What’s open and closed this holiday Monday


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FEDERAL government employees in Manitoba and across the country will be on holiday Monday to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth.

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FEDERAL government employees in Manitoba and across the country will be on holiday Monday to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Manitoba joined Ontario and Quebec in deciding not to declare Monday a provincial holiday, but non-essential government services will still be shut down.

The holiday takes place on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in London.

The Winnipeg Free Press will publish both a print and e-edition of the paper Monday.

Here’s a selection of what will be open and closed:


While schools and child-care facilities will remain open, the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Red River College Polytechnic will cancel classes for the day, as will St. Boniface University, Brandon University, University College of the North and Assiniboine Community College.

Manitoba Public Insurance will close most of its operations Monday, but some services, including road tests, estimating and adjusting appointments will still be available.

Winnipeg Police Service criminal record check and civilian fingerprinting services will be closed Monday.

The Manitoba Métis Federation will close its offices Monday.


Dakota Medical Centre at 17-845 Dakota Street will be open for COVID-19 test appointments from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic will be open for testing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

These appointments are for pre-operative patients and other eligible individuals only.


Malls and other businesses are open regular hours, but some business owners may choose to close.

The Forks Market is open regular hours.

Most grocery stores, including Safeway, Sobeys, Superstore and Walmart, are open regular hours.

Manitoba Liquor Mart stores in Winnipeg operate at regular hours. For details on exceptions and rural Liquor Mart hours, visit

Beer vendors and private wine stores set their own hours for the holiday, so Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries suggests the best way to find out if the one near you will be open is to call.


The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open.

The Manitoba Museum is closed.

The Children’s Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is closed.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is closed.

Movie theatres are open.


City services do not recognize Sept. 19 as a statutory holiday and will remain open regular hours.


On Monday, buses will operate on a regular schedule.

For route and schedule details, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311.


All Winnipeg Public Library branches are open regular hours.

For detailed information on library hours, call 311 or visit the Winnipeg Public Library website.


Provincial and federal offices will be closed.

There is no mail delivery on Monday. Canada Post offices are closed, but post offices operated by the private sector will be open according to the hours of service of the host business.

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