2023 celebrates the 45th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, offering activities and attractions for the whole family. Join us every Civic Holiday weekend for a four-day celebration of the history and heritage along the Welland Canal.
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival encompasses the entire community. The Vale Health & Wellness Centre hosts Ontario’s largest outdoor Classic Car Show and an indoor Craft Show. Seaway Park hosts our kids’ zone with plenty of games, entertainment, and activities. At the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum the history of the Welland Canal is on display, and heritage artisans can be seen working their trade. Historic West Street is home to many of our local businesses, festival food and shopping kiosks, our Patio on West, the Empire Sandy Tall Ship, other vessels, and our recreation zone. The Canal Days Concert series is located at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park and features top-notch entertainment nightly. Canal Days offers a free shuttle service to ensure you can enjoy what each location has to offer!
Nestled at the junction of the Welland Canal and Lake Erie north shore, Port Colborne is a working marine community, with a rich nautical history and welcoming hospitality. At the height of summer, the entire city takes time to celebrate the reasons why this picturesque town has grown and prospered. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the festival of the four days.