Trip to St. Catharines
Top 5 things to do on a trip to St. Catharines
- Catch a live performance in The Meridian Centre
- Visit Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary
- Attend a show at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
- Go for a tour at Rockway Vineyards
- Follow a trail along the Welland Canal
In the Niagara Region, St. Catharines provides a beautiful downtown area with plenty to see and do within walking distance.
If you’ve never been to St. Catharines, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of parks and sights to explore. Throughout St. Catharines you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, have the tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your trip to St. Catharines by providing some our favourite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in St. Catharines
Our bus to St. Catharines takes you directly to the St. Catharines Bus Terminal on 70 Carlisle St.
Learn more about our most popular routes to St. Catharines.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your trip to St. Catharines will be a breeze. St. Catharines is an easy city to navigate by foot and St. Catharines Transit offers bus routes throughout the city.
In addition, taxis and ride shares make up a major presence in St. Catharines.
Best places to stay in St. Catharines
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. St. Catharines is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a trip to St. Catharines accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in St. Catharines would be Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites or the Springbank House, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Capri Inn, Days Inn St. Catharines Niagara, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to St. Catharines.
Nightlife in St. Catharines
St. Catharines may seem calm and quaint by day, but get ready to party as hard as Niagara Falls at night.
Make sure to check out The Merchant Ale House if you’re seeking a neighborhood bar stocked with house-made beer and tasty downtown eats.
Another great downtown staple is Celtic Pub. A favourite for locals, you’ll find a robust menu of delicious food and plenty of beers on tap.
For comedy fans, Showtime Comedy and Entertainment is an outstanding venue to round out your St. Catharines trip.
Where to shop on your trip to St. Catharines
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city, whether you’re seeking retail therapy or are looking to bring a slice of St. Catharines home with you.
Right in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, you’ll find over 120 shops, boutiques, and restaurants to choose from.
From its many art galleries and heritage sites, you’ll be within walking distance of all the charm of this beautiful city. In addition, St. Catharines is home to one of the oldest farmers markets in Ontario.
A short distance away, you could find The Pen Centre for all of your retail and luxury shopping needs, boasting over 180 stores.
Best free things to do in St. Catharines
- Lakeside Park Beach
- Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary
- St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal
- Lakeside Park Carousel (5 cents)
- Folk Arts Festival
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to St. Catharines. One of the greatest reasons to take a trip to St. Catharines is that many of the attractions are of no cost to you.
Totally free, you owe yourself a trip to Happy Rolph’s Bird Sanctuary to interact with animals and for spectacular views of Lake Ontario.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to St. Catharines by walking through historic downtown, where it will often be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to St. Catharines
- reserved seating
- affordable fares
When booking a trip to St. Catharines, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for travelling to St. Catharines. With the money you save on bus tickets to St. Catharines, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming trip to St. Catharines.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to St. Catharines. This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of St. Catharines.
On your trip to St. Catharines, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.
So if you’re planning on taking a trip to St. Catharines, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.