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What’s open in Montreal right now?

Find out what’s open for business in the City of Saints.

Montreal may still be in Quebec’s red zone, but things are looking up for this sprawling city. From 26 February, numerous attractions, including cinemas and malls, opened back up. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the key restrictions still in place and what you can and can’t do in the City of Saints right now.

Note, the below is accurate as of 7 March 2021. Due to the evolving nature of the situation, the information provided can change at any time. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm. Social distancing and maintaining good hygiene still applies.

What restrictions are in place for Montreal residents?

Still part of the red zone, residents of Montreal still have several rules to abide by:

  • Masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces, including partially-covered areas and public transport.
  • Stay-at-home orders remain between 8pm and 5am. During these times, all residents must stay at home, unless they have a suitable reason for leaving their house, such as travelling to work or picking up medical supplies.
  • Dining establishments are operating through takeaway and delivery services only.
  • All retail, including beauty and hair salons, and attractions are open at a reduced capacity.
  • Private indoor gatherings are prohibited.
  • Places of worship can open for up to 10 people at a time.
  • Funeral services can go ahead with up to 25 guests, but receptions are prohibited.
  • Outdoor activities are limited to 8 people unless you’re all from the same household.
  • Indoor sports facilities are closed, but swimming pools and ice rinks are open for individual sports and training

What’s open in Montreal?

Are attractions open in Montreal?

Some attractions are open. These include cinemas, libraries, zoos, museums, planetariums and walkthroughs. However, all venues are operating at a reduced capacity and must implement social distancing measures. Food kiosks in cinemas remain closed, and gatherings before and after the movie showing are prohibited.

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Are walking trails, beaches and parks open in Montreal?

Yes, all walking trails, beaches and parks are open. While out in the city’s green spaces, it’s important to keep a distance from others. You must remain two metres away from others and wear a mask in public spaces.

Are malls open in Montreal?

Yes, malls are open, but they must operate in line with the curfew. This means that all retail outlets must close by 7:30pm. Essential stores, including drug stores and grocery stores, may remain open after this time for delivery services only. Service stations can also open but must not sell alcoholic beverages or tobacco during the curfew.

Are hotels open in Montreal?

Yes, hotels, motels and lodges are open, with social distancing measures in place. Hotels can only accept bookings with members of the same household and must operate at a reduced capacity.

Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

With many restrictions still in place, it’s a good idea to book in advance of your visit. Most attractions require visitors to choose time slots before they arrive at the venue to aid social distancing measures.

Are restaurants, cafes and bars open in Montreal?

No, drinking and dining establishments are not open. Many restaurants and cafes are currently offering takeaway and delivery services. To abide by the curfew currently in place, all takeaway pick-ups must end by 7:30pm, and only delivery will be allowed after this point.

What’s closed in Montreal?

The following establishments still remain closed under coronavirus restrictions:

  • Bars
  • Casinos
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Theatres
  • Auditoriums
  • Sports arenas
  • Youth hostels
  • Fitness centres
  • Amusement parks
  • Spas
  • Festivals
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