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)
How to get there

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 St. Catharines?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 532 house rentals near St. Catharines. From 329 Houses to 63 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near St. Catharines for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to St. 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 St. Catharines:

  • Port Dalhousie: 16 vacation rentals
  • Louth: 20 vacation rentals
  • Lakeport: 15 vacation rentals
  • Historic Old Town: 132 vacation rentals
  • Old Town Historic District: 113 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 St. Catharines?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in St. 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: 543 home rentals
  • Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course: 542 home rentals
  • Brock University: 571 home rentals
  • Lakeside Park Beach: 546 home rentals
  • Port Dalhousie Range Lighthouses: 547 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St. 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 St. Catharines?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 329 Houses in St. Catharines. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in St. Catharines include:

  • Cottages: 63 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 61 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 63 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in St. Catharines?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 96 vacation homes with pool available in St. Catharines.

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