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Port Dalhousie Harbour Walkway Waterfront Trail


The official entry point to the Harbour Walkway can be found near Main Street, where Dalhousie and Lock streets join. Here, a stairway leads down to Lakeside Park. From the more popular entrance point at Lakeside Park, or from the downtown core of Port Dalhousie, the walkway can be accessed by heading toward the beach or harbour.

The walkway, from the stairway to the end of the trail at the East Pier, is approximately two kilometres.

Access to Port Dalhousie Piers

April 2015 - Piers Closed

In the interest of public safety, The Department of Fisheries and Oceans determined that sections of the East and West piers at the Port Dalhousie Harbour must be temporarily closed to vessel, vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

April 2017 - temporary fencing installed

Due to high water levels, temporary fencing has been installed on the east and west piers. Temporary fencing was installed April 28 and will remain until water levels return to a safe level. Fencing was installed to ensure the safety of visitors to Port Dalhousie and Lakeside Park.

Learn more about the Port Dalhousie Piers

A seperate website has been created to gather public feedback and share news on the Port Dalhousie Piers. Please visit for more information.


Ample parking is located on the west side of the harbour beside Lakeside Park and can be accessed from Lakeport Road. The beach at Lakeside Park is now a favourite summer fun spot for residents and visitors alike. During the warm months, a snack bar and restroom facilities are open to the public.

The walkway continues along the harbour, the former entrance point to the First, Second and Third Welland Canals, and winds its way toward the downtown core of Port Dalhousie. The pedestrian bridge between Lockhart Point and the Heywood Generating Station offers passage to the east side of the harbour. The Harbour Walkway continues on the east side of the harbour, winding past the Game and Fish Association and Dalhousie Yacht Club to the East Pier and on to the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina. At the end of the walkway, the inner range lighthouse offers a view of the lake in a unique setting.

Hours of Operation

This trail is accessible from dawn to dusk.


Recreational and leisure activity


Lakeside Park
Port Dalhousie Pier Marina
Heywood Generating Station
Welland Canal
Dalhousie Yacht Club

Policies & Procedures

Click here to view the City of St. Catharines Policies and Procedures for Trails

Diagrams & Images

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