Port Colborne

Port Colborne is a small town in Ontario's Niagara Region on the northern shore of Lake Erie and the southern end of the Niagara Peninsula.


The City of Port Colborne has plenty of great weather, ample beach front, and cultural attractions. Port Colborne has great historic shopping districts, a variety of restaurants, and good natural attractions and recreation facilities.

Visitor Information can be found at the Humberstone Hall Visitor Information Centre at 76 Main Street West, at the corner of Main Street West and Mellanby Avenue. Visitor information can also be found at City Hall, at 66 Charlotte Street, in downtown Port Colborne. You can also call +1-888-PORT-FUN (7678-386) or +1 905-834-1668 for information.

Get in

By plane

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF) in Buffalo, New York is about a 45-minute drive away.

Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport (IATA: YHM) in Hamilton, Ontario is about a 75-minute drive away.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ) in Toronto is about a 1 1/2-hour drive away.

By car

Port Colborne, being on the South end of the Niagara Peninsula, is primarily accessed from the Queen Elizabeth Way highway. Visitors can head south from the QEW via Victoria Ave (Hwy 24), or via Highway 406/140 to reach the town. The drive south from the QEW usually takes between 25-40 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Visitors already on the south end of the Peninsula can access Port Colborne by following Hwy 3 which passes directly through the center of town.

Get around

By car

Traffic is typically very light within the town. A minor annoyance are the three lift bridges that cross the Welland Canal. Delays of 15-25 minutes can arise when a ship passes under a bridge, although there are usually alternate routes available to get over the canal at other points in the city.

By taxi

By bus

Public transit options are somewhat limited in Port Colborne. The City of Port Colborne has contracted with Welland Transit to operate their transit system. Port Colborne's transit service is comprised of a local community bus which operates within Port Colborne from 8AM - 5PM Monday to Friday and the link service to Welland which provides 3 trips per weekday between the two communities.








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Routes through Port Colborne

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