Saint-Jean-Baptiste is back. Quebec’s National Day will see most of the province shut down as revelers gather to celebrate the beautiful province.

In Montreal, several establishments will remain open and certain city services will be maintained. But many purveyors of essential holiday supplies and liquid fun will close.

Here’s what’s open and closed in Montreal for National Day.

(At least a little) Open and operational

  • Montreal Public Markets
    • Here are the opening hours of the three largest Fridays:
      • Jean-Talon Market: 8 am to 6 pm
      • Atwater Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Maisonneuve Market: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Space for life museums (with regular hours)
    • Biodome
    • Biosphere
    • Botanical Garden
    • insectarium
    • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Collection of garbage, recycling, compost and yard waste.
    • The usual Friday pick-up times in the boroughs will not change.
  • Ecocentres (regular summer hours)
  • Metro Plus De la Montagne (grocery store)
    • It will be the only Metro grocery store open in Montreal on Friday (8 a.m. to 11 p.m.). A few others elsewhere in the province will also be open.
  • Provigo on avenue des Canadiens
    • It looks like this will be the only Provigo open in Montreal. Friday hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The STM network
    • Buses will run on a holiday schedule.


  • Most grocery stores, including:
    • Max.
    • Walmart.
    • Most Super Cs
      • Five Super Cs will be open in the province, including none in Montreal.
    • Most Provigos.
    • Adonis Market
      • The locations do not publish any vacation times online.
    • IGA
      • Online, many IGA locations say their National Day hours are “not available.”
  • The SQDC
    • Same-day delivery and online order pickup services will also not work.
  • The SAQ
    • On Thursday, most branches will close at 7 p.m. But the SAQ 8 p.m. will still close at 8 p.m. Thursday, and the SAQ Express will close at 9 p.m.
  • Malls and malls, including:
  • Canada Post
    • There will be no courier collection or delivery. But Canada Post says “privately operated post offices will be open according to the host company’s hours of service.” However, information about which office will be open is not available online.
  • Montreal municipal permit counters.
  • Libraries and cultural centers of Montreal.
  • Municipal courts.