What's open and what's closed on Victoria Day

Find out what's open and what's closed on Victoria Day, also known in Quebec as Patriots' Day.
Victoria Day weekend usually marks the beginning of the gardening season for many Quebecers. (Lisa Massey/The Express-Times/AP)


  • Most banks.
  • Federal and provincial government offices.
  • Montreal municipal court.
  • Most city offices.
  • Pointe-à-Callière Museum.


  • The SAQ.
  • Botanical Garden, Biodome, Insectarium, Planetarium.
  • Ecocentres.
  • Atwater, Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve and Lachine markets.
  • Bonsecours Market.
  • Fairview Shopping Centre.
  • Grocery and retail stores — check individually.


  • Depending on bus line, STM buses running on either Saturday or Sunday schedule.
  • Laval and Longueuil buses running on Saturday schedule.
  • Recycling and garbage collection, as well as large-item pickups, will happen on a regular schedule.
  • Sports arenas, indoor pools, sports centres and libraries — check individually.

Don't forget, you still need to feed the parking meter and pay attention to parking signs!