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.