Is there any place open On Canada Day? We try to find out…


July 1st is a stat holiday in Canada, but some businesses are allowed to operate, even here in Sault Ste. Marie.

Garden centres may operate, that includes New North Greenhouse On Airport Road  from 10am to 4pm

Home Depot Garden Centre 8am to 5pm

Most corner stores and gas stations can operate.

Tourist related businesses can be open. has contacted all levels of government for information regarding stat holidays and who can open and who can not. No one seems to know!

Local shopping by-laws only cover boxing day and the Civic Holiday in August.

If you are a business owner and want to include your business as open on Friday, just send us an e-mail and we’ll update this story.