Saint Jean Baptiste’s Day is here again. Fête nationale in Quebec will see most of the province shut down as revelers celebrate Labelle County.

In Montreal, many establishments will remain open, and some city services will continue. But many suppliers of important holiday supplies and liquid fun will be closing their doors.

Here’s what’s open and closed in Montreal for the Fête nationale.

(at least to some extent) open and run

  • Montreal Public Markets
    • Here are the opening hours for the three largest on Fridays:
      • Marché Jean Talon: from 8 am to 6 pm
      • Marché Atwater: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • Marché Maisonneuve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Espace pour la vie Museums (with regular opening hours)
    • biodom
    • biosphere
    • botanical garden
    • insects
    • The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Garbage, recycling, compost and yard waste collection.
    • The usual pick-up times will not change on Fridays at the Boroughs.
  • Écocentres (regular summer hours)
  • Metro Plus de la Montagne (grocery store)
    • This will be the only Metro grocery store open in Montreal on Fridays (8am-11pm). A few other places in the county will be open as well.
  • Provigo on rue des Canadiens
    • Looks like this will be the only Provigo open in Montreal. The stated opening hours on Friday are from 7 AM to 9 PM
  • ST . network
    • Buses will run on the holiday schedule.


  • Most grocery stores, including:
    • maxi.
    • Walmart.
    • Most Super C
      • Five Super Seas will open in the county, none of which are in Montreal.
    • Most Provigos.
    • Marche Adonis
      • The sites do not publish any holiday hours online.
    • IGA
      • Online, many IGA websites say that National Fête watches are “not available”.
  • The SQDC
    • Same-day delivery and online order pickup services will also not operate.
  • The SAQ
    • On Thursday most locations will close at 7pm but SAQ 20 Hours will close at 8pm on Thursday and SAQ Express will close at 9pm
  • Malls and commercial centers, including:
  • Canada Post
    • There will be no postage collection or delivery. But Canada Post says that “privately operated post offices will open according to the host company’s service hours.” However, information about the office that will be open is not available online.
  • Montreal municipal permit counters.
  • Montreal Libraries and Cultural Centers.
  • Municipal courts.