List of Local Attractions
Decew Falls (2710 Decew Rd, St. Catharines)
This was a beautiful place to hike. You should wear at least sneakers. Flip flops or sandals not recommended. A lot of climbing on rocks. Waterfalls are pretty and there is a small swimming hole if you would like to cool off.
The St. Catharines Museum Welland Canal (Lock 3) (1932 Welland Canals
Parkway, St. Catharines)
Small museum with local history exhibits, plus an elevated observation platform for ship sightings. Be sure to stop by Lock 3 there is a viewing platform that gives you a bird’s eye view of how the locks work and the skill it takes to maneuver these huge tankers into the locks.
Niagara Whitewater Walk
Feel the thrill of being at the river’s edge! White Water Walk offers a first-hand lesson in the raw power and peril of the Niagara River’s Class 6 whitewater rapids, some of the wildest in North America.
Niagara Jet Boat
Niagara’s premier adventure tour on the Niagara River for over 27 years! On this 45-60 minute fully-guided tour, guests will experience awe-inspiring scenery, the history of the Niagara Gorge, Niagara Falls & the War of 1812 and feel the rush of the Class V whitewater rapids.
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Lakeside Park (1 Lakeport Rd, St. Catharines)
A sandy beach, playground, carousel, picnic area & concessions are offered at this lakefront park.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (250 St. Paul St)
World-class arts and entertainment live in downtown St. Catharines at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.
Shaw Festival (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
The Shaw is one of North America’s finest cultural attractions. Its calendar brims with an eclectic array of quirky comedies, bold dramas and sweeping classics which represent some of the best theatre ever created.
Niagara SkyWheel (4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls)
The Niagara SkyWheel is a totally unique sightseeing opportunity. As one of Canada’s largest observation wheel, The SkyWheel towers over the Niagara Falls horizon, treating guests to unsurpassed views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River, Niagara Parks, and other landmarks.
Short Hills Provincial Park (Pelham Rd, Thorold)
There are trails and three parking lots but no other visitor facilities. Hiking, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking are popular activities in the park.
St. Johns Conservation Area (3101 Barron Rd, Fonthill)
Located within the Niagara Escarpment and Twelve Mile Creek valley, this natural area provides a tranquil setting for wildlife and visitors.
Mel Stewart Lake Gibson Conservation Park (4Q4F+GP Thorold)
This is a hidden pleasure with boardwalks and trails. Nice place to observe birds, greenery, and wildlife in general.
Maid of the Mist – NIAGARA CITY CRUISES (Niagara Parkway and, Clifton Hill,
Hop aboard and make your way to an experience no one ever forgets – the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. Get up close and personal with the American Falls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and breathtaking Great Gorge – and the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders.
Journey Behind the Falls (6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls)
Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls from below and behind.
Skylon Tower (5200 Robinson St, Niagara Falls)
Observation tower featuring sweeping vistas of Niagara Falls plus an arcade & revolving restaurant.
Butterfly Conservatory (2565 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Step inside one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America and discover a tropical garden oasis. The Niagara Parks Butterfly
Conservatory features over 2,000 vibrantly coloured butterflies fluttering freely throughout winding pathways adorned with lush vegetation and trickling
Bird Kingdom (5651 River Rd, Niagara Falls)
Bird Kingdom is the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary. Discover hundreds of tropical birds as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest.
See more attractions, including packages, at https://www.niagaraparks.com/
List of Local Restaurants
The Office Tap & Grill (22 James St)
Cozy gathering place offering local beers & eclectic eats with vegan & vegetarian options.
Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill (271 Merritt St)
Johnny Rocco’s Authentic Modern Italian Restaurant.
The Feathery Pub (420 Vansickle Rd)
British-style pub with brews on tap & a big menu of bar food & English classics in comfortable digs.
The Works (60 James St)
Re-created. Re-imagined. Re-crafted. New craft burgers.
The Merchant Ale House (98 St. Paul St)
Cocktails, beer & casual fare are served at this laid-back hangout with live music.
Karma Kameleon Gastropub (1 Front St. N)
Laid-back spot offering seasonal fare & hearty specialty dishes in a snug, lightfilled space.
The Upper Deck Taphouse & Grill (210 Martindale Rd)
Burgers, pastas & other casual meals in a relaxed setting with booths & a sportscentric bar.
HAMBRGR (233 St. Paul St)
Burgers + Beer. Well-crafted, locally sourced burger that doesn’t strive to reinvent the wheel.
Kully’s (223 St. Paul St)
Our mission at Kully’s Original Sports Bar is to provide an immersive atmosphere for sports fans and beer enthusiasts alike.
Cat’s Caboose (224 Glenridge Ave)
Offering a patio & weekly live bands, this long-standing tavern serves cocktails, brews & pub grub.
oddBird (52 St. Paul St)
Snug bistro serving locally sourced Canadian fare in a hip, casual space with a chalkboard wall.
East Izakaya (129 King St)
Japanese BBQ, Sushi and Izakaya style restaurant.
Amakara Japan (19 Geneva St)
Informal Japanese eatery with Asian decor & a sizable menu of sushi & hot entrees like teriyaki.
Incoho Restaurant (281 St. Paul St Unit B)
Incoho is an intimate farm-to-table casual fine dining restaurant.
Pho Dau Bo (83 Geneva St)
Vietnamese place with a plentiful menu featuring pho, rice & noodle dishes in simple quarters.
Spicy Thai (208 Church St)
This petite eatery serves traditional Thai dishes including spicy curries, noodles & spring rolls.
Hewad Kabab and Shawarma (55 St. Paul St)
We serve authentic Afghan cuisine and take pride with only using the most fresh, elite, and tasty ingredients.
Smoke’s Poutinerie (10 Summer St)
Smoke’s is Canada’s largest and most original Poutinerie. We offer over 30 types of gourmet poutine.
Duru (220 Welland Ave)
Unfussy option for Korean & Japanese favorites like teriyaki, bulgogi, udon & hot pot.
Kenzo Ramen (200 St. Paul St)
Kenzo Ramen stands out from other Japanese noodle restaurants for its uniqueness of each and every dish, with noodles made fresh in-house.