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Henley Island

Left: The view from the shoreline access point for canoeing or kayaking.
Right: View from the entrance road when approaching Henley Island.
Photos: Michelle Gregson, 2013.




Henley Island is located on Martindale Pond, tucked into the historic town of Port Dalhousie. Here, you can relax on the side of the pond or bring your own canoe and enjoy the peaceful surroundings as you paddle around the lake. The island is located on Martindale Pond, an expansion of the Twelve Mile Creek, and is recognized for hosting the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, a large rowing event.


Henley Island is located just on the outskirts of Port Dalhousie, right behind and within a well-developed subdivision. Henley Island is a good location to have a picnic, walk the dog, canoe, kayak, and watch rowing events.


Just a short drive or a nice stroll down Main Street, lies the heart of old Port Dalhousie, which encompasses many historic buildings, scenic views of Lake Ontario, and enjoyable restaurants and quaint accommodations. However, many of these attractions are slowly becoming condominiums and chain shops.



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This destination is also part of the TripClip tour Journey through the Belt.


Hours of Operation

Henley Island is open for visitors 24/7, however when a rowing event is occuring, the hours of operation change and are displayed on the website (see second link under further information).

Parking is free at this destination, and the park is always open for visitors to view the spectacular views.



From Toronto:

QEW towards Niagara Falls

Exit at 7th Street

Head North to Lakeshore Rd. W.

Turn right onto Lakehore

Lakeshore to Henley Island Dr.

Follow signs onto Henley Island


From Niagara:

QEW towards Toronto

Exit at Martindale Rd.
North on Martindale to Main St.
Turn right onto Main St.
Main St. to Henley Island Dr.



From its humble beginnings over 130 years ago, a world-class event has evolved. The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is hailed as the top amateur-rowing event in North America. Each year the island welcomes competitors and visitors from across Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Throughout the year, Henley Island is where the main rowing events take place. It’s a location that many locals visit for entertainment and to support their athletes.

Further Information


Exploring Niagara website: Henley Island. http://www.exploringniagara.com/places_to_explore/parks_beaches/henley_island.html


Royal Canadian Henley Regatta website. http://www.henleyregatta.ca/en/getting-around



72 Henley Island Dr.
St. Catharines, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.191230
Longitude -79.275627

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