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What to do on Labour Day 2023

To the point Here are some ideas for activities and itineraries in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S. in September 2023, during the Labour Day long weekend.

Labour Day - What's open and what's closed?

This year, Labour Day is Monday, September 4, 2023.

Here’s what’s open and closed on Labour Day:


  • Financial institutions (banks and credit unions)
  • Costco and Walmart
  • Shopping malls and most stores
  • Grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Municipal and Canada Post offices
  • All federal government offices
  • Offices of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), most SAQs, SQDC, Loto-Québec, etc.
  • Ecocentres


  • Convenience stores
  • Drugstores
  • Gas stations
  • Public and Farmers Markets
  • Small grocery stores (fruit store, butcher, etc.)
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Public transport (reduced schedule)
  • Museums

Labour Day - In the fields

Sunflowers are in the spotlight everywhere! See yellow as far as the eye can see at :

Pick your own flowers and relax with a yoga class at Au Beau Pré, in Saint-Anicet, Montérégie.

Ferme Guy Rivest in Rawdon offers Le Grand Labyrinthe de Lanaudière, with 8 kilometers of cornfield trails.

It’s starting! U-pick apples will be available from dozens of apple growers across Quebec. Find yours on the Pommes Qualité Québec website.

Then, if you prefer to be on the water, rent a canoe, rowboat, kayak or paddleboard (SUP). Then take an adventure through the islands and marshes of Laval’s Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. You’d never think the city was so close.

Labour Day - Travel

Going to Ontario for :

If you have an American Express card, don’t forget to check your offers!

Do you have one from Marriott Bonvoy, for a $100 credit on $500 spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels? This could be a great way to save money if you’re traveling in Canada over the Labour Day long weekend.

If you’d rather cook, use the Marché Adonis, for a credit of up to $100 on $300 in purchases at this grocery store.

Looking for inspiration for short breaks? Destinations such as New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles can be reached in just a few days:

If you want to travel but haven’t planned ahead, use this guide to find the best last-minute prices:

Labour Day - Festivals

It’s party time!

Labour Day - Indoors

  • La magie des Impressionnistes in Quebec City features the most popular Impressionist works in 3D. It’s as if each of them comes to life. This takes place at Quai Saint-André in Quebec City.
  • Burger Week takes place in hundreds of restaurants across Canada. 1,500 restaurants across Canada compete with each other to offer special, tasty burgers. The objective is to visit participating restaurants and then vote for your favourite burger on the website.
  • If the weather isn’t fine, go to Bora Parc, in the Quebec City area.
  • Many municipalities offer garage sales, especially during this period.
  • World Press Photo Montreal Expo at Bonsecours Market.
  • Visit the Alexander McQueen: Art Meets Fashion exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City.
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When is Labour Day?

Monday, September 4, 2023

Is Costco open for Labour Day?

No. It is closed for the day.

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
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