Canada Day in Oakville, Burlington, Milton: What’s open and closed

Published June 30, 2023 at 7:02 pm

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Canada Day in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Region falls on Saturday, July 1, 2023, this year.

Because Canada Day falls on a Saturday, most businesses will observe the holiday on Monday, July 3, although some might observe it on Friday, June 30. Make sure you call ahead, no matter what you’re planning.

Here’s what will be open and closed in Burlington, Oakville and Milton over the long weekend:

What’s open and closed Canada Day, July 1:


  • Local parks and certain outdoor recreational amenities
  • Most Shoppers Drug Marts, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most restaurants will be open for dine-in, takeout and delivery, but make sure to call ahead
  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • Six Beer Stores in Halton from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 2025 Guelph Line and 5051 New St. in Burlington; 290 Hays Blvd. and 104 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Oakville; 236 Guelph St. in Georgetown; 1071 Maple Ave. in Milton
  • In Burlington, Angela Coughlan Pool at 2425 Upper Middle Rd. for recreational and lap swimming
  • Splash pads
  • Conservation Halton Parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point
  • Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills
  • Some Starbucks (hours may vary at different locations)
  • Toronto Premium Outlets (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Other major malls that are open:
    – Square One (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    – Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    – Vaughan Mills (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
    – Eaton Centre (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Closed on Saturday, July 1 or Monday, July 3 (unless otherwise noted):

  • Banks
  • City/Town halls
  • No Canada Post mail deliveries on July 1 or July 3
  • Most Halton Region offices and services, although all 24-hour/essential services remain open
  • Most community centres, seniors’ centres, pools, arenas and libraries
  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • Milton Mall on July 1
  • Burlington Centre on July 1
  • Mapleview Mall on July 1
  • Oakville Place on July 1
  • Harbour offices
  • Oakville cemetery offices
  • Oakville fire administration


  • Oakville Transit will be offering its holiday service schedule of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Burlington Transit will operate on a holiday schedule on Saturday, July 1, with extended service until 11 p.m.
  • Milton Transit will not operate on Monday, July 3
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule on both July 1 and July 3


No garbage pick up on Monday, July 3. Pickup will be one day later in Halton for the week.

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