Port Dalhousie is a community in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is known for its cultural heritage. It is home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and is historically significant as the terminus for the first three (19th century) routes of the Welland Canal.
The city's most popular beach, on the shore of Lake Ontario, is located in Port Dalhousie at historic "Lakeside Park." Neil Peart, drummer for the rock band Rush, grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. The song, Lakeside Park, off the 1975 Caress of Steel
album, is about his summers at the beach. The park is home to an antique Carousel which was carved by Charles I.D. Looff in 1905 and brought to St. Catharines in 1921. It continues to provide amusement for young and old alike, at just 5 cents a ride.Back to Lakeside Park Songfacts