• Jen Bedard

Why You Should Consider Port Dalhousie For Your Next Move

Updated: Dec 6, 2019


The historic harbour-front village of Port Dalhousie, St Catharines, offers an incredible lifestyle to those who love boating, the outdoors, evenings of leisure and convenience. With a number of popular festivals on its calendar, Port Dalhousie remains a popular area, especially for those starting a family, to settle into. The neighbourhood attracts young professionals and people who work in jobs connected to the Canal and Great Lakes shipping. Also known for its quiet streets, this charming neighbourhood is generally preferred by those who prefer a calm atmosphere.

The Port Dalhousie Pier Marina is one of the most popular destinations on the south shore of Lake Ontario and offers stunning views of Toronto to the North and Niagara-on-the Lake to the East and breathtaking sunsets to the West. The neighbourhood has been home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for over a hundred years. The Dalhousie Yacht Club is member controlled and new members are welcome. Sailing courses are open to the public and they are one of the most active racing communities on the lake, holding many fun events annually.

The terminus of the first three Welland Canals are in Port Dalhousie which also has two historical lighthouses built in the late 1800s.

Besides offering fun on the water, Port Dalhousie has many outdoor recreational areas. The St Catharines Waterfront Walking Trail has its heart in Port Dalhousie and is perfect for walking, jogging, hiking, and cycling. Lakeside Park Beach has wonderful picnic and sport facilities. It offers lots of entertainment for all the family; including an ori