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 43°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 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 Great Trail, a.k.a. Friendship Trail, the Welland Canal 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. Niagara Cycling tourism has information available for cyclist.

Rail and Bus Services

Port Colborne is served by Megabus 3 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 purchased on-line. 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. Amtrack also serves these stations with daily rail service to New York City.

Megabus 1-866-488-4452
ViaRail 1-888-842-7245