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Port Elgin, Ontario

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Celebrate!
Celebrate!

Collect sunsets like you collect memories in Port Elgin: home to an exciting boardwalk vibe like no other. If you’re looking for the perfect place to have a great time, look no further than Port Elgin - a vibrant, fun, and entertaining downtown with a casual atmosphere.

Located just a few blocks from the beach, downtown Port Elgin is the place people come with friends to celebrate the good things in life: sweet treats, casual food and brilliant shops.

Stroll from the boardwalk shops to one of the dozens of sunset vantage points along the shoreline. With expansive views of Lake Huron, it’s hard to imagine a better location to have fun with your family by your side

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Things to Do in Port Elgin
Things to Do in Port Elgin

You’ve arrived – now what? Check out these top things to do and see in Port Elgin:

  • North Shore Trail, while you can do this trail heading either north or south, you’re sure to get a fantastic shoreline view – just remember to look ahead periodically to stay on the trail. Rent a bike from Martins Bike Shop, break out the rollerblades or go for a stroll.
  • More trails! Yes, there is more than just the one trail in Port Elgin. You’ll find trails connecting the various beaches to attractions, downtown and more sightseeing opportunities.
  • Find a yoga class on the beach. Metta Wave Yoga sets up and people flock to enjoy a relaxing and restorative yoga session listening to the waves crash on the beach.
  • SUPing – the worlds fastest growing water activity can be found all along the Lake Huron shoreline. Book a board, lessons or be apart of a group sunset paddle with SUP Sauble Beach’s Port Elgin location.

The fun doesn’t stop once the snow flies – get around on the many snowmobile trails or book a team … a dog sled team! The trails are open in the winter for snowshoeing and cross country skiing – the most popular ones being the Beiner Bush Trail and Woodland Trail.

Shopping in Port Elgin
Shopping in Port Elgin

‘Oh no my luggage is lost’, or ‘darn I can’t find shoes to match this outfit’ are great excuses for going shopping, but so is ‘I’m in Port Elgin!’

That elusive ‘perfect outfit’ can only be found at Beachin’, Cabana Beach House, Mensch Clothing or Casual Corners, all have stylish outfits lining the walls – bonus find, the perfect shoes that will make you feel great. 

A decorated house or cottage isn’t complete without a visit to K Interiors or Accents for trendy home decor and gifts idea’s for even those picky family and friends. You can’t forget the kids - pick up trendy outfits and more for the kids Turtle Crossings Toy Store or Bicyclette Rouge but don’t forget to browse the games isles for the kids and the kids at heart.

Eating in Port Elgin
Eating in Port Elgin

Variety is the spice of life and with so many food options, variety is what you’ll get in Port Elgin. From the pub style restaurants like Chester’s, The Wismer House and the Queen’s Bar and Grill who serve up the juiciest local burgers, the crispiest golden fries, and the coldest beers on tap, to the gourmet fining experiences from Ristorante Rosina’s and Saffron who provide an explosion of flavor and deliciousness.

You’ve woken up and your first question is ‘where do I find the coffee?’, well visit Rabbit Dash or Ashanti. They will have a fresh, hot, delicious pot of morning comfort waiting for you so you can start your day proper.

Staying in Port Elgin
Staying in Port Elgin

Sit back and relax in comfort at Port Elgin’s Super 8 Motel or Colonial Motel. Both locations have restaurants on site to offer a hot breakfast before you start your next adventure! Campers and day trippers can delight in the open-year-round MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Port Elgin and seasonal Inverhuron Provincial Park in Tiverton. Both offer superb trails and beautiful beaches along Lake Huron.