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Rainy Day Activities in Port Elgin

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

Discover the extensive history of Bruce County and all it entails at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton. Climb aboard the HMS General Hunter, shop in Bevan’s General Store and explore the last frontier as you explore the Museum’s many hands-on and interactive exhibits. There is no end to what you will see, do and learn!

Learn more about the Museum HERE.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park Visitors' Centre

Featured in the Visitor Centre are:

Hands on Discovery Boxes designed for kids or adults.

Live displays and interpretive exhibits relevant to the natural and cultural resources found within MacGregor Point.

Information about "things to do" in the local area.

The Huron Fringe Gift Shop - a nature gift shop.

Registration information for the Walk the Distance Family Fun Fitness Challenge, Project Nature Watch and other self-directed program

Learn more HERE.

Bruce Power Bus Tours

Following another year of overwhelming success, Bruce Power will further expand its summer Visitors’ Centre hours and free bus tour program to meet public demand.

Through July and August, the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and offer two site tours every day, at 1 and 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is recommended to ensure available seats on the tour bus. Government-issued photo identification is required and will be checked by Security Officers before boarding.

The Visitors’ Centre will be closed and the bus tour program will not operate on statutory holidays in July and August.

To learn more, click HERE.

Sunset Family Fun Centre

5 pin bowling, pool tables, cosmic mini golf, arcade games, snack bar, licensed lounge & patio.

Learn more HERE.


Creativity, exploration, socialization and musicality - find it all and much more at Kindermusik! Classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids and families; up to 7 years of age.

Classes include vocal play, singing, creative & structured dances, gross & fine muscle activities.

For more information, click HERE.

Dining Out

Head to a local restaurant or cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's lots to choose from:

Allan's Fireside Grill

Andre's Swiss Country Dining

Aunt Mabel's Country Kitchen

Ashanti Coffee

Boston Pizza

Chester's Bar & Grill Co.

JC's Restaurant

Lord Elgin Fish & Chips

Ristoronte Rosina

Rabbit Dash Coffee House

Sunset Grill at Saugeen Golf Club

The Pea Pod

The Queen's Bar & Grill

The Wismer House

The Southampton Market

The Southampton Market blends the quaint atmosphere of a general store with the size and merchandise selection of today’s factory outlets. The historic building, complete with original rustic wooden floors, is centrally located in beautiful Southampton, a 5 minute drive from Port Elgin, with plenty of free parking and wheelchair accessibility.

Learn more HERE.

Centennial Pool

If you and your family enjoy swimming, why not go for a swim at Centennial Pool, at Saugeen District Secondary School. Located on Gustavus Street at the east side of town, the pool features Free Fun Swims in July and August. Fun swims take place: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 4:00-5:00pm, and Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm. Tuesday swims feature the pool inflatable.

Learn more HERE.

Live Music

Port Elgin has a lively music scene, and you can catch a band in town every weekend and even some weeknights at these establishments:

Allan's Fireside Grill

Boston Pizza

Chester's Bar & Grill Co.

The Queen's Bar & Grill

The Wismer House

Pamper Yourself

Why not take some time for yourself and enjoy an hour or two of pampering at one of our local beauty & spa services.

You can view them HERE.