Port of Orillia

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The Port of Orillia with boats docked in the harbour

The Port of Orillia has been one of the most essential parts of Orillia's waterfront growth in recent years. It is located at our main waterfront park area, just at the foot of Mississaga Street (shopping district and downtown area) and the corner of Centennial Drive. Its location is perfect for boaters who want to visit the downtown area or arrive for local events since it is within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores and local shops, laundry facilities, liquor store, and many events are held at the park areas adjacent to the Port, or on the streets of the downtown area.

a fall scene at the Port of Orillia harbour area
The harbour itself has 206 serviced boat slips (30 amp hookups, publish washrooms, private boater facilities, and picnic tables, free wireless, ice vendor) while Couchiching Beach park provides playground areas for children, lots of grassy play areas, and two beach areas. Veteran's Park is located next to the harbour and port area in the opposite direction, with an outdoor pergola, concrete skate park, pathways and park benches to relax on. There is also a fishing pier at the edge of the harbour, and the Island Princess Boat Tour office and cruise ship are berthed in the harbour at the town dock.

cabin cruisers in the early dawn at the Port of Orillia
For those who arrive by car with a boat in tow, there is a paved boat launch at the edge of the harbour where it meets up with Couchiching Beach Park, and parking areas for boat trailers.  The Port of Orillia office is located right on the promenade at the harbour and is open daily from the middle of May to the long Labour Day weekend in September.

The area surrounding the Port of Orillia and the port itself are beautiful - trees, open green space, floral gardens and park areas, and the view out towards Lake Simcoe is magnificent, particularly if you are an early riser. The sunrises over the harbour can be simply stunning!

a beautiful sunrise over the harbour, Port of Orillia

The Port of Orillia is managed by the Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce:

VHF Channel 68

Please note - reservations are recommended for slips at the Port of Orillia - once the boating seasons moves into full sail, the harbour is usually packed. Marine services are located nearby (the Port staff can provide you with a listing if you don't know the area).

Autumn at the Port of Orillia

morning sunrise at the Port of Orillia, sunrising over docked boats

part of the breakwall covered in stone in the harbour's early days, Orillia

the warm light of the rising sun lights the town dock and harbour with a yellow glow

In 2012 the Port of Orillia updated the services in the harbour, with new docks and service standards easily accessible at the piers. Finishing up work on the docks in timely manner, the new docks were ready to go for the 2012 season in time for the Victoria Day weekend.