Boating and Tours

Boat Launching

A free public boat launching ramp for small and personal watercrafts is available to all citizens at Sunset Beach during the boating season and daylight hours.

Port Dalhousie Harbour Marina

Port Dalhousie Harbour is the former entrance point to the first, second and third Welland Canals. Day-docking is made available in this section of the harbour by the City of St. Catharines. The Dalhousie Yacht Club marina can be seen further ahead filled with boats from ports all over the great lakes. Take a rest on one of the benches and watch the activity, or watch the ducks and geese that make the harbour their home.

 Hours of Operation

 Victoria Day until Labour Day


 Transient dockage


  • Picnic area
  • Boardwalk
  • Snack bar
  • Beach access
  • Change rooms
  • Washrooms
  • Playground equipment



For more information regarding transient dockage availability and fees, please contact the Dalhousie Yacht Club at either 905-934-8325 ext. 24 or at

For pavilion rentals contact Citizens First at 905.688.5600.

Vessel and Navigation Information

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
Niagara Region-Welland Canal
508 Glendale Ave.
St. Catharines

For information on pleasure craft travel through the canal, call 905-641-1932 ext. 5461

Visit the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

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