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The Many Reasons to Love (& Live in) Port Colborne, Ontario

November 22, 2022

One of the southernmost cities in all of Canada, Port Colborne, Ontario consists of roughly 20,000 people. It’s the perfect size for those looking to live somewhere with a small-town feel yet all the conveniences of a city. There are lots of things to do and places to explore in Port Colborne, including shopping, theatre, art galleries, and parks.

People love living in Port Colborne, and these are just some of the many reasons why!

Affordable, Comfortable Housing

Port Colborne is an affordable and comfortable place to live. The cost of living is 20% lower than other areas in Ontario, a huge considerable when evaluating any potential move. The city also has some outstanding new housing developments to choose from—at a fraction of the cost of homes in major city centres. It’s no wonder why individuals and families are interested in moving here.

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Healthy Lifestyles

There are no shortage of ways to stay in shape in Port Colborne. The Vale Health and Wellness Centre features a gym, an indoor walking track, two NHL-sized hockey rinks, and a pool. It’s a great sporting arena that’s frequented by residents throughout the entire year. During the warm months, residents stay active on the city’s many cycling and hiking trails such as The Friendship Trail. Golf is another popular activity; Port Colborne has a golf course and a country club.

Opportunities for Water Recreation

Port Colborne borders Lake Erie and sits at the mouth of the Welland Canal, making water recreation activities incredibly popular. Boating and fishing are common in the area; you can get a public boat ramp pass at the Sugarloaf Marina. On land, residents still enjoy the waterfront parks and Port Colborne beaches, including Centennial – Cedar Bay Beach and Nickel Beach.

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Proximity to Larger Cities

Port Colborne has its fair share of amenities, but for those wanting the excitement of a larger city, destination trips are only short drives away. The highway infrastructure includes direct access to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) via Highways #140 and #406, so you can travel to a neighbouring city in no time. Port Colborne is about 25 minutes away from Buffalo, N.Y., 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, and 90 minutes from the GTA.

Art, Culture, and Organization

For a small-sized city, Port Colborne has a rich arts and culture scene. The Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum located next to the city’s library is a hot spot of knowledge. Like other cities in the Niagara region, Port Colborne is home to a brewery and many local restaurants, who proudly serve local Niagara wines. As far as Port Colborne schools go, there is a mix of public and Catholic schools, such as DeWitt Carter and St John Bosco.

Strong Sense of Community

Above all, it’s the people that make Port Colborne so wonderful. Friendly and welcoming, the growing community opens its arms to new residents. It’s truly a special place to call home—and we invite you to explore all that Port Colborne has to offer you.

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