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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

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Address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 984-8880
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History galore.

Whenever people from out of town come to visit I take them to the Canal Museum. It is jam packed with history of the whole Niagara peninsula. A must stop to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whenever people from out of town come to visit I take them to the Canal Museum. It is jam packed with history of the whole Niagara peninsula. A must stop to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had time to stop at the museum and were glad we did. We enjoyed the displays on a variety of different subjects. We were surprised to see the items from Christmas Story on display, not realizing that it was partially filmed in town. Outside of the museum we were able to look at the locks and canals. The area... More 

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great spot to visit when there are ships passing through the lock. Most people are amazed at the process.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Chock full of stories and exhibits. Great.viewing deck.to.see the ships.up.close and up.high. Fun for ages.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a very interesting place to learn about the Welland Canal and the ships that go through it. It is located in front of Lock 3 and has a 2 story observation tower to climb so that you can look down on the large ships. The museum has a lot of interesting artifacts about St.Catharines and the canal. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you are interested how the Welland Canal was built (this is the 4th canal in almost 200 years) one can learn about the history and can see live how the mammoth vessels fit exactly in lock#3 and in how few minutes the ships raise or lower 40 feet in a few minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stop at this place to see a ship crossing at the Welland Canal Lock Gates. This itself is a one of a kind astonishing and educative experience. On top of that the Museum will completely update you about the geological aspects of the Niagara region in particular and the Great Lakes area in general. Also there are great exhibits on... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

OK, but not much to do, after you have been a couple of times. Interesting to see for tourists, great information about the Welland Canal, and Lacrosse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A nice piece of history to visit. Does not cost anything to just view the boats coming into the locks. Actually took my grandson to Lock 1 and followed a ship thru the Canal up to Lock 7. But Lock 3 has the best view and you can picnic there is you wish and view the museum as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had always driven by and heard about if but finally went last summer and it was a very pleasant surprise. Very interesting. We even got to watch a ship in the lock which was very cool! I highly recommend this to everyone.

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Additional Information about St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

Address: Address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 984-8880
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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