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Port Dover

Port Dover, just one hour from Hamilton, two hours from Toronto is located on the Gold Coast of Lake Erie.  Many retirees have made this eclectic beach town their full time residence and tourists visit for the sandy beach, variety of restaurants and cafes, boutiques and shops, single day motorcycle rally on Friday the 13th, the Live Theatre and a stroll on the pier to watch the fishing tugs come in with their daily catch.

Port Dover beach, cycling path and fishing tug.
Port Dover Canada Day Parade

Canada Day

Port Dover Canada Day Boat Parade
Port Dover Canada soapbox derby

One of the most popular events! Port Dover Celebrates Canada Day with a boat parade, dog show, street parade, soap box derby and fireworks.

Port Dover Canada Day Parade
Port Dover Canada Day Parade
Port Dover Canada Day Parade
Port Dover Canada Day Parade
Port Dover, Ivey's dam
Port Dover, Lynn Valley Trail

Ivy's Dam - The Lynn River flows over the dam to Port Dover's other lake, Silver Lake.

The Lynn Valley Trail leads cyclists and hikers through forests, meadows, streams and farms.

Havanese Dog on a Pontoon Boat
Lake Erie Sailing, Port Dover Sands Cottage Rentals
Port Dover dockage
Port Dover beach
Port Dover shopping
Fishing tugs on the ice at the Port Dover Polar Bear Dip
Port Dover Pier in the winter
Port Dover beach in the winter

Port Dover is active all year round. Santa and his entourage even arrive via fishing tug to celebrate Port Dover's Christmas fest followed by the popular Polar Bear Dip on New Year's day. 

Port Dover downtown in the winter
Port Dover Lynn Valley Trail in the winter
Santa visits Port Dover via Fishing tug
Port Dover Polar Bear dip
A frozen beach in Port Dover, Ontario
Fishing tug on the ice in Port Dover
Port Dover Pier in the winter
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Port Dover
Port Dover
Port Dover Art in the Park, summer festival


Port Dover
Shopping in Port Dover
Skatepark, tennis courts and outdoor rink in Port Dover


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Paddle boarding Port Dover beach
Lake Erie, Port Dover Beach
Beach toys Port Dover

Things to Do

Marinas, golf, beachcombing, theatre, dining, service clubs, cycling, hiking, bird watching and a strong arts culture keep this community thriving.

The Lynn Valley trail connects Port Dover to Simcoe and guides cyclists and hikers through forests, meadows, streams and farms.

Port Dover Events include: Canada Day, Art in the Park (Port Dover Summer Festival), Friday the 13th, Port Dover Christmas Fest/Moonlight Madness,

Polar Bear Plunge, Studio tours (semi annually), Live Music Powell Park (Sunday night, summer only), Lit Boat Parade,

Light up the Lane, South Coast Jazz Festival, Beerfest and more.


Destination wineries, farmers markets, gardens and craft breweries are minutes away throughout Norfolk County.

Port Dover is a desirable lifestyle community, with many housing and cottage options from neighbourhood

bungalows to waterfront condominiums. To learn more about buying a vacation home, cottage or residence in Port Dover

or to receive automatic notification of new Real Estate listings in Port Dover, no cost or obligation, call Cindy Pichette, 

Broker of Record, Gold Coast Real Estate Brokerage 519-718-1428 or visit my website



Things to do in Port Dover
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