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Travel Information

Covid-19 Notice: Paper brochures and maps are temporarily unavailable for pick up at our service centres. 

We encourage you to download the various available offerings on our website located on the following pages; Barn Quilts, Classic CarsFishing, and the Underground RailroadWe can also email or send you our travel kit through the mail if you prefer! Just send us a note at cktourism@chatham-kent.ca and we will be happy to send one your way. You can reach one of our friendly travel counsellors by phone as well at 1-800-561-6125 to set up an appointment to pick up paper based materials as well. 


How to get to Chatham-Kent 

From the United States

Effective March 21, 2020, entry into Canada was prohibited to non-essential travel, and only to residents of Canada and the U.S and/or immediate family. Entry is not permitted to all other foreign nationals until further notice. 

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. 

By Car

Chatham-Kent can easily be accessed by travelling Highway 401, and is located between Windsor and London. The highway cuts through the middle of Chatham, allowing access to all communities through six different exits. For those looking for more rural routes, Highway 2 (Longwoods Road) and Highway 3 (Talbot Trail) also travels east and west through the region, with Highway 40 making for a quick option 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. Please note, all passengers are required to wear a face covering or mask in all stations and aboard the train. 

By Boat

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.

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).