After a long week of freezing temperatures and snowfall, Ottawans may want to spend the long-weekend curled up in their pyjamas with the fire burning. However, if you plan to brave the cold on Monday, or want to head out to one of the city’s Remembrance Day services, here’s what you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Remembrance Day in Ottawa.\nWhile many municipal services will be operating completely as normal on November 11, other businesses and companies will be shutting-down for the day on Monday, in order to honour the fallen soldiers of war.\nIf you’ve got specific plans in the city on Monday, or intend to hit the shops for your pre-Christmas shopping, it’s worth double-checking the opening hours of your destinations.\nMany retail businesses won’t actually be operating until the early afternoon on Monday, in accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Remembrance Day bylaw.\nThis Remembrance Day bylaw prohibits most retail businesses from opening before 12:30 p.m, and this includes many large locations such as Loblaws and The Rideau Centre.\nThat said, not all stores are the same, so it's worth double-checking with your local stores to find-out their November 11 opening hours.\nView this post on Instagram The @royalcanadianlegion Poppy Drop has begun on Parliament Hill. Pause and remember as 117,000 poppies drop - one for each of Canada's fallen since the beginning of the First World War. The Poppy Drop takes place every night from 6:30-9:30pm until Nov 11 . 📷 @james.peltzer #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada #canadaremembers A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:36pm PST\nPick up your calendar and grab a pen, because here’s exactly what is and isn’t open on Remembrance Day Monday:\nOttawa’s major shopping malls will open their doors in the afternoon on Monday. The Rideau Centre, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Place d’Orléans, Bayshore Shopping Centre and Tanger Outlets will all be open between 12:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.\nSmall pharmacies, convenience stores, gas stations, supply stores and florists will all operate on a normal schedule. That said, it’s worth calling any independent businesses to double-check their store hours.\nExpect all of Canada's major banks to be closed in Ottawa.\nView this post on Instagram Looking for a great fall trail in downtown Ottawa? Take a stroll along the Ottawa River pathway for beautiful views of the @fairmontlaurier, @canmushistory, Rideau Canal locks and Alexandra Bridge! 😍🍂🍁 While you’re there be sure to stop by the @bytownmuseum to learn about the local history of the region and to wish them a happy 102nd birthday! . 📷 @elcyphotos #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada #fall A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Oct 26, 2019 at 11:58am PDT\nMany large supermarkets and grocery stores in the city will also be opening for limited hours on Monday, This includes most Loblaws and Metro locations, which will be closed until 12:30 p.m.\nAn exception is the Loblaws on Isabella Street, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.\nIf you’re looking for a drink on Monday, both the LCBO and Beer Stores will be operating on reduced hours in Ottawa. Stores will be opening at 12:30 p.m. and will close at their usual times.\nView this post on Instagram If you’re in downtown Ottawa this month be sure to take a stroll through Major’s Hill Park for spectacular views of Parliament Hill like this! 😍 Got an epic fall pic you’d like to share? Tag it #MyOttawa for your chance to be featured!🍁 . 📷 @myfavouritethings613 #MyOttawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada #Fall A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Oct 20, 2019 at 12:02pm PDT\nIf you were planning a day out in the city on Monday, it’s worth remembering that the majority of Ottawa’s museums will be completely closed on Monday.\nThe only exceptions are The Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History (in Gatineau), which are both open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are offering free admission on November 11.\nThe Canada Aviation and Space Museum will also be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.\nView this post on Instagram How awesome is this unique perspective on the Library of Parliament! 😍 Got a cool pic of the Ottawa region? Tag it #MyOttawa for your chance to be featured! . 📷 @caustin89 #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:04pm PDT\nOttawa’s transit services will be running as usual throughout the long weekend, including operating on a normal Monday schedule.\nThat said, OC Transpo does warn travellers that some routes might experience minor detours or delays due to Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies in the city.\nOC Transpo is also waiving all transit fares for all customers on buses, O-Train lines and Para Transpo on Monday, Nov. 11.\nOC Transpo and Para Transpo buses also intend to pull over to the side of the road at 11 a.m. on Monday to observe two minutes of silence.\nView this post on Instagram Have you had a chance to check out the changing of the guard ceremony on Parliament Hill? 💂♂️💂♂️💂♂️ Don’t miss the cool free show daily at 10am until August 24th! . 📷 @jesse.ell #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Aug 18, 2019 at 12:01pm PDT\nWhatever you decide to do this Remembrance Day, stay safe and enjoy your long weekend!\nFull details about Ottawa's Remembrance Day services can be found here.\nThere are stories everywhere. 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