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

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Welland Turns the Canal into a Treasure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Welland, Canada
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Welland, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

unique part of history that is celebrated in this city.There is a museum at Lock 7 that is worth the trip.

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Watching a boat go through the locks is amazing. To think this system was built with no heavy machinery is unbelievable. The old bridges are also a classic. Visit lock seven, there is a museum there also.

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