Port Dover, Ontario

One of Ontario’s best kept secrets... beautiful lakeside Port Dover.

About an hour’s drive from Hamilton, two from Toronto and 45 minutes from Brantford, Port Dover offers a remarkable array of festivals, beautiful scenery and unique experiences. From surprisingly affordable family fun in the sun to sophisticated dining and acclaimed professional live theatre. Port Dover’s warmth, charm and unique history will excite your imagination... and capture your heart. One of a kind shops and boutiques. Heritage hotels and B&B’s. Sandy beaches and a romantic pier.  Fancy yachts and fishing tugs. Historical sites and world famous perch. You’ll leave brimming with great new memories. And find a dozen reasons to come back.

Port Dover. Surprising. Delightful. Affordable. And closer than you think.


Port Dover beach ontario's south coast

Irish One Liners

  • What’s wrong with Murphy?’ asked Father Green. ‘I don’t know, Father. Yesterday he swallowed a spoon and he hasn’t stirred since,’ said Mrs Murphy.
  • How far is it to the next village?’ asked the American tourist. ‘It’s about seven miles,’ guessed the farmer. ‘But it’s only five if you run!’
  • The walls in my flat, says Murphy, are so thin, that every time I ask my wife a question, I get three different answers
  • Did you know says Murphy, there’s twice as many eyebrows in the world as there are people
  • Two Irishmen stopped by the police for jaywalking, “Name?” said the sergeant to one ” O’Connor” says the first one. “Address?” says the sergeant. “No fixed abode” says O’Connor. “And you” said the sergeant, looking at the other. “O’Brien, and I live in the flat above him”.
  • What do ya call a leprechaun covered in cement? A wee hard man
  • Paddy caught cheating in his school exams asked the teacher how she found out. “It was easy “ replied the teacher…Murphy sitting in front of you put down for question number 10 “ I don’t know” and you put down, “neither do I”
  • Paddy, says Mary, if you were stranded on a desert island who would you like most to be with you? My uncle Mick replies Paddy…What’s so special about him asks Mary? He’s got a boat says Paddy
  • ‘I was going to give him a nasty look but he already had one!’