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What's open and closed on Fete Nationale in Montreal

A young child wears Quebec flags on his head during Saint-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal, Saturday, June 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes A young child wears Quebec flags on his head during Saint-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal, Saturday, June 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Monday is Fete Nationale (or Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) in Quebec.

Here's a list of what's open and closed in Montreal on June 24.


  • Public markets, such as Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve;
  • Biodôme, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium;
  • The ecocentres, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • Gas stations;
  • Some small stores and pharmacies;
  • Montreal swimming pools, sports centres and leisure arenas will operate on specialized schedules. Check your borough’s website for more information.
  • Convenience stores (dépanneurs) and small grocery stores
  • Most restaurants and bars
  • Waste collection services and ecocentres
  • Museums and cultural centres (hours may vary)
  • Espace pour la Vie (Biodome, Insectarium, Planetarium, Botanical Garden)
  • Public transit (modified schedule)


  • Most retail stores (exceptions listed above)
  • Banks
  • Canada Post offices
  • Liquor stores (SAQs) and cannabis stores (SQDCs)
  • Courthouses
  • Municipal points of service (ex. Montreal access bureaus)
  • Provincial points of service (ex. SAAQs, Revenue Québec offices)
  • Federal points of service (ex. passport offices)
  • Borough offices, Access Montreal offices and permit counters;
  • Municipal Court on Gosford Street;
  • Libraries and cultural centres;
  • Grocery stores;
  • Shopping malls and most big box stores.

Public transit and more

  • Société de transport de Montréal (STM) buses and Metro will run on a special holiday schedule.
  • Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) buses will be on a Sunday schedule.
  • Société de transport de Laval (STL) buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Exo commuter trains on the Vaudreuil-Dorion line will run on a Sunday schedule, and the Saint-Jérôme line will operate on a weekend schedule.
  • There will be no service on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Candiac or Mascouche lines.
  • Exo bus routes will operate on a Saturday schedule.
  • Anyone requiring adapted transit will have to request all rides from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Canada Post offices will be closed and there will be no mail pick-up or delivery.
  • Regular parking restrictions and meters remain in effect.
  • Household waste collection will continue as scheduled. Check your borough website for more information. Top Stories


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