City of Port Colborne


2020 celebrates the 42nd Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, offering activities and attractions that will enliven the senses. Vessels gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage along the canal. Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise the Empire Sandy, Tall Ship on Lake Erie or the E.M. Cotter Fire Boat along the Canal wall.

The Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival encompasses the entire community, with activities at a dozen different venues. HH Knoll Lakeview Park hosts the outdoor concert series. The Seaway Park children’s area has games, entertainment and kid’s activities throughout the weekend. At the Port Colborne Marine Museum the history of the Canal is on display, and heritage artisans can be seen working their trade.

At the Roselawn Centre on Saturday offers Jazz on the Lawn. Festival guests can ride the free Canal Days shuttle to the Vale Centre where the indoor Craft Show is held. Festival food and shopping kiosks fill historic West Street. And don't forget about our Car Show, Kite Festival and Lighthouse Tours!

Each year thousands of Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival people visit the festival over four days. Friends, families, and former residents return and reminisce, and Canal Days continues to grow by bounds. An ever-changing roster of activities has redefined Canal Days again and again, and as the festival moves into its fourth decade, that growth will continue as the festival blooms again.

2019 Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival will feature once again feature celebratory fireworks which will light the night sky. A source of great community pride, Canal Days is Port Colborne’s signature

Come visit the new Algoport Skate & BMX Park. A Large skatepark designed to look like a ship!

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