Welcome Students! – St. Catharines Tourism

Welcome Students!

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Information from Tourism St. Catharines:


Whether you are a returning student or just beginning your post-secondary journey, there are lots of fun and exciting things to see and do in St. Catharines!

There is something for all interests including our delicious restaurants, state of the art FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, endless experiences in the downtown core and trails and pathways to enjoy with your friends. For the sports fans out there, cheer on our home town Niagara Ice Dogs (hockey) and Niagara River Lions (basketball) teams at the Meridian Centre.

Check out tourismstcatharines.ca for everything going on in the City!

Information from St. Catharines Transit:

Wondering where your bus is? Download the Transit app on your smartphone so you always know when the bus is coming!

Check out the St. Catharines Transit website for more information on bus routes around the City.

Information from the St. Catharines Downtown Association (DTA): 

Great things are happening in Downtown St. Catharines! The St. Catharines Downtown Association promotes the downtown core as a great place to shop, dine, play, live, work and explore.

Visit mydowntown.ca for lots of great information on downtown St. Catharines.

Information from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre plays a vital role in the renaissance of downtown St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in modernizing + reinforcing Niagara’s cultural cluster. It is a great place to enjoy great entertainment right in the downtown core of the City.

For a full list of upcoming performances and Film House screenings, visit firstontariopac.ca.

Information from St. Catharines Culture:

Culture makes St. Catharines a distinct and vibrant place, providing us with creative businesses, engaged people and a diversity of experiences. Culture influences our neighbourhoods, celebrates our stories and can help shape our future.  Culture is the collective identity of St. Catharines – its people, places, and expressions. It is the shared experiences that bind us as a community – our traditions, memories, values, vision, creations and legacies.  Our residents engage in culture through the arts, heritage and recreation, in their connections to community roots and our built and natural environment, and by seeking access to knowledge.  Culture is constantly negotiated and, dynamic, and is experienced in all connections between people.

For more information, visit stcatharines.ca/culture.

Information from St. Catharines Fire Prevention:

The St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services provides fire and emergency service for the City of St. Catharines.  The highly trained individuals of the St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services deliver public education and fire safety programs, emergency response, including technical rescue, and ensure the City has current emergency/business continuity plans to maintain essential public services

For more information, visit stcatharines.ca/fire.


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