Water Adventures

Splash the Day Away

The South Coast is home to some of Niagara’s best water adventures. Perfect for all ages and skill levels from beginner paddler to PanAm champions. The region offers scenic views, historic lighthouses and famous fishing spots where anglers can try their luck at catching the big one. The young and young at heart will enjoy cooling off at municipal splash pads to beat the summer heat.

Lake life is the best life!

Filled with natural beauty as well as rich with marine culture, Niagara’s South Coast thrives in all seasons. Remember to pack your sunscreen and fishing rod all year round!

Women paddle in dragon boat race
© Anthony Gallaccio

Boats, Fishing, SCUBA & More

There’s no shortage of action-packed water adventures to fill your schedule with when you visit Niagara’s South Coast. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely afternoon by the water or an adrenaline-fueled fishing trip, there are plenty of options that will suit your needs. If you love the waves and want to get away, then rent a boat, paddle board or kayak from one of the local clubs. If you have scuba gear and a license, there is plenty of beautiful underwater scenery and historic shipwrecks to discover.

 If you enjoy sailing, you can day dock at a number of South Coast marinas. Enjoy an afternoon sailing and discovering the historic lighthouses that dot the Lake Erie coastline, with two in Port Colborne and one in Crystal Beach. If you’re a lighthouse enthusiast, Port Colborne’s are open to visitors during Canal Days.

Mud Lake Conservation Area and H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park are two spots well known for perch, walleye, salmon, and trout. Chat with the locals to find out what is biting where.

Water Adventures by Location

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Fort Erie

The entire southern and eastern boundary is defined by the water’s edge. Bring your boat to the Crystal Beach Waterfront Park Boat Ramp and Launch for a small fee or cool off in one of three Splash Pads, located at Ferndale Park, Crystal Ridge Park & Stevensville Memorial Park.

family fishes from floating dock

Port Colborne

This quaint little town has a beautiful waterfront boardwalk with a lift bridge that reflects the town’s maritime roots. Stroll along the canal, catch a fish or two or cool off in the nearby Discovery Splash Pad at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park.

two teens splash in lake


With Morgan’s Point, Wainfleet Wetlands and Long Beach Conservation Areas to explore, Wainfleet offers unique places to camp, swim, sunbathe, fish, sailboard or jet-ski. Interested in biodiversity? Enjoy swamps, plant life, peat, bogs & fossils galore.


SplashTown Niagara is a brand new experience!  This water park that opened in 2022, offering fun for all ages. The park is a great challenge for families and friends as well as an exciting physical and mental challenge for those who want to improve their overall health and wellness.

The outdoor water park is located at Nickel Beach, Port Colborne. With a unique combination of thrills, slides and fun all in one amazing destination.