What’s open in St. Catharines this Labour Day

Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2020

St. Catharines residents wondering how to spend their Labour Day long weekend can plan ahead with this guide to what's open and closed!

On Monday Sept. 7, the following City of St. Catharines facilities will be open:

Splash pads 

Splash pads will be open Labour Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will continue to open until the end of September (weather permitting). Visit www.stcatharines.ca/splashpads for locations.


While outdoor pools closed for the season on Aug. 30, St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Centre will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with new social distancing and cleaning protocols in place. Swimming is by reservation only. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/pools for guidelines and procedures. 


St. Catharines Sunset, Lakeside Park and Jones Beaches will remain open for Niagara residents only. Identification and bags are being checked. Beach capacity is limited, as is the number of parking spots available. Vehicles will be fined or towed for parking where prohibited. Please note that barbecues, smoking and alcohol are not allowed on St. Catharines beaches. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/beaches to find out more.

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be open all weekend, as well as Labour Day Monday. In order to ensure the health and safety of the guests and staff, entry will be timed and the museum will be closed regularly for cleaning. Go to www.stcatharinesmuseum.ca for more information. Admission is by donation.

Garden City Golf Course

Garden City Golf Course will be open this Labour Day 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

Port Weller Community Centre is open seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., including the holiday Monday, with scheduled times for open gym, pickle ball and youth basketball. 

Russell Avenue Community Centre will be open for washrooms and drop in activities, including preschool/school age parent participation, open space, crafts, walk aerobics and table tennis. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/communitycentres for more information.


Playgrounds will remain 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.


The following City facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept.7, 2020 for Labour Day:

  • City Hall will be closed
  • Citizens First customer service desk will be closed
  • Morningstar Mill and Decew Falls remain closed
  • The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre remains closed
  • Community Recreation and Culture Services administration offices remain closed
  • Bill Burgoyne Arena remains closed
  • Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre closed 
  • Garden City Arena Complex remains closed (reopens Sept. 8)
  • Sport fields 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 citizensfirst@stcatharines.ca. Report power outages to Alectra Utilities at 905.684.8111.

St. Catharines Transit will be operating on a holiday service schedule on Monday, Sept 7 for the Labour Day Holiday. Transit returns to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 8. St. Catharines Transit’s administration office will also be closed Monday, Sept. 7.

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