What's open and closed on Easter Monday

Most stores and services will carry on as normal this Easter Monday, though a few will not.

Banks will be open today, and so will retail shops, malls, supermarkets, SAQ outlets and the city's big open-air markets.

Garbage and recycling pickup should carry on as normal today, though there are exceptions — you can phone the city's 3-1-1 information hotline, or consult the city of Montreal's web site.

Every federal and provincial office is closed today, as will just about every municipal office, though again, there might be a few exceptions.

There'll be no mail pickup or delivery, and stand-alone post offices will be closed today, though post offices operated by private businesses may be open.

The city's major attractions, such as the Botanical Garden, Biodome, Insectarium and Planetarium will be open on Easter Monday. The schedules for arenas, pools, libraries and cultural facilities will vary from borough to borough. The Pointe à Callière Museum will be closed today.

Buses and metros will run on holiday schedules — including those in Laval and Longueuil — while commuter train schedules will vary among the five commuter train lines. Generally, though, there are many fewer commuter trains available than they would be on a normal weekday.

You'll still have to feed the parking meters, and all parking restrictions remain in force.

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