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Port Dalhousie Pier

Top left: The view from the marina pier at the end of the waterfront trail. Top right: Waterfront Trail signage will lead the way. Bottom left: The pavillion located on the trail and near the pier for visitors to use for dining, relaxing or activities. Bottom right: View of Port Dalhousie Pier Marina. Photos: Michelle Gregson, 2013.
 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Port Dalhousie is an historic waterfront district located on the shore of Lake Ontario, and is one of the Niagara Peninsula’s best-kept secrets. The harbourfront is crossed by the Waterfront Trail, which allows you to walk, jog, or bicycle along the shore. The Port Dalhousie section waterfront trail  incorporates the Port Dalhousie Marina and encompasses two lighthouses that are accessible by a  pedestrian pathway.  Along the concrete  pier,  benches are available to relax and contemplate the views of the lake, marina, and the town. The pier and the waterfront trail are right off the main street of Port Dalhousie, which provides accommodations, good quality restaurants, and shopping. Wineries are located in all directions from the town, easily accessible by car or bicycle.

 


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Click to play or download the Port Dalhousie Pier TripClip (mp3 format).

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

 


Hours of Operation

Port Dalhousie Marina is open from Victoria Day to Labour Day.

However, the pier is open 24/7 until weaher makes walking the pier dangerous.

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:

Take the Q.E.W. south to St. Catharines and exit at Ontario Street North (EXIT 47).

Continue north on Ontario Street to Lakeport Road.
Turn left (west) onto Lakeport Road and follow Lakport Road into Port Dalhousie.

Turn right into the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot and follow the lot behind the Legion where the charter boats dock.


From Niagara:

Take the Q.E.W. north to St. Catharines and exit at Ontario Street North (EXIT 47).

Continue north on Ontario Street to Lakeport Road.
Turn left (west) onto Lakeport Road and follow Lakport Road into Port Dalhousie.

Turn right into the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot and follow the lot behind the Legion where the charter boats dock.

 

 


Historical

In1961, the Port Dalhousie District canal village was combined with the City of St. Catharines. The canal village is located on a narrow peninsula that is surrounded by Lake Ontario, Martindale Pond,  Twelve Mike Creek, and Port Dalhousie Harbor. The district incorporates mid-to-late 19th century buildings, residential areas, cemeteries, a municipal beach, Lakeside Park, and the Port Dalhousie Pier. However, many of these attractions are slowly becoming condominiums and chain shops.

 

From 1826, Port Dalhousie became a service provider, which involved shipbuilding and repairs for the Welland Canals until 1932. From the 1830s to the 1960s, shipbuilding, servicing and repairs were important industrial activities recognized throughout the Great Lakes region by the shipping industry. Port Dalhousie has also been a popular tourist destination for over a century. Lakeside Park was established in Port Dalhousie in1902, a venue which allows locals and visitors to come together for festivals, activities and events.



Further Information

 

Port Dalhousie Marina website: http://www.portdalhousiemarina.com

 

Historic Places Canada: Port Dalhousie. http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=8348

 

St. Catharines Transit Commission website: http://www.yourbus.com/routes-schedules/

 

 

Address

80 Lighthouse Road
L2N 7P5

Telephone

905-646-5515

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.206436
Longitude -79.262356

Administration

Port Dalhousie Pier Marina
80 Lighthouse Road
St.Catharines, Ontario
L2N7P8
Tel 905-646-5515
Fax (905) 646-5241
Email portpiermarina@bellnet.ca

Trail length 

5km

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