Port Dover Harbour Marina boat ramp

On Thursday, May 20, the Ontario government announced its three-step roadmap to safely reopen the province. Beginning May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen.

In response to this provincial direction, Norfolk County staff will begin opening public boat ramps, and a variety of outdoor spaces for recreational use only on May 22.

Residents are asked to be patient as staff work to reopen amenities over the next number of days.

Recreational boating is now permitted – but only members of the same household may gather on a boat.

Seasonal clients of Port Dover Harbour Marina and Port Rowan Harbour Marina will be able to access their boat or watercraft – no appointment necessary.

While outdoor gatherings of up to five people are allowed, members of the public – including those who have been vaccinated – are reminded to remain vigilant on following public health measures such as: maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres, wearing a mask or face covering, and washing hands frequently.

The current stay-at-home order remains in place until June 2, with exception of the newly announced changes.

The County will provide more information on its reopening plan for additional amenities, as details are provided by the Ontario government.