Great Outdoors

Grab your walking shoes, roller blades, bike or hiking gear and get out to explore the many things that the great outdoors in St. Catharines has to offer.  From thriving gardens, to beautiful waterfront and beaches and more than 1,000 acres of lush parkland. St. Catharines is thriving!

Cycling Trails

St. Catharines has become a destination of choice for cyclists across the globe! Networks of quiet paved roads, cycling paths and off-road trails wind through St. Catharines and link to surrounding communities. This is a great way to see the city’s attractions. Best of all the Greater Niagara Cycle Route offers hours of exploration and challenge to cyclists of all skill levels.

About the Greater Niagara Circle Route

The Greater Niagara Circle Route spans over 140 kilometres and can be used for walking, hiking, cycling or rollerblading. 90% of the trail is paved and features a 3 meter wide right of way. It links the following trails to create a circular route through the heart of Niagara. The circle route also shares its path with the Trans Canada Trail.

  • Welland Canal Parkway Trail (42 km)
  • Friendship Trail (24 km)
  • Niagara River Recreation Trail (56 km)
  • Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

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Trails in St. Catharines

Over 90 kilometers of exciting and beautiful trails and pathways criss cross the city. Comprised of city trails, the Bruce Trail and Short Hills Provincial Park, the trails are sure to keep you busy on your adventures outdoors. Download the trail map to discover all the trails the city has to offer.

Click to Download the St. Catharines Trail Map

Trail Passport

Plan your next adventure with our  handy Trail Passport. Discover St. Catharine’s hidden gems and most picturesque trails, and use the passport to record your memories along the way.
Click to Download the St. Catharines Trail Passport

Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre

Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre

 20 Pine Street N. Thorold, Ontario L2V 0A1

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