What’s open and closed in St Catharines and Niagara Region on Civic Holiday Monday


Published July 28, 2021 at 3:13 pm


This year, the Civic Holiday falls on Monday, August 2 in St Catharines and the rest of Niagara Region.

This long weekend, some businesses might have different rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict capacity limits could be in effect at a number of public indoor spaces.

As of now, private indoor gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted in the Niagara Region and the rest of Ontario. Outdoor gatherings and organized public events of up to 100 people are also allowed, but some events (such as sporting events) are permitted to allow more people.

Here’s what’s open and closed:


  • Canada One in Niagara Falls will be open 10 am to 7 pm
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharines will be open 24 hours
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake open from 11 am to 7 pm
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines will be open 10 am to 5 pm
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines will be open 10 am to 5 pm
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines will be open 9 am to 9 pm
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines will be open 10 am to 10 pm
  • Seaway Mall in Welland will be open 10 am to 7 pm

The following Beer Stores in Niagara Region will be open 11 am to 6 pm

  • Beamsville (4313 Ontario St.)
  • Fort Erie (194 Garrison Rd.)
  • Grimsby (44 Livingston Ave.)
  • Niagara Falls (6757 Lundy’s Lane)
  • Niagara Falls (3739 Portage Rd. N.)
  • Port Colborne (420 Catharine St)
  • St Catharines (99 Dieppe Rd.)
  • St Catharines (2D Tremont Dr.)
  • St Catharines (150 Lakeport Rd.)
  • St Catharines (120 Welland Ave.)
  • St Catharines (446 Scott St.)
  • Welland (390 Lincoln St. E.)
  • Welland (23 Thorold Rd. E.)

The LCBO reports “most of the LCBO stores in the Niagara Region will be operating under the reduced hours of 11am to 6 pm on the Civic Holiday (Monday, August 3rd ). Customers are encouraged to check the store locator feature for their local store hours on lcbo.com or the mobile app.”

  • Most grocery stores (including Rabba grocery stores) are open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most bars and restaurants that are typically open on Mondays are open, but call ahead to be sure and remember that local establishments may not yet be prepared to offer indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Most Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • Craft breweries within the region are expected to be open for both retail and patio seating. Select ones will have their tap-rooms open. Within the region, there are several craft breweries, including Bench Brewing in Beamsville, Lock Street Brewing and Decew Falls Brewing, both in St Catharines, Niagara Brewing and Counterpart Brewing, both in Niagara Falls, Niagara Oast House Brewery and The Exchange Brewery, both in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Silversmith Brewing in Virgil. However, it is best to call your local brewery ahead to check their operating hours.
  • Area wineries, such as Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Jackson Triggs Winery and Peller Estates, are all open. However, call your destination winery to get their exact hours of operation.
  • Popular Niagara Falls tourist attractions, such as Bird Kingdom, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Great Canadian Midway, the Niagara Falls Fun Zone at Clifton Hill, the brand new Niagara Parks Power Station and Ripley’s Believe It or Not will all be open with masks needed and proper social distancing.


  • Government offices
  • All City and Town Halls
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later


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