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What's open and closed in Ottawa for Canada Day 2019

Fireworks in the Ottawa night sky. Photo by Jamie McCaffrey, from the OttawaStart Flickr pool

Monday, July 1, 2019 is Canada Day. Most non-retail businesses and offices are closed, and just about all government services are shut down.

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Shopping & attractions

Most grocery stores, malls and retail outlets in Ontario and Quebec are open on July 1 with reduced hours.

  • Many stores in the Byward Market are open for business on Sunday and so is the Rideau Centre (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday). Some Metro stores are open with holiday hours, including Rideau Street and Perth.
  • Given the sunny weather expected for July 1 (cross your fingers), patios can expect to be busy.
  • Wal-Mart in Smiths Falls is open from 8 a.m. ‘til 5 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday.
  • Le Marché Omni, a small grocery store on rue Bégin in Gatineau, is open.
  • Most LCBO stores and Beer Stores will be closed on July 1. Some LCBO agency stores in outlying areas may be open.
  • Cannabis stores will be open with reduced hours.
  • You can buy beer at some of Ottawa’s local brew pubs, including the Clocktower on Bank Street in the Glebe, Big Rig Brew Pub behind the Ikea, and Mill Street along the Ottawa River near LeBreton Flats.
  • Waller Street Brewing is also open.
  • If you need last-minute groceries, many Shoppers Drug Mart and IDA drug stores open on the holiday.
  • In Quebec, SAQ liquor stores are open July 1, unless it’s located inside a mall without street access.
  • Most national and local museums are open July 1.
  • Banks are closed.
  • Movie theatres are open.

Need a doctor or emergency care?

You can find healthcare services open during holidays by checking iamsick.ca

City services

  • Garbage/recycling/green bin pick-up is not delayed and will occur as scheduled.
  • OC Transpo operates on a special holiday schedule on July 1, with free service all day.
  • City Hall and Ottawa Client Service Centres are closed on July 1.
  • Many pools, fitness centres and some arenas are open for business but regular programs have modified schedules on July 1.
  • City-run libraries and archives are closed on July 1, open July 2.
  • Here is a press release from the city.

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