Here is a list of places open and closed for the Niagara area over the Easter long weekend.
Government offices: City halls, the Enterprise Centre and administration offices are all closed on Good Friday. Some offices, like St. Catharines, will reopen on Easter Monday.
Parks, recreation and culture services: Administration offices are all closed on April 7. Some will be closed on the April 10.
Community centres: All older adult centres and arenas will either be closed or have reduced hours on Friday, Sunday and Monday.
St. Catharines Museum; Welland Canals Centre: Both facilities will be closed on Good Friday but open the rest of the long weekend between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Catharines Transit; Niagara Falls Transit: Both services will operate on a holiday schedule for Good Friday.
Welland Transit: No daytime or evening service Friday.
Canada Post: Outlets will be closed Friday and Monday.
Grocery stores: Major grocery stores like Fortinos, Metro, Fresh Co. and No Frills will be closed on Friday and Sunday.
Shoppers Drug Mart: Many locations will be open on April 7 and 10, but not all. Easter hours can be seen on the Shoppers store locator map.
Malls: Most major shopping centres in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but open Easter Monday.
However, there are exceptions for shopping centres designated by the province as tourist attractions including retailers in Niagara Falls.
Closed on Friday and Sunday:
The Pen Centre
Open on Friday and Sunday:
Outlet Collection at Niagara Falls: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walmart: Most Walmarts in the GTHA will be closed but the Niagara Falls Supercentre on Oakwood Drive will be open on Friday and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The Beer Store: Stores will be closed on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
LCBO: Stores will be closed Friday and Sunday. Select stores will be open on Monday, April 10. More information can be seen at LCBO.com hours.
Niagara Falls: Most Niagara Falls attractions will be running on the holiday Friday and Sunday, including the Niagara Parks Power Station, Journey Behind the Falls, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory and all the nature and garden parks and centres. However, some heritage sites like the McKenzie Printery, Whirlpool Aero Cars, Niagara City Crews and McFarland House will be closed. Also, some dining spots like the Whirlpool Restaurant and Legends On The Niagara will be closed.
More details on Easter weekend hours for Niagara Falls attractions can be seen on the Niagara Parks website. Check it our HERE.