Cornwall is a sports lover’s dream.  With exceptional amenities to suit every interest there is no shortage of sports activities in the city. Whether you are interested in playing sports or cheering them on you will find what you are looking for in Cornwall.  From an action packed Colts hockey game to a leisurley kayak along the St. Lawrence River, you won’t be disappointed with the sports scene in Cornwall.

  • The Hall includes memorabilia and photos of notable athletes including Newsy Lalonde, Dale Hawerchuck, and Doug Gilmour as well as many stars from many other sports.
    Every two years nominations are made for induction to this exclusive club. Honouring those who excelled in sport in the community, as well as those ambassadors who helped to promote sports in the Cornwall area
    Admission: FREE
    Address: 100 Water Street East Cornwall, ON K6H 6G4
    Email: info@cornwallsportshalloffame.com

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  • The celebrated Waterfront Trail passes through Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry along the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

    The scenery and convenient accessibility attracts cyclists to the region from near and far. The Waterfront Trail is perfect for family cycle trips, with plenty to see and do along the way, including great food, beautiful public beaches, and awesome attractions such as Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Lost Villages in Long Sault and Cornwall Museum in Lamoureux Park in Cornwall.

    Cycle enthusiasts have created cycle routes throughout the region that are specifically designed with safety in mind and enjoyable for all levels of riders. The cycle map identifies routes ranging from 20 km to over 200 km. Many of the routes begin in the waterfront park in Cornwall which was recently named “cycle friendly.” At this point cyclists can decide on either the east or west routes, all primarily flat and along County roads with low traffic counts and wide paved shoulders. Each cycle route features free parking areas for day cyclists, along with great restaurants and quaint diners to fuel up for the rest of the ride.

    You will find cycle friendly accommodations throughout the region, with some having bike rentals available. They are ready to welcome you and take care of your overnight needs.

    With hundred of kilometers of picturesque, friendly, and flat cycle routes, Cornwall and the surrounding region is the perfect place to explore by bike.

    Online Maps

    Check out the customized routes on Ride with GPS

    Awards

    Cornwall was proudly recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in 2017.

  • The St. Lawrence River is a multispecies angler’s paradise and is known around the world as being one of the best fishing hotspots in North America. The diverse structure of the river and the ample supply of forage fish make it an ideal fishing location, offering opportunities to fish for some of the most sought after sport and coarse fish, including; perch, musky, walleye, sturgeon, pike and more. Bass and carp fishing are amongst the most popular, with a number of organized fishing tournaments each year.

    Musky

    Catch the next world-record musky by trolling large crankbaits and inline spinners at 4 to 5 miles per hour to cover the large expanses of the river and entice a strike.

    Northern Pike

    Reel in some impressive northern pike using a more traditional method of casting slender minnow profile crankbaits along weed edges, rocky points and shoal tops.

    Walleye

    Troll deeper water breaklines and humps using slender minnow profile crankbaits to reel in some massive walleye.

    Smallmouth Bass

    One of the most effective ways to attract the smallmouth bass is to dropshot four to five-inch paddletail soft plastics in darker patterns to mimic gobies, one of the smallmouth bass’ main food sources.

    Carp

    Attracting angler’s from around the globe, the carp found in Cornwall and the Counties are always up for putting up a fight. 30 to 40-pound carp are common for shore anglers and can be caught with bait as simple as corn kernels.

    **You must hold a valid Ontario Fishing License and follow the specific rules and regulations for the zone you are fishing in. Cornwall is in Zone 20.

  • Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry boast an amazing array of golf courses that will provide a fun challenge for golfers of any ability. Find a list of golf course below.

    Summerheights Golf Links

    You can always find a tee-time at Summerheights Golf Links in Cornwall, the largest golf course in the region. Summerheights offers two dynamic 18-hole layouts with a full-service clubhouse and dining room. Enjoy the putting green or driving range before you had out on the links.

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    The Cornwall Golf and Country Club

    Situated along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Cornwall Golf and Country Club is one of Canada’s oldest golf clubs.

    Recognized as a premier golf course in Eastern Ontario, the course features lush fairways, challenging water hazards and strategically positioned bunkers as well as small, speedy and tricky greens. Two outdoor patios offer spectacular views of the course and the river.

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    The Upper Canada Golf Course

    The Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg was designed by noted architect Robbie Robinson and its 18 holes offers glimpses of natural beauty and wildlife like no other course.

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    The Glengarry Golf and Country Club

    The Glengarry Golf and Country Club is nestled among rolling hills in Alexandria. The Garry and Delisle Rivers wind their way through the property, coming into play on many holes.

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    Cloverdale Links Golf Course

    Cloverdale Links Golf Course near Winchester offers a true links style challenge with wide rolling fairways and large greens. The unpredictable winds are a factor that you quickly learn to respect when selecting the proper club.

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    Heritage Golf Club

    Work up an apetitite with this 27 hole course at Heritage Golf Club in Lancaster, and eat at their restaurant located on the grounds.

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  • Cornwall BMX Club is a non-profit club that meets regularly throughout the year to train, race, practice and generally have fun. The club caters to all ages and abilities and welcomes families and individuals to ride.

    The BMX park is located in Guindon Park and is one of the longest tracks in Ontario.  It is BMX Canada and BMX USA sanctioned.

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  • With 4 ice pads and numerous outdoor rinks there is no shortage of hockey in Cornwall.  Most weekends you can take in a hockey tournament at one of the arenas, and most Thursday’s and Saturday’s during the hockey season you can cheer on the semi-professional players of the Cornwall Colts and the Prowlers.

    Cornwall has hosted many major hockey events including the RBC Cup, the World Junior A selection camp and coming December 2020 the World Junior A Challenge.

  • Seaway Valley Wrestling works hard to bring regular first class wrestling events to the City.  Organizers have received extensive recognition for their contributions to the sport, and they will continue to strive to bring top talent to the wrestling scene in Cornwall.

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  • Hiking can be described as a long, vigorous walk in the countryside.

    In Cornwall, we tend to be a little bit broader in our definition, as the region offers a wide range of hiking opportunities, from scenic waterfront trails to woodland paths. There is something for everyone, and for all abilities.

    Whether you are a pro hiker or just looking for an afternoon stroll, there is a trail for you out there. Here are some of the best:

    Lamoureux Park and the Waterfront Trail

    Lamoureux Park is a perfect trail head that offers free parking and public restrooms. From the park you can head west along the Waterfront Trail, offering scenic vistas along the St. Lawrence River and the Cornwall Canal. Heading east will take you past Marina 200, the Cotton Mill District, St. Lawrence College and the NAV CENTRE. If you are looking for a shorter stroll, take the Lamoureux Park Loop which connects you to the waterfall in the EcoGardens to the RCAF Wing, Cornwall Community Museum and Civic Complex. All of the paths are paved multi-use paths which accommodate hikers, runners and cyclists. Lamoureux Park is also located in heart of Cornwall, which means excellent dining and shopping are only minutes away!

    Guindon Park

    Guindon Park is a large waterfront park in Cornwall’s west end that has a number of trail options and amenities. Easily accessed by car or by bike via the Waterfront Trail. It has a play area, picnic spots and boat launch. New is the Cornwall BMX Track, the longest sanctioned BMX track in Ontario. Popular in winter with snowshoe trails and cross country skiing. Geocaches on site.

    Gray’s Creek

    Very nice trail just on the outskirts of Cornwall. Free parking and a number of trail options that take you in and out of natural forested areas. Most of the trail is wide, it is easy to traverse and offers a mix of terrain with minimal hills. It does not offer scenic vistas, but does provide a wonderful forest environment. Also connected to Cornwall bike path network and the adjacent Waterfront Trail that runs along the St. Lawrence River.

    What to Bring

    Proper footwear and comfortable clothing is a must on any hike. Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated regardless of the season or temperature. In summer months you will want protection from the sun and if your trail takes you into a forest, some type of insect repellant. Most trails are dog friendly, just remember to pick up after your pet!

    Additional Trails

    You can search for additional trails in the Cornwall and SDG area by visting AllTrails:

  • Lace up your sneakers and hit the trails, Cornwall and SDG Counties have a route for every runner.

    Running has become a popular activity for people of all ages, and each runner is usually looking for the same thing – a safe route that will circle back to the starting point, with points of interest along the way. Fortunately, every hamlet and village can offer runners a unique experience.

    The Waterfront Trail connects the entire region with a paved route along the St. Lawrence River. The route in Cornwall is completely separated from the roadway, offering scenic views away from automotive dangers. The City’s recreational path also extends for another 35 km throughout the city.

    In South Stormont, runners can head out on the Long Sault Parkway which connects 11 small islands.

    For those looking for a more natural experience, head out onto the trails at one of several conservation areas. These trails are often a mix of forest floor and built surfaces, and have defined short, medium and long loops.

    Races are a popular way to measure your progress and speed against other runners. 5k races and friendly duathlons are held throughout the year. The larger organized events include the Run to end MS Marathon which attracts over 600 runners and the Cornwall Triathlon which attracts over 500 participants.

    The Cornwall Multisport Club is a local club that helps promote the sport of running as well as putting on events throughout the year. Check in with them if you are looking for running partners!

  • The Cornwall Motor Speedway

    16981 Cornwall Centre Road, Cornwall

    613-938-3945

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    Every Sunday from the May long weekend to the end of August the roars of the Speedway can be heard for miles.  Races are available for armatures and professionals alike. Come and cheer on the action, or get in there and try it for yourself.

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  • The Benson Centre is Cornwall’s newest recreation facility, offering 3 NHL sized ice rinks, an indoor field house and indoor tennis court.

    The Benson Centre is situated on 15 acres just west of Brookdale Avenue between Seventh and Second Streets.

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Sunday       7:00 am – 11:00 pm

    Address: 800 Seventh Street West, Cornwall, ON

    Phone: 613-938-9898

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  • The Aquatic Centre is connected to the Civic Complex, with its own separate entrance as well as direct access to the larger facility. The Aquatic Centre features a world class pool along with a two-storey water slide, toddler leisure pool and whirlpool.

    The Aquatic Centre has hosted a number of swimming and underwater hockey sporting events. Bring your swimsuit, towel and sense of adventure… and don’t forget to bring your friends!

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Sunday       6:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Address: 100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON, K6H 6G4

    Phone: 613-933-3586

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  • The Cornwall Civic Complex is located in the heart of Downtown Cornwall, a short walk from restaurants and shopping. It is the hub of Lamoureux Park, and with the adjoining Aquatic Centre and adjacent Curling Centre, it is a popular choice for a wide variety of sporting events. The facility is fully air-conditioned and has public washrooms.

    The Complex is also home to the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame and municipal offices. It has several meeting rooms and a full-service kitchen, making it an easy choice for banquets and other events.

    The Complex is home to two hockey teams, the Cornwall Colts of the Central Canada Hockey League and the Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League.

    Features and highlights

    • NHL Size Rink with modern rink boards
    • New electronic scoreboard with video
    • 8 dressing rooms
    • 4 private boxes
    • 2 Press boxes with 4 camera platforms
    • Arena seating for 5,000
    • Onsite box office
    • Banquet room for 600
    • Full-service kitchen with licensed caterer
    • Food Concessions
    • Parking for 600 cars

    Hours of Operation (Box Office and Municipal Offices):

    Monday – Friday       8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Address: 100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON

    Phone: 613-938-9400

    Email: jrobinson@cornwall.ca

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  • The Cornwall Curling Centre is located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, adjacent to the Cornwall Civic Complex and Aquatic Centre. This facility was built in 2004 and is home to over 500 curlers. The Curling Centre hosts a variety of bonspiels throughout the year.

    The Curling Centre is home to the Shorty Jenkins Classic, a major bonspiel that attracts the worlds top curlers to Cornwall every September. Other recent events include the 2015 Ontario Police Bonspiel, the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championship, and the 2014 Dominion Curling Club Provincial Championship Finals.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday – Sunday     8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Address: 220 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON

    Phone: 613-936-2027

    Email: info@cornwallcurling.ca

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