St. Catharines, Niagara offers some Thanksgiving  Weekend things to do

 An Invite to All from the City of St. Catharines in Niagara, Ontario

Posted October 3rd, 2017 on Niagara At Large

 Thanksgiving weekend offers one last long weekend to take a spin on the carousel at Lakeside Park or explore the historic grist mill at Decew Falls.

The iconic Lakeside Park Carousel has been enchanting all kids at heart for generations

Residents can enjoy the Lakeside Park Carousel from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend. The carousel closes for the season at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. Visit for more information.

Tours of the grist mill at Morningstar Mill are available this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving weekend will be the last weekend of tours for the season. Visit for more information.

The following City facilities will also be open as usual this weekend:

  • –       Garden City Golf Course will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting. Visit for more information and to book your tee time.
  • –       Visit the farm animals and explore the park at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. The animals return to their winter home in mid-October, after Pumpkinville weekend.
  • –       St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation. Visit for more information.

The following City of St. Catharines facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday:

  • –       City Hall
  • –       The Enterprise Centre
  • –       Victoria Lawn Cemetery administration office (visitation available dawn to dusk)
  • –       Parks, Recreation and Culture Services administration office
  • –       The St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
  • –       Seymour Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, Garden City Arena Complex and Bill Burgoyne Arena
  • –       Port Weller and Russell Avenue community centres
  • –       Dunlop Drive, Port Dalhousie and West St. Catharines older adult centres

To report fallen trees, blocked catch basins and sewer backups call 905.935.3813. Report power outages to Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon) at 905.684.8111.

St. Catharines Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 9. Transit returns to its regular schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Visit for a full list of what’s open and what’s not.

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