Port Colborne is a city of 19,000+ residents located on Niagara’s South Coast where the Welland Canal connects to Lake Erie. The city’s modern industries and urban settings are complemented by a rich heritage. European settlement of the Port Colborne area began in the 1790s and bestowed an agrarian and grist-milling tradition that continues to this day and can be seen in many buildings and local landmarks. The Welland Canal was extended to Lake Erie in 1833 and proved to be instrumental in the formation of Port Colborne as a marine and industrial centre. It has also influenced residential growth and provides unique recreational opportunities.
Looking for more history?
Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum and Heritage Village
Port Colborne Public Library
L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives
Tourism Port Colborne