The beautiful Garden City, framed by the Niagara Escarpment, provides visitors with the culture of a prolific arts community, the splendour of wine country, and the excitement of local attractions. Just 15 minutes from Niagara Falls, St. Catharines is a picturesque city, rich in theatre, history, and outdoor recreation. From great days to good nights, your day’s activities can be topped off with a great night at one of our local hotels, motels or B&Bs. Discover all of what the Garden City has to offer. Residents from all over the Peninsula flock to St. Catharines to shop at Niagara’s largest indoor Shopping Mall, the Penn Centre. The Grape and Wine Festival, which takes place every Fall in St. Catharines is one of the oldest, consistently run Festivals in Canada.