In just a matter of hours, it will officially be the Thanksgiving long weekend. This means we will have three glorious days off to do whatever we want. While most things close on the Monday of the long weekend, there are quite a few things in Vancouver remaining open and operational. Instead of finding out the hard way, we created a list of what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving Day in Vancouver. 

Sunday is for relaxing with family and friends and eat that long-awaited turkey dinner. 

When all that is said and done, you may want to hit the town on Monday. Be warned that many businesses, especially small ones, could be closed on the holiday Monday.  

But don’t worry, there will still be plenty of things open on October 14, 2019.

From grocery stores and shopping malls to movie theatres, there are quite a few places open around Vancouver on the holiday on Monday. 

Lucky for you and your visiting relatives, a lot of tourist destinations will also be open so don’t worry about cramming in everything to do in just two days. 

If you find yourself coming out of your turkey coma and itching for something to do, these places will all be open.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Here are all the practical things that will be open on holiday Monday:

  • Safeway 
  • Save-On-Foods
  • Urban Fare 
  • Walmart
  • London Drugs
  • Some pharmacies
  • Hospitals and emergency services
  • BC Liquor Stores; some will be open but with reduced hours so be sure to call 

If you get bored, check out these places. They will also be open on Thanksgiving Day: 

  • Pacific Centre Mall
  • City Square 
  • Scotiabank Theatre
  • Cineplex Odeon  
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Vancouver Art Gallery 
  • The Butchart Gardens 
  • Bloedel Conservatory 
  • Vancouver Lookout 
  • All parks will be open so go for a walk and enjoy the fall views
  • Hikes will also be open so take the family and walk off the turkey dinner
  • Most bars and restaurants; but be sure to call beforehand 

The following places will be closed on Monday:

  • Banks
  • Some restaurants and bars 
  • Post offices including Canada Post
  • Government Offices 
  • Costco
  • A large number of gyms and recreational facilities

A number of things will be closed but it's not like the city will be at a standstill. Worst case, you can get out there and enjoy the fall weather before winter makes an appearance


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