St. Catharines

St. Catharines

St. Catharines is the largest city in the Niagara Region and has been nicknamed the “Garden City” due to its many gardens, parks and trails. There are at least four square kilometres of green space within city limits.

In addition to vast natural spaces, you’ll find interesting museums, theatres and art galleries, as well as great shopping and dining opportunities.

Map of St. Catharines

Where is St. Catharines?

The city of St. Catharines is located in Southern Ontario, approximately 100 kilometres from Toronto, 55 kilometres from Hamilton and 20 kilometres inland from Niagara Falls and the nearest U.S. border crossing.

The city sits along the commuter route between Toronto and Niagara Falls, via the Queen Elizabeth Way. GO Transit and VIA Rail also provide service to St. Catharines and the surrounding area.

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Things to do in St. Catharines

Ride an antique carousel

Lakeside Park, near the Port Dalhousie Marina, offers a chance to ride an antique carousel hand-carved from 1898 to 1905. The port was once the main terminal for the Welland Canal.

Explore a beautiful waterfall

Comprised of Upper DeCew and Lower DeCew Falls, the 22-metre tall DeCew Falls can be viewed from the heritage Morningstar Mill historic grist mill, accessible by hiking trail.

Uncover regional history

Visit the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre to learn all about the history of the historic Welland Canal, which connects the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.

Take a wine tour

A St. Catharines wine tour is a great way to discover the area’s local wine culture. Spend an afternoon sipping wine along with food pairings on a guided excursion by bus or bike.

Take a stroll downtown

Discover the vibrant and historic heart of downtown St. Catharines, from unique boutiques, cafes, bars, bistros to amazing restaurants, there’s something for everyone.

Learn about Harriet Tubman

Trace the steps of Harriet Tubman, a slavery abolitionist, social activist and “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Start at the Harriet Tubman Statue and Salem Chapel National Historic Site.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 28, 2024

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