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Civic Holiday weekend

Civic Holiday is Monday, Aug. 1. Here is what's open and what's not at the City of St. Catharines.

St. Catharines Museum and
Welland Canals Centre

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Civic Holiday Monday, Aug. 1.

Dig into the roots of agriculture in the Garden City, learn about the women who helped shape St. Catharines over the last 150 years, get up close and personal with the Welland Canals and more. Visitors can enjoy exploring the museum galleries and watching ships travel through Lock 3 of the Welland Canal.

Admission is by donation.


The St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and the City's outdoor pools will be open as usual on Civic Holiday, Monday, Aug. 1.

Leisure swims

  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
    Leisure pool: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; 1 p.m to 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Lane pool: 11 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lincoln Park Pool
    11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Lion Dunc Schooley Pool
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Port Dalhousie Pool
    Big pool: 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Small pool: 11 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit for locations, schedules and admission fees and requirements.

 FirstOntario PAC

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre has a full weekend music, theatre and movies. Here's what playing on Civic Holiday, Monday, Aug. 1.

  • The Film House: Love and Friendship; 8 p.m.; General admission is $9.

 Other facilities

  • Garden City Golf Course
    Go for the green at the Garden City Golf Course on Civic Holiday Monday, Aug. 1. The City-run golf course will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting.
  • Lakeside Park Carousel
    One of the Garden City's most loved summer traditions, the carousel will be open Monday, Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Morningstar Mill
    The picturesque Morningstar Mill heritage site at Decew Falls will be open for tours on Civic Holiday Monday Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The following City facilities will be closed on Canada Day, Friday, July 1:

  • City Hall
  • Enterprise Centre
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture Services administration offices
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
  • Seymour Hannah Sport and Entertainment Centre (open for a private booking)
  • Bill Burgoyne Arena and Garden City Arena Complex
  • Russell Avenue and Port Weller community centres
  • Dunlop Drive, Port Dalhousie and West St. Catharines older adult centres
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery offices (visitation is always available from dawn to dusk)

St. Catharines Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule on Canada Day, Monday, Aug. 1. Transit will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Aug. 2. 

 Emergency contacts

To report fallen trees, slippery roads and sidewalks, blocked catch basins and sewer back-ups call 905.935.3813.

Report power outages to Horizon Utilities at 905.684.8111.

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