Wednesday Afternoon Tour Options

Brock University (St. Ctharines) is located in the Niagara Peninsula approximately 16km (10miles) from Niagara Falls and 25km (15miles) from the charming historical town of Niagara-on-the Lake. The Niagara Peninsula is home to more than 50 wineries and is renowned for ice wine production. Mid-summer in Niagara is punctuated by mild fluctuations in temperatures with short periods of humid days that can reach into the 30’s C (90’s F). St. Catherines is also part of the historical centre of early Canada. Whether you are interested in history, shopping, geographical wonders or wine, the options for the Wednesday afternoon tours are sure to have something to interest you.

Each option includes transportation. Of course, you are free to do your own thing as well.

These tours are paid for separately from your Summer School registration. Registration the tours will open before March 1, 2024.

Option 1 - Shaw Festival


Niagara –on-the-Lake sits on the shores of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. It is known for its wineries and the world class Shaw Festival Theatre. An annual theatrical tradition, the Shaw Festival is a highly prestigious season of theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a small town approximately 30 minutes from St. Catharines. This summer the play My Fair Lady is the feature while we are at Summer School. We have 40 tickets booked! The cost is $120. This tour must be booked before June 1st. No cancellations or refunds after that date.

Vacant seats on the bus will be offered after June 1 to those wanting to travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake to spend a quiet afternoon exploring the picturesque town. Cost: $20 (This option will only appear after June 1 when we know how many seats are left.)

Option 2 - Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is made up of three different waterfalls, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The three falls combine to produce the largest water flow rate of any waterfall in the world. Located 45 minutes from St. Catharines you can't miss seeing these spectacular water falls as well as do some amazing sight seeing and shopping. The bus will drop you off at a convenient location and pick you up at the same spot approximately 4 hours later. What you do there is up to you! There are 45 spots available on the bus. Expected cost is $20.


Many options are available to explore the area once you are in Niagara Falls.

Walk 1.6km (1mile) beside the Niagara River to view the Falls. If you don’t want to walk, there is a WEGO bus available for $13 which will take you to various locations in the Falls.

Take a boat trip on the Hornblower to experience the power of the Falls from the river. It is recommended that you pre-book this to avoid the line-ups. The bus will drop you off at approximately 1:30. For more information go to:

For more options, tourism information can be accessed using the following link:

Option 3 - Wine Tour of Two Wineries

There are over 30 vinyards in the area. Seeing all of them in one afternoon is not possible, however, our local team has put together this fabulous option of seeing two. A bus will pick you up and transport you to the first winery where you will be treated to a flight of four
local table wines with food pairing. You will then travel to a second winery where you will experience a luxury tasting paired with food and sparkling and ice wines. This tour will be limited to 20 and the cost is $70.