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Port Elgin

Phone : (519) 832-5574
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Port Elgin

Port Elgin, ON (Nearby: Southampton, Chippawa Hill, Elsinore, Paisley, Tiverton)

  • 1907

630 Mill
Port Elgin, Ontario
N0H 2C0


Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 6,618. In Saugeen T., Bruce C., on L. Huron and Mill Cr. and Hwy 21 and C. Rd. 17, 47 km SW of Owen Sound.
  • The town is built on the site of a 14th-century Iroquois village. Archaeological excavations at the 'Nodwell' First Nations Peoples village site have yielded many stone tools, hunting weapons, and pottery vessels.
  • Lachlan McLean, the first settler, built a tavern in 1849. He was followed by a number of settlers of German origin. The post office was established as Normanton in 1854.
  • In 1874 the name was changed to Port Elgin to honour James Bruce, eighth Earl of Elgin, governor general of Canada 1847-1854.
  • Port Elgin is Ontario's official weigh-in centre for the World Pumpkin Federation, a non-profit worldwide organization dedicated to the growing of giant pumpkins.
  • Postcard above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email lmarcolin@aol.com


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Off the beaten track:
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  • Burgoyne, 6km
  • North Bruce, 8km
  • Turners, Port Elgin area, 9km
  • Dunblane, 9km
  • Scotch Settlement, Port Elgin area, 14km
  • Underwood, Tiverton area, 16km
  • Mount Hope, 13km
  • Williscroft, 14km
  • Arkwright, 14km
  • Lovat, 19km
  • Baie du Doré, 17km
  • Sauble Beach South, 20km
  • Lockerby, Paisley area, 18km
  • Salem, Paisley area, 18km
  • Bradley, Paisley area, 23km
  • Tiverton, 22km
  • Skipness, 21km
  • Glammis, 26km
  • Ellengowan, 23km
  • Sauble Beach, 24km
  • Gillies Hill, 21km
  • Narva, 27km
  • Invermay, 20km
  • Arranvale, 20km
  • Sauble Beach North, 26km
  • Tara, 20km
  • Tara Siding, 20km
  • Pinkerton, Walkerton area, 27km
  • Tolmie, 26km
  • Eden Grove, Walkerton area, 27km
  • Armow, 29km
  • Sauble Falls, 29km
  • Vesta, 25km
  • Slade, 27km
  • Cargill Siding, 29km
  • Kingarf, 32km
  • Lake Huron Highland, 28km
  • Alvanley, 24km
  • Lorne, Kincardine area, 28km
  • Kinhuron, 28km
  • Grimston, 23km
  • Park Head, 27km
  • Lorne Beach, 29km
  • Bervie, 35km
  • Dunkeld, 34km
  • Millarton, 34km
  • Marmion, 27km
  • Kinloss, 38km
  • Huron Ridge, 33km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Arran Lake, 12km
  • Chesley Lake, 18km
  • Silver Lake, 22km
  • Carson Lake, 23km
  • Maryville Lake, 22km
  • Manchester Lake, 20km
  • Gould Lake, 24km
  • Meyer Lake, 28km
  • Bester Lake, 29km
  • Plum Lake, 30km
  • Schmidt Lake, 31km
  • Cargill Mill Pond, 29km
  • Cunningham Lake, 32km
  • Gordon Lake, 34km
  • Mullin's Mill Pond, 33km
  • Boat Lake, 35km
  • Spry Lake, 36km
  • Shallow Lake, 30km
  • Town Line Lake, 29km
  • Shepherd Lake, 32km
  • Patterson Lake, 37km
  • Silver Lake, 39km
  • Hodgins Lake, 38km
  • North Hodgins Lake, 39km
  • Clam Lake, 40km
  • Mud Lake, 32km
  • Isaac Lake, 40km
  • Hayes Lake, 42km
  • McNab Lake, 34km
  • Hodgins Lake, 42km
  • Mud Lake, 42km
  • McFarlane Lake, 44km
  • McGlinn Lake, 44km
  • Sky Lake, 43km
  • Statters Lake, 44km
  • Pearl Lake, 37km
  • Lucky Lake, 42km
  • Dankert Lake, 37km
  • Beattie Lake, 45km
  • Little Mud Lake, 43km
  • Ruhl Lake, 39km
  • Big Mud Lake, 44km
  • Habermehl Lake, 38km
  • Berford Lake, 45km
  • Lake Huron, 38km
  • Lake Rosalind, 40km
  • Mountain Lake, 40km
  • Francis Lake, 39km
  • Marl Lake, 41km
  • Brotske Lake, 36km