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Port Dalhousie

St Catharines, ON

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Located in St. Catharines in the heart of the Niagara grape growing region, Port Dalhousie is just right for the person seeking a relaxing time at the beach, strolls on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, or a ride on a 5 cent carousel.

Why only 5 cents a ride? The carousel was carved between 1898 and 1905 in Brooklyn, New York and was acquired by the city of St. Catharines. A mandate to keep a carousel ride at the low price of 5 cents was made. The carousel itself has a very interesting history. It has also been re-furbished with fresh paint for all 69 animals and a $10,000 restoration of the music player.

As for the beach, it is usually warm in the summer months, which allows for a nice refreshing dip. Visitors will also find a lot of sun bathing going on as well. There are change rooms and washrooms available. Adults of all ages will enjoy the waterfront paths, boats, light houses, and local shopping. The kids will enjoy a fantastic park with swings and the playground; very kid friendly.

There is a lot to see and do at Port Dalhousie and it is worth a visit.


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Reviewed by janinestoll on Nov. 12th 2009
Really nice beach, pier, atmosphere. Perfect family outing.
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Reviewed by birgie on Aug. 25th 2009
Perfect place for young and old. Imagine 5 cent carousel, sandy beach and ice cream all at one place. Lots of room for picnics and simple kicking the ball around!No wonder folks retire here you can be a kid forever. As retirees we love to picnic, snooze under a tree and watch all the activity on the beach and in the water. The walk to the end of the pier is a daily walk for many, particularily at sunset time. Most awesome sunsets can be experienced right here on Lake Ontario.Close to Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls. Hope the small town charm remains, at this writing it's still there.
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General Admission:
Free!



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Telephone:
905 937-4783

Address:
17 Lock Street
St Catharines, ON
L2N 5B6


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