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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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An impressive engineering feat!

This site overlooks Lock 3 of the Welland Canal and provides some great views to watch ships going up and down. The museum has various displays that are changed throughout the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cornwall, Canada
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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This site overlooks Lock 3 of the Welland Canal and provides some great views to watch ships going up and down. The museum has various displays that are changed throughout the year for new experiences of the history of the area.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We learned quite a bit on our visit here and even had the opportunity to see a ship go through the lock. There aren't many places to see an actual working lock, so it's worth seeing. However, it's a slow process, so if you plan on doing this, be sure to allow plenty of time. They have a very nice... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Welland Canal Centre is a great place to see the ships that ply the great lakes up close. There is an elevated platform beside Lock 3 where you can see directly into the lock to see how they function when a ship is passing through the lock. Also a great vantage point for the Garden City Sky Way and... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Large cargo ships carry so much of what we use and yet you rarely get a chance to be up closer to them.....except at places like the Welland Canal and especially at Lock 3. The observation deck is wonderful in that you can be on the same level as the top deck of the ships as they come through, On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For a small museum it was well done and donations are appreciated instead of a fee. If it hadn't been raining watching the boats go through would have been fun on the observation deck. There's an elevator or stairs to get to it. If you are a Lacrosse fan, there's an area in the museum just for you!

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was getting late after watching a freighter finally get through the canal to the other side so didn't go into the museum. Would like to know and understand more of the history and creation of the canals which I'm sure the museum does.

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newton nc usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

called & got times for ships in locks. the museum people were so kind & offered insight into lock system. Loved the viewing area. Restrooms were clean & grandchildren loved the play area which was shaded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you love watching things as big as city blocks go by you as you sit in your car by the roadside park and nosh on your lunch, welland canal is the place in St catharines where you want to be. You can see monster ships pass by only yards from where you're sitting in the comfort of your ringside... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been to Lock 3 many times over the years. (My first memory was from 1967!) This visit, my husband & I used the information on-line to see when a ship was due to come through the lock, since you really need to see it in action! As we watched a ship coming down from Lock 4, a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped by the locks and ventured inside to see the museum is now completed. Pretty impressive amount of information. From old cars to war artifacts this museum pretty much covers a wide history of St Catharines. It's worth a visit.

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

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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