Through a network of city trails, the Bruce Trail and Short Hills Provincial Park, there are more than 90 kilometres of pathways that crisscross the city. These include:
Download a map of the parks and trails in St. Catharines or visit the Region of Niagara's webpage for information on trails across Niagara.
If you're planning a cycling trip to St. Catharines and Niagara visit the Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre for more information.
Parks Policy Plan
The City's Parks Policy Plan charts a course for providing a balanced and integrated system of parks, open space, and trails for St. Catharines. It includes strategies for planning, maintaining, and managing the City's parks, open space, trails and associated facilities.
Call 905.688.5600 for general inquires or to report graffiti, long grass or other maintenance concerns along a trail.
Trail Rules and Courtesy
Wheels Yield to Heels
- Pedestrians always have the right of way on a trail, and cyclists must yield to both pedestrians and in-line skaters.
- In areas where the trail crosses a roadway, all trail traffic must yield to the vehicular traffic.
- When travelling along the roadway, cyclists must obey traffic laws and pedestrians are required to use the municipal sidewalk or travel on the shoulder of the road facing oncoming traffic.
- Under no circumstances should anyone traverse the Canadian National Railway mainline.
- Always pass on the left when possible
- Cyclists yield to in-line skaters and walkers
- In-line skaters yield to walkers
- Cyclists and in-line skaters must pass other trail users with care and caution
- Do not litter
- Leave the trails cleaner than when you arrived
- Respect the privacy of those living along the trails
- No motorized vehicles
- Dogs must be leashed. Please clean up after your dog