MONTREAL – It’s an extra-long weekend for many Montrealers some of whom will enjoy both Good Friday and Easter Monday off.
While many urban dwellers are quick to get out of the city confines any chance they get, others can’t get enough of Montreal’s sights and sounds.
To help you plan ahead, here’s a list of what’s open and closed this Easter long weekend:
- Most malls, supermarkets will be open regular hours Friday, Saturday and Monday, but will be closed Sunday.
- Montreal’s public markets will be open call 514 937-7754 for more information.
- SAQ Classique and Express outlets will remain open on Sunday, unless located inside a mall.
- The Botanical Garden, Biodome, Insectarium and Planetarium will be open all weekend and on Monday, as will the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History.
- The 1000 De La Gauchetiere indoor ice-skating rink.
- Arenas, libraries, sports centre and swimming pools may vary from the regular schedule, check with your borough and call ahead.
- RTL, STL and STM bus and metro service will run on a holiday schedule.
- AMT train service will be different for each line.
- Garbage and recycling pick-up will remain the same in most boroughs. Consult your neighbourhood website for details or call 311.
- Please note that parking meters will operate at all times over the Easter holiday and that motorists also must obey no-parking signs.
- Federal, provincial and municipal offices are closed.
- Montréal Municipal Court on Gosford Street and the service counter on Notre-Dame Street East will be closed.
- Post offices are closed Good Friday and Easter Monday and there will be no mail delivery or collection. However, outlets located in private businesses could be open according to their schedule.
- Banks will be closed on Good Friday but will reopen Easter Monday.