Federal, provincial and municpal parks will be open (i.e. Oka, St-Timothée)
- The Montreal Casino
- Movie cinemas
- Montreal’s public markets (Atwater, Jean Talon, Maisonneuve) will be open 7 am to 5 pm
- Food stores, pharmacies, gas stations, dépanneurs
- Most SAQ (alcohol) stores
- Public transit will operate on weekend schedule Monday (reduced service)
- Garbage & recycling collection will continue as per the normal schedule
- Montreal Écocentres will be open
- Regular parking restrictions are still in force, parking meters are operational
Have a great Canada Day and stay cool!