What’s open and closed in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Region on Civic Holiday August 1


Published August 1, 2022 at 3:30 am

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While it’s common knowledge that the first Monday of August 1, 2022 is a holiday for people in many parts of Canada, what it’s actually called depends on where you live in the country.

Ontario mostly calls it the Civic Holiday but there are other names for it here in the province. Some in Toronto refer to it as Simcoe Day. In Guelph, it’s sometimes called John Galt Day while many in Ottawa refer to it as Colonel By Day.

In three other provinces, it’s known as British Columbia Day, New Brunswick Day and Saskatchewan Day. This Monday, August 1 is celebrated as Heritage Day in Alberta, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and Terry Fox Day in Manitoba where the late hero was born.

Despite its many different designations, the day is not a statutory holiday in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, or Ontario; however, it is commonly observed by all levels of government, financial institutions and some businesses.

So what’s open and what’s closed next Monday? It’s a guarantee that most of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake businesses remain open as both the city and the town are designated as tourism destinations and thus can remain open on federal or provincial holidays.

However, as its seen as a lesser holiday, not on par with Canada Day or Christmas, the other 10 municipalities in Niagara, including St. Catharines and Welland, are mostly open for this one, too. While some business are posting hours, other add “Hours may differ” because it’s a holiday. The best bet? Call ahead.

Open Civic Holiday Monday:
(For every business below, phone ahead as most are posting “Hours may differ”)
  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines (Landmark Cinemas are open)
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Seaway Mall in Welland
  • SmartCentres in Welland and St Catharines
  • Smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • There are over 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and most will be open. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Three Beer Store in Niagara are open from 11 am to 5 pm. Niagara Falls, 6757 Lundy’s Lane, St. Catharines, 120 Welland Ave., St. Catharines, 99 Dieppe Road.
  • Silversmith Brewing, 1523 Niagara Stone Rd
  • Counterpart Brewing, 3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls
  • Bench Brewing, 3991 King St, Beamsville
  • Lock Street Brewing, 15 Lock St, St. Catharines
  • Niagara Oast House Brewing, 2017 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Exchange Brewery, 7 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Cold Break Brewing, 193 St Paul St W, St. Catharines
  • Niagara Brewing, 4915-A Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
  • Blackburn Brew House, 8001 Blackburn Pkwy, Niagara Falls
  • Gretzky Estate Beer/Wine, 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • All Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions but call ahead
  • Select community centres and libraries but call ahead as a handful are posting that they are closed


Closed Civic Holiday Monday:

  • All City and Town Halls
  • Federal and provincial government offices
  • All municipal offices
  • Niagara College Teaching Brewery, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Dragan Brewing, 100 Grantham Ave S Unit 1, St. Catharine
  • Banks
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • All LCBOs
  • Most Beer Stores except the three listed above.
  • City Hall
  • Provincial government offices


  • GO Transit will operate on a holiday schedule
  • Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours


  • No garbage pick-up on Monday, August 1
    Community Recycling Centres will be closed Monday
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