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What’s Open/Closed on Canada Day

Grocery stores

  • The Metro on Rideau Street will be open all day and night. All other Metro locations will be closed.
  • The Loblaws on Rideau Street will be open 24 hours. All other Loblaws locations will be closed.
  • All Ottawa Farm Boy locations will be closed.
  • Whole Foods will be closed.
  • All Your Independent Grocer locations will be closed.
  • All Real Canadian Superstore locations will be closed.
  • All IGA stores in Gatineau will be open regular hours.


  • CF Rideau Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Many Downtown Rideau businesses,  ByWard Market, and surrounding businesses, all have exemptions to remain open on Canada Day.
  • The St. Laurent Shopping Centre will be closed.
  • The Bayshore Shopping Centre will be closed.
  • Place d’Orleans will be closed.
  • Les Promenades Gatineau will be closed.


  • All LCBO stores will be closed.
  • Some agency stores will observe their normal hours of business. Agency stores are locally-owned retail establishments authorized by the LCBO to sell beverage alcohol, along with other retail products, in communities that are too small to support LCBO stores.


  • Standalone SAQ outlets will be open during regular business hours. Opening hours may vary slightly from store to store.

City of Ottawa schedule changes

Client services:

  • City Hall and all seven client service centres, including the government service centre at 110 Laurier Ave. W., will be closed. Business will resume as usual on Monday, July 4.
  • The Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Cres. will also be closed. Business will resume as usual on Monday, July 4.
  • The 311 contact centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the city’s immediate attention. Call 311 or 613-580-2400 to speak to someone. For persons living with a hearing-related disability, call TTY: 613-580-2401.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection:

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Canada Day. Canada Day’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, July 2. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. For curbside collection inquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
  • There will be no multi-residential collection of bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Canada Day. Canada Day’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, July 2. Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of June 27.
  • The Trail waste facility is closed.


  • All city parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.


  • OC Transpo is offering free service on Canada Day and operating a special holiday schedule with extra service during the day and after the fireworks.
  • The O-Train Trillium Line will run throughout the day and all evening until midnight.
  • Routes 101, 120, 123, 137, 150, 151, 161, 162, 165, 173, 174, 178, 203 and all peak period routes will not operate on July 1.
  • Call 613-560-1000, or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number, for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit
  • The OC Transpo sales and information centres will be closed, with the exception of the Rideau Centre office, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The telephone OC Transpo information centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The telephone OC Transpo customer relations office (613-842-3600) will be closed.
  • Para Transpo is offering free service on Canada Day. A holiday service will operate on July 1. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips for Canada Day by calling 613-244-7272.

Para Transpo operations:

  • Customer service (613-842-3681) will be closed.
  • Administration (613-244-1289) will be closed.
  • Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) will be closed.
  • Reservations line (613-244-7272) will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m, and the line remains open until 12:30 a.m on July 2 for inquiries and other general information.
  • Trip cancellation and general inquiries (613-244-4636) will be open 6 12:30 a.m.

Recreation services:

  • Some outdoor pools, indoor pools and fitness centres will be open for public swimming and fitness classes with modified schedules. Please check or the facility of your choice for details.
  • All beaches, splash pads, and some wading pools will be open, weather permitting.
  • Most registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.
  • City of Ottawa summer camps will not be operating.

Ottawa Public Health:

  • The Sexual Health Centre and satellite clinics will be closed. The Gayzone satellite clinic will close on June 30.
  • The dental clinics and Breastfeeding Support Drop-in will be closed.
  • The Site program office at 179 Clarence St. will be closed, but the Site mobile van will be operating on a regular schedule from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Ottawa Public Health information line will be closed, but you can call and leave a message and inquiries will be responded to within one business day. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health online for the latest health information on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and

Cultural services:

  • You can celebrate Canada Day at your local historic site:
    • Pinhey’s Point Historic Site.
    • Billings Estate National Historic Site.
    • Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.
    • Fairfields Heritage House.
  • The Karsh-Masson Gallery, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the OAG Annex at City Hall will be open.
  • City of Ottawa Archives, arts centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed, but clients should check or their facility to confirm holiday hours, as some exceptions may apply.

Archives services:

  • The city’s archives reference services and Gallery 112 will be closed. They will open on Saturday, July 2.

Municipal child care services:

  • City-operated child care centres will be closed.

Ottawa Public Library:

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. They will operate as usual on Saturday, July 2.

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