What’s open in St. Catharines this Thanksgiving weekend

Posted on Friday October 09, 2020

The long weekend is here! Thankfully, St. Catharines residents can make the most of it with this guide to what's open and closed!

Garden City Golf Course

Garden City Golf Course will be open this Thanksgiving for bookings only. The City-run golf course will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk all weekend, including Monday. However, enhanced health and safety processes are in place, so visit www.stcatharines.ca/golf for more information and to book a tee time.

Community Centres

Russell Avenue Community Centre will be open for registered programs on Saturday only. Port Weller will be open on Saturday for drop-in Pickleball 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on and registered programs. Both will be closed Sunday and Monday. Check out the community centre for fall programs in the City of St. Catharines Leisure Guide at www.stcatharines.ca/leisureguide

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

The Aquatics Centre will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday). Register for a aquatics programs now! See all the information in the City of St. Catharines Leisure Guide at www.stcatharines.ca/leisureguide

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre will be open Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday) for public skating from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Occupancy limits are in place to ensure public safety, so guests must register ahead of time at www.stcatharines.ca/skating

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

The museum will be open all weekend, including Monday, at its regular operating hours (with closures for cleaning throughout the day). Call ahead to book your timed entry on 905.984.8880. Also, check out some of the upcoming events, such as the family history workshops on Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. See all the information at www.stcatharines.ca/museum.


Playgrounds are open. However, before playing, parents should note that equipment isn’t sanitized. Visitors should wash hands before and after playing on the equipment; be sure to practice physical distancing; and stay home if anyone in their household is feeling sick. See a complete list of St. Catharines playgrounds and facilities at www.stcatharines.ca/parks.


Did you know St. Catharines has over 90 km of walking trails through the City’s luscious green spaces? Get some fresh air and take in the fall colours. See the City’s interactive trail map at www.stcatharines.ca/trails.

Rain Barrel Sale

Think green this long weekend! There’s still time to order your subsidized rain barrel for just $40. Rain Barrels must be purchased online ahead of the pick-up date of Oct. 17. See all the information at www.stcatharines/rainbarrel.

COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Just in case, it’s good to know St. Catharines and Niagara Falls COVID-19 Assessment Centres will be open for the long weekend, including Monday. The Welland Assessment Centre will not be open during the weekend. Visit www.niagarahealth.on.ca for more information.


The following City facilities will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020:

  • City Hall will be closed
  • Citizens First customer service desk will be closed
  • The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre will be closed
  • Community Recreation and Culture Services administration offices will be closed
  • Bill Burgoyne Arena remains closed
  • Garden City Arena Complex will be closed
  • Sport fields will be closed
  • All branches of St. Catharines libraries will be closed.
  • Dunlop Drive, Port Dalhousie and West St. Catharines older adult centres remain closed
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery offices closed (visitation is always available from dawn to dusk)

Report fallen trees, road and sidewalk maintenance issues, blocked catch basins or sewer back-ups, to 905-688-5600. Report power outages to Alectra Utilities at 905.684.8111.

St. Catharines Transit will be operating on a holiday service schedule on Monday, Oct. 12. Transit returns to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 13. St. Catharines Transit’s administration office will also be closed Monday, Oct 12.

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