Elm Street Naturalization Site and Leash-free Dog Park

The Elm Street Naturalization Site is a large public open space in Port Colborne with attractions for families, dog owners, environmentalists, walkers, joggers, hikers and bird watchers.

The naturalization site allows residents to experience the diversity of Niagara's nature.

Site history and background


  • May to October, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • November to April, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Amenities / Features

  • Parking zone
  • Public trails and paths
  • Ponds
  • Leash-free dog park
  • Interpretive panels
  • Wainfleet Bog

Site Accessibility

The site's trail system was designed to accommodate all residents, including those with mobility difficulties.

Guidelines for Visitors

Residents are asked to follow these rules when visiting the naturalization site:

  • Do not feed or disturb any animal or wildlife
  • Do not damage or move any building, equipment or structure
  • Do not bring or consume and alcoholic beverage
  • Do not light any fire, including barbecue
  • Do not engage in any sport or game
  • No smoking
  • No littering
  • Clean up after pets
  • Follow our leash-free dog park guidelines

Pets should be kept on a leash that is no longer than two metres when outside of the leash-free areas. Dog park usage and guidelines.

More guidelines for visitors

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