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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-984-8880
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Worth a visit if Niagara Region

There are 2 canals to see, one with the big freighters coming through, the other the old canal with history, lovely parks and trails and smaller neighbourhood shops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Fonthill, Canada
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Fonthill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are 2 canals to see, one with the big freighters coming through, the other the old canal with history, lovely parks and trails and smaller neighbourhood shops and restaurants to explore. Old canal has PamAm rowing, canoeing and dragon boating sites. Although some locals would disagree, there is very pleasant swimming at a park with docks and ramps just... More 

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Szeged, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting to watch the large and small vessels use this amazing waterway. Great to see the locks working. Friend locals only to happy to share their knowledge and history of the canal.

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Definitely worth a visit especially when ships are coming into the locks. Many locals happy to share their knowledge of the shipping and canal works and history.

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Welland needs to market itself to retiring Torontonians. What a fantastic place to live - right in the middle of the Niagara Region. Amazing water way to enjoy water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, stand up boards, dragon boating, rowing, yoga on the water, etc., Fantastic paved path on both sides of the canal which enables you to take advantage... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

just great to finally stop here after so many years of just driving by it. it is a marvel of engineering thats for sure and the tunnel under Thorold is awesome

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had no problem finding the Lock. Anyone interested in transportation history or in the history of the Great Lakes should visit. Fascinating to see the huge lock in action.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A short drive away from the busy Niagara Falls area the lock is definitely worth visiting if you enjoy (maritime) history. My pre-teen & teen boys and I found it fascinating to learn and observe the operation. We checked the daily Facebook post at St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre and scheduled our visit to see one of the... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did the Welland Canal Parkway. It really needs to be better marked. We tried following the map on the brochure but got lost every time in the towns along the way. Signs for the parkway are either too small, faded or missing. We enjoyed the ride and scenery when we weren't frustrated trying to find our way.

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toms river, new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Part of our bus trip to Niagara Falls was stopping at the Welland canal. We timed it right because there was a huge freight liner just entering the canal. Our tour guide explained how the canal is used to transport these ships from water that is considerably higher from where they were coming from to where they were were going.... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids and have a picnic, we loved watching a ship pass through the canal locks. Information centre was very informative. Highly recommend

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