The Point, as it is known locally, was established in 1878 as a separate and distinct municipality in the County of Lambton. It is situated along the shores of the St Clair River at the southernmost end of Lake Huron.
The twinned Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River between Point Edward and Port Huron, Michigan. This international entry point between the United States and Canada provides vital trade and transportation links for the two countries and is the second busiest in Ontario for number of commercial vehicle (truck) crossings.
Point Edward enjoys a healthy mix of residential and industrial development. Anchored by the OLG Casino Point Edward, which opened in April, 2000, the Village is benefiting from continued tourism and commercial growth.
Residents and visitors can enjoy Point Edward’s parks, trails and walkways, ideal for an active lifestyle. Many active and passive recreational sports, including golfing and fishing can be enjoyed within the community’s boundaries. A popular feature is Point Edward’s Waterfront Park. Situated beneath the Blue Water Bridge, it provides a perfect location for ship watching, fishing, walking, and more.
Industry and Community Highlights
- OLG Casino Point Edward
- Fish hatchery
- Famous fresh cut French fries
- 3rd largest marina on the Great Lakes
- Four hotels