What’s open and closed on Fête nationale this Friday


The Biodôme, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium are open on the holiday. They recommend buying tickets online.

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Here’s a partial list of what’s open and closed on Friday

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— Federal and provincial government offices will be closed.

— Municipal offices will be closed.

— Shopping malls and large-surface stores, including grocery stores, will be closed. Smaller stores and drugstores may remain open. Restaurants, bars and gas stations can remain open.

— Most major bank branches will be closed.

— SAQ and SQDC outlets will be closed.

— Canada Post will not collect or deliver mail, and Canada Post offices will be closed.

— The Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve markets will be open.

— Most city of Montreal offices will be closed, including borough offices, Access Montreal offices and permit counters. Some online services will be available.

— Collections of household waste, bulky items, recyclable materials, food waste and green waste will take place at their regularly scheduled time in all Montreal boroughs.

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— Montreal swimming pools and sports centres will operate on schedules set by boroughs. Please check your local borough’s website for more information or go to loisirs.montreal.ca.

— The Municipal Court on Gosford St. will be closed.

— Montreal’s eco-centres will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— All parking restrictions and parking meters remain in effect.

— Montreal libraries and Maisons de la culture will be closed.

— The Biodôme, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium are open. They recommend buying tickets online.

— Exo commuter trains for Vaudreuil-Dorion will run on a Sunday schedule. For St-Jérôme, they will run 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.

— Société de transport de Montréal buses and métros will run on a special holiday schedule. Check stm.info

—Société de transport de Laval buses will be on a Sunday schedule.

— The Réseau de transport de Longueuil will operate on a Sunday schedule. Regular trips on adapted transit are cancelled, so clients must request all rides, which are available from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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