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Holiday information

Canada Day holiday hours

Canada Day is Monday, July 1.

Below is the listing of operating hours at City of St. Catharines facilities over the Canada Day long weekend, as well as some activities you can enjoy.

Operating hours and holiday closures

Emergency contact information 


Canada Day at Rennie Park

Celebrate Canada Day with live entertainment, family activities and cupcakes Monday, July 1 at Rennie Park, from noon to 4 p.m. Festivities begin with Melissa Marie Shriner helping open things up with the singing of O Canada. Also entertaining will be Tim Holland, the Puppet Tamer, from 12:15-12:45 p.m., The Practically Hip from 1-2:30 p.m. and Crash Rhythm, with interactive bucket drumming, from 2:45-3:15 p.m.

Canada Day in Rennie Park also includes bouncers, crafts and games, pony rides, buskers and more. Visit for more information.

A free shuttle bus will operate from 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., from the Port Dalhousie Lions Club parking lot, 201 Main St., and the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina parking lot, 80 Lighthouse Rd. Free parking is also available at City parking lots and on-street meters within walking distance of Rennie Park. Revellers can also park at Ontario Jaycee Gardens Park, 543 Ontario St., and access Rennie Park via the pedestrian bridge.

Canada Day at St. Catharines Museum

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre celebrates Canada Day with live cultural performances, carnival games and more, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entertainment will include Ruta Sur at 11 a.m., Filipino Canadian Association of Niagara at 12:30 p.m. and Niagara Multi-Folk Arts Song and Dance Ensemble at 2 p.m. The museum will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing visitors to explore the museum galleries. Admission is by donation. Visit for more information.

St. Catharines Transit will have bus service at the museum every 30 minutes from 10:27 a.m. to 5:27 p.m. Visit for details on routes and fares.

A Canadian Celebration at St. Catharines Farmers' Market

Join us at the market on Saturday, June 29 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a pre-celebration for Canada Day. Farmers' markets are the original 'grocery store' carrying all of your local needs for your Canada Day celebration. Locally grown and raised produce and meats, local VQA wine and a large assortment of fresh baked goods. The Market Discovery Table brings you everything Canada from educational pieces to sampling local maple syrup, from 9-11 a.m. Musical entertainment kicks off at 11 a.m., running until 1:30 p.m.

Free swimming

You can enjoy free leisure swims on Canada Day at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre, Port Dalhousie Pool, Lincoln Park Pool and Lion Dunc Schooley Pool. Visit for locations, schedules and admission requirements.

Morningstar Mill

The picturesque Morningstar Mill heritage site at Decew Falls will be open for tours on Canada Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at

St. Catharines Farmers’ Market

Head downtown to Market Square on Saturday, May 18, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy the fresh bounty the St. Catharines Farmers’ Market has to offer. Learn more about the market and its vendors at

Garden City Golf Course

Go for the green at the Garden City Golf Course on Canada Day. The City-run golf course will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting. Learn more at

The Film House at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The Film house will be closed for Canada Day, but screenings of The GrizzliesWild Nights with Emily and Breaking Habits will be screening over the weekend.

Theatre fans can enjoy The Writer, the first play offered during this year’s Foster Festival on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday.

Visit for details.

Splash Pads

The City’s inclusive splash pads at Bogart Street Park, Catherine Street Park, Lester B. Pearson Park and West Park are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at

Parks and trails

Explore and enjoy City parks and trails from dawn until dusk but to do so carefully by following posted rules and being mindful of others. While using trails, residents should be aware of their surroundings at all times, stick to established paths, remain alert and watch their footing.

For those visiting Happy Rolph's, farm animals are available for viewing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Operating hours and holiday closures

City Hall, the Enterprise Centre and City administration offices

Monday, July 1: Closed

St. Catharines Farmers Market at Market Square

Saturday, June 29: Regular market hours (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Victoria Lawn Cemetery (administrative office)

Monday, July 1: Closed

Visitation is always available from dawn to dusk.

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

Monday, July 1: Regular hours


St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Monday, July 1: Regular hours

St. Catharines Enterprise Centre 

Monday, July 1: Closed


Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

Garden City Arena Complex

Monday, July 1: Closed

Bill Burgoyne Arena

Monday, July 1: Closed

Meridian Centre

Monday, July 1: Box Office Closed

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

Community Centres

Port Weller Community Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

Russell Avenue Community Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

Older Adult Centres

Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

Port Dalhousie Older Adult Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

West St. Catharines Older Adult Centre

Monday, July 1: Closed

St. Catharines Transit

St. Catharines Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule on Canada Day, Monday, July 1. Transit will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, July 2. St. Catharines Transit’s administration office will be closed Monday, July 1. Visit for more information.


Emergency contact information

Call 905.688.5600 to report fallen trees, problems on roads and sidewalks, blocked catch basins or sewer back-ups.

Report power outages to Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) at 905.684.8111.


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