the perfect blend of past and present. 

The origins of Downtown PORT COLBORNE are inextricably linked to the southern terminus of the Welland canal at Lake Erie.  Shortly after the canal’s completion in 1833, Inns, taverns, mercantile pursuits as well as shipping and commercial fishing industries settled in the area and the downtown district of the village of Port Colborne was firmly established. Merchants along West Street proudly displayed their wares from shop windows facing the canal. The Clarence Street bridge crossing, (bridge 21) became the nucleus of the community.  Businesses, Municipal services and entertainment venues clustered near the bridge and canal on streets whose names such as King, Clarence, Charlotte, Catharine and Princess remind us of our Imperial roots.  Today, Downtown PORT COLBORNE remains vibrant, offering a surprising diversity of shops, restaurants and services.

We invite you to SATISFY YOUR SENSES in Downtown PORT COLBORNE..
  • Feel the friendly atmosphere as you stroll along historic West Street and the downtown district - shopping in the most unique and delightful boutiques and galleries in the Niagara area.
  • Tempt your taste buds as you dine in our eclectic mix of international style pubs and restaurants.
  • The scent of fresh Ontario produce beckons you to our authentic Farmers Market held every Friday at Market square – year round.
  • Hear the blast of ships horns as they pass under the Clarence Street lift bridge plying the waters of the Welland Canal - destined for ports throughout the world
  • View downtown Port Colborne’s architectural past with a self guided walking tour and experience history at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.

FOLLOW THE CANAL to Downtown PORT COLBORNE and experience the
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Graphic Design By Priscilla LaPlante

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South Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation