St Catharines - Ontario

On the shores of Lake Ontario, lies St. Catharines, a lovely green city where history has been made. St. Catharines is home to the Welland Canal, built in the 1820s, where visitors can still watch huge ships maneuver through the locks. The St. Catharines Museum tell the story of the Canals, the city’s establishment, growth, and importance in Canadian history with many highlights stemming from St. Catharines such as the ‘zipper’.

Every year, the people of St. Catharines celebrate their culture, during the Niagara Folk Arts Festival annually in May, from music, theatre, and dance to wine-making. A trip along the Niagara Wine Route or a walk between the vineyards can be a remarkable experience, while joining in celebrations of the harvest in September, Seasonal displays around the city enhance warm and festive feelings while lighting up the streets.

For visitors coming back after a busy day of sightseeing, and eclectic array of restaurants and bistros provide a needed break. St. Catharines has a good assortment of eating establishments, as well as unique places to shop for daily necessities or special souvenirs. Whether for its history, culture, or modern conveniences, St. Catharines has something for everyone.

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