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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada

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Maritime History!

The Welland Canal is quite fascinating. There has actually been 4 of them. The one in operation today being the 4th. There is a path that follows the current canal. But there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Niagara Falls CANADA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Welland Canal is quite fascinating. There has actually been 4 of them. The one in operation today being the 4th. There is a path that follows the current canal. But there are plenty of parks around Niagara and Thorold that have remnants of the previous canals. There are very few remnants of the very first canal left. If you... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fun to sit and watch the ships go by ... so many different kinds of boats go through. Can be darn chilly in the winter so bundle up --- in the summer, buy some icecream!

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Welland, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

For many communities, the St. Lawrence Seaway Canal system could be a detriment to their community but that is not the case in Welland. A number of years ago the old canal was re-routed leaving behind what could have become an eye-sore in the middle of town. With great foresight and ingenuity Welland turned the abandoned canal into an international... More 

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Welland, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It is cool to watch a ship or two clear some of the locks on the canal. During Canal Days you can also hop on a tall ship and cruise down the canal but be warned; it is a long long day. If you do check out the canal locks you can also visit the Lacrosse museum

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well worth the visit. Try to check the ship arrival schedule so you can see a tanker in the locks. Many walking paths and picnic areas. Great spot for the whole family

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have always loved the canal because growing up we lived where the old canal I miss the sound of the salute and hearing the boats.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Welland Canal are historically very relevant for Canada, but it's time to bring them into the 21st Century. Many studies are being done (and I was personally a part of one) to investigate how the canals can serve primarily as a recreational corridor for Welland. There is a lot of urban design potential for this unique water based corridor.... More 

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Even before the railways opened up our country, the Welland Ship Canal was a major doorway to the western part of the Great Lakes and our expanding country. Now there are waking paths, observation decks, picnic areas and of course, ships to heighten our interest and pleasure. It is not just one location, but you can visit many places along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Every time I go to the Welland Canal I think about how fortunate I am to live so close to such a beautiful location. I have used the canal to go for a walk with my family and sit on a bench to enjoy an ice cream, ride my bike, walk my dog and also take my kayak out for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is something special to watch one of those big ships go from top to the bottom. I recommend making the trip atleast once since the experience will be worth it. There is lots of other things to do and walking trails to enjoy.

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