Please note: Through November 2017, there is a significant amount of construction along Highway 401 as you travel to and through Chatham-Kent. We encourage you to download our Detourism Map ahead of time, to assist with a smooth trip.

Chatham-Kent is a blend of communities, each with their own rich history and unique character. From bustling urban centres to rural settings, Chatham-Kent offers over 60 attractions and experiences for visitors to the area.


Chatham-Kent operates a year round Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located at 25 Creek Road in Chatham in the Park Avenue Business Centre, off exit 90 on the 401 (closed due to construction until late 2017). Through November 2017, you can access this centre by using either the Kent Bridge Road or Bloomfield Road exits. This centre delivers tourist information for Chatham-Kent and the region. You can reach travel counsellor by phone at 1-800-561-6125 or cktourism.com

Chatham-Kent produces an annual travel guide. This guide highlights the many things to see and do. You can request a copy by phone or email, or see the electronic version on this website.

There are five U.S. border crossings within an hour’s drive of Chatham-Kent. Major vehicular crossings at the Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge to the east in Windsor or Bluewater Bridge to the north in Sarnia.

In addition, two ferry services departing from Walpole Island and the Village of Sombra.

Highway 401 cuts through the middle of Chatham with easy access to all communities through six different exits.

Easy access to the area for VIA rail passengers with a station located in the City of Chatham.

Boaters can travel to Chatham-Kent across Lake Erie with marina facilities in Erieau. Travel east on the Heritage Thames River with docking facilities in downtown Chatham.

Travel north or south on Lake St. Clair to marina facilities in Lighthouse Cove and Mitchell’s Bay. Travel on the Sydenham River with docking facilities in downtown Wallaceburg.

Chatham-Kent also operates a municipal airport.