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Cherie Road Park

Top left: Footpath to engage in relaxing, long walks while enjoying natural beauty. Top right: Small trail connecting the Cherie Road park to other areas and parks. Bottom left: A garden, that arrtacts many different species of butterflies and moths. Bottom right: A small beach located below the park. Photos: [Umar Syed].



Cherie Road park is located off the waterfront trail, in close proximity to a few other parks. It consists of beautiful pathways, where visitors can enjoy long and peaceful walks, while being surrounded by natural landscapes. The park consists of a butterfly garden, which is located in an environment that attracts butterflies and other types of moths. Visitors can sit on the benches nearby and witness exotic species of butterflies. The footpath from the garden leads to a small hill, which provides ample space of green grass to hold picnics and partake in any outdoor games that visitors enjoy. On the side of the park is a staircase that leads to a small beach below. The beach provides visitors with the option of going swimming, playing sports, sun tanning and starting a bonfire. This location provides visitors with a unique opportunity to incorporate quite a few nature inspired activities into their picnic plans.



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Hours of Operation

Open all year round



From Toronto:
Take the Gardiner Expressway W ramp and merge onto QEW/ 403 W. 

Take the Ontario street exit and turn left onto Ontario street.

Continue onto Lakeshore Road

Turn left onto Arthur street and then turn left on Jarrow Road

Cherie Road Park will be on the right hand side

From Niagara:

Take the QEW highway towards Hamilton/ Toronto.

Take the Niagara street/ Welland Avenue exit.

Merge onto Dieppe Road and turn right onto Grantham Avenue.

Turn left onto Linwell Road and then turn right onto Niagara Street.

Turn left onto Lakeshore Road and then turn right onto Arthur Street.

Turn left onto Jarrow Road.

Destination shall be on the right hand side.



The park consists of a butterfly garden, which consists of many different native plants in order for butterflies to have a safe home to lay eggs and develop. Many of the flowers are fragrant and bright colored flowers, which add to the natural beauty of the park. The butterfly gardens and its surrounding areas do not possess any chemical pesticides and fertilizers because even the smallest amount can be deadly to the butterflies and moths. Only environmentally friendly and natural fertilizers are used in this area of the park.


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Not wheelchair accessible


65 Cherie Road
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2M 6M1

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.220783
Longitude -79.226435
UTM easting 644043.1599072062
UTM northing 4786859.815876427

Trail length 

9 km

Walking time 

2-4 hours

Jogging time 

2-3 hours

Cycling time 

1-2 hours

Difficulty level 


Surface features 

Rocks, Dirt, Soil, Asphalt

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