St. Catharines still has lots of family activities over Easter Weekend

Published April 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm

Many City facilities in St. Catharines may be closed for Good Friday on April 7 and Easter Sunday on April 9, but there is still lots to do in the City this weekend.

An Easter-themed Eggstravaganza is on at the St. Catharines Farmers Market discovery table on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Hop on down and join in the free crafts and enter the raffle to win a basket of fun. Learn more at

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre boasts a full slate of aquatic activities on Saturday including leisure swims, lengths, therapeutic aquatics and water walking. Dive in on Monday to participate in Aquafit, Forever Fit, Hip, Knee and Back, Strong and Steady, Use your Noodle, and leisure swims. Register at

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre may be closed on Friday, but visitors can still explore the History InSite Installation that day. History InSite is a permanent photographic gallery with interpretive signage found throughout downtown St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie. Other exhibits such as A Town Growing Into Note, Last Stop: In Their Own Words, Leading the Way, Tickets, Please!, Soapbox Derby, and the brand new Welland Canals exhibit will be open during regular business hours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Bill Burgoyne Arena is closed for the weekend, but Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre is only closed on Friday. Programs are running full blast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Join in Pond Hockey, 18+ Shinny, Preschool Stick and Puck, Ticket Ice figure skating practice, and plenty of public skates. Pre-registration is encouraged at

Don’t miss the fun activities happening at Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre (OAC). Enroll in a Strength and Tone class with Amanda or drop in for pickleball on Saturday. On Sunday visitors can enjoy some Chinese cultural dancing or drop in for a game of 500 cards. The list for Monday includes chair yoga, painting, badminton, bridge, shuffleboard, bingo, and bid euchre.

Russell Avenue Community Centre has a resistance with Eric class happening on Saturday. Settle in for a long game of euchre, or play some table tennis on Monday.

Port Weller Community Centre is running a Fit for Function class as well that day, along with DrumFit and pickleball. Residents can also try their hand at woodcarving or join in the sip and chat.

Residents are encouraged to drop by Harriet Tubman Public School Monday evening for a game of badminton. Visit for more information or to pre-register.

City Hall, the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, the administration office at Victoria Lawn Cemetery and other City administration offices will close on Friday, and reopen on Monday. A reminder that visitation at Victoria Lawn Cemetery is always available from dawn to dusk.

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