Yes it is a holiday finally, and I get to enjoy the first long weekend since Easter (which seems a long way away). No stores are open around me, but Ottawa has some benefits that other Ontario cities don’t have because we have the Rideau Center, which is deemed a “Tourist Area” so all of its stores will be open and we are across the river from Gatineau/Hull and there all stores are open today. Will I go shopping? I might run to Tim Horton’s to have a Pro-Monarchist Coffee and Donut, but that is about it.
Happy Victoria Day
Why do we celebrate this holiday still? We need a holiday in May as simple a reason as that. In Quebec they call itÂ JournÃ©e nationale des patriotes , and not much is closed (so maybe I can get my beer over there?).