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Travel Information

Covid-19 Notice: Paper brochures and maps are available for pick up at our service centres through customer service representatives. 

We encourage you to download brochures from our website, including; Barn Quilts, Classic CarsFishing, and the Underground Railroad

We can also email or mail our travel kit if you prefer! Just send us a note at cktourism@chatham-kent.ca and we will be happy to send information your way. As always, reach out to one of our friendly travel counsellors by phone at 1-800-561-6125 for additional support. 


How to get to Chatham-Kent 

From the United States

Please check before you travel and follow all prevailing public health requirements.

There are four U.S. border crossings within a 1-hour drive of Chatham-Kent. Major vehicular crossings are available through the Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge to the east in Windsor, and the Bluewater Bridge to the north in Sarnia. In addition, a ferry service operates between Algonac MI and Walpole Island. 

By Car

Chatham-Kent is easily accessed by travelling Highway 401, and is perfectly located between Windsor and London. The 401 passes through the middle of CK, which allows access to all communities through six different exits. For those looking for more rural routes, Highway 2 (Longwoods Road) and Highway 3 (Talbot Trail) are great options. Highway 40 makes for a quick route to either Sarnia or Lake Erie. 

By Train

Access to the area is easy for VIA Rail passengers, as a station is located right in Chatham.

By Boat

Boaters can travel to Chatham-Kent across Lake Erie with marina facilities available 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.

By Air

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent operates a municipal airport. The airport is operational 9 hours per day, 7 days per week and is capable of supporting both VFR) and IFR operations down to 510 ft. (160 m) and 1 1⁄2 mi (2.4 km) visibility non-precision approach limits and departures in visibility down to 1⁄2 mi (0.8 km).

COVID-19 Notice: Please check before you visit, as some sites and activities may not be fully operational. Continue to follow the advice of CK Public Health, maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, and follow all provincial COVID-19 guidelines.