Historic churches and waterfront vistas: St. Catharines has it all.
As part of the Toronto Star’s Wheels feature inspiring readers to explore Ontario, travel writer Liz Flemming encourages daytrippers to discover “a new appreciation for St. Catharines.”
The Star’s article serves up an insider’s guide to some of St. Catharines must-dos leading visitors on a day-long adventure across the city.
St. Catharines is rich in history and nature: Harriet Tubman worshipped at the Salem Chapel British Methodist Church on Geneva Street in St. Catharines
Some of the highlights include:
- visiting the church where renowned abolitionist Harriet Tubman worshipped
- hiking up the Niagara Escarpment on the Bruce Trail
- enjoying brews and bites in St. Catharines craft beverage and culinary scene
- strolling in a urban green space created by the designer of New York City’s Central Park.
- ship watching on the Welland Canal at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
- riding one of the 68 hand-carved animals on the antique carousel at the waterfront in Port Dalhousie
- sampling maple syrup and ice wine in the Garden City’s namesake agricultural lands
‘St. Catharines is a city full of surprises & well worth a visit.’
Of course, we’ve always known (and loved) how special and diverse #ourhomstc is and the Star’s article hits many the most-beloved attractions of locals and visitors. Don’t forget to check out our list of things to do while you’re enjoying your ‘Tour de St. Catharines.’
With a flavour-filled restaurant scene to taste your way through, world-class events and entertainment at the Meridian Center and the FirstOntario Preforming Arts Centre to enjoy and much more nightlife to explore in Downtown St. Catharines, there’s many reasons to stay over and make a weekend out of it.
See you soon!
St. Catharines is rich in history and nature: ship watching along the Welland Canal is a favourite past time.