What’s open and what’s closed this Thanksgiving

What’s open and what’s closed this Thanksgiving

Don’t get stuck outside closed doors this Thanksgiving. Here’s your guide to what’s open and what’s closed on Monday, October 10.

  • Thanksgiving is a holiday in most of Canada and a designated retail closing day everywhere.
  • It’s a statutory holiday in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
  • It’s a common local holiday in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

What’s closed across the country

  • Most federal offices will be closed right across Canada on Thanksgiving Day as well as most local government offices, passport offices, banks, libraries, schools, and government-run beer and liquor stores, except in Quebec.
  • Most tourist attractions remain open.
  • Many people have the day off work and all schools and post offices are closed.
  • Many stores and other businesses and organizations are also closed.
  • Public transport services may run to a reduced timetable or may not run at all.

Where you can shop on Thanksgiving Day

  • Most retail stores will be closed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
  • In Quebec retailers can remain open on Thanksgiving, and many stores choose to do so.
  • In Ontario most retailers will be closed although some, especially in tourist designated areas in the Greater Toronto Area will remain open.
  • In Manitoba most retailers will be closed but major shopping malls will be open on a Sunday schedule.
  • In Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia retailers may remain open.
  • In the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon, most stores remain open.
  • With this list, you’ll be prepared ahead of time to get everything you need so you can spend a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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