From authentic wine and culinary experiences, to unique festivals and cultural events including live music, theatre and sporting events, St. Catharines is at the heart of it all. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and indulge at one of our many restaurants in downtown St. Catharines or request a window seat at one of our wineries. Feast on farm-to-table cuisine and savour seasonally inspired menus
ESCAPE IN WINE COUNTRY:
St. Catharines is home to wineries that produce vintages proven to stand proudly alongside the top wines of the world. Sip on award winning vintages while travelling along Niagara’s Wine Route.
Explore each winery’s own unique story with behind-the-scenes tours and sample rare vintages, special reserves, new releases, or small batch specialties - many only available at the wineries themselves. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences from the serenity of rustic nature trails to signature wine touring and exquisite boutique shopping.
Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and indulge at one of our many restaurants in downtown St. Catharines or request a window seat at one of our wineries. Feast on farm-to-table cuisine and savour seasonally inspired menus.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS:
Relax and unwind by lacing up your hiking boots and exploring the outdoors in the Garden City and Niagara’s Twenty Valley. No matter what part of St. Catharines you are staying in, there is sure to be a park, cycling, or walking trail nearby. As part of the Greater Niagara Circle Route, St. Catharines boasts a paved trail system along the Welland Canal, offering a beautiful setting for a stroll, invigorating run, bike ride, or rollerblade. Port Dalhousie offers summer fun with its historic carousel, which is still only 5 cents a ride, as well as a perfect sandy and picturesque spot to relax. Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers stunning scenery and natural beauty. Here you will find a rugged trail with a spectacular waterfall - two-thirds the height of Niagara Falls. The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 is the most popular place to view ships from all corners of the world as they maneuver through the lock system. Observe these giants from the observation deck or the 2nd floor Interactive Centre, which provides a multi-media journey of the historical canal through computer-based programs, quizzes and videos.