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The Welland Canal

West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can walk. Bike. Rollerblade for a couple of km on the trail. You can walk your dogs. Meet people. Feed the ducks. Fish. They have a park for the children to play. Washroom facilities. Parking for your vehicle. There's an upper and lower path....More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived hoping to see a large boat go through lock 3 but instead got to watch two small leisure boats go through. Kids were quite fascinated with the way the water is taken out of the lock and then the lock is refilled. The...More

Thank Alecia78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a kid, my parents would setup a spring Picnic every year to follow a ship through the canal. We as a couple did it this month and thoroughly enjoyed it again. A must for all to see. Lots of places to picnic and view...More

Thank CyberKat_CB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great attraction to go to to see the huge ships that go through the canal. If you are visiting Niagara you have to see the Welland Canal. There are many locks and bridges and you can get easy, close, free parking and...More

Thank bert5508
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

On a vacation with wife. We took a drive along the canal and watched a couple of ships going through the locks. Interesting process. Just fun to see the ships up close.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting feature of the Welland region. It is fun to be caught at a bridge and have to wait for a ship to pass through.

Thank NBTraveller68
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If your in the Niagara Region, and want to see just how a mammoth laker can climb or descend the Niagara Escarpment, you have to go to Thorold just on the outskirts of St.Catharines. All ships whether climbing the escarpment on their way to Lake...More

Thank Tom49247197
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After travelling to New York city and walking along the Hudson river, I realised that the Welland Canal walkway could be so much more. Its time to make this a family friendly area and maybe the officials could go to New York and experience what...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lock 1 is a great and uncrowded little area to watch the ships coming through. There's a nice trail that goes along the river as well along the various locks.

Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The canal stretches all through Welland with paths accessible at many different spots throughout the city. Great to walk your dog's, jog, or bike. Usually not busy at all so you'll probably have the paths all to yourself.

Thank Nemmii
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