Bridge-it Ferry

Ferry driving across water

Located in Port Robinson, City of Thorold's ferry, “Bridge-it”, is the only ferry service on the Welland Canal. The accessible ferry has shuttled people across the Welland Canal since a laker collided with and destroyed the bridge to the hamlet in the 1970s.

Operating from May to October each year, the ferry service provides a vital link for a growing number of cyclists and is a charming and memorable piece of Niagara’s cycling experience. The ferry is operated by the City with the support of Niagara Region.

Niagara Cycle Route: Ride the 8

The Bridge-it route provides cyclists with direct access between Thorold and the world-class wonder of Niagara Falls. The route follows Grassybrook Road and links to the Niagara River Recreational Trail, breaking the Greater Niagara Circle Route in two.  North and south loops come together to form a figure 8.

Bridge-it connects the west and east sides of the Welland Canal in Port Robinson and carries thousands of cyclists, pedestrians and local residents safely across the Welland Canal every year. It allows cyclists a shorter route from Thorold to the Niagara River connecting to the Greater Niagara Cycle Route.

Cyclists can download the below cue sheets for step by step guidelines to get from the Bridge-it Ferry to the Niagara River Recreation Trail and back (total of 22.9 km one way).

2023 Hours of Operation

Spring Hours: May
May 6, 7, 13 and 14: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer Hours: June, July, and August
Every day, beginning May 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall Hours: September and October
Every day, 9 a.m. to dusk
The last day of operation will be October 29, 2023.


City of Thorold reception

Bridge-it dock

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© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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