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Things to Do in Port Dalhousie


With a beautiful beach, marina and so much small-town charm, Port Dalhousie is the perfect spot to retreat to for the day. Featuring stunning views of Lake Ontario and surrounded by lush greenery, there are endless sights to see and places to explore.

Go to The Beach

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Spend the day soaking up the sun at Lakeside Park Beach. Pack an umbrella and some towels and set off for a day of relaxation. However, if you’re looking to have an active day at the beach, there are loads of things to do. Walk the boardwalk out to the pier and take in the views, grab some friends and start a game at one of the volleyball courts, or take a scenic detour along one of the walking trails.

Visit The Lakeside Park Carousel

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First arriving to Port Dalhousie in 1921, The Lakeside Park Carousel has become an icon in the Niagara Region. Restored and maintained over the years, the hand-crafted animals have become friendly, familiar faces. For only five cents the kids can have some fun and also experience a piece of Port Dalhousie history at the same time.

Dine on The Pier

Dine on The Pier
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Highlighting the stunning view, PIER 61 Bar and Grill has a beautiful patio right on the water that allows you to eat, laugh and drink with friends while also taking in the sights. After dinner, stop by Old Port Dairy Bar for dessert. Its small-town charm makes it a classic spot to pick up some sweet treats.

Shop The Boutiques

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If you’re looking for a little retail therapy, spend your afternoon exploring the unique selection of shops and boutiques. Pick up a new bathing suit to wear at Lakeside Park Beach, from TrySport Niagara, or sport some clothes from Tangled Yoga and Activewear on one of your hikes.

Connect With Nature

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Situated in an exceptionally scenic spot on Lake Ontario, Port Dalhousie is surrounded by lush greenery and an abundance of beautiful trails. Take a stroll through Rennie Park, or visit Richardson’s Creek Lookout; snap some beautiful nature shots and breathe in the fresh air.

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