Canal Days Attractions 

View the 2022 Canal Days Program

2022 Canal Days Event Schedule
Friday, July 29, 2022
LocationTimeEvent Details
Market Square  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Port Colborne Farmers' Market
West Street 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Horseless Carriage Club Vintage Car Display (West & Sugarloaf)
West Street 12 p.m.

Vendors, Retail, Artisan Zone, Food, Exhibits 

- 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Cooling statin presented by the Gathering Place (219 King St)

- 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. - City of Port Colborne Information Zone 

- 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Touch a Truck 

- 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Recreation Zone in Partnership with the YMCA

- 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Artisan Area Presented by the Port Colborne Downtown BIA 

Labatt Patio on West 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

- Note: drink tickets stop selling 30 minutes before closing. Please visit canaldays.ca for daily entertainment schedule. 

Marine Attraction on West Street 12 p.m. (approx.) to 6:30 p.m.

- Noon (approx.) - HMCS Oriole arrives on West Street

- Noon (approx.) - E.M. Cotter arrive on West Street

- Noon (approx.) - Theodore TOO arrives on West Street

- 6:30 p.m. - Sunset Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

NOTICE: Entry on all tall ships at the festival is subject to ID and baggage checks as per Transport Canada regulations. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Midway 5 p.m. Princess Street Midway rides and amusements 
Historical & Marine Museum  12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum

- 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Edwardian Tea at Arabella's Tea Room 

Roselawn Centre 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - "Lens and Palette Exhibit" featuring nautical & local landmarks by photographer Chris De Laat & painter Josh Vail, and "Through the Window Pane" outdoor exhibit

- 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Lighthouse Festival Theatre presents "Halfway There" by Norm Foster. Tickets required. Visit www.lighthousetheatre.com

H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

- 4 p.m. - Sugarloaf Marina Boat Launch Ramp Closes. 

- 6 p.m. Canal Days Concert Series at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. Monowhales, MAGIC!, Walk off the Earth. All ages, family friendly FREE concert area, outside chairs permitted in designated area only. Pay what you can at the gate. Presented by Tourism Niagara and Move 105.7. 

- 8 p.m. - Playground and Discovery Spray Pad closes. 

- 11 p.m. - H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park closes. 

Sugarloaf Marina  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Lighthouse Tours. Presented by Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses & HOPA PORTS. 

 

Saturday, July 30, 2022
LocationTimeEvent Details
 Vale Health & Wellness Centre 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.    Canal Days Craft Show (Free Admission).
West Street 10 a.m. 

- 10 a.m. - Vendors, Retail, Food, Exhibits

- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Artisan Area Presented by the Port Colborne Downtown BIA

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - City of Port Colborne Information Zone

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Touch a Truck 

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Recreation Zone in Partnership with the YMCA

- 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Cooling station presented by the Gathering Place (219 King Street)

Labatt Patio on West 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. Note: drink tickets stop selling 30 minutes before closing. Please visit www.canaldays.ca for daily entertainment schedule. 
Marine Attraction on West Street 10 a.m. 

- 10 a.m. - HMCS Oriole on West Street

- 10 a.m. - E.M. Cotter on West Street

- 10 a.m. - Theodore TOO on West Street

- 10:30 a.m. - Morning Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

- 1:45 p.m. - Afternoon Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

- 6:30 p.m. - Dinner Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $80, Children 2-12 & 60+ $75. 

NOTICE: Entry on all tall ships at the festival is subject to ID and baggage checks as per Transport Canada regulations. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Midway 10 a.m.  Princess Street Midway rides and amusements 
Kids Zone 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

- 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Canal Days Kids Zone opens at Seaway Park. Inflatables and activities. Children's Train Rides at Bridge 21, Pony Paradise. 

- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Fairy Faces Face Painting 

- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Port Colborne/Welland & District Shrine Club hosting clowns and balloon station. 

Historical & Marine Museum 11 a.m. 

- 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum - FREE Admission Sponsored by Lower Lakes Towing 

       - Heritage and Marine Demonstrations by Niagara Antique Power                   Association, Great Lakes Model Boat Association, HMS Psyche Naval             Re-enactors, Niagara Handweavers and Spinners and more 

       - Face painting, family games, giant sandbox, lemonade stand and                 food.

       - Performances by: Barley Brae 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Niagara Old             Tyme Fiddlers 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Edwardian Tea at Arabella's Tea Room 

Roselawn Centre 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - "Lens and Palette Exhibit" featuring nautical & local landmarks by photographer Chris De Laat & painter Josh Vail "Through the Window Pane" outdoor exhibit 

 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Lighthouse Festival Theatre presents "Halfway There" by Norm Foster. Tickets required. Visit www.lighthousetheatre.com

H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park 4 p.m. 

- 4.p.m. - Sugarloaf Marina Boat Launch Ramp Closes 

- 6 p.m. - Canal Days Concert Series at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. Derek Miller, Gord Sinclair, and The Sheepdogs. All ages, family friendly FREE concert area, outside chairs permitted in designated area only. Pay what you can at the gate. Presented y 97.7 HTZ-FM. 

- 8 p.m. - Playground and Discovery Spray Pad closes. 

- 11 p.m. H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park closes. 

Sugarloaf Marina  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  CANCELLED - Lighthouse Tours. Presented by Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses & Hamilton Port Authority. 

 

Sunday, July 31, 2022
LocationTimeEvent Details
Vale Health & Wellness Centre 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 28th Annual Canal Days Car Show, sponsored by Sewell's NAPA 

- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Canal Days Craft Show (Free Admission)

West Street 10 a.m. 

- 10 a.m. - Vendors, Retail, Food, Exhibits

- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Artisan Area Presented by the Port Colborne Downtown BIA 

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - City of Port Colborne Information Zone 

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Touch a Truck

- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Recreation Zone in Partnership with the YMCA 

- 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Cooling station presented by the Gathering Place (219 King Street)

- 10 p.m. (approx.) - Canal Days Fireworks Spectacular over the Welland Canal. 

 Labatt Patio on West  11 a.m. - 11 p.m.   Note: drink tickets stop selling 30 minutes before closing. Please visit www.canaldays.ca for daily entertainment schedule. 
Midway 10 a.m. Princess Street Midway rides and amusements 
Kids Zone  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

- 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Canal Days Kids Zone opens at Seaway Park. Inflatables and activities. Children's Train Rides at Bridge 21, Pony Paradise. 

- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Fairy Faces Face Painting 

- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Canal Days Creative Craft

- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Port Colborne/Welland & District Shrine Club hosting clowns and balloon station. 

Marine Attraction on West Street 10 a.m. 

- 10 a.m. - HMCS Oriole on West Street 

- 10 a.m. - E.M. Cotter on West Street 

- 10 a.m. - Theodore TOO on West Street

- 10:30 a.m. - Morning Cruise Empire Sandy Boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

- 1:45 p.m. - Afternoon Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

- 6:30 p.m. - Dinner Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $100, Children 2-12 & 60+ $95. 

- 9:15 p.m. - Boat Parade of Lights Along the Welland Canal, presented by the Sugarloaf Sailing Club. 

NOTICE: Entry on all tall ships at the festival is subject to ID and baggage checks as per Transport Canada regulations. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Historical & Marine Museum 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

- 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum - FREE Admission Sponsored by Lower Lakes Towing 

       - Heritage and Marine Demonstrations by Niagara Antique Power                   Association, Great Lakes Model Boat Association, Building Ships in Bottles, Niagara Handweavers and Spinners and more 

       - Face painting, family games, giant sandbox, lemonade stand and                 food.

       - Performances by: Kindred 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Nu-Tones 2 p.m. -             4 p.m.

- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Edwardian Tea at Arabella's Tea Room 

Roselawn Centre 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - "Lens and Palette Exhibit" featuring nautical & local landmarks by photographer Chris De Laat & painter Josh Vail "Through the Window Pane" outdoor exhibit 

 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Lighthouse Festival Theatre presents "Halfway There" by Norm Foster. Tickets required. Visit www.lighthousetheatre.com

Sugarloaf Marina 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  CANCELLED - Lighthouse Tours. Presented by Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses & HOPA PORTS. 
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park 4 p.m.

- 4 p.m. - Sugarloaf Marina Boat Launch Ramp Closes 

- 6 p.m. - Canal Days Concert Series at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. Sleepy Jean, Classic Albums Live. All ages, family friendly FREE concert area, outside chairs permitted in designated area only. Pay what you can at the gate. Presented by Giant FM 91.7.

- 8 p.m. - Playground and Discovery Spray Pad closes. 

- 11 p.m. - H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park closes. 

 

Monday, August 1, 2022
LocationTimeEvent Details
West Street 10 a.m. 

- 10 a.m. - Vendors, Retail, Food, Exhibits

- 11 a.m. - 4 pm. - City of Port Colborne Information Zone

- 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Recreation Zone in Partnership with the YMCA

- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Cooling station presented by the Gathering Place (219 King Street)

 Labatt Patio on West  12 p.m. - 4 p.m.   Note: drink tickets stop selling 30 minutes before closing. Please visit www.canaldays.ca for daily entertainment schedule. 
Marine Attraction on West Street 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

- 1:45 p.m. - Afternoon Cruise Empire Sandy boarding begins: Adults $30, Children 2-12 & 60+ $25. 

- 4 p.m. (approx.) - HMCS Oriole, Theodore TOO, E.M. Cotter Depart. 

NOTICE: Entry on all tall ships at the festival is subject to ID and baggage checks as per Transport Canada regulations. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Midway 10 a.m.  Princess Street Midway rides and amusement
Historical & Marine Museum 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum

- 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Edwardian Tea at Arabella's Tea Room

Kids Zone 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

- 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Canal Days Kids Zone opens at Seaway Park. Inflatables and activities. Children's Train Rides at Bridge 21, Pony Paradise. 

- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Port Colborne/Welland & District Shrine Club hosting clowns and balloon station. 

H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park 11 a.m. 

- 11 a.m. - Canal Days Concert Series at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. Tim 'E' Hendry and The Caverners. All ages, family friendly FREE concert area, outside chairs permitted in designated area only. Pay what you can at the gate. Presented by move 105.7 and 610 CKTB. 

- 5p.m. - H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park closes. 

Sugarloaf Marina 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  CANCELLED - Lighthouse Tours. Presented by the Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses & Hamilton Port Authority. 

 All event times and schedules are approximate and submit to weather, including fireworks. For further details, please call the City of Port Colborne at 1-888-PORT-FUN or visit www.canaldays.ca

 Empire Sandy Tall Ship Cruises 

Empire Sandy Cruises, presented by the Chamber of Marine Commerce, run all weekend long!
The Sunday evening dinner cruise is a fan favourite as you get to enjoy the Canal Days fireworks show right on the water!

 

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) is pleased to sponsor Empire Sandy cruises at Canal Days and to be part of the Port Colborne marine community. Find out more about how Great Lakes ships and ports are dropping their carbon tonnes and our proposals for an innovative Canadian Green Shipping corridor as part of ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050.

 

For more information about Empire Sandy Cruises, or to purchase tickets, please call 905-835-2900 x549 or email eventservices@portcolborne.ca

Purchase Empire Sandy tickets online here!

View the 2022 Empire Sandy schedule and ticket prices.

Empire Sandy Cruise Ticket Schedule
Thursday, July 28Friday, July 29Saturday, July 30Sunday, July 31Monday, August 1Tuesday, August 2

Cruise through the Locks Boarding Port Weller:

9 a.m. Sailing: 9:30 a.m. Ages 2-12 $115.00 60 (+) $115.00 Adult $120.00 MAX: 150 Guests Bring a folding lawn chair

Sunset Evening Cruise Boarding: 6:30 p.m. Sailing: 7 p.m. Return: 9 p.m. 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 guests

Morning Cruise Boarding: 10:30 a.m. Sailing: 10:45 a.m. Return: 12:45 p.m. Ages 2-12 $25.00 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 Guests

Afternoon Cruise Boarding: 1:45 p.m. Sailing: 2 p.m. Return: 4 p.m. Ages 2-12 $25.00 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 Guests

Dinner Cruise Boarding: 6:30 p.m. Sailing: 7 p.m. Return: 11 p.m. Ages 2-12 $75.00 60 (+) $75.00 Adult $80.00 MAX: 230 Guests  

Morning Cruise Boarding: 10:30 a.m. Sailing: 10:45 a.m. Return: 12:45 p.m. Ages 2-12 $25.00 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 Guests

Afternoon Cruise Boarding: 1:45 p.m. Sailing: 2 p.m. Return: 4 p.m. Ages 2-12 $25.00 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 Guests Fireworks

Dinner Cruise Boarding: 5:30 p.m. Sailing: 6 p.m. Return: 10 p.m. Ages 2-12 $95.00 60 (+) $95.00 Adult $100.00 MAX: 230 Guests

Afternoon Cruise Boarding: 1:45 p.m. Sailing: 2 p.m. Return: 4 p.m. Ages 2-12 $25.00 60 (+) $25.00 Adult $30.00 MAX: 275 Guests Cruise through the Locks Boarding Port Colborne: 9 a.m. Sailing: 9:30 a.m. Ages 2-12 $115.00 60 (+) $115.00 Adult $120.00 MAX: 150 Guests

 *Prices shown do not include HST

 

The Empire Sandy is a 200 foot topsail Schooner, and is the largest in Canada. The Cruise through the historic locks of the Welland Canal, allows passengers to enjoy the sights of the engineering marvels and much more.

  • Shuttles between Port Colborne and St. Catharines are available for the Cruise's Through the Locks on Thursday, July 28 and Tuesday, August 2 only. Please contact eventservices@portcolborne.ca to reserve a seat on the shuttle.

    Boarding for all morning, afternoon, and dinner cruises will be on the Empire Sandy on West Street, roughly adjacent too 176 West Street, Port Colborne.  You must park and then walk into the festival grounds to board the Empire Sandy. Parking is available at the Market Square and throughout the City.  (Link Canal Days page).

  • The Empire Sandy can accommodate wheelchairs on deck; but there is no wheelchair access to restrooms
  • Children’s car seats and strollers are permitted, as well as working service dogs
  • Please note, smoking is not permitted on the Empire Sandy 

Presented by:

Chamber of Marine Commerce Logo

  

 Vessel Deck Tours 
Only in Port Colborne does the Welland Canal pass directly through the downtown business district, and only during Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival will visitors find an impressive array of Tall Ships, Coast Guard vessels, a working fireboat, and more.

The Welland Canal is an active trade and commerce route, so visitors will be able to see salties, lakers, and barges travelling in and out of Lake Erie.

 

Vessel Deck Tours

Vessel

Friday

Saturday/Sunday

Monday

Fee

HMCS Oriole

Arrival

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Donations

E.M. Cotter Fireboat

Arrival

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Donations

Theodore TOO

Arrival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Donations

Please Note: All times and fees are subject to change without notice. Weather conditions may affect tour times.

 

Entry on all Tall Ships is subject to ID and baggage check as per Transport Canada Regulations. 

 

  

 

 

Vendors

Here's the list of vendors that will be at Canal Days this year: 

Alfies Lemonade

Best Fajits in Town

Born2eat

Country Boys

Festival Food Inc.

Friendly Greeks

Get Your Own Taters

Heavenly dreams ice cream inc.

Jeff's Catering

Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon

KJ Juices/ Lemon Heaven

Marble Slab Creamery

Mobile ICEE Canada

Rose City Pizza

Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn

Sub and Sandwich Factory

The Greek Wagon

The Poutine Supreme

The Runaround

C & O Arts

Coping Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario

Crystals by Miranda

Dalida Dali (used to be Rock and Ohm)

El Tambache

Evelyn Piper Exclusive

Freak Parade

Goodview fashion

Henna tattoos and designs

Lovebee Products

Niagara Face Painting

One Up International Inc

Passionate Art

Rekma Enterprises IHL. - Anmol Fashions

Retro Festive Sales Inc.

Ruellands Stuff N Bears

Scentsy

Sumak Arts

Treasure of Tibet

Uniquely Pure

79 Lynton Davies Air Cadets

Carousel Players

Fenwick Floral and Graden

Niagara College Canada

Port Colborne Lions Club

Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue

Port Colborne/Welland District & Shrine club

Port Cares

Quad Niagara ATV Club

pl8 of fries

Jerk bros

Sugar Daddy's

Lock 8 Pizza

Giant FM

Country 89

HMCS

Lower Lakes Towing

Niagara Ice Dogs

Star Metroland Media

 Boat Parade of Lights

Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 9:15 p.m. (time is subject to change due to Seaway Traffic)

 

Where else in the world, but Port Colborne, can you have the unique experience of having a parade where the floats…actually float! Hosted by the Sugarloaf Sailing Club, upwards of 20 boats sail the Welland Canal as a pre-show to the Sunday evening Fireworks Spectacular along Historic West Street.

 

The best place to view the Boat Parade of Lights is on West Street in downtown Port Colborne along the Canal.

 

This parade is a pre-show to the annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival Firework show. 

 

  

 Fireworks
Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 10 p.m. (time is subject to change due to Seaway Traffic)

 

Fireworks are free to the general public. Make your way down to West Street along the Welland Canal for a spectacular show. After all, while the creativity of the technicians makes it special, it’s the families in attendance that make it a success.

 

West Street in downtown Port Colborne along the Canal is the best place to view this exhilarating firework show. This is a Canal Days tradition that never disappoints.

 

Thank you to RedBoss Pyrotechnicians for providing us with a great show year after year. 

 

Make sure you come early to check out the Boat Parade of Lights!

 

 Indoor Craft Show hosted by Port Colborne Optimist Club
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Located at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street, Port Colborne
Admission is FREE

The Port Colborne Optimist Club will once again host the Annual Canal Days indoor Craft Show. The event features unique handmade crafts, artwork, dolls, candles, and much more on display and on sale from approximately 75 Ontario vendors.

The Craft Show is a major fundraising effort for the Port Colborne Optimist Club, with all proceeds supporting children programs in the Port Colborne community.

 

For Craft Show vendor applications, please call Vivian at 905-834-6458 

 

 Kids Zone
Saturday, July 30 to Monday, August 1, 2022

Seaway Park, Located right over the Clarence Street Bridge on the East Side of the Canal

  • Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 8, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 9, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s Children’s Area will feature:

  • Face Painting: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Port Colborne/Welland District Shrine Club Balloon Animals 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Daily)
  • Canal Days Creative Craft – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 to 4 p.m. (Sunday)
  • Inflatable/Bouncer Area (Daily)
  • Tiny Tot Play land (Daily)
  • Zooniversity Display
  • Pony Paradise ($5/ride)
Train Ride across Bridge 21 and back to the Kids Zone
 Lighthouse Tours
Lighthouse Tours, presented by HOPA PORTS and Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses, operate Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located at Sugarloaf Marina, 3 Marina Drive, Port Colborne.

 

Tour donation of $15 per adult and $5 per child (ages 6-18). Children 5 and under are free.

Sign-up for tours at the Sugarloaf Marina Pavilion during Canal Days weekend.

 

Visit Port Colborne’s historic lighthouses that have aided navigation for the past 115 years! A guided tour will be provided by volunteers of the Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouse.

 

The 12.8 meter square tower of the inner lighthouse was constructed in 1903 followed by the 11 meter tall foghorn/outer lighthouse in 1928. See the lakers, ocean going vessels, and tall-ships up-close as they navigate the Welland Canal at Lake Erie. 

 Midway Carnival
 Join us at the Midway located on King Street for carnival games and rides.
  • Friday, July 29 – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30 – opening at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 31 – opening at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, August 1 – opening at 10 a.m.

Bracelets will be offered Saturday and Sunday $30.00 per person each day and can be used from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 
Regular tickets are available every day, open to close

All rides are 1 ticket per ride. 

Single tickets $5 each
11 for $50
22 for $90

All rights have height restrictions. 

 

 

 Historical & Marine Museum
Canal Days at the Museum is your destination for marine displays and photographs as well as railway and ship models. Find a shady spot to enjoy good music, food, and family fun during Canal Days at the Museum.

Visit the place where Canal Days began!

Saturday, July 30, 2022, and Sunday, July 31, 2022

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Port Colborne Museum offers a family-friendly place for old-fashioned fun which celebrates our marine heritage.  

Free Admission, sponsored by Lower Lakes Towing.

 

 Celebrating Port Colborne's Heritage 
Enjoy the Great Lakes Model Boat Association’s remote control boat show in action and the Niagara Antique Power Association’s demonstrations of antique equipment and steam whistles. Be sure to try your hand at pumping water or shelling corn, or take a ride in the mini train!

Watch artisans demonstrate blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning, rope ladder-making and other crafts throughout the heritage village. Make your own rope at the rope machine.

You’ll get to see and talk to our costumed interpreters.

Explore our exhibits in the main museum galleries.

Take a seat to enjoy a photograph slide show in the Archives Research Room, and explore displays about our transportation heritage in the Archives Conference Hall.

 Free Activities for Kids 
Our Kids’ Zone offers lots of free activities including face-painting, heritage dress-up, a scavenger hunt, story time, games and prizes.

Kids love the Giant Sand Box, and may even find some buried treasure!

 

 Family-friendly Activities and Entertainment
Don’t miss Floss and Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosities – an amazing tent full of curious and astonishing things!

Enjoy toe-tapping live entertainment from musicians and dancers.

Have your very own tintype photo taken by our photographer. You can even use clothing from our Heritage Costume Collection for a vintage look!

 Food
Satisfy your taste buds with food from Riverside Berry Farm.

Savour tea and freshly-baked biscuits at Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room.

Enjoy old-fashioned lemonade, popcorn and other treats for sale throughout the grounds.

Did You Know?

The only place to buy your Official Canal Days t-shirts is from the museum!

 Sewell's NAPA Automotive Annual Classic Car Show
Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Location: T.A. Lannan Sports Complex, 550 Elizabeth Street, Port Colborne.


Registration closes at 12 p.m. No spots will be reserved.

 

Participation in the Car Show is free and car owners can compete for a number of trophies and prizes. Since there is no entry fee, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item as a donation.

 

For more information contact bsteinhaus@napacanada.com

 

View the 2022 Car Show Site Plan

 

Each year this Car Show grows bigger and better, and features vehicles you will not see anywhere else. If you are a fan of antique and special interest cars, hot rods, low riders, racers, pick-ups, and the irreplaceable 50s, 60s, and 70s classics, this is the car show for you.