A little town with a lot to do.
Summer – the way it’s meant to be
With a gentle breeze blowing in off the lake, summertime in Port Stanley offers ample opportunity to explore the shore. Swim with ease as the Blue Flag, awarded internationally for environmental upkeep and safety, sways in the summer air.
Parasailing and beach volleyball are great ways to keep fit and have fun. Wind down with a leisurely stroll along the sunny shoreline or just lie out on the sand and work on your tan.
Just a short stroll away are the rolling hills of the Kettle Creek Golf course. With roughly 800 mature trees, a majestic pond where swans are known to swim and a historic covered bridge adding to the quaint charm of the course, it doesn’t get much more serene than this.
DINING IN PORT STANLEY
Ambling around town has been known to work up an appetite. Thankfully, satisfaction is just steps away. Whether you’re looking for gourmet goodness in a historic house, or just want to grab something quick and fun down by the beach, there’s something for everyone.
A nautical spirit weaves its gentle waves through the town. Port Stanley was founded as a fishing village in 1812, and its nautical roots are still visible to this day. Perch is still the main catch of the day in these parts and you can fish from your boat into Lake Erie.
There are five marinas in Port Stanley, and all of them are fully equipped to store and service your boat.
Where to have fun
1. Blue Flag Beach
2. Kettle Creek Golf & Country Club
3. Port Stanley Terminal Rail
4. Port Stanley Arena & Community Center
5. Kokomo 12-Acre Protected Forest
6. Clovermead Adventure Farm
7. Kettle Creek Dog Park
8. Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Where to dock
Where to eat
14. Kettle Creek Inn & Restaurant
15. SoLo on Main
16. The Windjammer Inn
17. 782 Taphouse
18. The Barnacles Beerhouse
19. GT's on the Beach
20. That Breakfast Place
21. The Art & Soul Café
22. Main Street Taqueria
24. Quai du Vin Estate Winery
25. Railway City Brewing Company
Where to get ice cream
Where to see a show
health and beauty
Shop for clothes
35. Chique Shack Boutique
36. Frankly Scarlett
37. Lady Savannah Fashion Boutique
39. Russell House Apparel
40. Studio Style
41. Quirky Peacock
42. Kazwear Swimwear
43. The Window Shop
Par for the
Kettle Creek Golf
& Country Club
One of the showcases of Port Stanley is the magnificent Kettle Creek Golf & Country Club. This sprawling 18 hole, par 67 course is located on a plot of land once known as Marr Farm. The course features well-forested slopes, that is roughly 800 mature trees, an historic covered bridge, and a large and beautiful pond is home to families of swans all summer long.
If you feel you need a little brushing up, or you’re completely new to this game called golf, take advantage of onsite lessons from their resident PGA of Canada Golf Professional, who offers a variety of packages for all skill levels.
A small-town community with an eclectic retail sector, Port Stanley offers a rich and diverse boutique shopping experience. Whether you’re buying for yourself or furnishing a home, there’s plenty to choose from.
Something for her and him
Regardless of your style or budget, finding something that’s ‘so you’ is easy with an array of ladies and men’s wear shops located in downtown Port Stanley.
Apropos / Apropos for Men
Both stores blend offerings from well-known fashion lines such as Joseph Ribkoff, Christine Alexander and Simon Chang with sportswear and more casual fare, like cotton tops and denim jeans. There’s a nice selection of shoes and everything you need to accentuate an outfit.
Frankly Scarlett specializes in accessories that highlight whatever you’re wearing. From colourful scarves to stylish sunglasses, the wares of Frankly Scarlett will bring your already existing fashion game up a notch.
Lady Savannah Fashion Boutique
This quaint boutique offers beautiful clothes along with lovely jewelry and accessories, all housed in a designer environment complete with ornate chandeliers.
Casual with a stylish twist is the theme of Studio Style. Feeling relaxed has never looked this good when you adorn yourself with the latest fashions from designers such as Sandwich, Neon Buddha, Lebek and Junge.
This aptly named boutique features a wide variety of new and vintage clothing along with plenty of accessories, such as jewelry, scarves and handbags. Find great gift ideas here as well.
Russell House Apparel
Casual beach-chic, is the self-described style of Russell House, a men’s and women’s fashion shop right in the heart of Port Stanley. There are plenty of unique styles from iconic Canadian brands like Tilley’s and other nice selections from Woolrich and Point Zero.
A swimwear shop that is so much more than what it seems. The staff at Kazwear understand that shopping for swimwear can be a difficult proposition for many, excluding the cast of Baywatch. That’s why the focus here is finding swimwear that will help you look your best and feel good about yourself.
Something for HOME
Decorate your new home, or home away from home, by keeping it local. It’s not hard with so many home décor spots and art galleries in town.
James Street Home Décor
James Street Home Décor is pretty much a one stop shop for all the smaller items you would ever need to really make a dwelling into a home of your own. Featuring candles, table linens, figurines, and much more—all styled with a playful sense of humour and beautiful blends of colour—James Street Home Decor gently reminds you that decorating a space is never a chore.
Joshua & Company
Really make your home hit the higher notes with the beautiful and unique offerings found at Joshua & Company. Pretty much every small item from bath balls to cookware can be found here with a subtle and slightly exotic elegance.
Featuring the artwork of a very stylistically diverse roster of local artists, Portside Gallery is the perfect place to make your walls come to life. Whether you’re decorating a new home, a vacation spot or an office, these artful and truly stunning originals will bring a splash of local colour to any surface.
Explore the outdoors
Recharging your calm is so simple with a plethora of picturesque parks to explore all within walking or cycling distance from downtown Port Stanley. Lose your worries and get in touch with your thoughts as you stroll through these scenic spots.