Let’s face it, it’s easy to forget just how many places are closed or operating with reduced hours every time a stat holiday rolls around. While this year’s Victoria Day marks the complete re-opening of the province and there’s no doubt a ton to do, planning is key!

This Victoria Day, be prepared for whatever comes your way–be it rain or shine, or reduced grocery store hours. Enjoy a cup of coffee from Breka, say hi to Jessica Seal at the Aquarium, or take some extra time to sleep in.

So, without further ado – let’s dive into what’s open and closed on Monday this long weekend.


  • Parks, gardens, and beaches
  • Science World (open from 10 am to 5pm)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery (Tickets currently available between 10 am and 4 pm)
  • Vancouver Aquarium (open 10 am to 5 pm)
  • Pharmacies (varying by location)
  • Canadian Tire
  • Home Depot (modified hours)
  • Translink bus, SkyTrain, and Seabus services (operating on Sunday/holiday schedule)
  • 7-Eleven (open 24 hours)
  • BC Liquor Stores (most open from 11 am to 6 pm)
  • Grocery stores & pharmacies (varying by location)
    • Whole Foods
    • Save-On-Foods
    • Safeway
    • London Drugs
    • Superstore
    • Shoppers
  • Shopping Malls (varying by location)
    • Pacific Centre
    • Metrotown
    • Oakridge Centre
    • McArthurGlen Vancouver Designer Outlet
    • Park Royal
    • Richmond Centre
    • Tsawwassen Mills
    • Coquitlam Centre


Aside from Victoria Day, most business hours should remain as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

Happy long weekend, Vancouver!