Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 11:40 AM
Rediscover the Stonetown’s storied buildings on Saturday, Oct. 16
Residents and visitors alike can discover – and rediscover – St. Marys’ impressive architectural history for free on Saturday, October 16.
Doors Open, the popular Ontario Heritage Trust concept that literally opens the doors to interiors of seldom seen buildings to the public to enjoy and appreciate, is occurring as an in-person event this year.
“We’re excited to safely welcome visitors back into our historic structures,” says Town...
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:30 AM
With an optimistic attitude, the Town of St. Marys has launched a new tourism-focused website www.discoverstmarys.ca to help boost visitation to the town and bring in much-needed business to local economy.
“St. Marys has some new stores, restaurants, upgraded trails and recreational activities that are just waiting to be discovered,” says Tourism and Economic Development Manager Kelly Deeks-Johnson.
“Tourism promotion over the last 18 months has been limited, however, this gave us the opportunity...
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2021 02:05 PM
Plan your picnic, take it outside, and support local!
What’s a perfect complement to the painted picnic tables scattered about town? A perfectly local picnic, of course!
Participating local eateries are now offering special picnic packages for groups of diners wanting to get outside and enjoy the season. The full list of eateries, including menus, is available at www.discoverstmarys.ca/picnic. You can also follow participating eateries’ social media accounts for details as menus may change throughout...
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2021 01:09 PM
Popularity of kayak loan program prompts changes
With just over a week under its lifejacket, the Yak Shack loan program through the St. Mary Public Library has been extremely popular, with all four kayaks signed out – and many eager waiting for their return.
To allow greater access to this free program, starting tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 5, those wishing to borrow a kayak can now make reservations by calling or visiting the library in-person.
“We’ve been amazed by how popular the Yak Shack is,...
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2022 12:27 PM
St. Marys’ free kayak borrowing service, the Yak Shack, returns Tuesday, May 24 after the Victoria Day long weekend with a few changes. Kayaks must be pre-booked online this year. Online bookings will open one week prior to available timeslots at discoverstmarys.ca starting Monday, May 16. Due to demand, timeslots will be two instead of three hours long and Sunday bookings will be available in July and August.
Launched last summer, the Yak Shack allows the public to book single-person kayaks for...