Welland Canal ferry service shuts down for the season, back in May

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Published November 1, 2022 at 12:24 pm

Thorold's "Bridge-it" ferry service, which transports pedestrians and bikers across the Welland Canal has shut down for another season. (Photo: City of Thorold)

The most scenic route from one side of the Welland Canal to the other has shut down for the season again.

This past weekend saw the last run of the Thorold ferry “Bridge-it,” which will be be dry-docked until May.

As the only ferry service on the Welland Canal, Bridge-it has been shuttling passengers across the waters since the 1970s.

Local residents often incorporate the ferry into their day trips between the east and west sides of Port Robinson and cycling tourists commonly take the ferry during their rides along the Niagara River Recreational Trail.

“We welcomed almost 10,000 walkers, hikers and cyclists aboard the Bridge-it ferry this year,” said Manoj Dilwaria, Thorold CAO.

“We are thankful to our staff who operate the ferry, Niagara Region for their partnership, and all of the residents and visitors who continue to utilize the ferry year after year. We had a great 2022 season and we look forward to welcoming everyone back aboard in the spring!”

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