St. Catharine’s: Best Things To Do In The Garden City


The Garden City, St. Catharine has been named so because of the numerous parks, gardens, and trails. It harbors 4 square kilometers of lush green area. You will find this city on your own route to the Niagara Falls. Starting from shopping to rowing, I had so much fun. Here is a list of best things to do when you are in St. Catharine’s.

  • Visit the port

Port Dalhousie community is a great area. I loved the waterfront area. You can simply wander around the port and breathe in fresh air. Sitting on Lake Ontario, it houses the most popular beach of St. Catharine’s. There is an antique carousel in the Lakeside Park. The port is the primary terminus for Well and Canal.

  • Go for a walk in the woods

Trails covering 90 kilometers of land are great for cycling, walking, and jogging. If you are lucky enough to visit during the winter, the trails are open for skiing. Bruce Trail is the oldest one and has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, my favorite was the Waterfront Trail which runs along Lake Ontario.

  • Sip on wine

At Catharine’s is home to many vineyards. Thus, if you are a wine lover you should surely visit those. I went on a wine tasting tour and spend the entire afternoon sipping world-class wines. It is famous for white wines but red wine is also offered. The tasting tour comprises of a gourmet meal and ends with dinner.

  • Visit a waterfall

If you are a waterfall lover, you should not miss out on the DeCew Falls. There are two falls mainly Lower DeCew Fall and Upper DeCew Fall. The Lower fall is 7.5 meters high and the Upper fall is 22 meters high. If you want you can check out the large waterfall from Morningstar Mill.