Come Live in Port Stanley

Port Stanley, Ontario:

Situated on the north shore of Lake Erie, the Village features world class beaches, enjoying the coveted “Blue Beach” designation.  The allure of the Village is not limited to its inviting sandy beaches and warm summer waters or the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets throughout the year – there is so much more awaiting you in this lovely, lake-side Village.

Throughout Port Stanley, you will find a variety of eating establishments ranging from fine dining to family meals to casual fare by the beach that are open year ’round featuring award-winning chefs serving some of the finest fresh fish and meals anywhere.

Visit an art gallery to view works of talented local artists; enjoy live theater at the Port Stanley Festival Theater; browse through the many quaint boutiques offering unique articles and gifts; visit one of the three nearby golf courses or dock your boat at one of the Village’s marinas ensuring a quick and convenient get away onto the lake for a day of fishing, or sailing, or just take a walk along the beach and add a leisurely stroll on the just renovated and re-opened, Port Stanley Pier.

Abundance of Golf Courses Nearby

St. Thomas Golf & Country Club  – Located Just North of Port Stanley

Outstanding Golf: Southwestern Ontario’s Best!

Ranked 36th in Canada, St Thomas Golf & Country Club has challenged many great players over its 100 plus year history, including such golf greats as Norman, Knudson and Weir.  While the course challenges even some of the game’s greatest players, it remains playable even for those with a less than perfect game.

42325 Sparta Line, Union, N0L 2L0


The Bluffs Golf Club – Located Just West of Port Stanley

Unique and picturesque nine-hole course and driving range overlooking Lake Erie 5 km west of Port Stanley.  Licensed clubhouse, patio season and play passes, practice putting green and event planning.

35593 Lake Line, Port Stanley, N5L 1J1


Kettle Creek Golf Club – Located in Port Stanley

Scenic 18 hole golf course with bar, lounge, and proshop.  The Club is able to support all levels of tournaments.  It’s also a beautiful setting for banquets and weddings.

320 Carlow Road, Port Stanley, N5L 1B6


Port Stanley Pier

The re-opening of the Port Stanley Pier to the public is a significant moment in the village’s history.  Visitors can take a stroll along the 1400 ft reconstructed breakwater

The Famous Blue Flag Main Beach on Lake Erie’s North Shore

With a prestigious Blue Flag designation, the Main Beach is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach on Lake Erie and offers lifeguards during peak hours, washrooms and accessible services.  A multitude of shoreline activities including swimming, kayaking and stand-up paddle board rentals are available.

Located on the east side of the village, Little Beach (Family Beach) has a calmer atmosphere, providing the perfect retreat for families with small children or vacationers preferring a more serene trip to the beach.

Photo credits to Elgin County Economic Development and Tourism

Canadian Retirement Hot Spot The Globe and Mail, January 2015

Readers of the Globe and Mail picked Port Stanley, Ontario as one of Canada’s six Retirement Hot Spots as reported by Christina Mushka, Retirement Property Editor for the Globe, in a story published on January 12, 2015.

Arguably the most prosperous generation North America has ever seen, baby boomers are changing the expectations of retirement, including where they live.  The unrelenting upward pressure on home prices, especially in Canada’s largest urban centres, work in their favour.

In a follow-up story contributed to the Globe by Jennifer Lewington on February 3, 2015, one retiree who had recently relocated to Port Stanley from Toronto, said that she and her husband “got more square footage and a bigger lot” in Port Stanley, at a price about 1/3 of their home near Yonge & Lawrence in Toronto.

Port Stanley, a popular summer destination that was an entertainment hot spot since the 1950’s, now appeals to some who are ready for small-town living, with access to the water and beaches and a short drive to hospitals and other medical services.

It’s a peaceful and laid-back lifestyle that Port Stanley can provide in abundance!

Heath Care Services

Local pharmacy and Doctor’s offices are located in the heart of the village with a major  hospital within a 15 minute drive, located in city of St. Thomas.

The St.Thomas-Elgin General Hospital

The hospital is a fully accredited facility and residents depend on the first class medical care provided by the employees, nurses and doctors.  The facility maintains 166 acute and complex care beds.  The hospital is undergoing its single largest investment since its opening on the northwest corner of the building.  The expansion being built is a three storey tower to house a new Emergency Department which currently treats an average of 33,000 patients annually.  Also included in the expansion are new Surgical Suites, Medical Device Reprocessing Department, as well as a permanent home for our Mental Health and Addiction Services Unit.  It is also, The Regional Centre for Stroke Victims complete with Clot Buster Equipment

Nearby walk-in clinics provide quality and convenient off-hours care.