The travellers guide to Port Colborne for Canal Days

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

From August 2-5, 2019 hundreds of thousands of visitors will be heading into Port Colborne for the 41st 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.

Travelling to Port Colborne for Canal Days?

The Region of Niagara offers regional transit which operates Monday to Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.niagararegion.ca/transit/default.aspx

NEW for 2019: Take the Go Train Connect. This service is offered Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 only. The shuttle will drop off and pick up at the West Side Park and Ride location at the West Side Plaza, 53 West Side Road. The GO arrives in St. Catharines GO Train Station, 5 Great Western Street L2S 2K3 at 10:38 a.m. and 5:56 p.m. The FREE shuttle bus, operated by Niagara Region Transit, will leave from the St. Catharines GO to Port Colborne at 10:45 a.m. and 6:05 p.m. The shuttle bus departs Port Colborne to St. Catharines GO at 7 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. The GO train leaves St. Catharines GO at 7:45 p.m. and 11:25 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.niagararegion.ca/transit/canal-days.aspx


Road Closures:

West Street from the southern limit of Victoria Street to the southern limit of Sugarloaf Street will be closed to through traffic and street parking beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 and ending at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Closure to through traffic and street parking for the following roads beginning at 4 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2019 ending at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019:

·          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.

 

The following areas will be closed/restricted to through traffic and street parking beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 and ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 for the purpose of hosting Canal Days events at the Museum:

 

·          Princess Street from the western limit of King Street to the eastern limit of Catharine Street.

 

The following roads will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019, Saturday, August 3, 2019, and Sunday, August 4, 2019 for the purpose of hosting the Canal Days Concert Series:

 

·          Steele Street, from the southern limit of Steele Street at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Steele Street, from the eastern limit at Steele Street at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Isabel Street, from the southern limit of Isabel Street at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Fielden Avenue, from the northern limit of Fielden Avenue at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Fielden Avenue, from the southern limit at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Lighthouse Lane, from the southern limit at Sugarloaf Street;

·          Elm Street, from the southern limit of Elm Street at Sugarloaf;

·          Elm Street, from the western limit of Elm Street at Sugarloaf Street;

·          H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park parking lot, south of Dawg’s Burgers and Fries to Fielden Avenue.

 

Parking Provisions:

The following area will be closed to street parking beginning at 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019, for the purposes of the Canal Days Car Show at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre: 

·          The east side of Elizabeth Street from the southern limit of Main Street to the northern limit of Killaly Street.

The following area will be restricted to street parking from August 3, 2019 starting at 6 a.m. to August 4, 2019 at 11p.m. to ensure safety to the participants of the Canal Days International Kite Show. With the approval from the Niagara Region, City By-law staff will be enforcing the following parking restriction:

·          Killaly Street West from Highway #3 (Main Street West) to Steele Street, the north and south side.

 

The following areas will be closed/restricted to street parking beginning at 4 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 and ending at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019:

  •  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,

 

Beginning Friday, August 2, 2019 at 6 a.m. through until Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. 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

Isabel Street

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.

Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is available at Market Square, or behind City Hall (Kent Street entrance) on a first come, first serve basis. Spaces are limited. 

 For more information on how to get to Port Colborne, visit: http://portcolborne.ca/page/gettinghere

Festival Shuttle Services:

 

Friday August 2, 2019

4 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Friday August 2, 2019

4 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

EAST SIDE SHUTTLE

(Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street)

WEST SIDE SHUTTLE

(West Side Plaza Parking Lot, 53 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 3, 2019

10 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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 10 p.m.)

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

10 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

10 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Welland Avenue (Kids Zone, Vendors & Food)

Vale Health & Wellness Centre - Craft Show, YMCA, Car Show

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 6 p.m.)

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

Monday, August 5, 2019

10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 5, 2019

10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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)

 

For more information about our shuttle services, including map, visit:
http://portcolborne.ca/page/niagara_shuttle

Facility Closures:

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

Will close at 4 p.m. Friday August 2, Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Sugarloaf Marina Boat Launch Ramp:

Will close at 5 p.m. Friday August 2, Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, 2019.

 

Inquiries regarding parking provisions during the festival? Call 905-835-2900 ext. 207 or email bylawenforcement@portcolborne.ca.

Parking is FREE at the festival, however, 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 41st Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, visit www.canaldays.ca, like on Facebook (@CanalDays), or follow on Twitter & Instagram (@canaldayspc).

 

Canal Days sponsors include:

Title – Rankin Construction Inc. and Vale

Quartermasters – Pinty’s Delicious Foods, and The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

First Mates – Algoma Central Corporation, Scotiabank, Canada Steamship Lines, Tim Hortons, CapServCo/Grant Thornton, Molson-Coors, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, and McAvoy, Belan & Campbell / Frank Cowan Company.

Boatswains – Brandon’s No Frills, Brock University, Canadian Niagara Power / Fortis ON, Enbridge, Sid Grabell Contracting, Sewell’s NAPA Auto Parts, and Sullivan Mahoney LLP.

Deckhands -  Hamilton Port Authority, Chamber of Marine Commerce, Port Colborne Marine Terminal, Aquicon Construction, B&C Truck and Auto Industrial, Bosch Rexroth, Canadian Tire, CIBC, Circle P Paving, David Chev, Pizza Hut, King Contractors of Niagara, Barber Hymac, Stolk Construction, Subway, Ultramar, Shisler Bros. Landscaping Material, Harvey’s Swiss Chalet, and Port Colborne Grain Terminal a division of Parish and Hiembecker Limited.

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, and Niagara Dailies.

 

 
 
 

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