Port Colborne



Located at the entrance to the Welland Canal and with the longest locks in the world, Port Colbornes’s culture is rich with maritime history.

Each year thousands of people visit to watch the huge ocean vessels sail through the Welland Canal;Port Colborne is the only community on the St. Lawrence Seaway where passing ships can create a traffic jam downtown.

Because of its position in the province, Port Colborne has strong industrial economy. Sixty percent of the labour force is employed is manufacturing, although the service industry is also growing.


Port Colborne offers a vibrant, active and fun community. It has a thriving entertainment scene that includes live theatre and the community’s world class Sugarloaf Harbour Marina. The waterfront offers miles of sandy beaches and great fishing. The Showboat Festival Theatre uses a restored historic mansion as its stage while performing plays and hosting readings from Canadian authors.


The Niagara Health System employs over 4000 staff and is supported by 500 physicians. The Port Colborne Site is serviced by 24 physicians and provides excellent care to the people of Port Colborne and the surrounding area.

There is a Family Health Organization clinic on-site at the Port Colborne site of the Niagara Health System.

Hamilton: 100km

London: 214km

Sudbury: 522km

Kingston: 416km

Ottawa: 606km

Toronto: 157km

Level of Service: Complex Continuing Care

Number of Beds: 46

Catchment: 20,000

Referral Sites: Hamilton, Toronto, Welland

Learner Parking: $47.67/month

Population: 18,424

Median Age: 47.5

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