Port Elgin Ontario Visited
A Bruce County Community | Ontario | Canada
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
“Oh Canada Eh! Game ~ photos taken during our visit to the Town of Port Elgin.”
Here’s how the “Visit Port Elgin” website describes Port Elgin’s Beaches! “Welcome to Port Elgin Ontario located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron, in Ontario Canada. You’ll find not just one beach – but 6 amazing beaches. A beach destination since the early 1900’s with one visit you’ll understand why these white sand beaches and our harbour are one of Ontario best kept vacation secrets. Our various beaches suit a family day at the beach complete with playground. Or visit a secluded location on a picturesque beachfront. Perhaps a visit to what seems like your own personal beach. Our natural beauty and world famous sunsets have to be seen to be appreciated!”
“Welcome to Port Elgin”
Port Elgin also has a great downtown area. Since Port Elgin is a great vacation area, its downtown has a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.
“Downtown Port Elgin”
Port Elgin’s waterfront offers visitors plenty to do If you just want to sit and enjoy the ever changing of Lake Huron, there are benches along the waterfront.
“Enjoy the view”
Similarily, if you and your family want an amazing place play and picnic, there are a number of Port Elgin parks to enjoy.
Plenty of play areas.
And, of course, picnic areas.
In the summer you and your family can take a ride on “the Rails“! Port Elgin has the Port Elgin Railroad and The Station. Riding “the Rails” through the scenic North Shore Park takes about 15 minutes. After the trip, you can enjoy The Station Candy Factory! It’s all in a day’s fun at the beach!
If you have a boat or just enjoy looking at them, there’s the Port Elgin Harbour.
“Port Elgin Harbour”
Sailing on Lake Huron can be very exciting.
The main beach at the Port Elgin Harbour offers plenty to do in the summer ~ music, valleyball, walking trails, swimming, food and more.
One of Ontario’s best pumpkin festivals is Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest. It has been held since 1986.
“Welcome to the Port Elgin Pumpkinfest.”
The Pumpkinfest features lots of unique antique and classic cars.
The Pumpkinfest includes the weighing of massive pumpkins.
“The weighing of pumpkins.”
Music, rides, crafts, food and games can all be found at the Port Elgin Pumpkinfest.
“Lots to do at the Pumpkinfest”