Canada Day celebrations are underway in Montreal and holiday hours are in effect for stores and various services over the long weekend.
There is a lot to do in Montreal on Canada Day. But be warned that many stores are closed over the next two days.
Sunday, July 1
Monday, July 2
Federal government offices
Provincial government offices
Events around the city
The annual Canada Day parade will begin at the corner of du Fort Street and Sainte-Catherine Street at 11a.m. It will make its way down Sainte-Catherine Street and stop at Peel Street.
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The city of Montreal has put together a lineup of events taking place throughout the city.
People can expect to find an inflatable play-park as well as and various entertainer sand comedians along the docks in the Old Port.
The borough will hold a "bling'd-up bike contest" at Davis Park for people who wish to show off their bicycle decorating skills.
The parade will walk right along Westminster Avenue at 4 p.m. and people are expected to gather at Strathearn Park for a barbeque, pony rides and entertainment.