Port Credit, Ontario
Published: Friday, September 15, 2017
Picturesque Port Credit is Mississauga’s entertainment and cultural hub featuring boutique shopping, world-class restaurants, and award-winning festivals.
Known and respected as one of Canada’s (and North America’s) most successful main streets, as you stroll through Port Credit, you will discover a wonderful array of retail shops, services, exceptional dining, and entertainment venues nestled among the natural and built heritage of Mississauga.
Port Credit’s bustling business and cultural area is literally footsteps away from a number of attractions:
Port Credit Harbour and the Credit River
One of the oldest settlements in Ontario, the harbour is a lively part of Port Credit and home to boating, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. Public access to the beautiful Waterfront Trail, parks, and pathways along the lake and river shoreline can also be found here — all of which are significant components of the natural ambiance and distinctiveness of Port Credit.
The Port Credit Lighthouse
The iconic red and white lighthouse, with a beaconing light, can be seen from miles around, welcoming everyone who approaches. Built in 1991 to replace the original lighthouse destroyed by fire in 1936, it is a working lighthouse visible from 15 miles out on Lake Ontario. (Port Credit is an international border entry point into Canada by water.)
Credit Village Marina
Credit Village Marina is located in the heart of Port Credit at the mouth of the Credit River. The harbour has been redeveloped into a dynamic public waterfront facility with a first-class transient marina, waterfront cycling and pedestrian trail, and picturesque parks. The marina features transient docking that can be rented by the hour, day, or week, from mid-May to mid-October.
Port Credit Harbour Marina
This is the largest freshwater marina in Canada. The Ridgetown, (launched June 24, 1905 as William E. Corey, a lake freighter) has been a signature structure of Port Credit since June 21, 1974, when, loaded with stone, stack still in place, it was sunk as a breakwater. She remains on guard there today and is a magnet for photographers and tourists.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
The Port Credit Farmers Market - Every Saturday until October 8
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and BBQ Festival - September 8-10
Port Credit Cultural Walking Tours - September 30 and October 28
For a full list of events, festivals, and their details, visit www.portcredit.com today!