Local Attractions

Check out the local activities and festivals in the area!

Fun in Sherkston

These local attractions make fun day trips for the whole family to enjoy!

Pleasant Beach

Pleasant Beach

A Neighbourhood Beach located at the southern end of Pleasant Beach Road, off Highway #3 on the east side of the canal.

Pleasant Beach is an amazing kiteboarding/kitesurfing destination!  The swell on the outside can get as big as 4 m when the winds are over 25-30 knots. The beach is pure sand, is quite wide and easy to rig on.  The prevailing wind is out of the SW, and in the fall the WSW wind blows when NW is blowing everywhere else.  WSW wind is sideshore and it is a set up for an epic session when it blows hard. 30 knot plus winds are not uncommon during the fall months.

portcolborne.ca/page/beaches

Port Colborne Canal Days

Port Colborne Canal Days

The Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival encompasses the entire community, with activities at a dozen different venues: HH Knoll Lakeview Park hosts Ontario’s Largest outdoor Classic Car and International kite show. The Seaway Park children’s area has games, entertainment and kid’s activities throughout the weekend. At the Port Colborne Marine Museum the history of the Canal is on display, and heritage artisans can be seen working their trade. At the Roselawn Centre Saturday & Sunday offers two days of live entertainment. Festival guests can ride the free Canal Days shuttle to the Vale Centre where the indoor Craft Show is held. Festival food and shopping kiosks fill historic West Street, and the Market Square concert venue features top notch entertainment nightly.

Each year more than 300,000 people visit the festival over four days. Vessels gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage along the canal. Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise the Empire Sandy, Tall Ship or the E.M. Cotter Fire Boat on Lake Erie.

portcolborne.ca/page/canal_days

The Friendship Trail

The Friendship Trail

The Friendship Trail extends 16 kms across the Town of Fort Erie, running parallel to the north shore of Lake Erie. Beginning at the Port Colborne border in the west, this relaxing and picturesque trail takes visitors through lush farmland, quaint villages, pristine watersheds, and quiet residential areas as it leads to historic Old Fort Erie, Lake Erie and the Niagara River Recreation Trail .

ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/friendship-trail

Nights of camping under the stars

Campsites at PBC

Different Ways to Camp at PBC

Better Ways to Make Lifelong Family Memories

Sherkston Paintball Park

Sherkston Paintball Park

Sherkston Paintball Park & Pro Shop is the top family facility for paintball within the Niagara Region. Beginner to advanced levels of play that suit new players who have never tried paintball, to those who are at tournament paintball level.

sherkstonpaintball.com/

Sherkston Family Go Karts

Sherkston Family Go Karts

Go Kart track the spans 1/4 mile, fun for the entire family!

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Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Named one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario, the Annual Fort Erie Friendship Festival is filled with concert series, midway, food vendors, merchandise tents, performers, contests, artists, and more!

southcoasttourism.com/events/friendshipfestival.com

Humberstone Speedway

Humberstone Speedway

The Humberstone Speedway hosts live races Sunday nights at 6:30pm, May through September!

humberstonespeedway.com/

Ridgeway Village, Fort Erie

Ridgeway Village, Fort Erie

Original, distinctive and quaint village 10 minutes from Pleasant Beach Campground…

Forteriecanada.com/tourism/ridgeway.shtml

Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach

Another beautiful local beach, just a 10 minute drive down the road. Located next to the Boat Launch is the Crystal Beach Waterfront Park, where facilities include a picnic pavilion; playground on the water’s edge; scenic views of Lake Erie; as well as restroom facilities and parking.

Forteriecanada.com/tourism/crystalbeach.shtml