Getting Here

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Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the southern half of the Niagara Peninsula, Port Colborne is within one day's drive of over 130 million Canadians and Americans.

The city is situated on Highway #3, an important route between Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan. The city also serves as the terminus of Highways #58 and #140, both which connect to Ontario's multi-lane, high-speed 400 series highways through Highway #406. This makes Port Colborne a short drive from any community in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe, the wealthiest and most populated region in Canada!

 

DRIVING TO PORT COLBORNE

 

Port Colborne is an hour from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, and only 20 minutes from the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. Hwy 3, a heritage highway linking Niagara with the agricultural communities of Southwestern Ontario and the Windsor-Detroit border crossing, bisects the community. Visitors driving from Toronto via the QEW can reach Port Colborne by taking Hwy. 406 south to Hwy. 140. Regional Road 20 links Niagara Falls with Hwy. 406 and Hwy. 140.

 

NAVIGATING TO PORT COLBORNE

 

Port Colborne is located at 42° 53’N 79° 14’W. Large pleasure craft may use the Welland Canal connecting Lake Ontario with Lake Erie. The canal is open to navigation from March to December. When approaching the harbour from the lake or canal, use VHF ch#68 for navigational and docking assistance. For additional boating information, contact any of the following: Sugarloaf Marina: 905-835-6644 St. Lawrence Seaway Authority: 905-835-5441 Environment Canada marine weather information: 416-661-0104

 

CYCLING TO PORT COLBORNE

 

Port Colborne is located at the intersection of the Friendship Trail, the Welland Canals Parkway Trail, and a spur of the Trans Canada Trail. This point also serves as the southwest corner of the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Cyclist friendly Port Colborne is a major destination for both recreational and experienced cyclists alike. For more information, call 1-888-PORT-FUN, or visit any of the following helpful websites: www.portcolborne.ca; www.niagaracyclingtourism.com; www.biketrain.ca; www.niagararegion.ca/exploring/cycle

 

RAIL AND BUS SERVICES

 

Port Colborne is served by Megabus three times a day on its Toronto to Niagara route. The stop is in Downtown Port Colborne at King Street and Clarence Street, and tickets can be purchase on-line at ca.megabus.com. GO Transit provides regular service to Toronto through its GO bus service several times a day. The GO bus currently stops in              St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Daily rail service to Toronto is provided by Via Rail through train stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. VIA/GO times can be found on the Via Rail schedule. Amtrak also serves these stations with daily rail service to New York City. Megabus: 1-866-488-4452 • www.megabus.com; ViaRail: 1-888-842-7245 • www.viarail.ca; Amtrack: www.amtrack.com

 



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