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Whether you are a cycling enthusiast, cross-country skier, or you love to fish, Port Colborne offers world-class facilities for your recreational hours including well-groomed golf courses, marinas, arenas, pools, and miles of sandy beaches.
Nearby Sherkston Shores, a family entertainment resort, boasts one of the longest beaches in the area with over 3 km of white, sandy beachfront to enjoy.
Port Colborne has a very active arts community with its own Theatre, Museum, and Art Galleries. Port Colborne is also less than a hour's drive to the Buffalo Philharmonic and Niagara's famous Shaw Festival Theatre. For the sports buff, the NHL Buffalo Sabres, CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats and NFL Buffalo Bills are all within a 30 minute drive.
Port Colborne is home to all the amenities to make your lifestyle comfortable such as a highly respected hospital, quality nursing homes, efficient community services, outstanding schools, churches, convenient shopping facilities and affordable homes.
Destination trips to cities such as Toronto, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Buffalo are within minutes away with a highway infrastructure which includes direct access to the QEW via Highways #140 and #406. Bus transportation is also available to other municipalities within the Niagara Region as well as to Hamilton, Toronto and Buffalo.
Port Colborne has outstanding new housing developments to choose from. You can also find beautifully maintained older homes in charming, historic neighbourhoods. These choices are available at a fraction of the cost of homes in a major urban centre, even below the average housing costs of other small communities.
View our Business Directory for a listing of Real Estate Agents in the area
A good indicator of pride and a strong sense of community in any locale is in the number of clubs and service groups. In that sense, Port Colborne is certainly a vital, active and concerned community.
There are more than 47 major service organizations performing different functions and services in Port Colborne. More information about any of these organizations can be obtained from the City of Port Colborne Community Services Division or by visiting the 'Groups & Organizations' page.
Houses of Worship
Port Colborne is widely represented by more than a dozen denominations located within the city limits or in nearby adjacent communities.
Please visit our Business Directory for a listing of all churches in the surrounding area.
Port Colborne offers a wide range of programs and services to local residents and visitors. Recreational facilities include the marina, pools, beaches, arenas, ball fields, cross country/walking trails and camping areas.
The City of Port Colborne maintains over 250 acres of park land as well as over one kilometre of lakefront beaches. The City's largest park, HH Knoll Lakeview Park is a 9-acre park on Gravelly Bay which overlooks Sugarloaf Marina.
Lock 8 Park offers visitors a sensational view of ships as they transit the Welland Canal and is an ideal setting for a picnic or family get together.
For more information about our outstanding recreational facilities visit the Visitors section of our site.
Active Cultural Arts Community
Port Colborne is a very active and dedicated community when it comes to the arts. Showboat Festival Theatre located at the Roselawn Multicultural Arts Centre performs professional live theatre from June through September.
Art galleries and displays can be found throughout the community including the Port Colborne library which features an ever changing display of local talent in its atrium.
The Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum located next to the City's library has carefully preserved over 15,000 artifacts going back to 2500 BC along with a recreated village setting and charming tea room.
For more information about our active cultural arts community visit the Arts & Culture page.