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Address: 133 Mellanby Ave, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 2L6, Canada
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+1 905-835-2900

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Baie Comeau!

We just happened upon the Baie Comeau transiting the southern part of the Welland Canal, and raced in front of it to Lock 8 Park to watch it go by. A fun experience, with the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We just happened upon the Baie Comeau transiting the southern part of the Welland Canal, and raced in front of it to Lock 8 Park to watch it go by. A fun experience, with the ship almost within arm's reach, and with the locks and raising bridges, it makes everyone feel like a kid.

Thank Edward W
Medicine Hat, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a great stop for history lovers as well as those who love gardens. It has easy access and wide paved paths.

Thank tripeople
Toronto, Canada
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1,195 reviews
1,014 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 623 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is for both young and old. The kids enjoy wading in the water on the top of the fountain and the elderly enjoy seeing cargo ships going by. This place is even for teenagers and high school students. There is a skate board park that looks like a boat and they certainly enjoy that! When I came here,... More 

Thank Robby G C
China, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Beautiful park, very clean and had a great time watching the ships pass through the lock. A skate park is also close by. Informational signs were also very helpful.

Thank Carrie J
Winkler, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We popped by the Lock 8 Gateway Park to watch a ship go through. We were able to learn some facts about how the canal came to be as well as the types of ships that pass through and we could enjoy it at leisure as there are no crowds to push you here or there. No pressure just relax... More 

Thank judy62015
North Fork, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The park here at Lock 8 is kept up by very meticulous landscape workers who are always planting and taking care of lawns, etc. Nice place to go for a walk or stop and view the ships going past.

Thank CatdaBrat
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Lock 8 gateway park is a beautifully maintained park with swings, a play structure, gorgeous gardens and a fountain that you're not supposed to jump in but... anyhow, there's also a skate/MX/Scooter park that big Kids love to play on too. Aside from all this.2 it's built beside Lock 8, this last lock before lake Erie, you can watch ships... More 

Thank Neville H
Port Colborne, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This park is wonderfully situated next to the canal, providing visitors with a perfect view of the canal and any boats or sailing ships that come through the locks. There are also beautiful gazebos to just sit and rest as well. The park features a covered picnic area and then at one end a highlight for our teens is a... More 

1 Thank Maureen P
Selkirk, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

I grew up a couple of blocks away from this Park. I could see the ships pass by from my bedroom. On a summer night we were kept awake with the bridge siren and the lock master talking the boat through the locks. Most of us learned to swim in the canal. There used to be cribbing on the other... More 

1 Thank Tom7787
Toronto, Canada
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125 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Lock#8 the last lock of The Welland Canal, it use to be the world's longest lock due to the fact that it could accommodate 2 ships at the same time. The fountain is nice ,all in all not a bad place to see the ships.

Thank Jay H

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