Brock University is located right on the Niagara Escarpment. This allows students to partake in numerous amounts of fun activities right in our backyard. There are walking and biking trails surrounding the university, including the Bruce Trail, which is 885km long and runs all the way up to Tobermory! If you want to know more about the trails and our “Hidden Gem” Decew Falls read my fellow ambassador Krista’s Blog http://www.brocku.ca/blogs/futurestudents/2014/10/02/exploring-brocks-hidden-treasures-decew-falls/
I’m going to talk a little bit more about all the places you can go in the Niagara area:
Johnny Rocco’s is an Italian family restaurant that is great for getting a bite to eat and a few drinks with friends. My favourite part of Johnny Rocco’s is probably going in for tapas and drinks with my girlfriends on a Friday or Saturday night. Tapas are appetizer sized meals that allow you to taste a wide variety of meals on a small scale and smaller budget. There are a number of bus routes that can drop you off right in front of the restaurant for those who may not live in walking distance.
Peaks is a popular indoor rock climbing facility located right here in St. Catharines. They offer 60 climbing routes, all with different textured walls, cracks, overhangs, and climbing caves. Peaks offers their services to inexperienced and experienced climbers of all levels. Inexperienced climbers are able to book lessons and learn all the tricks of rock climbing, while those who are experienced are able to get a free 5 minute orientation and the get right to climbing. If you’re looking for a good full body workout without having to go to the sweaty hot gym, I highly suggest looking at their website.
Fairview Lanes is another great outing activity for you and your friends. Bowling with friends on any given night calls for great entertainment and friendly competition. Whether you bowl like a granny or are able to score a turkey, Fairview Lanes offers an affordable evening out to just get away from the stress of school work. Toonie Tuesday and Wild Wednesday are just a few promotions they offer during the week.
The Bull BBQ Pitt-for all you students who consider themselves foodies but maybe don’t have the budget to go to high-end restaurants, the Bull BBQ Pitt is the place for you. The most expensive food item on the menu is only $11.45! They serve authentic BBQ which include pull pork, steak, chili, burgers and sandwiches. They even deliver!!!! If you don’t live in the area or are locked in your room during exams like myself, you can always still indulge in the cravings that somehow tend to always appear during the busiest times. I dare you to go and find something you don’t like!