What's open and closed on the August Civic Holiday - Monday, August 6, 2012 in Ottawa
News Posted by OttawaStart on August 06, 2012
Monday, August 6 is Colonel By Day in Ottawa which means a long weekend for many people in Ottawa. But it's not a statutory holiday so many retail stores will be open. Here's a list of what's open and closed. To add to this list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping & attractions:
- Most stores and malls and grocery stores are open with reduced hours. Call ahead to check! (Malls open for business include Rideau Centre, Bayshore, Place d'Orleans, St-Laurent, Billings Bridge, Promenades de l'Outaouais ... and probably more but call first.)
- Beaches, splash pads and pools will be open, weather permitting. (Here's a list.)
- Some pools, arenas and fitness centres will be open on the Civic Holiday for public swimming skating and fitness classes with modified schedules. Check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for details.
- Most City of Ottawa programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, theatres and museums will not be offered, however, clients should check ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm.
- Libraries are closed.
- Most national museums are open.
- Most LCBOs will be open Monday, along with many Beer Stores (PDF).
- Ottawa's daily newspapers (Ottawa Citizen & Ottawa Sun) will publish.
- Movie theatres are open
- Banks are closed.
- Quebec doesn't have a Civic Holiday on August 6, so it's business as usual for business, stores and city services.
- Check out the OttawaStart Weekly Event Round-Up for a list of events happening in Ottawa this weekend, including the Busker Festival, Rideau Canal Festival, Casino du Lac Leamy Sound & Light and lots more.
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