The Town of Wainfleet has a population of 6,000 and is and agricultural community located approximately 15 miles West of Port Colborne along Highway # 3.
Once known as Marshville, the hamlet was established in the 1820's when a tavern and hotel where built where the road, now Highway #3, crossed the a feeder canal used to ship agricultural products to the second Welland Canal (between 1840 and 1881) and beyond.
The canal was closed, following the extension of the Welland Canal to Port Colborne in 1890.
Wainfleet has 20 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and follows many miles of the Welland River. Long Beach Provincial Park provides camping and swimming areas along a half mile long sandy beach.
Official Website for the Township of Wainfleet
Wainfleet Business listings
Parks and receational pathways
Chippawa Creek Conservation Area
located along the shores of the Welland River. Camping, fishing, swimming & picnic area available.
Marshville Heritage Village
Re-creating the Town of Wainfleet during the 1800's, this attraction features a school, a steam saw mill, a blacksmith shop, log cabin and many other buildings. The village showcases pioneer life in the Township of Wainfleet.
|Wainfleet Fall Fair||late September|
|Marshville Heritage Festival & Craft Show||End August||Wainfleet Sports Complex|