National Patriots’ Day: what to do during the long weekend?

To the point Here are forty or so Patriotes Day activities in Quebec and beyond!

This long weekend, from Saturday May 18 to Monday May 20, 2024, is the perfect opportunity to relax and travel. National Patriots’ Day is a public holiday, celebrated each year on the Monday before May 25, in honor of Queen Victoria.

Patriots' Day - Activity ideas for young and old alike

From Quebec City to Montreal, by way of Toronto and Ottawa, here are our suggested activities:

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Patriots' Day - Getaways in the United States

Getaways to major American cities such as New York, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, Washington and Los Angeles will satisfy your thirst for escape.

Among the activities, you could :


Here are our guides to inspire you:

Patriots' Day - Save with points

The Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program offers its members the chance to earn reward points, which can be exchanged for free nights at Marriott group hotels.

In Canada, two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards allow you to earn points quickly:


If you opt for an independent hotel, it’s possible to save on your reservation thanks to travel credit card points. Alexandrine shares her strategies in her guide:

Finally, for your restaurant and bar outings, there are a number of credit cards that are ideal for topping up your points:

These cards earn you 5 points per dollar spent.

Open or closed on Patriotes Day

Most retail outlets, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, cinemas, convenience stores and pharmacies will be open on Patriotes Day. Financial institutions, Canada Post and provincial and federal points of service will be closed for the holiday.

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