Here is a list of what you can and can't do on Family Day in the nation's capital:


  • Rideau Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and the Byward Market stores.
  • Rink of Dreams at city hall and other historical sites.
  • OC Transpo is running on a revised weekday schedule.
  • Many private fitness centres and city recreational centres operate on revised hours.
  • All malls and centres in Gatineau.
  • Multi-residential garbage pickup goes ahead.
  • Federal government offices including post offices.


  • All other malls (Bayshore, St. Laurent, Place d'Orleans).
  • Rideau Canal.
  • Banks.
  • Grocery stores.
  • LCBO and beer stores.
  • Libraries.
  • All City of Ottawa client service centres and the provincial offences court.
  • Provincial courthouse.
  • City-operated childcare centres.
  • No curbside garbage or green bin pickup.