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St Catharines, 2007/01/30
Subject: Veggie Southern Ontario
St. Catharines is the largest city south east of Burlington/hamilton in ontario. It's most famous for it's marine importance and many locks connecting both lake erie and lake ontario. Without this, marine travel from the interior great lakes to the ocean would be impossible. Unless, of course you enjoy going over the falls. There's a small museum near lock 7 I believe detailing more about the canal system.
Anyway, a veg traveler to the area will have the best luck here in St. Catharines. While there are no complete veg restaurants in the area, there are several that have veg options. Vegans may find it hard to dine out while in the area.
If you're looking for a romantic meal and a side trip you should go to Port Dalhousie. There you'll find the Spice of Life restaurant. Several small cruises operate from Port Dalousie in the summer and offer dancing as well as a tour. There's also a historic carousel though I don't know if it's opertational anymore.
In the neighboring city of Welland there's a yoga center called Pashima. They offer pot lucks sporadicly. More info can be found at www.lotusrisingyoga.com This website is run by one of the instructors.
The peanut mill will supply you with some essentials if you're planning an extended stay. Not too far from the peanut mill is a Zehrs with a large health food section as well.
It may not be easy as a veg traveler in the area but it can be done. Good luck!