Things To Do In St. Catharines

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Inside Club Jump's 5,600-square-foot facility, children up to 10 years old enhance their agility during gymnastics classes that emphasize a lighthearted, noncompetitive approach to fitness. During drop-in play, children ages 1–5 burn excess energy otherwise wasted on bench-pressing invisible friends, bolstering their balance on gymnastics equipment and floor mats, and shirking gravity on mini trampolines. Drop-in play furnishes tykes with parental bonding time, and a Club Jump coach is on hand to assist parents and ensure tykes' safety.

85 Haynes Avenue
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

Niagara Fishing Adventures guides line-casters over the waters of Lake Ontario for voyages fruitful in fish-centric escape. Troll for king and coho salmon as well as rainbow, brown, and lake trout on the sturdy decks of a 30-foot Sea Ray, ripe with opportunities to master plank-pirouettes or sea-legged tap dances. Captain Aldo Nava’s trawling savvy comes from almost 30 years of experience, including spots on the Canadian Sportfishing television series and high placement in salmon tournaments. Baited hooks taunt succulent schools that have made their way to lake hotspots during the prime spring and summer seasons for binge mayfly consumption and unbridled spawning. Rods, reels, and bait are included, allowing collectors to leave Fabergé lures at home in the safety of their own display tackle boxes.

80 Lighthouse Road
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

Dan's Dive Shop, a venerable PADI five-star diving facility, can equip would-be aquatic adventurers with all the gear and training they need to explore the watery depths. In Dan's 90-minute Discover Scuba Diving class, expert instructors acquaint up to 10 curious underwater novices with basic scuba-diving equipment, provided on-site and prepped beforehand by the shop's knowledgeable staff. After getting a feel for the gear, students can take their first underwater puffs, experiencing firsthand a thrill usually reserved for sturgeon and superpowered aquamen. Though this course doesn't qualify toward scuba certification, the basic skills and safety rules students pick up here can serve them well should they decide to pursue further instruction. Those who have completed the Discover Scuba Diving class receive a rebate off tuition fees for Dan's Dive Shop's full-certification courses and are automatically qualified to practice nautical law.

329 Welland Ave
St Catharines,
ON
CA

Under the direction of master winemaker David Johnson, the team behind Rootstocks celebrates wine by leading clients through vine-to-bottle experiences at its pesticide-free vineyard. Members participate as much or as little as they like in producing their own wine, joining any part of the year-long process that includes barrel sampling in the winter and crop thinning in the summer. Located on 10 acres in Niagara wine country, the red clay soil nourishes grapes such as cabernet franc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, all of which Rootstocks’ team helps visitors turn into their signature blends. After the grapes have been harvested by hand, processed, aged in barrels, and assigned astrological signs, an in-house graphic designer helps clients create their own custom labels.

4101 King Street
Lincoln,
ON
CA

Within DanceFit 455’s air-conditioned, hardwood-floored facility, instructors guide dancers of all ages and experience levels through steps in jazz, tap, ballet, salsa, ballroom, and belly dancing for a fun way to get hearts pumping. Four types of Zumba classes are geared toward beginners, advanced, baby boomers, and kids respectively, and musical-theater and tap sessions prep clients for the stage.

455 Merritt St.
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

At Parkway Lanes, bowlers hurl balls down 40 lanes, reducing triangular formations to a pile of plastic rubble and tallying up victories with automatic scoring systems rather than sacks of beans. The lanes flare to life on Rock 'N Bowl nights, and a game room with pool tables buzzes with competition every night of the week. After games and between frames, athletes can replenish energy reserves with food and drinks doled out on site.

327 Ontario St
St Catharines,
ON
CA