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Christmas Day and holiday season closures in Quebec

12/24/2014 05:59 EST | Updated 02/23/2015 05:59 EST
Shopping 

- Most shopping malls close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and reopen at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26. Malls will be closed on Christmas Day.

- Banks in Quebec are closed on Christmas and Boxing Day.

- Most grocery stores close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They’re closed on Christmas Day and reopen at 1 p.m. on Boxing Day.

- SAQ outlets close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24, except for SAQ Express stores, which close at 7 p.m. They reopen reopen at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Government

- Federal government offices in Quebec will be closed Dec. 25 and 26.

- Quebec government offices will be closed Dec. 25 and 26.

- Many city offices, including all borough offices, will be closed from Dec. 24 until Jan. 2.

- Montreal Municipal Court is closed from Dec. 24 until Jan. 2. The service counter at 303 Notre-Dame St. E., as well as municipal court points of service, will be closed Dec. 24-26.

- Services provided by the Montreal boroughs, including pools, arenas, sport centres and libraries, vary depending on the borough. Find out more here or call 311 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

- Canada Post offices will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Mail will not be picked up or delivered.

- Montreal’s ecocentres will be closed from Dec. 24 until Jan. 5.

Transportation

- STM: Bus lines will operate on a modified holiday schedule. Consult schedules here. 

- Société de transport de Laval: Commuters ride for free on Dec. 24. Buses will run on a modified Sunday schedule on Dec. 25, and a Saturday schedule on Dec 26. Find out more here. 

- AMT rides are free on Christmas Day, but commuter trains are operating on a reduced schedule over the holidays. For more information, call 1 888-702-8726.

Parking

- Parking meters are still being monitored over the holidays. All regular restrictions still apply.

Garbage

- Garbage, recycling and large item pickups vary according to borough schedules, but be sure to check with your borough because many pickups are cancelled or delayed.

- Christmas tree collection in Montreal takes place in January and typically follows the recycling schedule. All ornaments need to be removed from trees before recycling.

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