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What's open and closed in Ottawa for Canada Day 2022

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

Friday, July 1, 2022 is Canada Day. Most businesses and offices are closed, and just about all government services are shut down.

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  • Most grocery stores, malls and retail outlets in Ontario and Quebec are closed on July 1.

  • Some stores in the Byward Market are open for business on Canada Day, and so is the Rideau Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The Farm Boy inside the Rideau Centre will be open with the same hours as the mall.

  • Tanger Outlets is open.

  • The Loblaws on Rideau Street is open 7am-10pm, while the one on Isabella Street will be open 7-8.

  • Whole Foods at Lansdowne is open 10am to 6pm.

  • Wal-Mart in Smiths Falls is open from 8 a.m. ‘til 5 p.m.

  • The Metro in Perth is open 9am to 6pm.

  • Kettleman’s never closes.

  • You can buy beer at many of Ottawa’s local brew pubs, including Ridge Rock in Carp, The Clocktower pubs, Lowertown Brewery, Overflow on Kaladar, Kichesippi in Bells Corners, and the Big Rig near Ikea. They sell beer in cans that you can take home.

  • Most LCBO stores and Beer Stores will be closed on July 1. Some LCBO agency stores in outlying areas may be open. For a few years now, the Beer Store has had some locations open for stat holidays. The following will be open 11am-6pm:

    • 1860 Bank St.
    • College Square, 1984 Baseline Rd.
    • 515 Somerset St. W.
    • 548 Montreal Rd.
    • Kanata Signature Centre (499 Terry Fox Dr.)
    • 2276 Tenth Line Rd.
    • 3500 Fallowfield Rd.
    • 575 McNeely Ave. in Carleton Place
  • 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.

  • Banks are closed.

Need a doctor or emergency care?

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

City services

  • Garbage/recycling/green bin pick-up will not occur on Friday. Instead, it will be picked up on Saturday.
  • Multi-residential recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed the following week by one day for the remainder of the week. Multi-residential garbage containers will be collected on the regular scheduled day.
  • OC Transpo operates on a Sunday schedule on July 1, with free service all day. There will be extra buses on busy routes, with later evening service on many. STO will also run a Sunday schedule and free service system-wide.
  • O-Train Line 1 will run a special Canada Day schedule with extended service to 1 a.m. (OC Transpo had previously said they planned to run 15 trains, so cross your fingers.)
  • If you’re setting off fireworks, the City of Ottawa reminds that they can only be fired off on June 30, on Canada Day itself, or on July 2. The fireworks by-law is here...
  • For more, here’s a press release from the city…

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