About Port Colborne

About Port Colborne

The City of Port Colborne is a community steeped in marine heritage. With a generous climate, ample beach front, and cultural attractions, Port Colborne is an ideal holiday destination. Add to this to our historic shopping districts, variety of restaurants, location, selection of natural attractions and recreation facilities, and Port Colborne is a unique holiday destination.

There is more to Port Colborne than can fit on a website, but we have done our best to capture all of the experiences that await you here on Niagara's South Coast. Explore our website, contact us if you have any questions, and come and Experience Port Colborne!

Check out the 2019/2020 Port Colborne Visitor's Guide!



Welland Canal

Welland Canal

Port Colborne and the Welland Canal share a closely entwined history with one another. Port Colborne was established as a settlement when the Welland Canal was extended from Port Robinson to Lake Erie in 1833. The presence of the canal through the middle of the community has shaped the local economy. To this day, some of Port Colborne’s major businesses rely on the canal for cargo movement.

Port Colborne is the only location along the Welland Canal to follow the original canal route. Visitors can see remnants of earlier canals right next to modern ships or check out the Clarence Street Lift Bridge, one of three remaining lift bridges in operation on the Welland Canal. View walls of the old guard locks from the second and third Welland Canals and abutments of a swing bridge that once crossed the canal.

The Promenade (along the side of the Welland Canal) is an excellent place to watch ships pass into Lake Erie, or visit Lock 8 Gateway Park to see ships from an elevated viewing platform as they pass through the southernmost lock on the Welland Canal and the second longest canal lock in the world! Lock 8 Gateway Park also features a uniquely designed “Algoport” Skate & BMX Park which has been styled to resemble a freight ship.

Visit the Welland Canal website for more information


Contact Us

For all visitor inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about Port Colborne, or for help planning your visit.

You can reach us a variety of ways:

Phone: 1-888-PORT-FUN (1-888-7678-386) or 905-835-2900

Email: tourism@portcolborne.ca

Mail: Tourism Coordinator, 66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, ON, L3K 3C8, CANADA


The Visitor Information Centre is located in historic Humberstone Hall on Main Street. Our friendly visitor information centre staff can assist you with directions, travel tips, itinerary ideas, dining suggestions, details about attractions, or simply some local history. Pick up free maps, guides, brochures and the latest information on events.

We look forward to hearing from you, or better yet, seeing you in Port Colborne!