The Travelers Guide to Port Colborne for Canal Days

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Travelers Guide to Port Colborne for Canal Days

Everything you need to know about road closures, shuttle services and parking provisions

From August 3-6, 2018 hundreds of thousands of visitors will be heading into Port Colborne for the 40th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival. Here is everything a visitor, or resident, needs to know about road closures, shuttle services, parking provisions and facility closures.

Road Closures:

West Street from the northern limit of Adelaide Street to the southern limit of Sugarloaf Street closed to through traffic and street parking beginning at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Closure to through traffic and street parking for the following roads beginning at 4:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 ending at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

  • West Street from the northern limit of Princess Street to the southern limit of Sugarloaf Street;

 

  • Princess Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Park Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Charlotte Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Kent Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Victoria Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Adelaide Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Sugarloaf Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the eastern limit of West Street;

 

  • Clarence Street from the eastern limit of King Street to the western limit of Welland Street;

 

  • Municipal Parking Lot located west of King Street, east of Catharine Street and south of Princess Street.

 

Princess Street from the western limit of King Street to the eastern limit of Catharine Street. The closure to street parking and through traffic be approved and authorized for the following street beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 for the purpose of hosting the Historical & Marine Museum Canal Days Events.

 

Parking Provisions:

The following areas will be closed/restricted to street parking beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2018 and ending at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2018:

 

  • Northside of Kent Street between the western limit of Catharine Street and the eastern limit of Elm Street.

 

  • The thirteen (13) parking spaces on the west side of King Street from Sugarloaf Street to Charlotte Street;

 

  • The two (2) parking spaces on both east and west sides of King Street, north of the Charlotte Street limit, be closed to parking to allow for the shuttle bus stops,

 

  • The three (3) parking spaces on the south side of Clarence Street in front of the Breakwall Brewery.

     

Friday, August 3 12:01 a.m. through until Saturday, August 4 11:59 p.m., 2018 the following parking provisions are in place. Any vehicles (including trailers, RV’s, etc.) will be ticketed and towed at owner’s risk and expense. Any vehicles parking within 3m of a Fire Hydrant will be ticketed and towed immediately.

LOCATION

SIDE OF ROADWAY

FROM

Elm Street

East

Sugarloaf to Clarence Street

Fielden Avenue

East

Sugarloaf to Clarence Street

Steele Street

East

Sugarloaf to Clarence Street

 

Breakwater Laneway

Both

Entire length

Lockmaster Laneway

Both

Entire length

Lighthouse Laneway

Both

Entire length

Foghorn Laneway

Both

Entire length

Schooner Laneway

Both

Entire length

Harbour Laneway

Both

Entire length

 

 

Note: Signage for road closures and parking restrictions will be posted prior to closures; however, enforcement will not occur unless violation occurs within the posted day/time.  

Festival Shuttle Services:

 

Friday August 3, 2018

4:00pm-12:30am

Friday August 3, 2018

4:00pm-12:30am

EAST SIDE SHUTTLE

(Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street)

WEST SIDE SHUTTLE

 (Port Colborne Marine, 54 West Side Road)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre- YMCA

Welland Avenue (Kids Zone, Vendors & Food)

King St/Elgin (Museum, Carnival, Food & Kids Zone)

King St/Clarence St (Vendors, Food, City Hall & Vessels, main festival)

Sugarloaf St/Elm (CONCERTS, Marina & Lighthouse Tours)

Saturday August 4, 2018

10:00am-12:30am

Saturday August 4, 2018

10:00am-12:30am

Welland Avenue (Kids Zone, Show, Vendors & Food)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre - Craft Show, YMCA

King St/Elgin (Museum, Carnival, Food & Kids Zone)

King St/Clarence (Vendors, Food, Patio on West, City Hall & Vessels, main festival)

Killaly St/Westside Rd (Kite Show until 10pm)

Sugarloaf St/Elm (CONCERTS, Marina & Lighthouse Tours)

Sunday August 5, 2018

10:00am-12:30am

Sunday August 5, 2018

10:00am-12:30am

Welland Avenue (Kids Zone, Vendors & Food)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre - Craft Show, YMCA

King St/Elgin (Museum, Carnival, Food & Kids Zone)

King St/Clarence (Vendors, Food, Patio on West, City Hall & Vessels, main festival)

Killaly St/Westside Rd (Car Show until 4pm)

Sugarloaf St/Elm (Marina & Lighthouse Tours until 5pm)

Monday, August 6, 2018

10:00am-4:30pm

Monday, August 6, 2018

10:00am-4:30pm

Vale Health & Wellness Centre-YMCA

Welland Avenue (Kids Zone, Vendors & Food)

King St/Elgin (Museum, Carnival, Food  & Kids Zone)

King St/Clarence St (Vendors, Food, Concerts, City Hall & Vessels)

Sugarloaf St/Elm (CONCERTS, Marina & Lighthouse Tours)

 

 

Facility Closures:

 

Playground & Discovery Spray Pad at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park:

 

Friday, August 3, 2018 4 p.m. – 7 a.m. and Saturday, August 4, 2018 4 p.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sugarloaf Marina Boat Launch Ramp:

 

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.

 

Staff and members of council anticipate residents and visitors cooperation and understanding in our community festival and the safety of our guidelines.

 

Any inquires regarding parking provisions are to be forwarded to bylawenforcement@portcolborne.ca

Canal Days is not responsible for lost, damage, tickets or towing to vehicles.

All vehicles are to comply with rules & regulations under the Parking & Traffic Bylaw# 89-2000

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival reminds visitors to leave their pets at home. Festival grounds only allow for service animals.

To stay up to date with information about the 40th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, visit www.canaldays.ca, like on Facebook (@CanalDays), or follow the City on Twitter & Instagram (@portcolborne).

 

Canal Days sponsors include:

Title – Vale

Captains – Port Colborne Quarries Inc. and Rankin Construction Inc.

Quartermasters – McAvoy, Belan & Campbell / Frank Cowan Company, Pinty’s, and The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

First Mates – Chamber of Marine Commerce, Scotiabank, Molson-Coors, Hamilton Port Authority, Arabella’s Tea Room, and Algoma Central Corporation, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., Tim Hortons, and CIBC. Boatswains – Sullivan Mahoney LLP, Canadian Niagara Power / Fortis ON, Enbridge, CapServCo/Grant Thornton, and Sid Grabell Contracting.

Deckhands -  Port Colborne Grain Terminal, Emterra Environmental Group, David Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Ltd., Circle P Paving, B&C Truck and Auto Industrial, Canadian Tire, Sharp Electronics, Harvey’s – Swiss Chalet, Subway, OLG, Enbridge, Snider Dock Services Ltd., and Magical Mediterranean Munchies. Media Partners – 610 CKTB, 105.7 EZ Rock, 97.7 HTZ-FM, 91.7 Giant FM, Country 89.1, CHCH, YourTV Niagara, Niagara this Week, St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune, and Niagara Falls Review.



 
 
 

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