Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of St. Catharines

Enjoy the wineries and other features of St. Catharines. This welcoming city is known for its waterfalls, shopping and restaurants. Horseshoe Falls and American Falls are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around St. Catharines

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes St. Catharines a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Aquarium of Niagara (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Royal Niagara Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Rockway Vineyards (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Cave Springs Winery (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Niagara Riding Stables (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in St. Catharines

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, St. Catharines is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Horseshoe Falls (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • American Falls (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Bridal Veil Falls (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Niagara Falls State Park (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Whirlpool State Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Cave of the Winds (11.2 mi / 18 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around St. Catharines

The nearest airport is in Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.), located 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.), which is 31.2 mi (50.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is St. Catharines Station.

Where to stay near Saint Catharines?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 493 house rentals near Saint Catharines. From 298 Houses to 57 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saint Catharines is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Saint Catharines?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saint Catharines:

  • Port Dalhousie: 16 vacation rentals
  • Lakeport: 18 vacation rentals
  • Louth: 25 vacation rentals
  • Grantham: 16 vacation rentals
  • Historic Old Town: 133 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Saint Catharines?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Saint Catharines. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Dalhousie Pier Marina: 582 home rentals
  • Brock University: 616 home rentals
  • Welland Canals Parkway Trail: 580 home rentals
  • Port Dalhousie Range Lighthouses: 571 home rentals
  • Welland Canal Lock 7: 666 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Catharines listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saint Catharines?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 298 Houses in Saint Catharines. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Catharines include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 57 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 63 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 63 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Catharines?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 114 vacation homes with pool available in Saint Catharines.