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Port Colborne Canal Days Shows Off Marine Heritage

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Canal Days 2014

Spending a little time on the open waters is a great way to spend a warm, sunny summer day. Though. if you are someone who doesn’t quite have their sea legs, the Canal Days waterfront can be just as exciting.

On the north shore of Fort Erie, Port Colborne hosts an incredible four day event centred around their historic marine heritage. Some of this includes white sand beaches, culinary favourites, Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, recreation and shopping districts along the Welland Canal.

Tall Ships

One of the most exciting attractions has to be the yearly special guests, Tall Ships. The port will see a Coast Guard Vessel, a working fireboat, Tall Ship Empire Sandy and Schooner Liana’s Ransom and many other ships. The best part is that you can even take a walk on board. Children can walk on the bridge, get a firm grip of the Captain’s wheel, and if they’ve been a little naughty, maybe even walk the plank!

Family Events and Activities

Midway Rides and Games

Starting at 10 am each day, kids can check out the Rockoplace, the Sizzler and Dragon Wagon!

Children’s Area at Seaway Park

Shriner’s Balloon Animals – 1 – 4 pm
Face Painting – 11 – 2 pm
Colouring, inflatables, and Pony Paradise – 11 – 6 pm

Boat Parade of Lights

On Sunday evening, right before the amazing fireworks show, visitors can enjoy a unique experience of a parade of boats covered in Christmas lights and the like shining bright against a night time canvas.

Live Bands on Market Stage

If you are looking for a rocking party, the Market Stage will be the place to be. There is a fantastic line-up of live bands that will definitely be rocking the stage on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Friday, August 1 @ 7:30 pm

Honeymoon Suite
Platinum Blonde

Saturday, August 2 @ 7:30 pm

Moist
illScarlett
The Johnstones

Monday, August 4 @ 12 pm

The show that NEVER was – The Beatles and Elvis!

Check out the full program here and take a look at the FAQ here!

The Author

Marc DeLisio is the Director of Marketing and Technology at Naturally in Niagara. Marc loves Niagara, and is striving to make it an even better place to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire!

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