Calling all lovers of Swedish meatballs! IKEA is reopening all stores across Canada as of June 1, and in-store shopping is possible once again. This will include stores across Nova Scotia and Vancouver, which have been the last to reopen under their "phased approach."\nIn an announcement on June 1, IKEA Canada confirmed that all of their locations would be reopening to shoppers this week, with doors opening on Monday.\n“With this announcement, the retailer has now reopened all 14 of its store locations nationwide,” the company explained.\nWhile shoppers in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec City have enjoyed flatpack and meatballs again since May 19, stores in Nova Scotia and Vancouver have remained closed as part of the company’s “phased approach” to reopening.\nHowever, as of Monday, June 1, all of Canada's IKEA stores have reopened to the public, including locations in Coquitlam, Richmond and Halifax.\nStores in Ontario and Montreal opened their doors again on May 26, and were immediately slammed with huge lines both inside and outside.\nView this post on Instagram Our communities are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to support these efforts, we will temporarily close all stores until further notice to support social distancing efforts based on recommendations from local health authorities. IKEA.ca remains open for online orders. To learn more, visit the link in our bio. Nos communautés travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation de la COVID-19. Pour soutenir ces efforts, nous allons temporairement fermer tous les magasins aux clients jusqu’à nouvel ordre selon les recommandations des autorités sanitaires locales. IKEA.ca reste ouvert pour les commandes en ligne. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez sur le lien dans notre biographie. A post shared by IKEA Canada (@ikeacanada) on Mar 18, 2020 at 4:37am PDT\nWhile IKEA has reopened all stores, things aren't quite back-to-normal just yet.\nAccording to the company's notice, the restaurant and children’s play area, Småland, will remain closed until further notice. The IKEA Bistro remains open, but for takeout only.\nFortunately for meatball-lovers, you can still buy the iconic Swedish treats at most IKEA food markets.\nView this post on Instagram Raise a dish to celebrate National Köttbulle Day (aka meatball)! #IKEA #IKEACanada #SwedishMeatballs #SwedishLessons #NationalMeatballDay #KOTTBULLE A post shared by IKEA Canada (@ikeacanada) on Mar 9, 2020 at 7:05am PDT\nThe retailer notes that "rigorous cleaning and sanitization" is now a priority in all stores, and customer capacity will be limited to encourage “strict physical distancing guidelines.”\nIKEA is also encouraging shoppers to wear masks wherever possible, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.\n“As we reopen our store locations, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities,” explained CEO Michael Ward.\nView this post on Instagram Awards season essentials include: Comfy seating. Cozy throws. And good company. #IKEA #IKEACanada #AcademyAwards #VALLENTUNA #BESTA #PAX #KVISTBRO #BURVIK #INGRUN #SVARTHO #SANELA A post shared by IKEA Canada (@ikeacanada) on Feb 9, 2020 at 3:35pm PST\nTo prevent stores from getting totally overwhelmed with customers, IKEA is asking Canadians to plan their purchases and check stock availability beforehand, consider shopping at a non-peak time, and visit stores in groups of two or less.\nWhile hide-and-seek in store and dining-in meatballs are still a way off, it's good to know there's flatpack nearby again if you need it, eh?\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.