So this weekend was a really fun time for me. I had one of my best friends in the whole world come and visit me from Waterloo and we had a really great time catching up seeing as we hadn’t seen each other since the beginning of May. I wanted to do something really special while she was here so I asked some friends for suggestions and all I kept hearing about Port Dalhousie so we decided to give it a try.
Port Dalhousie is at the north end of St Catharines and is essentially a port on Lake Ontario. It is known for its rowing regattas and its famous 5 cent carousel, which unfortunately we arrived to late in the season the be able to ride.
Instead, we decided to walk the beach. We saw many beautiful boats at the yacht club and as we walked the beach, we saw the pier as well as the rowing regatta course. There are also two lighthouses on the end of the pier and multiple trails that you can walk both on the beach and through the parks. While Port Dalhousie is mostly a summer destination, my friend is a pretty fantastic photographer, so she and I really loved seeing all the beautiful leaves while still being at the beach and only a 15 minute bus ride from the downtown St Catharines bus terminal.
This bus ride on the 1 or the 101 bus route is included with the student bus pass that all Brock students have included in their tution, so it was a low cost adventure. If you are coming to visit St Catharines or are at Brock and looking for a day away from the ordinary, Port Dalhousie was a great place to visit and I would highly recommend it!