Open and Closed on Labour Day in Montreal

What's Open and Closed on Labour Day in Montreal?

Montreal Labour Day weekend's top things to do include a visit to Jean-Talon Market.
••• Montreal Labour Day weekend's top things to do include a visit to Jean-Talon Market. Or if you live in my world, ANY weekend is an excuse to visit Jean-Talon Market. David Madison / Getty Images

What's Open and Closed Labour Day in Montreal

An annual statutory holiday held the first Monday of September—in 2018, Labour Day falls on September 3, 2018—many businesses in Montreal and across the province of Quebec shut down on Labour Day (or Labor Day, as it's spelled in the United States). But not everything grinds to a halt.

If anything, there are quite a few things to do in Montreal Labour Day weekend.

 Select key attractions, including some of Montreal's top museums, stay open for business.

The following are closed:

  • banks
  • most city of Montreal offices
  • municipal court
  • most Quebec provincial and Canadian federal offices
  • shopping malls
  • postal service and Canada Post post offices, with the exception of offices operating in the private sector, which can remain open at their discretion
  • grocery stores/supermarkets larger than 375 square meters (4,037 feet) in size
  • retail stores with the exception of bookstores, flower stores and antique shops, which can remain open if they wish
  • some restaurants are closed, especially since it's common practice for many to be closed every Monday anyways but some may stay open specifically for the holiday; always call before heading out

The following are open:

  • 311, the city of Montreal's information hotline
  • some dépanneurs
  • some pharmacies, hours and staff count may be reduced