Lakeside Living, Without The Traffic Jam

A getaway dream that is an everyday reality for its residents, Port Dalhousie on the shores of Lake Ontario features the serenity, water access and quaint culture typically associated with cottage towns. Picturesque Lakeside Park offers a sandy beach, a historic carousel and gorgeous sunsets. Lock Street offers up brand new microbreweries, boutique shopping and great coffee shops.  “Port” inspires so much community pride that the “Port Dalhousie Beautification and Works Committee” has been established by residents to ensure that Port Dalhousie does not rest on its laurels, but instead continues to improve and offer new amenities to locals. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage-style home or a large family property with green space to spare, Port Dalhousie is your lakeside dream, without the traffic jam.


Port Dalhousie is a culturally and geographically distinct community in north St. Catharines. Located next to the North End, Port Dalhousie is a small peninsula that developed between Lake Ontario and Martindale Pond. The residential streets in Port Dalhousie lay out in a classic rectangular grid from Cole Farm to Lakeside Park.
The growth of this area is attributable to its role in the first Welland Canals and the shipping industry throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Like many “port” communities, Port Dalhousie received cultural influences from many parts of the world from the sailors and ship owners who passed through the Welland Canal or docked at the Port Dalhousie Marina. For this reason, Port Dalhousie has a culture all to its own within St. Catharines and Niagara.

Lock Street is the commercial core of Port Dalhousie, with historic red brick buildings housing modern retail stores like Ausmosis, classic pubs like the Kilt & Clover, the Lock Street Brewing Company and a plethora of casual and fine dining options from Pier 23 to Scorecard Harry’s.

Port Dalhousie is made for summer, with warm breezes, a sandy beach and panoramic lakeside views. Also in the summer, the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course hosts some of the top rowers in the world at the Henley Regatta and national Schoolboy championships, and Port Dalhousie is the epicentre of St. Catharines proud history in the sport.

You can expect to find a variety of housing styles that reflect the cultural and economic diversity of Port’s original residents. Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival, seaside cottage and Neo-classical are some of the most common architectural styles.

If Port Dalhousie sounds right for you, contact us today to talk about finding the perfect property for you.

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