Information and facts about St Catharines

The population of St Catharines is 131,989

St Catharines is in the Eastern Standard Time / EST time zone (GMT -5)

Elevation: 97.8 m (321 ft)
Latitude: 43.172994
Longitude: -79.236745

Visitor Information Centre

City of St. Catharines Tourism

Phone: (905) 984-8882
Tollfree: 1 (800) 305-5134
The Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 - 1932 Welland Canals Parkway
St Catharines ON
L2R 7K6

Facts about St Catharines


St. Catharines is situated in south-central Ontario, 111 km from Toronto and 19 km from Niagara Falls and the US border. Part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara, St. Catharines is the largest municipality and is the administrative center of the region.

Major highways link the city with Toronto and other Canadian cities, as well as Buffalo, Detroit and the USA.

* Queen Elizabeth Highway (Q.E.W.), Toronto to Buffalo
* Highway 401, Toronto to London, also eastwards to Kingston and beyond
* Highway 6, Hamilton to Guelph
* Highway 406, St. Catharines to Pt. Colborne
* Highway 20, QEW to Highway 403
* Highway 3, Fort Erie to Windsor
* Highway 402, London to Sarnia
* Highway 400 North

The St. Catharines train station is located on Great Western Street, near the downtown section of the city. Via
Rail handles passenger movement. The Canadian National Railway handles non-passenger train service.

Vessel and navigation through the Welland Canal, is operated by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management


* Albertís Marina
* Port Dalhousie Pier Inc.
* St. Catharines Marina Ltd.
* Dalhousie Yacht Club

Airports and Air Travel

* Niagara District Airport (approximately 10 minutes from St. Cathairnes in Niagara-on-the-Lake)
* Hamilton International Airport (approximately 45 minutes from St. Catharines)
* Niagara Falls International Airport (approximately 30 minutes from St. Catharines in Niagara Falls, New York)
* Buffalo International Airport (approximately 45 minutes from St. Catharines in Buffalo New York)
* Pearson International Airport (approximately 1 hour from St. Catharines in Toronto)

Higher Education

Brock University located in St. Catharines
Niagara College approximately 5 minutes located in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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